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I'm using vlc to capture an image from my webcam by running the following command:

cvlc v4l2:///dev/webcam --no-audio --run-time 5 --scene-path $PWD \
    --scene-replace --scene-format png --video-filter scene vlc://quit

. It works great except that I'm running this command in a cron job and it opens a player window for the duration of the capture, which gets in the way of me doing other stuff. Is there any way to hide this window? Can I tell vlc NOT to display this window whenever it runs? I looked at the help docs but couldn't find anything relevant in there.


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up vote 4 down vote accepted

turns out there's a dummy interface command-line flag, -Vdummy , which does the trick. Never mind!

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Remember you can mark your answer as correct. – Ángel Araya Dec 16 '12 at 21:01

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