Video Playback _ No Menus

By chocobogo_rct ยท 6 replies
Sep 9, 2002
  1. Is there a program out there that will let you play back movies e.g. mpeg, avi etc.. in just a plain window, with no status bar, or buttons or file bar, i'm just wondering as it would look a lot better when playing movie files

  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Certainly if you full screen them... in anything (say The Playa or Windows Media Player) you don't get any of that.... Is that what you meant? Or do you want a windowed player with no controls ?
  3. chocobogo_rct

    chocobogo_rct TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 93

    I realize in full screen all the menus go, like when playing a DVD, but what I was wondering was whether there was a bit of software like the Playa or WindowMedia Player, that had an option to run a video of say 352x240 in its original resolution with no menus.

  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    I'm not sure about Window$ but there are apps like that for other operating systems.. :)
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Like what Mic? I still haven't gotten that deep into Nix yet, and am curious.
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    For Linux (ports for FreeBSD &c also available): mplayer, vlc, Xine. They all launch the video file in separate window that has no menus. Actually, now that I think of it, there's a Win32 port of vlc (VideoLAN client) too. I'm not sure how it behaves though. For BeOS, there's vlc, MPEG Player.. possibly MediaPlayer in minimized mode works like that too, I'll check..
  7. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Use PowerDVD. You can just close the menu(s) and flip the window size up and down to your liking.
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