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Python VLC MediaPlayer – Setting MRL to play

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  • Last Updated : 11 Apr, 2022

In this article we will see how we can set mrl the MediaPlayer object in the python vlc module. VLC media player is a free and open-source portable cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project. MediaPlayer object is the basic object in vlc module for playing the video. We can create a MediaPlayer object with the help of MediaPlayer method. MRL is the media resource locator, in other words it is the destination of the media to be played.

In order to do this we will use set_mrl method with the MediaPlayer object 

Syntax : media_player.set_mrl(mrl) 

Argument : It takes string as argument 

Return : It returns Media object

Below is the implementation 

Python3




# importing vlc module
import vlc
 
# importing time module
import time
 
 
# creating vlc media player object
media_player = vlc.MediaPlayer()
 
# media resource locator
mrl = "death_note.mkv"
 
# setting mrl to the media player
media_player.set_mrl(mrl)
 
# start playing video
media_player.play()
 
# wait so the video can be played for 5 seconds
# irrespective for length of video
time.sleep(5)

Output : Another example Below is the implementation 

Python3




# importing vlc module
import vlc
 
# importing time module
import time
 
# creating vlc media player object
media_player = vlc.MediaPlayer()
 
# media resource locator
mrl = "1.mp4"
 
# setting mrl to the media player
media_player.set_mrl(mrl)
 
# start playing video
media_player.play()
 
# wait so the video can be played for 5 seconds
# irrespective for length of video
time.sleep(5)

Output :


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