How to Make MP4 Video Player Using Python & tkvideoplayer

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the tkvideoplayer library with Python to create an advanced MP4 video player desktop application. Our video player will have all the required GUI controls to open an mp4 file, play, pause, and stop the video.

Install Dependencies

pip install tkvideoplayer

How to Use tkvideoplayer Library?

import tkinter as tk
from tkVideoPlayer import TkinterVideo

root = tk.Tk()

videoplayer = TkinterVideo(master=root, scaled=True, pre_load=False)
videoplayer.load(r"samplevideo.mp4")
videoplayer.pack(expand=True, fill="both")

videoplayer.play() # play the video

root.mainloop()

Advanced MP4 Video Player with Controls

code.py

from tkinter import *
from tkinter.filedialog import askopenfile
from tkVideoPlayer import TkinterVideo

window = Tk()
window.title("Tkinter Play Videos in Video Player")
window.geometry("700x450")
window.configure(bg="orange red")


def open_file():
    file = askopenfile(mode='r', filetypes=[
                       ('Video Files', ["*.mp4"])])
    if file is not None:
        global filename
        filename = file.name
        global videoplayer
        videoplayer = TkinterVideo(master=window, scaled=True, pre_load=False)
        videoplayer.load(r"{}".format(filename))
        videoplayer.pack(expand=True, fill="both")
        videoplayer.play()



def playAgain():
    print(filename)
    videoplayer.play()

def StopVideo():
    print(filename)
    videoplayer.stop()

def PauseVideo():
    print(filename)
    videoplayer.pause()
    

# center this label
lbl1 = Label(window, text="Tkinter Video Player", bg="orange red",
             fg="white", font="none 24 bold")
lbl1.config(anchor=CENTER)
lbl1.pack()

openbtn = Button(window, text='Open', command=lambda: open_file())
openbtn.pack(side=TOP, pady=2)

playbtn = Button(window, text='Play Video', command=lambda: playAgain())
playbtn.pack(side=TOP, pady=3)

stopbtn = Button(window, text='Stop Video', command=lambda: StopVideo())
stopbtn.pack(side=TOP, padx=4)

pausebtn = Button(window, text='Pause Video', command=lambda: PauseVideo())
pausebtn.pack(side=TOP, padx=5)


window.mainloop()

Project Screenshot

MP4 Video Player Using Python and tkvideoplayer
MP4 Video Player Using Python and tkvideoplayer
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