Streaming content between media players configured to locate each other

CAFC
  • US 7,779,138 B2
  • Filed: 12/28/2006
  • Issued: 08/17/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/16/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A media player system for receiving streaming content from one or more other media player systems, the media player system comprising:

  • at least one data processing unit that executes software including;

    a search routine for autonomously identifying one or more other media player systems running said software, the one or more other media player systems initially unknown to the media player system,a request routine for requesting content to be streamed from at least one of the one or more identified other media player systems running said software,a receiving routine for receiving streaming content from the one or more identified other media player systems running the software, anda routine for making the incoming streaming content received as a result of the receiving routine ready for play-back,wherein the search routine is configured to be executed by the at least one data processing unit while the receiving routine is being executed.

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