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Old July 19th, 2010, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is the Media Share notification?

I keep getting this notification saying "Connection detected: Select to open Media Share". What is this exactly? It doesn't appear to be the same thing as DLNA. I'm not sure if I should turn it off, or find out what it does so I can give it a try?

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Open DLNA, if you have an option selected "looks like an led ON in the icon", just un-click it. If it's DLNA, it will start when your phone starts if you have a "share" option enabled.

Took me a few times to figure it out myself. Hope that's all it is!
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Open DLNA, if you have an option selected "looks like an led ON in the icon", just un-click it. If it's DLNA, it will start when your phone starts if you have a "share" option enabled.

Took me a few times to figure it out myself. Hope that's all it is!
Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't believe it's DLNA. I opened it up and Share is not enabled. And there does not appear to be any option for turning something off in the notification area.

I think it's something different than DLNA but not sure what...
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Share option is a clicked icon on the dlna page, NOT an option setting.

That's what took a while for me to figure out, but yours might be different.
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Share option is a clicked icon on the dlna page, NOT an option setting.

That's what took a while for me to figure out, but yours might be different.
I finally found it. It's a separate app in the app drawer called "Media Share" and when I opened it, there was an option for turning off the notification. However, I still don't know what media share is or how it differs from DLNA? Also, I think it's a stock app because i don't remember downloading it from the market.
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Default Media Share

According to Motorola's discussion of DLNA on their website (I'm sorry that I didn't record the URL when I read this information), Media Share is a legitimate and simplified version of the more advanced DLNA app. At least for the Droid X, when you hook up to your PC for the first time you will get an offer on the Droid to launch the Media Share app, which is how you want to get started on file transfers and the like.

I did this and on at least the Droid X the instructions are easy to follow. At one point you will see a screen that says "Enable Memory Card Management" and what that screen is asking you to do (it's confusing) is choose "Charge Only" (I think - once I made the right choice it went to the next screen). The interface is a little clumsy but it certainly works. I easily transferred a large number of photos from the Droid to the PC (a new Falcon running 7 64-bit) with no hassle, and could have easily transferred photos the other way.

As a side note, it looks to me that you could possibly screw a few things up on your Droid with this protocol, because when you go into the Windows directory map, it gives you access to everything on your memory card.

Anyway, Media Share is a pre-installed Motorola app, it is legit, and it does work.
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