Storing and accessing media files

CAFC
  • US 7,822,813 B2
  • Filed: 01/30/2007
  • Issued: 10/26/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A content storage system comprising:

  • at least one audio-video storage subsystem at a first physical premises and configured for storing at least first and second multimedia documents, respectively created by first and second users using respective first and second client devices,wherein both the first and second stored multimedia documents (a) each have a universal format that defines each multimedia document as a collection of components in multi media with a structure that captures the relationships among the components and their spatial layout, and (b) include at least one hyperlink, andwherein at least the first and second client devices are separated by at least one wide area network and are in communication with the audio-video storage subsystem, the system being configured toenable the first and second users each to access at least both the first and second multimedia documents stored on the audio-video storage subsystem,enable the first and second users each to add to at least both the first and second multimedia documents by using software tools respectively at the first and second client devices, andenable respective users of the first and second client devices to each playback at least one component of the media associated with the first multimedia document and each playback at least one component of the media associated with the second multimedia document, each user using at least the operations of start, stop, and pause.

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