Streaming media search and playback system for continuous playback of media resources through a network

  • US 6,484,199 B2
  • Filed: 03/22/2002
  • Issued: 11/19/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/24/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for playing back media from a network, the method comprising:

  • receiving a search request over the network to play back media that satisfies one or more search criteria;

    selecting a plurality of media resources by comparing the one or more search criteria to information associated with the media resources;

    wherein a set of media resources is established based on the plurality of media resources; and

    causing media resources, including the set of media resources, to be played back on a network enabled device, wherein media resources in the set of media resources are played back through the network;

    wherein causing media resources to be played back includes, in response to termination of playback of a given media resource, automatically initiating playback of another media resource, wherein the other media resource is in the set of media resources.

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