How to Play Multiple Videos at Once in VLC Player

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Playing multiple videos at once in VLC Media Player is a tutorial that I will share in this article. Maybe you already know about the basic essential features and popularity of VLC media player, but did you know that VLC Player unlike other video players, you can even play multiple videos at the same time in VLC app. To enable this feature, all you need to do are some basic changes which I will mention in this article.

Sometimes, you may need to play two or more videos like doing a comparison between two similar videos, checking CCTV footage and many others. Suppose you have created a video for YouTube. And to check the performance, you need to open another video on the same screen.

In this case, VLC Player has a feature that is not displayed by default. In order for you to be able to play multiple videos at once, you need to tweak this video player a bit.

How to Play Multiple Videos at Once in VLC Player

Apart from being free, VLC media player comes with many interesting features. One of the most interesting features is that it supports playing multiple videos at once. However, this option is disabled by default in the app. To enable it, follow the steps given below:

Step 1: First, you have to launch your VLC Media Player. In the menu bar at the top of the window. Click on menu Tools and then select Preferences from the context menu. Alternatively, you can also use the shortcut by pressing Ctrl + P simultaneously.

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Step 2: On the next screen, look for the section “Playlists and Instances” from the Interface menu. Once you find, uncheck on the first two options namely, “Allow only one instance” and “Use only one instance when started from file manager“.

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Step 3: Finally, move the mouse pointer to the bottom of the page, click the button Save and done. The steps have been completed and you can now open and play multiple Videos at the same time in VLC Player.

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When you play multiple videos at the same time in VLC Player, the playback preview on the taskbar also runs in hidden mode. It appears when you hover your mouse cursor over the VLC application icon (available on the taskbar). You can also control the media preview video by tapping the play or pause button on the taskbar as shown in the screenshot above.

Also read: How to Play Two Songs Simultaneously With Separate Audio Output in Windows 10

Red thread: Along with many other impressive and attractive features, VLC media player also lets you play multiple Videos at the same time. Since it is an open-source application, you don’t have to pay a penny to use it. The process to activate it is quite simple and easy. Apart from this, I have used several other apps, but it allows only one video at a time like Windows media player.