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Windows 7: How can I run multiple instances of MP?

26 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail
How can I run multiple instances of MP?

I'm trying to compare original .mov files to variations of transcoded .avi files. I really need to see them side by side, preferably 3 screens at once. I tried pinning MP to the task bar and shift-clicking but nothing happens.

If this is not possible, could you recommend a player that would allow me to do this?


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26 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail
Never Mind...

I downloaded VLC and it does zackly what I want. Funny, when I first installed W7, I downloaded VLC and for some reason it made everything look . . . ugh. Looks great now. Perhaps, it is all the assorted codecs I have running wild.
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26 Jul 2010   #3

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virtualdub makes the file demuxing with two screens .... one is original, and the other is the resulting
Like this

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26 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail

VirtualDub wont open .mov files.
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26 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I use Zoom Player and allows multiple instances.
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27 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail

Good one. I like this!
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28 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I use Avisynth/MeGUI.

After the encode is finished, you already have a Avisynth script for original.
Just make a quick avisynth script for the recode, and open it up and compare side by side, frame by frame.
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