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The When playing video setting under Multimedia settings in Power Options allows users to specify the power optimization mode used by your computer's video playback pipeline.

Users can specify the following modes below:

Optimize video quality = Gives the optimum video quality during playback.

Balanced = A balance of video quality and power savings.

Optimize power savings = Gives optimum power savings during playback.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the When playing video setting under Multimedia settings in Power Options for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this setting in Power Options.

EXAMPLE: "When playing video" in Power Options
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Here's How:
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The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\9596FB26-9850-41fd-AC3E-F7C3C00AFD4B\34C7B99F-9A6D-4b3c-8DC7-B6693B78CEF4

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "When playing video" to Power Options

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_When_playing_video_to_Power_Options.reg

download


 3. To Remove "When playing video" from Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_When_playing_video_from_Power_Options.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn