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MediaPlayer: Can someone make this happen?

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Why would microsoft design a media player skin that's so intrusive?

I mean, sometimes I don't watch DVD's in full screen; sometimes I watch a movie in a small window so I can do other stuff at the same time.

For that matter, I've not seen *any* media player skin that minimizes the interface elements when windowed.

So can any skin designers accomplish the following?:

...

BEFORE / Clunky / Bright / Bothersome:



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AFTER / Minimal / No Glare / Emphasis on Content:



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All skin designers ... get to work, now!

    
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I personally prefer to have the options to click on.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
I personally prefer to have the options to click on.
I do too, in certain scenarios ... but for DVD/Movie watching ... and once I get my various settings in place (gamma/brightness/contrast/sound/etc.) ... I'm only concerned with the movie.

This really became evident recently when watching Pan's Labyrinth ... a movie that simply *begs* immersion and attention ...

Any time I wasn't in full screen mode, the default WMplayer skin became glaringly obvious ...
    
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