I am trying to play movies stored on one computer's HD on its screen, but controlled from a different computer. Here goes: So I have one computer, A, with its own display. I have another computer, B, on which I have logged on to A via ssh. If I have set A in advance to have, say, Windows Media Player open at "Full Screen," when I type on B's terminal prompt open moviename.wmv, a file on the HD of A, it begins playing in full screen on A. If I do not have Windows Media Player open at all, it will open at a default size which is less than full screen. My questions: - from B, with the open command or something else (maybe using x11), can I set at what size the new window will open up on A? - besides kill to stop the movie, is there a way to pause it or otherwise control the movie playing on A, from B? - what video player would work for this best (QT, VLC, etc.), or is there some shareware that handles similar setups? I am obviously a command-line newbie, so sorry if I missed something obvious. I feel like there is some very simple way to do this, and I am just overlooking it for lack of familiarity.