that's odd. I wasn't trying to help. I was trying to point out the flaw of posting a request to change a skin in a forum, instead of contacting the author of the skin directly. I guess I might have been a little too subtle in my delivery.
as for your original post, you say you "would like to see this feature added back into the player"
if I recall correctly, that "feature" never existed in the Bento skin, and therefore cannot be "added back" into it. if you don't want to see the player functions while viewing video, don't use Bento, or learn how to modify the skin, and make your own "personal" version