Help: How can I stop the info popping up on screen

As I am sure you all know, when I start a video, I see the length of the film as a bar, and a subtitle indicator, and a audio type indicator, and a few other things that pop up on screen.  I really need to bbe able to start films with a clean screen --just the film.  I can find anything in settings to shut all that off.  Is there a way to do it?

Go check in the THEME subforum.

The only way to disable those items is thru the use of a customized theme.