XMedia Recode Silent Install (How-To Guide)


XMedia Recode is a free audio and video converter program for Microsoft Windows. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of XMedia Recode from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install XMedia Recode Silently

XMedia Recode 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the XMedia Recode 32-bit Installer
  2. Download the file 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:
    • XMediaRecodeXXXX_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should find XMedia Recode entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:XMedia Recode 32-bit
Vendor:XMedia Recode
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:XMediaRecodeXXXX_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\XMedia Recode\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\XMedia Recode\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.xmedia-recode.de/en/download.php

XMedia Recode 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the XMedia Recode 64-bit Installer
  2. Download the file 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:
    • XMediaRecodeXXXX_x64_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should find XMedia Recode entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:XMedia Recode 64-bit
Vendor:XMedia Recode
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:XMediaRecodeXXXX_x64_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\XMedia Recode\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.xmedia-recode.de/en/download.php

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 an Installation Log File

The XMedia Recode 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.

XMedia Recode 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

XMediaRecodeXXXX_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\XMediaRecode-Install.log"

XMedia Recode 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

XMediaRecodeXXXX_x64_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\XMediaRecode64-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

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

XMedia Recode 32-bit (EXE)

XMediaRecodeXXXX_setup.exe /DIR="C:\XMedia Recode" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

XMedia Recode 64-bit (EXE)

XMediaRecodeXXXX_x64_setup.exe /DIR="C:\XMedia Recode" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include Desktop Shortcut During Install

The XMedia Recode 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.

XMedia Recode 32-bit Silent Install with Desktop Shortcut

XMediaRecodeXXXX_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

XMedia Recode 64-bit Silent Install with Desktop Shortcut

XMediaRecodeXXXX_x64_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

Disable XMedia Recode Auto Update Check

By default, XMedia Recode will automatically check for updates. If you want to disable the automatic check for updates setting you can follow these steps.

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
[Preferences]
AutoUpdate=0
  • Save the file and name it: XMediaRecode.ini
  • Follow the “How to Install XMedia Recode Silently” steps mentioned earlier in the article
  • Create the following folder (if it does not already exist): “%AppData%\XMedia Recode”
  • Copy the XMediaRecode.ini file to “%AppData%\XMedia Recode”

How to Uninstall XMedia Recode Silently

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

XMedia Recode 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\XMedia Recode\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

XMedia Recode 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\XMedia Recode\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

XMedia Recode 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\XMedia Recode\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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