How to Turn On or Off 'Let sites save protected media licenses' in Microsoft Edge


Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

Some websites that stream music or videos use Digital Rights Management (DRM) to help protect against copying the streamed content. This may require saving data locally on your device.

Since you can download or otherwise obtain this type of media while using Microsoft Edge, the Let sites save protected media licenses on my device setting allows sites that offer this type of protected media to save DRM data on your device, including a unique identifier (ID) and media licenses (which make sure you have permission to access the media). This information is then retrieved by the websites you visit that host the protected content in order to allow you to use that content.

Turning off this setting prevents new media licenses from being saved on your device. Turning it back on will reset your unique ID and allow you to download and otherwise obtain protected media through Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to Let sites save protected media licenses on my device in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.

To clear the DRM data, including your unique ID and any acquired media licenses, select the Media licenses check box when you Clear browsing data.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Turn On or Off "Let sites save protected media licenses" in Microsoft Edge Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off "Let sites save protected media licenses" using a REG file





Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Save Protected Media Licenses OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Save Protected Media Licenses
To Turn On or Off "Let sites save protected media licenses" in Microsoft Edge Settings

1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

2. Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+X) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on Privacy & security on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Let sites save protected media licenses on my device for what you want under Media licenses on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Save Protected Media Licenses OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Save Protected Media Licenses
To Turn On or Off "Let sites save protected media licenses" using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Privacy

EnableEncryptedMediaExtensions DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On



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


 2. To Turn On "Let sites save protected media licenses" in Microsoft Edge

This is the default setting.

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

Turn_On_Save_protected_media_licenses_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off "Let sites save protected media licenses" in Microsoft Edge

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

Turn_Off_Save_protected_media_licenses_in_Microsoft_Edge.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/tap 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