|This project is part of Google Summer of Code 2008.
As MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) devices become more and more popular, and the protocol itself is about to become a standard, using them is still a problem for some people, since they cannot be mounted or opened as disks, but can be natively used only on Vista and Windows XP with WMP10, or using other programs.
Adding the MTP support to VLC would not only give the opportunity to use these device on almost every platform, but also allow to have a free, open source and largely diffuse program to manage them.
My work on the MTP support will enable VLC not only to play music from the device, but also to add new music, manage the content of the device, edit tags, playlists and anything else that would be needed by an Mp3 player user.
The coding would be done in C, mainly as a service discovery for VLC,with an access module to enable the reproduction of files; everything will be done using libmtp (POSIX compliant, so it should work nice on almost every system) as a base, and probably HAL to allow the program to detect the devices as soon as they plugged into the pc.
Planning - Studying