How to Play Multiple Instances in VLC?
VLC Media Player is one of the most reliable and functional media players that play videos in all formats. If you are wondering how you can play multiple instances on the VLC media player, you must know that it is very simple and takes little effort, whether on your MAC or Windows. This option is basically for when you want to place multiple files at the same time and is very useful. While it is possible to play different media in different media players, it is cumbersome and time-consuming. On the other hand, using VLC is much more comfortable. With activating this option, you will be able to play as many videos or audios as you want at the same time. At the same time, it also enables conversion from video to audio.
When you want to play multiple instances on your windows PC or desktop, here are the steps that you have to follow:
- First visit tools, and here, tap on the Preferences Option. On the other hand, you can simply press CTRL+P as a shortcut.
- When you see the Preferences box, go down to INTERFACES and PLAYLIST.
- If you see the tickbox against “allow only one instance” is ticked, you simply have to untick it.
- There is another tick box that you have to uncheck, which is the “use only one instance when started from the file manager.”
- Now simply save your settings, and you’re done here
With this, you will be able to view multiple instances of the audio and video files all at once on your VLC media player. After you have made the settings changes, you can merely okay multiple instances in VLC without any other modifications. You simply have to select the media file and drag it to the screen area to play it.
For MAC OS:
In MAC OS, playing multiple instances on the VLC Media Player is not supported out of the box. You can, however, create a Droplet/App that will do the following:
- First, launch the VLC droplet/app that will help you to get separate instances from videos and audios.
- You can drop one or even more media onto the droplet/app.
- You will be able to associate .mov, .avi or videos in any format to be viewed on the VLC media player.
As you can see, following these simple steps, you will be able to watch multiple instances at the same time on VLC.