Real-Time Network Transport Protocol Interface Method and Apparatus

  • US 20090164655A1
  • Filed: 07/10/2008
  • Published: 06/25/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/20/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A multimedia-enabled device having a multimedia framework including an integration layer and a higher-level application layer, the integration layer of the multimedia framework comprising:

  • a plurality of predefined media processing components having an input/output interface configurable based on the type and format of media content delivered to the multimedia-enabled device during a streaming media session, the predefined media processing components operable to provide predefined media processing functions to the higher-level application layer for enabling playback of the media content; and

    a streaming media management component operable to;

    establish and manage the streaming media session;

    configure one or more content pipes used during the streaming media session to access packets received by one or more sockets, the packets being encapsulated according to a real-time network transport protocol;

    map the one or more content pipes to the one or more sockets; and

    process packets retrieved from the one or more content pipes such that the media content is provided to corresponding ones of the predefined media processing components in accordance with their configured input/output interfaces.

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