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SubjectMTP - Media Transfer Protocol support
Hey there,

I don't know if this is the right place, but I would like to inquire on
the status of MTP support in the kernel.

MTP is a new protocol by Microsoft if I'm not mistaken. It stands for
Media Transfer Protocol. It's going to replace the mass storage support
on a lot of new MP3 players and from what I've seen, also on other
mobile devices like phones and camera's.

MTP, from what I've seen so far, has 2 folders at the moment (atleast on
my MP3 device / iRiver T10). Music and Data. Music can only be written
by software like Media Player 10, because it has to do with DRM. Data
however can be written as a filesystem. The latter is what I would like
support for (I don't care about DRM).

Microsoft appearantly publishes the specifications, unfortunately for
most of us it's Microsoft word format, in an executable. Would convert
this for you, but I don't know how legal that is.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fed98ca6-ca7f-4e60-b88c-c5fce88f3eea&displaylang=en

Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask. But I figured it needs kernel
support first, because the USB device isn't recognized at all. MTP has a
general USB interface like mass storage from what I understand, so we'll
need drivers for that first I think.

For those interested, PLX appearantly has written something to support
MTP on (some?) of their chips for phones. Haven't been able to find the
software so far.
http://www.plxtech.com/products/exp_apps/files/ExApps18_MobilePhone.pdf

As always, all you guys do is really appreciated. Keep up the good work.

TIA

Ferry
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