Initiating an alternative communication channel for receiving streaming content

CAFC
  • US 8,090,862 B2
  • Filed: 06/09/2010
  • Issued: 01/03/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/16/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for receiving data packages of a streaming item of content at a receiving media player, using at least two communication channels, the method comprising:

  • receiving one or more data packages corresponding to at least a part of the item of content over a first communication channel operationally coupled to the receiving media player;

    initiating a request for at least a part of the item of content over a second communication channel operationally coupled to the receiving media player;

    receiving, in response to initiating the request, one or more data packages corresponding to at least a part of the item of content, over the second communication channel; and

    making incoming content received over the first communication channel ready for processing and play-back at the receiving media player, such that part of the item of content is streamed to a stream target at the receiving media player, while another part of the item of content is being received by the receiving media player over the second communication channel.

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