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1. WO2003036541 - INTELLIGENT SYNCHRONIZATION FOR A MEDIA PLAYER

Publication Number WO/2003/036541
Publication Date 01.05.2003
International Application No. PCT/US2002/033332
International Filing Date 17.10.2002
IPC
G06F 13/40 2006.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
13Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
38Information transfer, e.g. on bus
40Bus structure
G06F 15/177 2006.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
15Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
16Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
177Initialisation or configuration control
G11B 20/10 2006.1
GPHYSICS
11INFORMATION STORAGE
BINFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
20Signal processing not specific to the method of recording or reproducing; Circuits therefor
10Digital recording or reproducing
G11B 27/10 2006.1
GPHYSICS
11INFORMATION STORAGE
BINFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
27Editing; Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Monitoring; Measuring tape travel
10Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Measuring tape travel
CPC
G06F 1/1613
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
G06F 1/1632
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
1632External expansion units, e.g. docking stations
G06F 15/16
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
15Digital computers in general
16Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
G06F 16/40
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
40of multimedia data, e.g. slideshows comprising image and additional audio data
G11B 27/10
GPHYSICS
11INFORMATION STORAGE
BINFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
27Editing; Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Monitoring; Measuring tape travel
10Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Measuring tape travel
H04L 67/1095
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
10in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
1095for supporting replication or mirroring of data, e.g. scheduling or transport for data synchronisation between network nodes or user terminals or syncML
Applicants
  • APPLE COMPUTER, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • ROBBIN, Jeffrey, L. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • HELLER, David [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • ROBBIN, Jeffrey, L.
  • HELLER, David
Agents
  • THOMAS, C., Douglass
Priority Data
10/118,06905.04.2002US
60/346,23522.10.2001US
60/396,83616.07.2002US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) INTELLIGENT SYNCHRONIZATION FOR A MEDIA PLAYER
(FR) SYNCHRONISATION INTELLIGENTE POUR UN DIFFUSEUR DE MEDIAS
Abstract
(EN) Improved techniques for interaction between a host computer (e.g., personal computer) and a media player are disclosed. According to one aspect, interaction between a host computer and a media player, such as automatic synchronization of media contents stored on a media player with media contents stored on a host computer, can be restricted. In one implementation, a given media player is able to automatically interact only with a designated host computer. According to another aspect, synchronization can be automatically initiated and performed upon connection of a data link between the media player and the host computer. According to still another aspect, synchronization is able to be achieved with a reduced amount of data transfer between the host computer and the media device. According to yet another aspect, management of media items residing on a media player can be performed at and by a host computer for the media player. According to still yet another aspect, media content can be played by a media player in accordance with quality settings established for the media content at the host computer. In one implementation, the quality settings can be established for the media content on a media item by media item basis.
(FR) L'invention concerne des techniques améliorées d'interaction entre un ordinateur principal ((par exemple, un ordinateur individuel) et un diffuseur de médias. Conformément à un aspect de l'invention, l'interaction entre un ordinateur individuel et un diffuseur de médias, par exemple, une synchronisation automatique des contenus médias mémorisés sur un diffuseur de médias avec les contenus médias mémorisés sur un ordinateur principal, peut être limitée. Suivant un mode de mise en oeuvre, un diffuseur de médias déterminé ne peut inter-réagir automatiquement qu'avec un ordinateur principal déterminé. Suivant un autre aspect, la synchronisation peut être initiée et effectuée automatiquement par connexion d'une liaison de données entre le diffuseur de médias et l'ordinateur principal. Suivant un autre aspect, la synchronisation peut être réalisée avec une quantité réduite de transfert de données entre l'ordinateur principal et le dispositif de médias. Suivant encore un autre aspect, la gestion des objets médias résidant sur un diffuseur de médias peut être effectuée au niveau/ et par un ordinateur principal pour le diffuseur de médias. Suivant un autre aspect, le contenu médias peut être diffusé par un diffuseur de médias suivant des contrôles de qualité établis pour le contenu médias à l'ordinateur principal. Suivant un mode de mise en oeuvre, les contrôles de qualité peuvent être établis pour le contenu médias sur un objet médias par une base objet médias.
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