VidCoder Silent Install (How-To Guide)

VidCoder is an open-source DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application for Windows. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of VidCoder from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install VidCoder Silently

VidCoder Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the VidCoder-x.yz.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: VidCoder-x.yz.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the VidCoder shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:VidCoder
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:VidCoder-x.yz.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\VidCoder\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:

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

Additional Configurations

Create a VidCoder Installation Log File

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

VidCoder Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

VidCoder-x.yz.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\VidCoder-Install.log"

Change the VidCoder Default Installation Directory

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

VidCoder-x.yz.exe /DIR="C:\VidCoder" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall VidCoder Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

VidCoder Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

VidCoder Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\VidCoder\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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