Personal media broadcasting system with output buffer

  • US 8,051,454 B2
  • Filed: 04/09/2010
  • Issued: 11/01/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/07/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device comprising:

  • a processor configured to receive an audio/video signal and to construct a media stream suitable for transmission over a network from the audio/video signal, wherein the media stream is encoded at a bit rate;

    a buffer coupled to receive the media stream, the buffer coupled to the processor for communicating an amount of free space remaining in the buffer, wherein the processor constructs the media stream by encoding the audio/video signal using a bit rate that is dynamically adjusted based on the amount of free space remaining in the buffer; and

    a network interface configured to transmit the media stream stored in the buffer to a client over a network.

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