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Monday, July 30, 2012

How to Run Multiple Instances of KMPlayer


Most media players do not allow you to run multiple instances at the same time. And why should they, you are not going to watch multiple movies or play multiple songs at the same time, are you? While some would agree to this there could be others saying, “Why not, I would love to do so”.
Well, there are more reasons and advantages of being able to do just that. For example, when I have different file types of a single movie I always test each one to pick the one with best quality. And there could be nothing better than playing all of them together and comparing them easily.
Another advantage I see is being able to pause one audio/video and start a new one without losing the position of currently playing video. Also, I can compare my own video edits in different formats or test videos with different effects at the same time. There could be N number of such reasons for running multiple instances of a media player.
Though I could always do this on VLC Media player, I wanted something similar (if not the same) on KMPlayer (because that’s my favorite ). To my luck, I found a way to do that and here’s how you may do the same.
VLC-Multiple-Instances

Steps to Enable Multiple Instances of KMPlayer

Though I can perform all that I mentioned with two different players at the same time, it doesn’t appeal me to do so. Hence, I chose to change the settings.
Step 1: Open an instance of KMPlayer on your computer. Right-click on the interface and navigate to Options ­­-> Preferences and click on Preferences. Alternatively, you may use thekeyboard shortcut F2 to launch the Preferences window.
KMPlayer-Options-Preferences
Step 2: On the Preferences window navigate to General tab (on the right pane) and uncheck the box reading Disallow multiple instancesClose the window once you are done.
Uncleck-Disallow-Instance
That’s all you needed to do. And then, any new media that you open will be launched on a new instance of the player. However, you can always use the drag and drop method, open option from the player interface or the album art in order to replace the playing media with a new one.
KMPlayer-Multiple-Instance

Conclusion

As I already said, each one of you may have your own reasons for running multiple instances of the same player. I stated mine and here we open the comments section to let us know yours.
Also, try out other options in the Preferences window and let us know if you find something really interesting.

(Via Guiding tech)

Firefox 16 Will Support ARMV6 Based Low End Android Devices

As we have reported earlier, Mozilla has finally decided to release its browser Firefox for ARMv6-based Android devices. Starting with Firefox 16, which is now in Aurora builds, Samsung Galaxy Mini, Galaxy Ace and similar low-end phone users can browse the internet with all the desktopfeatures of their favorite browser Firefox on their phone. Firefox 16 for Android is scheduled to release in October.

Firefox-for-Android


Until now, Firefox is available for ARMv7 based devices only. Mozilla’s Brad Lassey explains why they mainly target ARMv7 based devices in his blog post. According to him, the main reason to choose ARMv7 based devices is to take the advantage of the Thumb-2 instruction set of the ARMv7 architecture.


The main benefit of Thumb-2 instruction set is it produces smaller binaries. In his words “in fact the ARMv7 (using Thumb-2) version of libxul.so is 40% smaller than the ARMv6 version of libxul.so (23.8MB vs. 17MB). In addition, the smaller binary size results in a performance benefit since more of the library’s binary will be cached at any given time. It should be noted though that due to compression, the resulting ARMv6 apk is only 2MB bigger than the ARMv7 apk”.

Mozilla’s decision to release its browser Firefox for ARMv6 based low-end Android phone is good as they can take the advantage of large availability of these devices, though little late now.

Mozilla will send different apk for ARMv6 and ARMv7 devices to Google Play Store. Google play now supports multiple apks.

Version 14 (Firefox 14.0.1) is the current version of Firefox for Android. It has several new featuresand changes, for example, Android’s native support, Flash, SPDY, WebGL and WebAPI. However,it does not support the ARMv6 devices.