Disabling Windows® Media Player Sharing
Do you want to know about the need and tips to disable the sharing of Windows Media Player?
Windows Media Player is an efficient and user-friendly digital media player and media library application released by Microsoft Corporation. It is the proprietary digital media player which can be used for playing audio, video files and certain other formats and screening images on your computers with Microsoft Windows as its operating system. Windows Media Player also facilitates the shredding music from and copy music to compact discs. It also helps you to burn recordable discs in audio CD format or as data discs formats. It also enables you to purchase or rent music from online music stores. You can use Windows Media Player for sharing your media on a network. It facilitates you to stream your music, picture and videos to the other users in a private network.
Below mentioned are the details about disabling the sharing of media in the Windows Media Player:
- Tips to disable Windows Media Player sharing
- Disabling through Windows Media Player
- Need to disable the media sharing
Tips to disable Windows Media Player sharing
To disable the network sharing of Windows Media Player, open the Control Panel. To display the Control Panel in the Classic View, click on the 'Classic View' option. Then double click on the 'Administrative Tools' which appear on the right pane of Control Panel. From the appeared Account Control dialog box, click the 'Continue' button. You need to go to the 'Services' window and then double click on the 'Windows Media Player Network sharing Service' option. Make the Startup type 'Disabled' from the drop down list, in the Windows Media Player Network sharing Service Properties dialog box. Then press 'Apply' button and click 'Ok'.
Disabling through Windows Media Player
First of all, start the Windows Media Player by double clicking on the icon available in the desktop. It can also be opened through the Start menu. To stop the network sharing through the Windows Media Player, you should uncheck the 'Media Sharing' box which is obtained by clicking the 'Media Player Library' tab. You can also select the device you wish to disable. Then press 'Deny' to stop the file sharing over the network.
The safety and security are the most prominent things that you should keep in mind while using a network connection. Even though the media sharing through Windows Media Player has many advantages, it also has some bad effects. By disabling the media sharing, the other users in the local network cannot access your personal data or files. This provides an extra privacy for you to work with your system. This also prevents the other users who log on to your computer with their own user accounts from playing the files in your player library.
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