Video on demand DVD system

  • US 6,341,375 B1
  • Filed: 07/14/1999
  • Issued: 01/22/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a drive server configured to present a plurality of compressed data streams in response to one or more first control signals;

    a control server configured to present said one or more compressed data streams received from said drive server in response to one or more request signals; and

    one or more decoder devices, at least one of said one or more decoder devices being disposed in a separate room from said control server and said drive server, each of said one or more decoder devices being configured to (i) decode at least one of said one or more compressed data streams received from said control server and (ii) present at least one signal selected from a decoded video signal and a decoded audio signal in response to decoding said one or more compressed data streams, wherein a first portion of a selected one of said compressed data streams is presented to one of said decoder devices and a second portion of said selected compressed data stream is presented to another of said decoder devices.

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