How to Configure Proxy Settings in Media Player

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SUMMARY

A proxy server acts as a security barrier between your internal network and the Internet, keeping others on the Internet from accessing information on your internal network. This article describes how to change the proxy settings in Windows Media Player.

MORE INFORMATION

To change the proxy settings in Windows Media Player, follow these steps:
  1. Start Windows Media Player.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. Click the Network tab.
  4. In the Proxy Settings section, double-click the protocol that you want to configure.
  5. The default proxy setting is Use browser proxy settings. To change this setting, click the option you want to use.
  6. Click OK.
The Autodetect proxy settings option tries to configure your settings automatically. The Use browser proxy settings option uses the current Microsoft Internet Explorer proxy configuration. The Do not use Proxy Server option causes Windows Media Player not to use the Internet Explorer settings for proxy. The Use the following proxy option permits you type the proxy server and port you want to use.

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Article ID: 260023 - Last Review: January 27, 2007 - Revision: 4.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 Series for Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 Series
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 8.01
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 8.01
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.1
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.0
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