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    Is it possible to open more than one VLC player on mac?
    i tried to find "Allow only one instance" and "Use only one instance when started from file manager" but can't even find it in my preferences

    thanks in advance

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    If you uncheck "Show video within the main window" you should be able to have more than one video playing.
    More than one 'instance'? I doubt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    If you uncheck "Show video within the main window" you should be able to have more than one video playing.
    More than one 'instance'? I doubt it.
    thanks for suggestion, but when l had one video already on the VLC player window, and tried to open another media file, by right clicking it and choosing open with VLC it takes up the main fone window , am l missing something? you get more than one video playing in your mac VLC player?

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    Just tried it. Nope. Opening a video while another is playing closes the first one.
    Odd. With Quicktime and Quicktime Player 7 you can open and play more than one at a time.

    Edit: There is a work-around: https://wiki.videolan.org/How_to_pla...tances_of_VLC/
    Last edited by cradom; 07-05-2014 at 04:15 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    Just tried it. Nope. Opening a video while another is playing closes the first one.
    Odd. With Quicktime and Quicktime Player 7 you can open and play more than one at a time.

    Edit: There is a work-around: https://wiki.videolan.org/How_to_pla...tances_of_VLC/
    thanks for advice, for the quicktime, l had noticed an individual quicktimes can be opened but how do we add a playlist for each. eg each open quicktime, having its own playlist.

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    No idea, don't think you can.
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    You can have to different instances of VLC going simultaneously. It's a bit of a kludge to make it work I think the playlist for each version is separate but I am not sure. The procedure below works for some programs but not others.

    1. Find VLC on your Mac and select it.
    2. Press Command and D simultaneously to duplicate the program. The Finder adds the word "copy" to the title but you should be able to rename it.
    3. You can open both programs and load different videos in each window.

    This process ale works with some other programs (MPEG Streamclip) but not all of them. If you have VLC inside a fielder of its own things also work if you duplicate the entire folder.
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