[FFmpeg-user] Need to convert 11k files, can ffmpeg run without console window?

Phil Rhodes phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com
Sat Dec 8 17:32:05 CET 2012

> Is there a way to get ffmpeg’s console window to either
> pop in the background, without taking focus, or preferrably
> prevent it from opening alltogether?

It sounds like you're in windows, on which assumption the following relies.

Yes, you can do this; look at the "start" command. Running any command prepended with start /MIN will open a new command window which is minimised and does not steal focus. Thus:

start /MIN ffmpeg...


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