Can you run several instances of WMP on one machine?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Konrad Mathieu, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Is it at all possible to run several instances of media player on one machine?

    We have a got professional audio interface with 8 outputs and need to feed
    the signals of four media players to four pairs of outputs.

    Can this be done?

    Cheers and thanks,
    Konrad
     
    Konrad Mathieu, Dec 8, 2005
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  2. Konrad Mathieu

    Zarax Guest

    It can be done programmatically, a simple app with 4 wmp controls and a few
    parameters to manage input and output should do the work.

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    Zarax, Dec 8, 2005
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  3. What zarax is true, however you can't specify (in WMP7-10 at least)
    any audio output other than the current default system audio. So you
    may run into problems because you won't be able to route the audio
    from player 1 to L+R channel 1, player 2 to L+R channel 2 etc.

    Let us know how it looks - otherwise, investigate using WMP6.4 (should
    be installed on your system : Start -> Run -> mplayer2.exe) which can
    be run as multiple instances.

    Cheers - Neil
     
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Dec 8, 2005
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  4. Thanks very much Xarax and Neil!
    You helped me a great deal already. WMP 6.4 solves the first problem by
    nicely running in multiple instances and happily playing several radio
    streams at once.

    However, I can't find a way to route their audio output. The driver of the
    interface appears to behave as 4 separate soundcards, only how could one make
    WMP recognize and address them?

    Cheers,
    Konrad
     
    Konrad Mathieu, Dec 9, 2005
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  5. No, as I said I think you'll find this is the deal breaker.

    I don't know of any player (qt,real, wm) that can route to a specific
    sound device, sorry.

    HTH
    Cheers - Neil
     
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Dec 9, 2005
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  6. Konrad Mathieu

    Zarax Guest

    Hmm, it might be done using directshow, but that would be a question for
    that newsgroup rather than this one...

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