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Thread: Parental control bypass?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2016

    Default Parental control bypass?

    I added a folder to my library, and set the Content rating at the folder level.

    I have setup a PIN to be able to bypass content restrictions.

    When I try to browse this folder from my WD TV Live, I get "no meda found for playback" which I expected.

    However, I don't get prompted to enter the PIN.

    Is there a way to watch these titles from my WD TV while maintaining the content blocking ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2016


    I just noticed -

    If I go to the "Recently Added" view (through my WD TV), I am able to see and watch those movies which I had set the content rating to block.

    Is this a bug ?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Melbourne, Australia


    Some answers:

    • The PIN code only works with our Mezzmo (Android) app. When you set the PIN code in the Options dialog (Content Rating page) in Mezzmo (Windows) app, then you can enter the same PIN code into the Settings window of our Mezzmo (Android) app and this will let you view all media on your Mezzmo (Android) app - i.e. bypas any of your content rating restrictions that you may have enforced. And, then you can then push/play your media files onto your devices in your home using Mezzmo (Android) app. So if you have an Android smartphone or tablet, we do recommend you try Mezzmo (Android) app since it provides a very handy way to view your Mezzmo library and control your devices in your home. Search for Mezzmo in Google Play store.
    • When you set the content rating for a folder or playlist, that's all it does - i.e sets the content rating for that particular folder or playlist. You can use content rating restrictions for devices and users to show or not show the folder or playlist. It does not set the content rating for the individual files with the folder or playlist. Your files have their own content rating - these are automatically collected when retrieving metadata or you can manually set them yourself using the Properties dialog. If you do not have content ratings for your files and they are getting listed in the smart playlists (like Recently Added) or active playlists (like Movies, TV Series, etc.), there's 3 ways to fix this: (i) set the "Do not stream files that are unrated" checkbox in the Options dialog (Content rating page) so unrated files are not listed or streamed, or (ii) assign the appropriate content ratings to your files, or (iii) remove the smart playlists and active playlists from your Mezzmo library so only your folders are listed.

    Let us know if you need further help.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at

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