When I try to use VLC in command line in Windows, it opens up the VLC GUI. So is there a way I can use it as command line command instead?

  • To confirm are you looking for a headless (No GUI) approach to executing VLC?
    – CraftyB
    Oct 19 '18 at 0:03
  • @CraftyB Yes. No GUI. Oct 19 '18 at 0:05

Below is how to run headless vlc...

"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" -I dummy --dummy-quiet "c:\test\test.mp3"

Just to clarify...

<path to vlc player> -I dummy --dummy-quiet <path to file>

Question had already existed, please see source below:

How do I use VLC Command Line In Windows Batch Line Without Showing GUI?

Thanks @retnikt

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    you should flag it as a duplicate instead of copying the solution from there like this
    – phuclv
    Oct 19 '18 at 0:53
  • Apologies, I didn't realise that clicking flag has multiple options, I will use this in future. Thanks!
    – CraftyB
    Oct 19 '18 at 0:57

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