KMPlayer - single session possible?


I want to use KMPlayer for playing my mp3 files. But with every click in dolphin to a new mp3-file starts a new session from KMPlayer, so there will be more and more KMPlayers on the desktop.
I don’t want to use or need a playlist into KMPlayer. I will start every mp3 to exercise with my guitar-playing.

Do you have a hint for me?
Thank you very much


Have you tried to go to Preferences window navigate to General tab (on the right pane) and uncheck the box reading Disallow multiple instances ?

Hello @bogdancovaciu ,

I searched for them, but I can’t find the preferences.


For some reason KMPlayers is seg faulting on my end and crashing when i try to go to settings (not using it usually), but i prefer SMPlayer as front end for MPlayer … and is running just one instance … Maybe somebody else has a clue or speaks german and can identify things from your screenshot. :man_shrugging:

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Thank you for your information, @bogdancovaciu.

I use SMPlayer on my other computers and it works very well. I would like to prefer it, but here I have a brandnew manjaro-kde-installation on my new tuxedo - laptop. Here works SMPlayer very unstable and it freezes every time. KMPlayer works fine here.

System:    Kernel: 5.10.7-3-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.5 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: TUXEDO product: TUXEDO Pulse 15 Gen1 v: Standard serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: TUXEDO model: PULSE1501 v: Standard serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: N.1.07.A02 date: 12/08/2020 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 90.7 Wh condition: 91.6/91.6 Wh (100%) 
CPU:       Info: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 4 MiB 
           Speed: 1396 MHz min/max: 1400/2900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1396 2: 1397 3: 1397 4: 1397 5: 1398 6: 1397 7: 1398 
           8: 1396 9: 1397 10: 1396 11: 1397 12: 1396 13: 1397 14: 1397 15: 1398 16: 1396 
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Renoir driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
           Device-2: Chicony HD Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RENOIR (DRM 3.40.0 5.10.7-3-MANJARO LLVM 11.0.1) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.3 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor driver: N/A 
           Device-3: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.7-3-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi 
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169 
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 31.01 GiB (13.3%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Kingston model: SA2000M8250G size: 232.89 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 219.86 GiB used: 31.01 GiB (14.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
           ID-2: /boot/efi size: 511 MiB used: 312 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 27.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 332 Uptime: 5m Memory: 7.26 GiB used: 1.41 GiB (19.4%) Shell: Bash inxi: 3.2.02 


same thing here - as I tried to have a look and installed it to a Manjaro VM
It crashes as soon as I open the settings.

I do speak/read german - in that screenshot there is no setting to allow just one instance.
Not in that tab that is shown anyway.


Hello @Nachlese ,

I searched into all tabs but there is no setting to allow just one instance.

So I see no solution for me, but it is not a big problem for me.

Thank you very much for your support, @bogdancovaciu and @Nachlese

… well
perhaps the file manager is not the right tool for the job that you want to do? :wink:
perhaps a suitable audio player - and a custom playlist which you can control via it’s interface is …?

I was basically just translating the meaning of the items that are visible in the screenshot - and relaying that.


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