Audio program player including a dynamic program selection controller

  • US 6,199,076 B1
  • Filed: 10/02/1996
  • Issued: 03/06/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A player for reproducing selected audio program segments comprising, in combination:

  • means for storing a plurality of program segments, each of said program segments having a beginning and an end, means for receiving and storing a file of data establishing a sequence in which said program segments are scheduled to be reproduced by said player, means for accepting control commands from a user of said player, means for continuously reproducing said program segments in the order established by said sequence in the absence of a control command, means for detecting a first command indicative of a request to skip forward, and means responsive to said first command for discontinuing the reproduction of the currently playing program segment and instead continuing the reproduction at the beginning of a program segment which follows said currently playing program in said sequence.

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