Dynamic selection of media streams for display

  • US 6,128,649 A
  • Filed: 06/02/1997
  • Issued: 10/03/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/02/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of selecting for display one or more streams from a number of real-time media streams available to be transmitted across a communications network for display on respective terminals of a first, and at least one other user, the method comprising the steps of:

  • determining a policy of the first user for making the selection, the policy comprising an indication of how the selection should be made, the policy being selectable by the first user;

    determining a condition of at least one of the communications network and the terminal;

    determining dynamically which streams to select for the first user according to the condition and according to the first user'"'"'s policy; and

    ,causing only the selected streams to be passed for display on the terminal of the first user, independently of selections made for passing to the other users.

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