Real-time priority-based media communication

  • US 7,587,509 B1
  • Filed: 08/20/2007
  • Issued: 09/08/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/13/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • communicating a media stream comprised of a one or more streams, wherein each of said one or more streams is divided into a plurality of chunks; and

    associating a state of a plurality of states with each chunk of said plurality of chunks, a header of each of said chunks including a state association representing said state, the state association indicating one of a plurality of possible purposes for each respective chunk, wherein said possible purposes indicated by said state association consist of;

    a new stream chunk associated with a new stream, wherein said new stream chunk includes a plurality of new parameters in said header and uses no parameters from a previous header,a new media chunk associated with said new stream wherein said new media chunk includes a plurality of new parameters in said header and uses at least one other parameter from a previous header,a new time chunk associated with said new stream wherein said new time chunk includes at least one new parameter in said header and uses a plurality of other parameters from a previous header, anda continuation chunk requiring no new parameters in said header and using a plurality of parameters from a previous header.

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