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Block VLC media player?


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#1 CyberSchoolTeacher

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:31 PM

Is there a way to block VLC Player on computers? I would like to block it instead of uninstall it because there are times that I would like to allow it's use and other times that I would not like the students to be able to use it. I created a deny rule in the registry to deny messenger, is there a possibility of that route for VLC? Thank you in advanced.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:48 PM

If you mean stop it from running at startup, download Codestuff Starter

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/Starter.html

Uncheck the box by VLC
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:30 PM

I just checked my VLC, and there are no options to make it start up when windows does.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:54 PM

what are you trying to prevent? Students turning their laptops into streaming servers?

Default port 5004 could be blocked in the router... And it your are sending them something via stream, you can send it on a non default port.

http://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Pla...Network_options

Of course the little hackers among them will use a non default port and send the port number via text...




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