How to Turn DVD Playback Restrictions On or Off in Windows 7 Media Player
This will show you how to set DVD playback restrictions in Windows Media Player to prevent all users (ex: child) with a standard account on your computer from being able to play a DVD movie that is rated higher than the G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17, or Not rated Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating you set.
You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.
EXAMPLE:DVD Playback Restrictions Turned On NOTE:When DVD playback restrictions is turned on, then a standard user will be prompted by UAC (left screenshot below) to enter the administrator's password before they will be allowed to play a DVD with a rating higher than you set. If they do not enter the password, then they will get a denied message (right screenshot below).
1. Open Windows Media Player (wmplayer.exe).
If the WMP is currently open and you’re in Now Playing mode, click the Switch to Library button in the upper-right corner of the Player.
2. Click on the Organize toolbar button, and click on Options. (see screenshot below)
A) Go to step 4.
3. Click on Tools on the menu bar, and click on Options. (see screenshot below)
4. Click on the DVD tab, then click on the Change button. (see screenshot below)
5. To Turn OFF DVD Playback Restrictions in WMP
A) Click on the drop down menu arrow and select None. (see screenshots below step 7)
B) Go to step 7.
6. To Turn ON DVD Playback Restrictions in WMP
A) Click on the drop down menu arrow and select the highest G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17, or Not rated Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating to prevent standard users from being able to play and view DVDs that are rated higher than the rating you selected. (see screenshots below step 7)