A) Do you mean 'minimize' when you state 'restore down'?
B) Are you pausing before minimizing?
C) What 'video' type are you playing when this occurs? Live TV, a DVD, a Recorded TV show, a saved video file?
D) Please complete the hardware spec section.
Your screen saver may be interfering with video playback.
I am not experencing such issues, so it may not be WMC software related.