Method and apparatus for controlling multimedia players in a multi-zone system

  • US 7,571,014 B1
  • Filed: 06/05/2004
  • Issued: 08/04/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for controlling a plurality of players, the method comprising:

  • displaying on a screen a first list showing at least available players;

    displaying, when at least one of the players is selected as a zone group head, on the screen a second list showing at least some of the players that are eligible to be grouped with the zone group head;

    forming a zone group started with the zone group head, after one or more players from the at least some of the players are selected to join the zone group; and

    synchronizing all players in the zone group;

    adjusting a volume meter represented by an averaged value of audio volumes of the slayers in the group, wherein said adjusting of the volume meter includes changing a volume of each of the group of slayers synchronously in accordance with an adjustment made by a user.

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