Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases

  • US 8,640,183 B2
  • Filed: 10/26/2012
  • Issued: 01/28/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/10/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for use in a second computerized device set which is configured for wireless communication using a wireless communications protocol that enables wireless communication with a first computerized device set, wherein the first and second computerized device sets include respective first and second continuous media players, the method comprising:

  • making available to a user a first user interface that allows the user to select a continuous media content to be presented to the user, wherein the continuous media content includes a set of encoded video data;

    making available to the user a second user interface that allows the user to select to have the continuous media content presented on either one of the first computerized device set and the second computerized device set;

    receiving discovery information at the second computerized device set in accordance with a device management discovery protocol that is implemented at a communication layer above an internet protocol layer, and wherein the discovery information allows the second computerized device set to determine that the first computerized device set is capable of receiving the continuous media content and playing the continuous media content;

    wherein, in the event the user selects, via the second user interface, to have the continuous media content presented on the second computerized device set, the second media player decoding the continuous media content for presentation on the second computerized device set;

    wherein, in the event the user selects, via the second user interface, to have the continuous media content presented on the first computerized device set, wirelessly transmitting, in accordance with a wireless local area network protocol, at least a resource indicator, wherein the resource indicator comprises at least one of a URL, URI, and URN, from the second computerized device set to the first computerized device set, wherein the resource indicator facilitates obtaining the continuous media content for presentation to the user on the first computerized device set; and

    wherein the continuous media content is not presented on the second computerized device set during presentation on the first computerized device set, and the first user interface and the second user interface together comprise a unified media selection and presentation user interface, wherein the unified media selection and presentation user interface presents user input controls for selection of the continuous media content and for selection of either one of the first computerized device set and the second computerized device set for presentation of the continuous media content.

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