Python-bioformats, restart java VM and get sequence name

Hi everybody,
I have a few questions about python-bioformats.

I use live data mode with SP8 Leica and have a lif file with many sequences. Is there any way to get the sequence name from the lif file?

The second one is about java bridge and python-bioformats. Is there a way to restart JavaVM without resetting the python environment?

I really appreciate any help you can provide.
Petro,

I’m not sure about the first, could you upload an example file I could poke around in?

The second you should just be able to do by the following. I’m basing that off of this post; note there that you can’t restart it within the same thread or process, but you should be able to in general with different processes (I’m not entirely sure what you meant by “resetting the python environment”).

javabridge.kill_vm()
javabridge.start_vm()