I use MPC to script the video portions of our display kiosk. I invoke it using CreateProcess() with the following command:
mplayerc MyPlayList.mpcpl /play /fullscreen /close
Unfortunately there is a noticeable flash of the MPC chrome when it loads huge, high-res video files.
I would love a /nogui command-line option that would prevent the chrome from displaying, thus eliminating the flash and making for a smooth transition between my videos, my presentation slides, and my other media files.