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.
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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: