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KeyMs92

I'd like to have VLC media player run minimized. I'm using this to run VLC:

Run("cmd /c vlc --snapshot-path=" & $SnapPath & " " & $File, $WorkDir, @SW_HIDE)

The @SW_HIDE at the end hides the command window itself but not the program that is started, VLC. I might be able to use something like this to minimize the window:

WinWait("[CLASS:QWidget]")
WinSetState("[CLASS:QWidget]", "", @SW_MINIMIZE)

But this doesn't work, and it doesn't feel really satisfying either.

Is there a good solution to start VLC minimized? Thanks in advance.

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Don't use the command processor (cmd.exe) to run VLC, it's unnecessary because it's a Windows program and that's for console programs (aka DOS programs).


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KeyMs92

Do you mean something like this:

Run($VLCPath & " --snapshot-path=" & $SnapPath & " " & $FilePath, "", @SW_MINIMIZE)

Unfortunately, this still doesn't work...

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abberration

Something that might work for you:

$mediaFile = "test.m4v"
ShellExecute("C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe " & '"' & @DesktopDir & "\" & $mediaFile & '"')
WinWaitActive($mediaFile & " - VLC media player")
WinSetState($mediaFile & " - VLC media player", "", @SW_MINIMIZE)
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I'd like to have VLC media player run minimized. I'm using this to run VLC:

Run("cmd /c vlc --snapshot-path=" & $SnapPath & " " & $File, $WorkDir, @SW_HIDE)

The @SW_HIDE at the end hides the command window itself but not the program that is started, VLC. I might be able to use something like this to minimize the window:

WinWait("[CLASS:QWidget]")
WinSetState("[CLASS:QWidget]", "", @SW_MINIMIZE)

But this doesn't work, and it doesn't feel really satisfying either.

Is there a good solution to start VLC minimized? Thanks in advance.

Hope this is not too late but you can use the --qt-start-minimized switch.

I'll be AutoIting my entire system soon.

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