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The Problem

While you are playing any song or other media file on VLC and open another such file, then another instance of VLC opens. (You aren't going to hear and understand anything until you are a robot)

What I Want

I what to add a "Add to VLC Playlist" to the right click menu of Nautilus as similar in Windows.

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blog.revathskumar.com/2011/11/… - this link has a proper answer to this question. –  user35952 Mar 17 '14 at 2:10

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It can be fixed in VLC preferences:

  • Open VLC preferences by going to tools menu

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  • In preferences, Enable "Allow only one instance" and "Enqueue files in one instance mode" like shown below:

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  • Click save. That's it!

From now on when you open files with VLC they will be enqueued in your playlist.

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The original question was about how to "add Add to VLC Playlist to the right click menu of Nautilus". This is not answered, yet. I, too, would like to know how that can be done. I'm not a fan of forcing "only one instance". Any takers? –  nutty about natty Feb 3 '13 at 15:53
also check brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/17697 where a work-around is suggested using nautilus-actions (a config. tool), but I'm not that fond of that make-shift solution... –  nutty about natty Feb 3 '13 at 18:34
This answer is good, but it is more a workaround than a real solution. Is there some (easy) way to add the enqueue option to the right click menu? –  granadajose Dec 12 '13 at 19:26

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