What is Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)?


Media Transfer Protocol is a new protocol and accompanying set of drivers developed by Microsoft to connect portable devices to a Windows XP PC and synchronize digital media content between those devices and the PC.

The MTP device offers the following benefits

  • Allow driverless Installation. MTP device uses Microsoft drivers, therefore no need to install separate drivers on the computer.
  • Autosync for music transfer. Customizable Autosync function with no special PC Software required.
  • MTP mirrors current and future device connectivity API
  • Supports subscription content transfer (Windows Media Digital Right Management10), allows playback of digital media content purchased from online store with PlaysForSure certification.

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