Methods, systems, and computer program products for coordinating playing of media streams

  • US 9,817,558 B1
  • Filed: 05/14/2017
  • Issued: 11/14/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/21/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A first presentation device, comprising:

  • a non-transitory memory storing instructions;

    a touchscreen; and

    one or more processors in communication with the non-transitory memory and the touchscreen, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to;

    provide access to a first media player and a second media player in an execution environment, the first presentation device capable of communication with a second presentation device including a display via a wireless network on which the first presentation device resides, where presentation focus information is accessible for identifying whether at least one of the first presentation device or the second presentation device is to be utilized for presentation;

    detect access to the first media player to play a first media stream that includes video;

    indicate, if the first presentation device is to be utilized for presentation based on the presentation focus information, that the first media stream is allowed to be presented via the first presentation device; and

    indicate, if the second presentation device is to be utilized for presentation based on the presentation focus information, that the first media stream is allowed to be presented via the second presentation device;

    wherein the first presentation device is operable such that a change in presentation focus is capable of being based on at least one of a releasing of a first presentation focus in connection with the first media player, a detected user input indication for giving the second media player a second presentation focus, a change in input focus, a change in an attribute of a user interface element, a count of media streams being played, a ranking of media streams being played, a transparency level of at least one of the user interface element, or another user interface element sharing a region of a display of the first presentation device.

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