Access on Android device via MTP

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Manuel

15 Apr, 2018 10:16 AM

Hello,

I have a dye-sublimation printer and a small convertible notebook for setting up a photo kiosk. This kiosk will be used as printing on-site in combination with our photo-booth, but should also be connectable to Android devices with SD card slots to print pictures which are stored on them.
My question is: How would it be possible to select an folder on an Android device for showing this pictures in the kiosk printing gallery? Since Android does not support device connection as mass-storage, MTP has to be used. But I can't find the Android device in the selet folder dialog.

Thank you very much in advance.
Manuel

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John Wu on 15 Apr, 2018 03:31 PM

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    Sparkbooth does not run on Android

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by John Wu on 15 Apr, 2018 05:11 PM

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    Sorry, maybe I misread your question. So you are trying to run Sparkbooth
    photo kiosk on a notebook computer? But the photos are being taken on an
    Android device?

  3. 3 Posted by Manuel on 16 Apr, 2018 08:06 PM

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    Yes, the Sparkbooth App runs on a Windows 10 Convertible in Kiosk Mode, but the pictures I want to show are stored on an SD-card which is inserted in an connected Android device. In Windows Explorer, the SD-card is accessible.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by John Wu on 16 Apr, 2018 08:14 PM

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    Is the notebook computer running Windows? If so, you need to find a way for
    the Android device to emulate Microsoft SMB protocol. That way, Windows can
    see the shared folder on your Android device.

    I quick Google search found this
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.icecoldapps.sambaserver&hl=en_US

  5. 5 Posted by Manuel on 16 Apr, 2018 09:05 PM

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    Thank you very much for this suggestion! I will try it :-)

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