Pairing with freely available Hann Portable Server, you can directly connect to your computer and upload or download files. Microsoft Office files on your computer can also be directly opened from Windows Phone's Office Mobile; you don't need to email it to yourself or use SharePoint.
Wish to just copy an image from your Pictures Hub to a computer without using Zune? No problem! After connecting to Hann Portable Server, simply select "upload from pictures hub" menu and choose an image you wish to upload.
Hann File Transporter includes media player and image/text/html viewers for viewing locally stored files and directly off Hann Portable Server. Internet site bookmarks from desktop computers can also be opened from Hann File Transporter.
OPENING OFFICE FILES DIRECTLY
If you wish to open an Office file from Windows Phone's Office Mobile, connect to Hann Portable Server from Hann File Transporter and go to the folder where your file exists. Once you locate your file in Hann File Transporter, instead of downloading it to your phone, select "open" from its context menu.
When you select the "open" menu, Hann File Transporter launches Web browser and an Office file icon representing your file will be shown. Tapping this icon launches Office Mobile and opens your file. (If you wish to open your file from Office Mobile even after Hann Portable Server is stopped, choose 'save as' menu in Office Mobile before closing it.)
PLAY VIDEO FILES WITHOUT TRANSCODING
Hann File Transporter doesn't require Zune software. It downloads and uploads raw files directly from Hann Portable Server. Hence you don't need to wait for any "transcoding" for your DivX files.
Just download and play!
(Hann File Transporter also supports playing media files directly off Hann Portable Server. However, unlike MP4 video files, DivX AVI files usually fail to play in such a way.)
Please be aware that unlike using Zune software which ensures file compatibility (codec, screen resolution and etc.) while transcoding, the media player in Hann File Transporter may fail to properly handle unsupported or corrupted file.
If you're planning on viewing or listening to media files via Hann File Transporter, please make sure your files are within the supported formats for your device. The following Web page lists currently supported media formats for Windows Phone:
DISPLAY SUBTITLES IN BUILT-IN MEDIA PLAYER
Built-in media player supports SRT subtitle files (http://matroska.org/technical/specs/subtitles/srt.html). When you open a video or audio file stored on your phone, built-in media player automatically loads matching .SRT file and displays subtitles.
In order for built-in media player to correctly load a matching subtitle file, please make sure the subtitle file has the same name as the media file except for the extension. For example, if your media file is named "my-video.mp4", its subtitle file must be named "my-video.srt".
If your subtitle has non-alphabet characters, please make sure the file is saved in UTF-8 text encoding format.
USING DESKTOP INTERNET FAVORITES
Hann File Transporter recognizes Internet shortcut (.url) files created from desktop Windows and when you select "open" context menu for such a file, Hann File Transporter opens the Website it points to on Web browser. You can open Internet shortcuts directly from Hann Portable Server or after downloaded to your Windows Phone.
This feature should be handy if you organize your Website bookmarks as Internet shortcuts on your computer and also wish to use them from your Windows Phone. For example, if you're using Internet Explorer on your desktop, simply download your "Favorites" folder (usually found under C:\Users\<your-user-name>) and all your bookmarks including their folder structure are instantly ready for your Windows Phone!
CREATE WALLPAPER WITH BUILT-IN IMAGE VIEWER
Built-in image viewer supports taking a snapshot of currently displayed picture for using it as wallpaper. If you have a picture you wish to use it as wallpaper, open it with built-in image viewer.
Once it's displayed, pinch/zoom and position your picture exactly as you want it to be shown as wallpaper, and select "save as wallpaper" from application bar menu.
You can then go to Pictures Hub and open "saved pictures" folder. You should be able to find your saved picture from Hann File Transporter. Open that picture and select "use as wallpaper" from its application bar menu.
PIN AND PLAY AUDIO FILES IN BACKGROUND
For a pinned audio file, when tapped from Start screen, Hann File Transporter opens the folder where the pinned file is located and plays it in background. Other audio files in the same folder will also be played in background.
If the pinned file was the first audio file in the folder, other audio files will be played in the same order as they would be listed in Hann File Transporter. Otherwise, they will be shuffled.
Hann Portable Server is a desktop companion program for Hann File Transporter. It also provides additional services for our other Windows Phone apps. For example, if you wish to use the backup/restore feature in NemoNote, you need to have Hann Portable Server running on your computer. The following lists our Windows Phone apps that currently make use of Hann Portable Server:
In order to make Hann Portable Server as easy and simple to use as possible, we have created it as a single executable. You don't need to run installer or do complicated setup; simply download the latest version and run the executable.
When you launch Hann Portable Server, you first need to select a folder that will be accessible from Hann File Transporter. Only the selected folder and its subfolders will be available for accessing.
Clicking "Start" button activates the server; Hann File Transporter can then access the selected folder and transfer files.
If you wish to start the server as soon as Hann Portable Server is launched, enable "Activate server on program startup" option.
Hann Portable Server accepts a folder path and "/start" command-line switch. For example, if you wish to set initial folder path to "D:\Public", create a shortcut to Hann Portable Server executable and add "D:\Public" to its target setting.
If you wish to start the server when you launch Hann Portable Server, use "/start" command-line switch.
If you have security concerns and wish to have Hann Portable Server accessible only when your phone is connected to desktop Zune program via USB, simply change the "Bind IP Address" option to "127.0.0.1". And when you need to connect to Hann Portable Server, use your computer's other address that's listed on the option. For example, if the option lists "127.0.0.1" and "192.168.1.11", select "127.0.0.1" for the option and when you need to connect to Hann Portable Server, use "192.168.1.11".
Please note that while your phone is connected to desktop Zune program, you cannot play any media file or upload images from phone's Pictures Hub in Hann File Transporter. However, you should be able to achieve much faster upload/download speed.