MTP Services Mobian
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(04-18-2021, 09:36 AM)MtnSk8 Wrote: "A Brief History of MTP

Standardized in 2000, PTP was originally developed to transfer images from a digital still camera to a PC. PTP is limited to transferring images and is an insufficient solution for media rich portable devices like phones and portable media players. Users required a method to transfer different file formats like media files, people contacts or video, which were not supported by PTP. Microsoft therefore introduced the MTP to address the shortcomings in PTP."

https://www.2brightsparks.com/resources/...tocol.html


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""MTP is part of the "Windows Media" framework and thus closely related to Windows Media Player.""

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Transfer_Protocol

Thanks for the MTP history, MtnSk8.

I'm not saying Microsoft hasn't developed useful stuff. I've simply observed that, ever since Microsoft was founded, it has imposed a lot of annoyances on its users over the years. Geez--with every new release of Windows, website howtos pop-up all over the place explaining how to defeat many of the new annoyances.


(04-18-2021, 09:36 AM)MtnSk8 Wrote: PTP is limited to transferring images and is an insufficient solution for media rich portable devices like phones and portable media players.

Yup--that's mostly how I use my PinePhone so now I know that, historically, Microsoft developed MTP precisely for devices like the PinePhone! To date, the PinePhone is mostly an excellent portable media player and also a partially capable phone.

So Microsoft developed MTP, but some Linux OS devs decided that it's an insufficient solution for the devices MS targeted and its use should be "canceled" (at least for all but the most experienced and determined users who have plenty of time to spend on re-enabling it).

I just realized that what many long-term Linux OS reviewers, like Dedoimedo, and I have been criticizing about the overall direction of Linux development for the last several years was actually a leading edge form of "cancel culture"!
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Messages In This Thread
MTP Services Mobian - by exhoplex - 12-27-2020, 09:25 PM
RE: MTP Services Mobian - by exhoplex - 12-27-2020, 10:29 PM
RE: MTP Services Mobian - by scholbert - 01-06-2021, 07:37 AM
RE: MTP Services Mobian - by calinb - 01-22-2021, 09:55 PM
RE: MTP Services Mobian - by calinb - 01-23-2021, 04:46 PM
RE: MTP Services Mobian - by scholbert - 04-13-2021, 02:46 AM
RE: MTP Services Mobian - by MtnSk8 - 04-17-2021, 11:27 PM
RE: MTP Services Mobian - by calinb - 04-18-2021, 01:15 AM
RE: MTP Services Mobian - by MtnSk8 - 04-18-2021, 09:36 AM
RE: MTP Services Mobian - by calinb - 04-18-2021, 12:10 PM
RE: MTP Services Mobian - by a-wai - 04-19-2021, 07:16 AM

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