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