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Old 02-08-2007, 04:50 PM
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Default Copy movie files in MTP mode.

I'm not sure if someone has already discovered this but I tried a search and didn't find anything.
A lot of people will notice that you can't directly transfer movie files (.mov) to the Sansa in MTP mode without converting them first. Otherwise, you will get an error about the device only supports audio files. My problem is I preconverted a lot of movies and didn't want to use MSC mode. I noticed that .mp3, .wav, .wma can be copied (though I thought that wma files are not supported by Sansa, I think <-- may be wrong but that was the clue) So I messed with the registry and finally found a way to copy files with any extension in MTP mode.

REMEMBER TO BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MESSING WITH IT.

1. Run regedit
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Portable Devices\FormatMap
3. Add a key named ".mov" without quotes
4. Add a string "ContentType" with data "{4AD2C85E-5E2D-45E5-8864-4F229E3C6CF0}" without quotes
5. Add a string "Format" with data "{30090000-AE6C-4804-98BA-C57B46965FE7}" without quotes
6. Voila, you can drag and drop movie files now. You can repeat 4 and 5 with .bmp as well.

The trick is basically to trick windows into thinking that .mov is an audio file (.mp3 to be exact) for "Windows Portable Devices". This may be very crude but it works. This should not affect other functionality of Windows. Now we all can use MTP with more freedom.

Do you guys think this can be "Hints and Tips III"?
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:06 PM
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we can test it out, and if anything since its just one... i can include it in II and give you kudos
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:23 PM
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we can test it out, and if anything since its just one... i can include it in II and give you kudos
Has anyone tested it out?
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So I messed with the registry and finally found a way to copy files with any extension in MTP mode.

REMEMBER TO BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MESSING WITH IT.

1. Run regedit
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Portable Devices\FormatMap
3. Add a key named ".mov" without quotes
4. Add a string "ContentType" with data "{4AD2C85E-5E2D-45E5-8864-4F229E3C6CF0}" without quotes
5. Add a string "Format" with data "{30090000-AE6C-4804-98BA-C57B46965FE7}" without quotes
6. Voila, you can drag and drop movie files now. You can repeat 4 and 5 with .bmp as well.

Do you guys think this can be "Hints and Tips III"?
Finally found a need for testdasi's registry hack and it works for me! I already have a registry key for .bmp (and just about every other format except .mov) so I haven't tried to edit the existing .bmp key but it's only .mov files I was interested in anyway. It's easy to copy and paste the values from another key (I used the .wma key and that works fine)

If the firmware updater worked in MTP mode there would never be any need to switch to MSC!

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Old 04-08-2007, 03:40 PM
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unless your family computer isnt XP- ours is ME
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unless your family computer isnt XP- ours is ME
True - but ME was not one of Bill's best ideas. Unless you have some specific software that won't run on XP (and you could easily set up a dual boot ME-XP system), you could always do a clean install of XP. I see that genuine XP Home disks are now less than $90 on your side of the pond.

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Old 10-14-2007, 07:30 PM
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Does this work for any player? Like the Zune which forces MTP mode?
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