Computer control system and user interface for media playing devices

  • US 5,864,868 A
  • Filed: 02/13/1996
  • Issued: 01/26/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/13/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer user interface menu selection process for allowing the user to select music to be played on a music device controlled by a computer, comprising the steps of:

  • a) simultaneously displaying on a display device, at least two individual data fields selected from music categories, composers, artists, and songs;

    b) selecting at least one item from at least one of the data fields;

    c) in response to step b), redisplaying all data fields not having an item selected therefrom with data related only to the at least one item selected in step b), and simultaneously maintaining all items originally displayed in the data fields with at lest one item selected therefrom;

    d) selecting an item in the songs data field in response to step c), ande) playing the selected song item from step d) on the computer responsive music device.

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