I'm trying to view security camera streams on a second monitor; they are all mjpegs, but VLC just isn't cutting it. There are borders and a title bar everywhere, and in Windows 8, they are light gray, and I can't figure out how to change that. It's really bright when the video itself is dark. I tried unchecking "enable window decorations" in vlc, but that did nothing. There's also the "don't embed video in interface" feature, but then you have to manually enter the size and position of the window, you can't just drag and resize with the mouse, which is difficult when I want to have 3 different streams at different resolutions on one monitor.
MPC-HC has exactly what I want, a minimalist window feature that shows nothing but the video, but still allows you to move and resize with the mouse. But MPC-HC is terrible at playing internet streams, and it can't play any of mine, it just says "opening...". I also tried SMPlayer, but it said "Stream not seekable!" I don't even know if SMPlayer has the borderless feature anyway.
So does anyone know of any software that can play an MJPEG stream without window borders, and still be resized and moved with the mouse? I've been searching google for over an hour, haven't found anything yet.