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Windows 7: Issue with WLM playing DVD's

08 Jan 2017   #1

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
Issue with WLM playing DVD's

Now while banged up in hospital here my son brought in a series DVD set for me to watch on the laptop. Now it plays fine and I know how to hide the taskbar and the top menu bar but I cannot find a way to hide the playback controls see pic.

It seems to me that you can either or - taskbar showing or the playback showing but not both.

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09 Jan 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Two things that come to mind.

1. Look at the top right for a little icon. It could be very small. At time their is one that will go to complete full screen.

2. Move the cursor far right off screen and wait a few seconds and it will hide until you move the mouse again.

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11 Jan 2017   #3

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Hi John,
Sorry to hear about your injury and hope you are doing and recovering well

Now, for my usual useless/ignorant posts/questions
I thought WLM means Windows Live Mail
I didn't know WLM can play DVD's
I never used WLM to play DVD's, and i don't have WLM anymore
Do you perhaps mean WMP (Windows Media Player) or WMC (Windows Media Center) ?

Would you consider trying a different DVD player ?
There are also 3rd party programs such as VLC that can play DVD's, and VLC has a portable version
VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
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11 Jan 2017   #4

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

He he that's what being cooped up in a very boring spot with a very sore hip does for you David - I did mean WMP of course

Jack I played something again last night and I think what you said about moving the cursor off to the right must have been something to do with it as I left the thing to play and before I had even realised it the playback bar had gone and yes it came back with a touch of the mouse. I shall try again tonight though it is my last DVD
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