How to run multiple instances of VIOSO Player

Emanuel Züger
2018-07-17 10:16

Though VIOSO Player is not made to run more than one content playback at one time, such feature is avaliable by running multiple instances of VIOSO Player. The trick is to have multiple copies of VIOSO Player binaries on your harddrive. You also need a license on USB key.

Follow this workflow exactly:

  1.   On the target system uninstall any existing VIOSO Player installation
  2. Make a copy of  C:/Program Data/VIOSO/VIOSO Player/ if this folder exists, delete the folder after that
  3. Install VIOSO Player to C:/Program Files/VIOSO Player/ – DO NOT LAUNCH THE PLAYER!
  4. Move C:/Program Files/VIOSO Player/Deploy/VIOSOPlayer.ini to C:/Program Files/VIOSO Player/
  5. Rename C:/Program Files/VIOSO Player/Deploy/ to C:/Program Files/VIOSO Player/Deploy_OLD/ (or similar)
  6. Rename C:/Program Files/VIOSO Player/ to C:/Program Files/VIOSO Player – Copy A/
  7. Open C:/Program Files/VIOSO Player – Copy A/VIOSOPlayer.ini and copy the content of the attached INI-File for this copy replacing existing content (see all attatched files at the end of this FAQ entry)
  8. Launch C:/Program Files/VIOSO Player – CopyA/VIOSOPlayer64.exe and compare the program settings (Menu Options-Settings) with the attached screenshot – they must match

If OK, this copy of VIOSO Player is finished. Continue with Copy B:

  1. Make a copy of C:/Program Files/VIOSO Player – Copy A/ to C:/Program Files/VIOSO Player – Copy B/
  2. Open C:/Program Files/VIOSO Player – CopyB/VIOSOPlayer.ini and copy the content of the attached INI-File for this copy (replacing existing content)
  3. Launch C:/Program Files/VIOSO Player – CopyB/VIOSOPlayer64.exe and compare the program settings (Menu Options-Settings) with the attached screenshot – they must match

Now you can launch two copies of VIOSO Player. Each copy will look on the same USB dongle for a valid license. Each copy will use a different path for storing configuration files, calibration files and playlist files:

  • C:\Users\Public\Documents\VIOSO\VIOSOPlayer - Copy A\   
  • C:\Users\Public\Documents\VIOSO\VIOSOPlayer - Copy B\

Repeat steps 9 - 11 for more instances. Make sure to create matching INI-Files, that point to different data save locations.

Attached files: VIOSOPlayer.ini_(SAVE TO COPY A), VIOSOPlayer.ini_(SAVE TO COPY B), Settings_VIOSOPlayer_Copy-B.png, Settings_VIOSOPlayer_Copy-A.png

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