How to Play Multiple Videos at Once?

In some situation maybe you want to play multiple videos at same times or play one video in many windows / video player. Usually you need to open the video in many video player like GOM Player, Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic, etc. Of course you need to install each of them on your PC. This is not good solutions. Is there any practise solutions?

Before answer that, there are some condition why people need to watch one or some videos in several windows

  • They need to watch and compare videos
  • They need to watch multiple video feeds at the same time, for instance videos that show different angles of a sports game or training.
  • Find duplicates or remove videos that are no longer required.

If you are one of them or you have another reason to watch multiple videos at once then you can use HamMultiPlayer.

HamMultiPlayer is a freeware for Microsoft Windows PC to scan your directories or drives, find and display several files in real time. It can be used to play multiple videos at the same time. The application uses mplayer and the MediaInfo library for that which means that it can play most video files out of the box. It is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 10. This is a portable program which means you just need to run exe to use this program without install it on your hard drive.

HamMultiPlayer
HamMultiPlayer

At first time, you may confuse about using this software. It displays a lot of panes and buttons by default, and the most important features aren’t clearly highlighted. To start open video then you can use the browser on the right to do just that. It lists all drives and the folders, and you may have any folder scanned for supported video files to have them loaded all at once by the application. You will get options to filter the listing in various ways. You may filter by media file extension for instance, or by anything that you add in a free text field.

The default layout displays eight videos that are loaded near the top, and one of them in the larger play area. You can play any of videos on its own or play them all at once instead. The media controls under each video thumbnail are linked to that video only, but the controls in the toolbar below the previews control them all. Once you select one of the videos for playback in the main pane, you get another set of controls just for that one.

HamMultiPlayer isn’t just about comparing multiple videos. You can also display different parts of the same video in a separate thumbnail, so #1 represents 0-5 minutes, #2 is 5-10, #3 is 10-15 and so on. That also might make it easier to find key scenes and compare them. Right-clicking a thumbnail and you will get more option to do with the video.

Conclusion
HamMultiPlayer is a powerful multimedia player for Windows that you can use to play multiple video files at once or compare them. It uses mplayer so it should can play some popular videos format.

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