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I'm using VLC. Its great for all media requirements. But I find this behavior annoying. Every time I open a media file, a sepearte VLC window opens up instead of stopping the current playback and play the new media. This applies to music as well as for videos. Could anyone help me in preventing it to open a new player window everytime I open a new media file.

Thanks in advance.

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Open Vlc, Go to Tools Menu -> Preferences-> Interface-> Instances->

Choose Allow only one instance

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Thanks for the solution :) – kunaguvarun Dec 14 '12 at 12:55

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