Configure RTSP Proxy

Specifies the RTSP proxy settings for Windows Media Player.

This policy specifies the proxy settings for the RTSP protocol. When this policy is enabled, a proxy type (Autodetect or Custom) must be selected. Autodetect means that the proxy settings are automatically detected. Custom means that unique proxy settings are used.

If the Custom proxy type is selected, the rest of the options on the Setting tab must be specified; otherwise, the default settings are used. The options are ignored if Autodetect is selected.

The Configure button on the Network tab in the Player is not available and the protocol cannot be configured. If the Hide Network Tab policy is also enabled, the entire Network tab is hidden.

When this policy is disabled, the RTSP proxy server cannot be used and users cannot change the RTSP proxy settings.

When this policy is not configured, users can configure the RTSP proxy settings.


Supported on: Windows Media Player 9 Series and later.
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\RTSP
Value NameProxyPolicy
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Proxy type


  1. Autodetect
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\RTSP
    Value NameProxyType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3
    Registry HiveRegistry Path:Value NameValue TypeValue
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\RTSPAutodetectProxyREG_DWORD1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\RTSPUseProxyDELETE
  2. Custom
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\RTSP
    Value NameProxyType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
    Registry HiveRegistry Path:Value NameValue TypeValue
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\RTSPUseProxyREG_DWORD1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\RTSPAutodetectProxyDELETE

The following options apply only to custom proxies.

Proxy address

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\RTSP
Value NameProxyAddress
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value
Proxy port

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\RTSP
Value NameProxyPort
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value80
Min Value1
Max Value65535
Bypass proxy for local addresses
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\RTSP
Value NameBypassProxyLocal
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\RTSP
Value NameExludeFromProxy
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

windowsmediaplayer.admx

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