Python API to MPV using JSON IPC
Python MPV JSONIPC
This implements an interface similar to
python-mpv, but it uses the JSON IPC protocol instead of the C API. This means
you can control external instances of MPV including players like SMPlayer, and it can use MPV players that are prebuilt
instead of needing
libmpv1. It may also be more resistant to crashes such as Segmentation Faults, but since it isn't
directly communicating with MPV via the C API the performance will be worse.
Please note that this only implements the subset of
python-mpv that is used by
jellyfin-mpv-shim. Other functionality has not been implemented.
sudo pip3 install python-mpv-jsonipc
Create an instance of MPV. You can use an already running MPV or have the library start a managed copy of MPV. Command arguments can be specified when initializing MPV if you are starting a managed copy of MPV.
from python_mpv_jsonrpc import MPV # Uses MPV that is in the PATH. mpv = MPV() # Use MPV that is running and connected to /tmp/mpv-socket. mpv = MPV(start_mpv=False, ipc_socket="/tmp/mpv-socket") # Uses MPV that is found at /path/to/mpv. mpv = MPV(mpv_location="/path/to/mpv") # After you have an MPV, you can read and set (if applicable) properties. mpv.volume # 100.0 by default mpv.volume = 20 # You can also send commands. mpv.command_name(arg1, arg2) # Bind to key press events with a decorator @mpv.on_key_press("space") def space_handler(): pass # You can also observe and wait for properties. @mpv.property_observer("eof-reached") def handle_eof(name, value): pass # Or simply wait for the value to change once. mpv.wait_for_property("duration")
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