System and method for creating and posting media lists for purposes of subsequent playback

  • US 8,015,263 B2
  • Filed: 11/17/2008
  • Issued: 09/06/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/10/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for sharing audio content for playback comprising:

  • a first computer comprising a first processor, a first communications interface controllable by the first processor, and a first memory, the first memory comprising program code executable by the first processor for performing the following steps;

    providing one or more references to media data to a server computer for sharing the media data for distribution, the media data comprising one or more references to audio data, and a set of media attributes;

    receiving an ordered list from the server computer, the ordered list comprising a plurality of references to media data, including the a reference to the media data;

    displaying the ordered list;

    accepting selection of a list item containing a reference to the media data;

    in response to the selection of the list item, downloading and storing the media data and the audio data referenced by the media data;

    obtaining notification of changes to the media data, and in response to the notification, automatically downloading and storing the media data and the audio data;

    record the audio data, encode the audio data in a format suitable for transfer to the server, and store the audio data on the first computer for subsequent retrieval; and

    retrieve the audio data and transfer the audio data to the server.

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