How To: Play Multiple Videos VLC Player Mac

How To: Play Multiple Videos VLC Player Mac

VLC Player is a powerful, fast, and free open-source media player for Mac and Windows. It is one of the most popular video players on the Internet because of being able to play the most popular and least popular video file formats including ASF, AVI, DVR-MS, FLV, Matroska (MKV), MIDI, [b] QuickTime File Format, MP4, Ogg, OGM, WAV, MPEG-2 (ES, PS, TS, PVA, MP3), AIFF, Raw audio, Raw DV, MXF, VOB, RM, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, CD Audio, DVB.

One minor downfall is the native ability to be able to play multiple video files at once in the VLC application. In this guide, we demonstrate how to play multiple video files using VLC player for Mac X.


VLC documents how to play multiuple video files but we summarized and created simple steps to get multiple video files playing at once quickly.


1. Ensure you have the latest version of VLC Player downloaded and installed on your Mac X. must be located in your Applications folder in order for this to work.


2. Download and unzip this compiled VLC Applet.


3. You will have a file called on your desktop. The application acts as another VLC player on your Mac X computer.

VLC mac multiple videos at once


4. For any video you want to play in another screen, Right-Click a video file -> Open With -> Other… and choose Your video will open in a new VLC Application and will show in your Dock!

VLC right-click video file open with other mac

VLC player always open with Mac


Note: Upon first opening a video using the file, you will be prompted my Mac to open the file, since it treats it as a new application that has not been opened yet.

 Vlc opening for first time mac x


You can do this for each video file you want to open separately. Notice the multiple VLC Players appearing in your Dock!

Multiple vlc applications mac x


You can also safely place the inside your Applications folder for easy access later.

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