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I am batch converting a lot of files and running vlc from the command line. When I do a new dos box pops up showing vlc's output converting the current file. It is very annoying because it pops up above all other windows and takes focus.

How do I quite vlc? (either hide window or have it minimized)

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Try putting >nul on the end of the vlc command.

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Adding --quiet and --dummy-quiet -I dummy suppresses the popup window.

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No need for Command User Interface (DOS) commands. The switch is within the app. Click on TOOLS MENU > PREFERENCES (or Ctrl+P). Under INTERFACE... Turn this off: "Systray pop-up when minimized" CHECKBOX. Systray will still notify you with a little balloon. But the video itself will no longer pop up.

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