troubleshooting Question

How do I set a media file to close after playing?

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Short question:
I want to open a media file (music or video), let it play, and then for the application playing it to close (or at least minimize) once the media item has finished. Is this possible?
I currently have windows media player, VLC media player and Nero available, but would be willing to purchase another player to achieve this.
Background and longer question.
I have a touch screen for my severely autistic son. He does not understand how to operate a computer, but likes music and pop videos. I am trying to create a program that displays a selection of album art on the monitor in a way that if he taps (ie clicks) on the album art then that album/video plays and he can watch it. On finishing, I would require the monitor to return to the display of the selection of media available so that he can watch another. In an ideal world, if he tapped on the screen while the music/video was playing, it would also end and revert to the choice screen.
I was told an easy way to do this would be to create a website displaying the selection of images and to link the images to the files to be played (just for use on a single pc - I have no need for the website to be available online). I have done this, but cannot work out how to automatically close the files once played. Currently the file just plays until it ends and the application then remains on screen. My son would not know how to remove this, so the arrangement is only good for one play and then has to be reset by me.
Does anyone have any ideas how to achieve my goal either by this website route, or by any other route.
By the way, my web software is microsoft expressions web2.
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