System and method for creating and posting media lists for purposes of subsequent playback

  • US 7,069,310 B1
  • Filed: 11/10/2000
  • Issued: 06/27/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/10/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for sharing media for playback comprising:

  • a first computer system configured to connect to a server via a communication network;

    wherein said server comprises references to audio data stored on said server, where said audio data is from a plurality of sources and is stored in condition for playback;

    wherein said first computer system is configured to obtain said references to said audio data from said server;

    wherein said first computer system is configured to create a mediagram specified by a creator user wherein said mediagram comprises said references enabling playback of said audio data wherein said mediagram comprises an atomic unit having at least one reference to said audio data and a set of media attributes;

    wherein said first computer system is configured to publish said mediagram to said server via said communication network;

    wherein said server is configured to receive and store said mediagram that comprises said references enabling playback of said audio data;

    wherein said mediagram is referenced in an ordered list on said server;

    wherein at least one another peer computer system is configured to connect to said server via said communication network;

    wherein said server is configured to cause said ordered list comprising said mediagram to be displayed on said at least one another peer computer system in a way that enables a user of said at least one another peer computer system to select a list item for playback to said at least one another peer computer system;

    wherein said ordered list and contents of said ordered list are altered dynamically as a result of input provided to said ordered list; and

    wherein said set of media attributes contained in said mediagram is changed on said server and said server is configured to propagate changes to said mediagram automatically.

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