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I want to run a short list of wmv 's at certain times during each day for a week

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Have you tried it (as in launching the playlist via Task Scheduler)? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 25 '12 at 15:51
No. Question arises from a project now in planning stages. Don't have hardware and software in place to try it. – Bob Sep 26 '12 at 13:40
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  1. Create a new "Basic task" in Task Scheduler.
  2. Give it a name, time, etc in the wizard that pops up.
  3. Tell it to start a program.
  4. In "program/script" box type or browse to:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

    (will just be \Program Files\ on x86 system, but thats the path on x64)

  5. In "Add Arguments" put /play /close "C:\Path\To\Playlist.wpl"

That will launch Media player, automatically play that playlist, then close media player when it's done!

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nice alarm clock! – Moab Sep 25 '12 at 19:54
Moab: Could be used that way. – Bob Sep 26 '12 at 13:46
...any way to specify fullscreen, for running video? – A.M. Aug 15 '13 at 22:45

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