Sharing a streaming video

  • US 8,438,608 B2
  • Filed: 07/01/2011
  • Issued: 05/07/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/09/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of streaming a video to users over a network, the method comprising the steps of:

  • receiving, by a receiving computer via a web page, a video file sent by a user on a second computer on a network;

    executing, by the receiving computer server, in response to receiving the video file, an automated function automatically performing each of;

    (b1) converting the video file into a streaming video file comprising a streaming video format, the video file being converted independent from receiving a command to perform such conversion from the user;

    (b2) generating an identification tag comprising a video frame image representing a subject matter of the streaming video file and identifying the streaming video file; and

    (b3) embedding the identification tag comprising the video frame image into a web page for serving the streaming video file to one or more users on one or more computers on the network.

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