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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by prooz, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. prooz

    prooz Lurker
    Thread Starter

    If I connect my Note II to any PC via USB and try to play something like an mp4 file from the SD card on the computer; it doesn't just open, it copies the file to a temporary directory on the PC and then opens it with VLC or something of the like.

    This is not usual behavior, I think we all agree. Why is this the case and how do I fix it?
     

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  2. olbriar

    olbriar  
    Moderator

    I scooted your thread into the Note 2 area where the friendly members that know your phone best can assist. Good luck.
     
  3. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    So it does not open the file directly. I have to agree that is rather odd. I'll try to recreate that when I get home, more of a curiosity than anything else.

    Sent using the force
     
  4. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    What program are you using to play the music, prooz? I'm thinking about file extensions, too.
     
  5. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    Actually, mine does it too. The Note 2 is connected via MTP which works differently than an external storage device. Even if you can see and access stuff on the device like an external storage device, it is not seen as such. It is seen as a device (not a drive). That's the drawback of using MTP.

    Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia:
     
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