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Preventing Windows Media Player Ripping

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Is there a registry setting that would prevent my networked users from ripping via windows media player  music cd's ??
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Hi FATICOSWR,

I believe the key you need to edit is:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Settings\MP3Encoding

Then put a value in the LowRateSample value (something invalid)
This will throw an error up when trying to rip music.

See here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/mediaadvice/0093.mspx#ECC

Hope this helps!
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