hiding ffplay border and title bar

Is there a command line option for ffplay that can hide the title bar and border? If not, is there another method that can be used hide the title bar and border when tiling videos?
mdmatAsked:
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BillDLCommented:
I downloaded the most recent stable 32-bit Windows version of FFmpeg and I cannot see any options for FFplay that will do what you want:

ffplay -nodisp
Disables the graphical display.

https://www.ffmpeg.org/ffplay.html

I thought this might refer to the actual window elements so that the video could be displayed as an unbordered tile, but unfortunately it disables everything you would see.  The video does not display and no window shows.  All you get is audio from the invisible video playback.

The -fs  (force full-screen) option overrides the -x and -y options that would normally allow you to specify the width and height, so you can't make a "full-screen mode" (i.e. without title bar, etc) smaller on the screen.

-window_title "window title"
This does set the window title to the specified string, but a blank string doesn't make the title bar go away.

Unfortunately FFplay does not have a -noborder option as some of the other command line driven minimal players do, for example MPlayer.

I would be interested to see if anybody else can come up with a solution, but as far as I see it you have only two options:
1. Try and find a custom version of FFplay that has been deliberately compiled to launch windows without borders.
2. Use a utility program that messes with Windows settings to make the borders and title bars disappear from all open windows just before launching the FFplay command.

I would suggest the 1st option, as messing with Windows settings can cause you a real headache.
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mdmatAuthor Commented:
I tried the same sequence of command line options that you described before posting. The lack of a quick answer and your subsequent consideration indicate that I am not overlooking something obvious. Thanks for the effort.
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BillDLCommented:
Thank you mdmat.

I too wondered whether there were any undocumented command line options, or whether I had missed something obvious, so I did some googling and trawled around some coding sites to no avail.  The only "solution" i could see were multiple references to various different Windows tweaking tools to hide window parts, and an equal number of questions asking how to restore those hidden parts again.  I don't know enough about Linux to guess whether a preceding command might "tweak" the subsequent display for the duration of that program's session, but it's possible.
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