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Whenever I try to drag and drop a file to an existing VLC player ( as per Drag & Drop Files and Items in Unity ! ), it seems to open a new VLC window and start playing from there. Is it possible to run it from the existing open window?

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open vlc > tools > preferences. there is an Instances section, enable "Allow only one instance'

There is also an option to " Enqueue files when in one instance mode" On recent versions of vlc that actually works. Enable if desired & see if it does.

Make sur you click save on your way out of prefs

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doug, you're a life saver. Will vote up your answer as soon as I have enough rep points :) – Anirudh Oct 26 '11 at 12:21

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