Analyzing audio, including analyzing streaming audio signals

  • US 7,693,965 B2
  • Filed: 10/14/2008
  • Issued: 04/06/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/18/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • a) utilizing a programmed electronic processor, analyzing a streaming audio signal to obtain an index steganographically hidden therein, the index being steganographically hidden in the audio signal through alterations to data representing the audio signal;

    b) accessing a remote repository with the index, the remote repository including a plurality of records that link an index to a pointer which identifies a remote computer;

    c) obtaining a pointer from the database with at least reference to the index; and

    d) using the pointer to establish communication with the remote computer to obtain information associated with the audio signal.

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