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?


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.

  • -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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