Windows 10: Windows 10, Can I run multiple media files at the same time?

Discus and support Windows 10, Can I run multiple media files at the same time? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Now as I execute mp4 video file it opens with default windows media player, if I click on another file then the current video will stop playing. Can I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Tsw88, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Tsw88 Win User

    Windows 10, Can I run multiple media files at the same time?


    Now as I execute mp4 video file it opens with default windows media player, if I click on another file then the current video will stop playing. Can I run two or more media files at the same time? (without closing the current video)

    :)
     
    Tsw88, Dec 16, 2017
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  2. I need to run speakers and headset at the same time.

    Thank you for the clarification. We have tried to replicate the issue from our end and we found that in order to achieve what you're trying to do, you would need either third-party programs or devices than you need to connect to your machine.
     
    Patricia Yu, Dec 16, 2017
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  3. GarySutt Win User
    I need to run speakers and headset at the same time.

    I take it that you mean to say "No, you cannot do this in Windows", yes?
     
    GarySutt, Dec 16, 2017
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  4. Samuria Win User

    Windows 10, Can I run multiple media files at the same time?

    Yes no problems if you use a different player right click on the file and choose open with
     
    Samuria, Dec 16, 2017
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  5. Bree New Member
    Not in Windows Media Player, it's strictly one video at a time (as are almost all players). But there's nothing to stop you running another player along side it. I've done side-by-side comparisons or two near-identical videos to spot edit differences, one in WMP and the other in VLC.

    As both Films & TV (aka Movies & TV) and Photos can both play videos, I can run four videos simultaneously (and I have just tested doing exactly that - very confusing *Smile).
     
  6. werby Win User
    VLC can do that by default.
    Also, there are some more, serious players which can do that, like KMPlayer, MPC-HC etc.
    Windows players are not included in this category (serious).
     
    werby, Dec 16, 2017
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  7. Bree New Member
    What? Play multiple videos simultaneously? I've seen the 'Open Multiple Files' option, but can only get VLC to play them consecutively.
     
  8. werby Win User

    Windows 10, Can I run multiple media files at the same time?

    You may open many instances and drop files in each one. You may also redirect sound and video to wherever you want.
    Just do it!!!

    *Thumbs
     
    werby, Dec 16, 2017
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  9. Bree New Member
    OK, to do it I first have to open multiple instances of VLC, then from the file menu on each VLC I can open and play a different video file. It works, but it's not as convenient as using 'File Open..' in Explorer (choosing a different player each time) to open multiple videos.
     
  10. werby Win User
    You may also drop the files in.
    All good things have its cost...
     
    werby, Dec 16, 2017
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  11. Bree New Member
    Yes, and VLC is certainly a 'good thing'. But I think the OP just wants a convenient way to play two videos at once. The 'File Open..' way with a different player is probably easier to use.
     
  12. werby Win User
    So, go to VLC Preferences>>>Interface/Playlist and Instances and uncheck "Use only one instance when starting from file manager".
    Then you'll be able to open multiple instances directly from WinExplorer by "Open with.." and/or if files are already associated with VLC you may open multiple selected files simultaneously.
     
    werby, Dec 16, 2017
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  13. Bree New Member

    Windows 10, Can I run multiple media files at the same time?

    Great advice, works like a charm. Now all the OP needs is VLC. *Smile
     
  14. werby Win User
    I didn't know it...I've just found it when I looked at preferences and that's the advantage of a serious app: deeply configurable.
    The disadvantage: boring because of...*Sicksimplicity.

    *Thumbs
     
    werby, Dec 16, 2017
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  15. Edwin New Member
    I find MPC-BE, (Black Edition), to be the most feature rich media player,
    (Beta version release just last week)
    You can run as many instances as your video card can handle; you can even change the UI on each instance!


    Windows 10, Can I run multiple media files at the same time? [​IMG]


    The original MPC-HC is dead, developer gave up on it in July! *Sad


    Windows 10, Can I run multiple media files at the same time? [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Apr 5, 2018
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