Method and system for sharing video with advertisements over a network

  • US 8,464,302 B1
  • Filed: 08/03/2000
  • Issued: 06/11/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/03/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of sharing a streaming video and associated advertisement over a network, comprising:

  • executing, by a first computer;

    receiving an advertisement;

    storing the advertisement;

    receiving a video file;

    converting the video file into a streaming video file comprising a streaming video format, independent from receiving a command to perform such conversion;

    storing the streaming video file to a storage device;

    generating an identification tag identifying the stored streaming video file;

    associating the streaming video file with the advertisement;

    embedding the identification tag into a web page accessible to a plurality of users on the network;

    receiving, via a web page, a request to transmit the streaming video file; and

    transmitting, via a web page, the streaming video file and the advertisement to a second computer on the network.

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