Storing and accessing media files

CAFC
  • US 7,730,132 B2
  • Filed: 04/19/2007
  • Issued: 06/01/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A multimedia storage server comprising:

  • a network interface to simultaneously provide a first client device and a second client device with audio-video network connections for editing on the multimedia storage server at least one of a plurality of components of a multimedia document that includes video and that is stored on the multimedia storage server, wherein structural relationships among the plurality of components form a basis for at least spatial layout and order of presentation of the multimedia document, and wherein editing includes inserting respective first and second sets of annotations in the multimedia document and to simultaneously provide a third client device with access to the video portion of the edited multimedia document and to at least the first and second sets of annotations; and

    a storage interface to interface with storage facilities, the storage facilities to store video received from the first client device and the second client device respectively as first and second multimedia documents,wherein the multimedia storage server is configured to;

    receive from at least two of the first, second, and third client devices, requests for access to the edited multimedia document, wherein the request is communicated using IP protocol,provide simultaneous access to the edited multimedia document including at least the first and second sets of annotations to the client devices requesting access, andprovide simultaneous access to the edited multimedia document to the client devices requesting access by enabling transfer of at least the video portion of the edited multimedia document to the client devices requesting access, and wherein the client devices requesting access to the edited multimedia document include respective decompression modules to decompress the transferred edited multimedia document for playback.

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