It seems on Windows there is an option: 'Allow only one instance', but I can't find it on OS X.
How do I force VLC to open new separate instance for new videos?
Currently it's just replacing the existing one.
I've the recent VLC 2.1.5.
On the Mac, running multiple instances of VLC is not supported out of the box.
As workaround, you can run it from command prompt as:
open -n /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC my_video.mp4
Or can create a Droplet/App by pasting the code below into a new AppleScript Editor script and save it as an application:
on run do shell script "open -n /Applications/VLC.app" tell application "VLC" to activate end run on open theFiles repeat with theFile in theFiles do shell script "open -na /Applications/VLC.app " & quote & (POSIX path of theFile) & quote end repeat tell application "VLC" to activate end open
which does the following:
File Association with the Droplet/App can be done as follows: