Interactive video distribution system and video player utilizing a client server architecture

  • US 10,560,738 B2
  • Filed: 01/17/2019
  • Issued: 02/11/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/18/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system, comprising:

  • a network interface;

    at least one processing device;

    non-transitory memory storing programmatic code that when executed by the at least one processing device, cause the system to;

    cause a first user interface to be displayed that enables a first user to upload a first video or provide a link to the first video to a remote system;

    provide over a network using the network interface an upload of a first video or a link thereto to remote system identified by the first user via the first user interface;

    cause a second user interface to be displayed that enables the first user to;

    provide at least one of an upload indication for or a link to an image,add text to be associated with the image, andadd a link to a destination;

    provide, over the network using the network interface to the remote system;

    an upload of a first image, a received link to the first image, and/or a received first item of text, anda received link to a first destination;

    display the first video via a content player in association with a scrubber bar;

    receive from the first user, via the scrubber bar and a first control, a definition as to when the first image and/or first item of text are to be displayed as an overlay when the first video is played back;

    provide, over the network using the network interface to the remote system, the definition as to when the first image and/or first item of text are to be displayed when the first video is played back;

    provide, over the network using the network interface to the remote system;

    an upload of a second image, a received link to the second image, and/or a received second item of text, anda received link to a second destination;

    receive from the first user, via the scrubber bar and a first control, a definition as to when the second image and/or second item of text are to be displayed as an overlay when the first video is played back;

    provide, over the network using the network interface to the remote system, the definition as to when the second image and/or second item of text are to be displayed when the first video is played back;

    wherein the remote system is configured to;

    enable a video player on a first user terminal of a second user to play the first video, and display;

    the first image and/or first item of text as an overlay in accordance with the definition as to when the first image and/or text are to be displayed when the first video is played back;

    the second image and/or second item of text as an overlay in accordance with the definition as to when the second image is to be displayed when the first video is played back;

    wherein in response to detecting that the second user has selected;

    the first image and/or first item of text, orthe second image and/or second item of text,a respective destination link, comprising a respective destination URL is activated, and a respective network destination corresponding to the respective destination URL is accessed by the first user terminal.

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