Configure Media Explorer Bar

Allows Administrators to enable and disable the Media Explorer Bar and set the auto-play default.

The Media Explorer Bar plays music and video content from the Internet.

If you disable the Media explorer bar, users cannot display the Media Explorer Bar. The auto-play feature is also disabled. When users click on a link within Internet Explorer, the content will be played by the default media client on their system.

If you enable the Media Explorer Bar or do not configure it, users can show and hide the Media Explorer Bar.

Administrators also have the ability to turn the auto-play feature on or off. This setting only applies if the Media Explorer Bar is enabled.

If checked, the Media Explorer Bar will automatically display and play the media content when the user clicks on a media link.

If unchecked, the content will be played by the default media client on their system.

Supported on: Only Internet Explorer 6.0
Disable the Media Explorer Bar and auto-play feature
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions
Value NameNo_LaunchMediaBar
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Auto-Play Media files in the Media bar when enabled
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\media
Value NameAutoplay
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Valueyes
True Valueyes
False Valueno

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