Method and apparatus for adjusting volume levels in a multi-zone system

  • US 8,588,949 B2
  • Filed: 09/14/2012
  • Issued: 11/19/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/28/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A multimedia controller including a processor, the controller configured to:

  • provide a user interface for a player group, wherein the player group includes a plurality of players in a local area network, and wherein each player is an independent playback device configured to playback a multimedia output from a multimedia source;

    accept via the user interface an input to facilitate formation of the player group, wherein the input to facilitate formation of the player group indicates that at least two of the plurality of players in the local area network are to be included in the player group;

    for each of the plurality of players within the player group, accept via the user interface an input to adjust a volume associated with the player, wherein the input to adjust the volume associated with the player causes the corresponding independent playback device to adjust its volume; and

    accept via the user interface an input to adjust a volume associated with the player group, wherein the input to adjust the volume associated with the group causes the corresponding independent playback devices in the player group to adjust their volumes.

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