August, 2006

  • dimeby8

    What is MTP anyway?

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    MTP is the successor to PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) that has been used by cameras. Since PTP was geared towards pictures (the first P in PTP), MTP was designed to be a more media-centric solution (and hence the M for media in MTP) and offers M ore...
  • dimeby8

    Enumerating WPD devices (Part 1)

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    The IPortableDeviceManager interface can be used to enumerate WPD devices. The GetDevices method returns a list of device paths for available WPD devices. This device path is typically a PnP path and can be used later to connect to the device. Error-checking...
  • dimeby8

    Using the WPD API

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    The WPD API is a COM API. Unfortunately it does not support IDispatch so we can't use it in scripting. You could use it in .Net with some interop magic, but that's an extended exercise :). We'll write samples in C++ to illustrate using the API and as...
  • dimeby8

    WPD API Documentation

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    The WPD API documentation is part of the Windows Vista SDK and is available right now on MSDN online . If the link doesn't work, look for it under ' Graphics and Multimedia > Audio and Video > Windows Portable Devices '. There is also a sample application...
  • dimeby8

    Windows Portable Devices (WPD)

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    Windows Media Player 10 (WMP) introduced the User-mode Driver Framework (UMDF). UMDF allowed drivers to be run in user-mode and the WPD team was the very first client. The WPD team delivered the MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) driver along with a Service...
  • dimeby8

    Why dimeby8?

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    The answer's pretty obvious if you think in terms of currency. I was shooting for the witty equivalent of my 2 cents . Except dime/8 = 10/8 = 1.25! I didn't notice this until much later (and it was too late to change the name by then).
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