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Python VLC MediaPlayer – Setting Position

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  • Last Updated : 11 Apr, 2022
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In this article we will see how we can set position of 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. Setting media position as percentage between 0.0 and 1.0. This has no effect if playback is not enabled. This might not work depending on the underlying input format and protocol.

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

Syntax : media_player.set_position(n) 

Argument : It takes float value from 0 to 1 as argument 

Return : It returns None

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 object
media = vlc.Media("death_note.mkv")
 
# setting media to the media player
media_player.set_media(media)
 
 
# start playing video
media_player.play()
 
# wait so the video can be played for 5 seconds
# irrespective for length of video
time.sleep(5)
 
 
# setting position
media_player.set_position(0.5)

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 object
media = vlc.Media("1mp4.mkv")
 
# setting media to the media player
media_player.set_media(media)
 
 
 
# start playing video
media_player.play()
 
# wait so the video can be played for 5 seconds
# irrespective for length of video
time.sleep(5)
 
# setting position
media_player.set_position(0.3)

Output :


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