OpenShot Video Editor Silent Install (How-To Guide)


OpenShot Video Editor is a free and open-source video editor. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of OpenShot Video Editor from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install OpenShot Video Editor Silently

OpenShot Video Editor 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/OpenShot/openshot-qt/releases/latest
  2. Download & Copy the OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find OpenShot Video Editor entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:OpenShot Video Editor
Vendor:OpenShot Studios, LLC
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\OpenShot Video Editor\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\OpenShot Video Editor\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://github.com/OpenShot/openshot-qt/releases/latest
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/openshot-video-editor-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

OpenShot Video Editor 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/OpenShot/openshot-qt/releases/latest
  2. Download & Copy the OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86_64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86_64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find OpenShot Video Editor entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:OpenShot Video Editor
Vendor:OpenShot Studios, LLC
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86_64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\OpenShot Video Editor\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://github.com/OpenShot/openshot-qt/releases/latest
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/openshot-video-editor-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create a OpenShot Video Editor Installation Log File

The OpenShot Video Editor installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

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OpenShot Video Editor 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\OpenShot32-Install.log"

OpenShot Video Editor 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86_64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\OpenShot64-Install.log"

Change the OpenShot Video Editor Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing OpenShot Video Editor to “C:\OpenShot Video Editor”

OpenShot Video Editor 32-bit (EXE)

OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86.exe /DIR="C:\OpenShot Video Editor" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

OpenShot Video Editor 64-bit (EXE)

OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86_64.exe /DIR="C:\OpenShot Video Editor" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include the OpenShot Video Editor Desktop Shortcut During Install

The OpenShot Video Editor installer does not create a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to include it.

OpenShot Video Editor 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

OpenShot Video Editor 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86_64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

Do Not Associate OpenShot Video Editor with .osp File Extension

OpenShot Video Editor 32-bit (EXE) with No File Association

OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!fileassoc

OpenShot Video Editor 64-bit (EXE) with No File Association

OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86_64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!fileassoc

Exclude OpenShot Exception to the Windows Firewall

OpenShot Video Editor 32-bit (EXE) with No Firewall Exception

OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!firewall

OpenShot Video Editor 64-bit (EXE) with No Firewall Exception

OpenShot-vx.y.z-x86_64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!firewall

Disable OpenShot Tutorial & Sending Metrics Pop-up

*Note: You will need to delete the openshot.settings file (C:\Users\<username>\.openshot_qt\openshot.settings) to see changes reflected in exisiting user profiles.

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
$Settings = Get-Content -Path 'C:\Program Files\OpenShot Video Editor\settings\_default.settings' -Raw
$NewSettings = $Settings -replace ',\r\n',',' -split '\r\n' | ForEach-Object {

If (($_ -match 'send_metrics') -or ($_ -match 'tutorial_enabled')) {
$_ -replace '("value":\s*)true','$1false'
} Else {$_}
}
[IO.File]::WriteAllLines('C:\Program Files\OpenShot Video Editor\settings\_default.settings', ($NewSettings.replace(',',",`r`n")))
  • Save the file to C:\Downloads and name it: Disable-OpenShotTutorial.ps1
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File ".\Disable-OpenShotTutorial.ps1"

How to Uninstall OpenShot Video Editor Silently

Check out the OpenShot Video Editor Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

OpenShot Video Editor 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\OpenShot Video Editor\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

OpenShot Video Editor 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\OpenShot Video Editor\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

OpenShot Video Editor 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\OpenShot Video Editor\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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