Configure RTSP Proxy

This policy setting allows you to specify the RTSP proxy settings for Windows Media Player.

If you enable this policy setting, select one of the following proxy types:

- Autodetect: the proxy settings are automatically detected.
- Custom: 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 setting is also enabled, the entire Network tab is hidden.

If you disable this policy setting, the RTSP proxy server cannot be used and users cannot change the RTSP proxy settings.

If you do not configure this policy setting, 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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