Audio user interface

  • US 8,898,568 B2
  • Filed: 09/09/2008
  • Issued: 11/25/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method performed by a media player for providing an audio user interface to a user of the media player, the method comprising:

  • receiving input indicative of an interaction of the user with a user interface associated with the media player;

    determining that an audio prompt is to be outputted;

    determining whether a communication channel to a voice prompt server remote from the media player is available to the media player;

    if the communication channel to the voice prompt server is available, receiving a prepared audio prompt from the voice prompt server;

    if the communication channel to the voice prompt server is not available, synthesizing a new audio prompt; and

    outputting at least a portion of one of the prepared audio prompt or the new audio prompt at the media player.

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