System and method for creating and navigating a linear hypermedia resource program

  • US 7,383,323 B2
  • Filed: 03/23/2007
  • Issued: 06/03/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/06/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for presenting video media elements to a subscriber station, the method comprising:

  • receiving a request from the subscriber station to present at least one video media element to the subscriber station;

    selecting a plurality of video media elements for presentation to the subscriber station, the plurality of video elements including a first video media element and a plurality of second video media elements;

    creating a first file for use by the subscriber station to create a first user interface that includes;

    a first viewing area in which the first video media element is presented; and

    a first map area having a plurality of icons, each icon representative of a corresponding one of the plurality of second video media elements, the plurality of icons available for selection to access corresponding video media elements; and

    transmitting the first file to the subscriber station;

    receiving a map area selection request from the subscriber station, the map area selection request corresponding to a selected icon of the first map area;

    creating a second file for use by the subscriber station to create a second user interface that includes;

    a second viewing area in which a second video media element is presented, the second video element corresponding to the selected icon of the first map area;

    a second map area having a plurality of icons, each icon representative of a corresponding one of a second plurality of second video media elements, the plurality of icons available for selection to access corresponding video media elements; and

    transmitting the second file to the subscriber station.

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