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Python VLC MediaPlayer – Start Playing it

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  • Last Updated : 11 Apr, 2022
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In this article we will see how we can play the video 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.

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

Syntax : media_player.play() 

Argument : It takes no argument 

Return : It returns 0 if playback started (and was already started), or -1 on error

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)

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)

Output :


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