The bindings feature:
- Complete coverage of the libvlc API, since it is automatically generated from the include files.
- No compilation hassles: the generated module is pure python.
- API documentation.
The preferred install method is through PyPI:
pip install python-vlc
or (if you are using python3):
pip3 install python-vlc
You can also download the vlc.py module from the Git repository. It only depends on ctypes (standard module in python >= 2.5). Put the module in some place accessible by python (either next to your application, or in a directory from sys.path).
Alternatively, you can generate it by yourself using the generate.py program and accompanying files in the vlc source tree (see ).
Note that this only installs the python module itself, which depends on the availability of the libvlc libraries. You must also install VLC itself to get these libraries.
The vlc.py file also contains a runnable example player application (see code at the end of the file, starting from the line
if __name__ == '__main__').
A set of helper examples examples provide a pyGtk, a pyQt and a pyWx player to ease integration.
There is also a README
Note: you must install VLC before using it through Python.
Projects using this binding
vlc.Instance() with no parameter, it tries to guess the location of the modules. However, if you pass any argument to
vlc.Instance(), you will need to supply the appropriate --plugin-path=/path/to/the/modules yourself.
- Old Python bindings - The old, obsolete python bindings that are no longer used and since then removed. Kept only for historical interest.