Prevent Codec Download

Prevents Windows Media Player from downloading codecs.

This policy prevents the Player from automatically downloading codecs to your computer. In addition, the Download codecs automatically check box on the Player tab in the Player is not available.

When this policy is disabled, codecs are automatically downloaded and the Download codecs automatically check box is not available.

When this policy is not configured, users can change the setting for the Download codecs automatically check box.

Supported on: Windows Media Player for Windows XP and later.

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer
Value NamePreventCodecDownload
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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