Storage and playback of media files

  • US 7,831,663 B2
  • Filed: 01/30/2007
  • Issued: 11/09/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A networked storage system comprising:

  • a first storage device configured to store at least a first and second multimedia document, both multimedia documents having a universal format that defines the multimedia document as a collection of media components, and with a structure that captures the relationship among the components including spatial layout, andconfigured to provide access to the first and second multimedia documents to respective users of first and second client devices, the first client device being in communication with the first storage device, and being separated from the first storage device by a wide area network, andthe second client device being in communication with the first storage device, the second client device being separated from the first client device and the first storage device by a wide area network,wherein the networked storage system is configured to;

    enable respective users of the first and second client devices to cause storage of the first and second multimedia documents, respectively, at the first storage device, the first and second multimedia documents each including at least a reference to a video portion and at least a hyperlink referencing at least one other multimedia document;

    enable respective users of the first and second client devices to each add content to the first and second multimedia documents by using the respective first and second client devices; and

    enable the users of the first and second client devices to each access and view the first and second multimedia documents to which content has been added.

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