Streaming content from one or more production nodes or media player systems

  • US 8,099,513 B2
  • Filed: 07/06/2010
  • Issued: 01/17/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/16/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A media player system configured to request and receive streaming content from one or more production nodes or other media player systems, the media player system comprising:

  • at least one processing unit that executes software including;

    a search routine for autonomously identifying one or more other media player systems running the software, the one or more other media player systems being initially unknown to the media player system;

    a request routine for requesting content from at least one of the one or more identified other media player systems or from one or more production nodes;

    a receiving routine for receiving streaming content from one or more of the identified media player systems or from the one or more production nodes; and

    a routine for making incoming streaming content received as a result of the receiving routine ready for play-back,wherein the search routine is configured to be executed by the at least one data processing unit while the receiving routine is being executed.

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