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I recently asked a question about using Windows 7 Task Scheduler to wake a computer from Sleep mode and play a video, Windows Task Scheduler to wake from sleep and play a video, and I got it to work, but the command line argument "/fullscreen" fails to make the video run in full-screen mode.

I did watch the launching and it looks like it might be going into full-screen mode and then immediately going back to windowed mode for some reason, before actually playing the video or within the first split-second of the video. Maybe that is a clue as to what is happening.

Does anyone know how to get this to work properly?

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Is there any particular reason why you need to use WMP? In my experience, it's often easier to use a different player if you need command-line control. One such example is MPC-HC.

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-1 This does not address the OP's issue. While I agree that WMP isn't the most powerful software, your answer is more like a comment than a real solution –  nixda Aug 18 '13 at 17:29
    
I really don't want to have to install a new program when I have one that seems like it should be able to do what I want. I do also use VLC, so I will try launching that in fullscreen if I can't get it to work with WMP. It may be that the fullscreen launch problem extends to all media players (or all programs) anyway though, so a solution for WMP might carry over to other players. In the end, though, what I really want is a solution for WMP so that I can most easily set this up on arbitrary Windows system. –  A.M. Aug 19 '13 at 2:16
    
Yes there is a particular reason. Its called Play-To, which allows your computer to act as a renderer destination for media plus allows your media to 'Play To' other renderers/media extenders on your network. Also, you forgot to include the important reasons for picking MPC-HC given the existence of VLC. –  Amit Naidu Aug 26 '13 at 17:53
    
@AmitNaidu Play To is for playing media on a different screen, so I don't see how it is relevant to the OP's question? I mentioned MPC-HC because it has similar command-line parameters to WMP. Besides, MPC-HC was mentioned just as an example. VLC is another such example. –  Tim De Baets Aug 27 '13 at 21:29

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