WPD Drivers Overview

Windows Portable Devices (WPD) provides an infrastructure to enable multifunction devices that store various media and non-media content. An example of a multi-function device is a cellular phone that contains a built-in zoom camera (a digital camera function) and supports music synchronization and playback (a portable media player function). Additionally, WPD makes these devices accessible from a Windows-based computer.

WPD is supported on Windows XP with Windows Media Player 11, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

The object-based Device-Driver Interface (DDI) enables convergent devices, initially focused on smart storage devices such as portable media players, digital still cameras, and mobile phones. Along with a DDI, WPD implements a class driver solution for the following standard protocols and transports:

  • Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) over USB, IP, and Bluetooth
  • Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) over USB, IP, and Bluetooth
  • Mass Storage Class (MSC) over USB



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