P'sao P'sao - 6 months ago 619
Python Question

Way to play video files in Tkinter?

Is there a way to play video files like AVI, MP4, etc.?

I tried using PyMedia, but apparently it only works with Pygame.

What is the solution to my problem?

Answer

You could use python-gestreamer for playing (this works for me on Linux, but it should also work on windows). This requires python-gstreamer and python-gobject, I would recommend you to use this all-in-one installer. Here is the code:

import os
import sys
import Tkinter as tkinter

import gobject
import gst

def on_sync_message(bus, message, window_id):
        if not message.structure is None:
            if message.structure.get_name() == 'prepare-xwindow-id':
                image_sink = message.src
                image_sink.set_property('force-aspect-ratio', True)
                image_sink.set_xwindow_id(window_id)

gobject.threads_init()

window = tkinter.Tk()
window.geometry('500x400')

video = tkinter.Frame(window, bg='#000000')
video.pack(side=tkinter.BOTTOM,anchor=tkinter.S,expand=tkinter.YES,fill=tkinter.BOTH)

window_id = video.winfo_id()

player = gst.element_factory_make('playbin2', 'player')
player.set_property('video-sink', None)
player.set_property('uri', 'file://%s' % (os.path.abspath(sys.argv[1])))
player.set_state(gst.STATE_PLAYING)

bus = player.get_bus()
bus.add_signal_watch()
bus.enable_sync_message_emission()
bus.connect('sync-message::element', on_sync_message, window_id)

window.mainloop()