Multimedia playback method and related device

  • US 10,945,002 B2
  • Filed: 06/12/2018
  • Issued: 03/09/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/25/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A multimedia playback method, the method comprising:

  • receiving, by a server, a message generated by a multimedia playback device, the message comprising an identifier of the multimedia playback device and an identifier of a first media resource accessible by the multimedia playback device for playback on the multimedia playback device;

    generating, by the server, a playback identifier in response to receipt of the message, the playback identifier uniquely identifying a mapping between the identifier of the multimedia playback device and the identifier of the first media resource;

    communicating, by the server, the playback identifier to the multimedia playback device;

    receiving, by the server, an association request identifying the playback identifier from a terminal device that wants to display a plurality of candidate options for further playback by the multimedia playback device;

    in response to receiving the association request, establishing, by the server, a time synchronization with the terminal device and the multimedia playback device that configures the server to transmit the plurality of candidate options to the terminal device according to playback of the first media resource by the multimedia playback device reaching a preset time point;

    in response to establishing the time synchronization, transmitting, by the server, the plurality of candidate options to the terminal device to cause the terminal device to synchronously display the plurality of candidate options with playback of the first media resource reaching the preset time point; and

    determining, by the server, a second media resource to be played back by the multimedia playback device in response to receipt of a selected target option of the plurality of candidate options by the terminal device.

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