Synchronized clocks and media players

  • US 5,452,435 A
  • Filed: 03/31/1993
  • Issued: 09/19/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for clock-synchronized play of a media stream, for use in an object-oriented environment an a digital computer, said method comprising the following steps:

  • specifying a clock class including at least one clock method for generating a stream of time values;

    specifying a player class including at least one player method for causing the media stream to be played, and wherein said player class inherits from said clock class;

    instantiating at least one player object belonging to the player class;

    generating the stream of time values, using the player object'"'"'s inherited clock method; and

    playing the media stream in synchronization with the stream of time values, using the player object'"'"'s player method.

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