I want to use python to create a series of strips and group them into a meta-strip. I have noticed there are several new_ methods on scene.sequence_editor.sequences such as new_clip(), new_effect(), new_image(), new_mask(), new_movie(), new_scene(), new_sound() but there is not one for the meta-strip.

What is the proper API to use to create a meta strip from several other strips?

def make_meta(scn, strip_list):
    # magic goes here

strip_list = make_parts(scn)
make_meta(scn, strip_list)

There might be no low-level RNA method to create or make a meta strip, but you can still use the operator:


Make sure you select all relevant strips before you call it.

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    $\begingroup$ Although I hate the awkwardness of using anything from bpy.ops, I was able to make it work (in the tail end of make_strip_from() at web.purplefrog.com/~thoth/blender/python-cookbook/… ) $\endgroup$ – Mutant Bob Jul 5 '14 at 18:36
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    $\begingroup$ Wondering if there's a better way to do this by now. $\endgroup$ – tremby Apr 21 '16 at 1:00

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