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Old 10-16-2008, 04:29 PM
Skinjob Skinjob is offline
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The FAQ doesn't quite have the whole story. It's correct about MSC, this makes your player look just like a USB flash drive. Since it mounts as a drive letter, any tool that knows how to work with files can be used directly on your player. This give you maximum flexibility and the most choices to manage your player. It aslo works with any OS.

MTP is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft to support DRM copy protection. It's necessary for subscription services and the like. However, it does not mount as a drive letter, so you are limited to tools that specifically understand MTP. Also, Windows is the only OS with good support for MTP.

Note that despite what the FAQ says, syncing is not specific to MTP. Winamp, MediaMonkey and others all sync in MSC mode.

In general, if you don't need DRM support and you don't plan on syncing with Wndows Media Player, you're probably better off with MSC mode.

You can switch modes whenever you like, but note that your computer will unly see files on the player that were added under the current mode. So it usually best to delete everything of format before switching then add everything back under the new mode.
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