My understanding of the two modes:
MTP - Media Transfer Protocol - for transferring DRM songs and syncing through media management software (such as WMP or MediaMonkey). Before the recent firmware update, this was the default mode for the Clip.
MSC - Mass Storage Capacity - computer recognizes device as a separate drive, similar to a USB flash drive, and assigns a drive letter to the device. Can drag & drop data files as well as media files. Does not support DRM music as it does not carry the licensing data.
From reading this and the anythingbutipod.com forum, I gather that all the techies are highly prejudicial towards the MSC mode.
Why? What advantages does it have over MTP? So far, I’ve been syncing my music (all unprotected), podcasts, Overdrive audio books (DRM protected) and playlists with MTP mode and MediaMonkey all very easily and quickly. What am I missing out by not using MSC? I’d like to be among the enlightened.
Message Edited by BigJohnL on 12-06-2007 11:19 AM