MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) Support

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stevei
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MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) Support

#1 Post by stevei » 15.12.2007, 15:26

Some devices, e.g. the Creative Zen media player, are now exclusively supporting this protocol when connected via USB, and do not expose their storage via the USB Mass Storage Protocol. This makes it impossible to transfer files to/from them with FreeCommander.

Having recently purchased such a device, and having experienced a lot of frustration at how terrible Windows Explorer is at dealing with it, even though it does attempt to support it by exposing it as a device, it would be great to be able to use FreeCommander to access the Creative Zen (and other MTP devices). I normally exclusively use FreeCommander in preference to Windows Explorer.

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#2 Post by mcleaver » 08.08.2008, 22:05

May I second this emotion (media player support).

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#3 Post by Dreamer » 13.12.2008, 22:43

+1 :)

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#4 Post by mcleaver » 14.12.2008, 08:41

Dreamer wrote:+1 :)
Is it that hard? ;-)

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#5 Post by Dreamer » 09.01.2009, 18:49

mcleaver wrote:Is it that hard? ;-)
Yes, probably it is. Check this topic.

http://forum.freecommander.com/viewtopic.php?t=1541

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#6 Post by clanman » 11.01.2009, 09:18

Yes Please
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#7 Post by lamarquise » 28.06.2009, 23:20

I'd love the media player support too! :)
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Re: MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) Support

#8 Post by demorier » 10.09.2010, 01:58

Add me to the list. I would much rather use FC for file management of my Sony NMZ-E444 portable media player than Windows Explorer :( .

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Re: MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) Support

#9 Post by wrbird » 23.01.2011, 01:05

Does anyone know if this is going to happen?

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Re: MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) Support

#10 Post by jrsva » 28.02.2012, 15:11

Ah, I guess this is my problem. I posted the topic,
"FC does not recognize new digital camera as a drive"
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3820

My 8-year-old Sony digital camera is recognized properly but my new Canon Vixia HF S30 is not recognized. Windows Explorer does see it but not in a consistent way, sometimes seeing only one of the three memories in the camera (one internal and two SD card slots). Win Exp is a mess; I would much rather use FC for this and all file transfers.

Does the beta version of FC-XE address this issue. I hope it does/will. Many thanks.
Best Regards, JRS
FC ver 2009.02b and FC-XE 2014-650, Win7 Pro 64 SP1

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Re: MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) Support

#11 Post by ralfso » 28.02.2012, 16:20

jrsva wrote:Does the beta version of FC-XE address this issue. I hope it does/will. Many thanks.
You can test it here: http://www.freecommander.com/fc_beta_en.htm
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Re: MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) Support

#12 Post by Scott_Y » 29.02.2012, 16:00

stevei wrote:Some devices, e.g. the Creative Zen media player, are now exclusively supporting this protocol when connected via USB, and do not expose their storage via the USB Mass Storage Protocol. This makes it impossible to transfer files to/from them with FreeCommander.
I can easily access a Creative Zen media player and other MTP devices in a tab in FC XE (Win 7), but couldn't see how to do it in FC 2009 (Win XP; please confirm for other versions of Windows.) Access is via "Computer" rather than a drive letter. There are some limitations on what can be done in an MTP folder (e.g. there is no New menu), but that is probably due to the protocol rather than FC. See viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3820&p=11272#p11272 for a bit more information.

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Re: MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) Support

#13 Post by Dreamer » 29.02.2012, 22:26

Scott_Y wrote:I can easily access a Creative Zen media player and other MTP devices in a tab in FC XE (Win 7), but couldn't see how to do it in FC 2009 (Win XP; please confirm for other versions of Windows.)
MTP is NOT supported in old FC versions, it is supported only in XE version.

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