Audio converter device and method for using the same

  • US 7,142,934 B2
  • Filed: 09/01/2001
  • Issued: 11/28/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/01/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method to play back digital media, the method comprising:

  • receiving a portion of a digital media file stored on a server via a local area network into a volatile memory in a client converter device;

    converting the portion of the digital media file in the volatile memory to a format usable by a conventional media playback system; and

    receiving a subsequent portion of the digital media file from the server into the volatile memory via the local area network, wherein flow of the subsequent portion of the digital media file from the server is controlled so as to insure that the volatile memory is filled as the portion of the digital media in the volatile memory is being converted.

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