Connecting devices to multimedia sharing service

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: multimedia content purchasing system comprising: a memory area associated with a multimedia service; a multimedia server connected to the multimedia service via a data communication network; a portable computing device associated with a user; and a processor associated with the portable computing device, said processor being configured to execute computer-executable instructions for: establishing a connection to the multimedia server when the multimedia server and the portable computing device are within a predefined proximity; authenticating the multimedia server and the user with respect to the authenticated multimedia server; transmitting digital content distribution criteria; receiving, in response, promotional copies of one or more of the multimedia content items and associated metadata; and purchasing, when the multimedia server and the portable computing device are outside the predefined proximity, at least one of said one or more multimedia content items.

EFFECT: enabling flexible sharing of multimedia content between subjects.

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The level of technology

Digital multimedia content such as audio, video and images can be consumed by the user on a wide variety of devices, such as personal computers, personal digital assistants, portable digital media players, game consoles, mobile phones and other Digital media content typically get a personal computer that accesses the service digital media through a subscription or service model on the basis of immediate payment, and then transmitted to a portable multimedia device for consumption by the user. Portable multimedia device does not have the Autonomous ability to access the subscription services (for example, to update the subscription license, update playlists), to get new content and/or to interact with the service of digital media. For subscription services, the lack of flexibility may interrupt the service access digital media (e.g., as a monthly license updated only during a certain period each month). If the user does not connect back to the service digital media during this particular period, subscription content on the portable media device stops working.

Additionally, with shestowsky services, digital media, third parties may not transmit advertising content to a media device of the user. For example, a user to listen to a multimedia device user CD-ROM (CD), offered for sale at a local café, a must buy CD, bring it home to your personal computer, copy the CD contents to a personal computer and then transfer the contents of the CD from a personal computer into a multimedia device. Also, being in a local café, the user has no way to get access to additional third party services, such as printing photos. In this example, the user must copy pictures from a multimedia device to CD or flash drive to transfer the photo to print the image.

The invention

Embodiments of the invention include providing opportunities for the sharing of media content between the computing devices. In the embodiment, the invention detects the computing device in a predefined proximity and establishes a wireless connection to the detected computing device. One or more items of media content transmitted in the detected computing device via the established wireless connection in response to detection of the computing device. Metada the data, associative associated with the transferred media elements are also given to the detected computing device via the established wireless connection. The user is given a subsequent opportunity to purchase for the acquisition of the transferred media elements via the supplied metadata. The buying opportunity is provided independently from a pre-defined vicinity.

This invention is provided to introduce a selection of concepts in a simplified form, which further described below in the detailed description. This entity is not intended to identify key features or essential features of the proposed subject matter of the invention and is not intended to be used as an aid in determining the scope of the claimed subject matter.

Other characteristics will become apparent and partially open next.

Brief description of drawings

Fig. 1 is a block diagram illustrating a multimedia service, interacting with the local network.

Fig. 2 is an exemplary block diagram illustrating the communication between the computing device and media service.

Fig. 3 is an exemplary flowchart illustrating the operation of joint use is isawanya multimedia content between computing devices.

Fig. 4 is an exemplary block diagram illustrating a peer-to-peer connection between two computing devices on the local area connection.

Fig. 5 is an exemplary embodiment of a user interface of a computing device that identifies users that are close to the computing device.

Fig. 6 is an exemplary embodiment of a user interface of a computing device, identifying areas of access to a multimedia service that are close to the computing device.

Fig. 7 is an exemplary embodiment of a user interface of a computing device, identifying services offered by particular areas of the service of access to the media.

Fig. 8 is an exemplary embodiment of a user interface of a computing device that identifies the items of media content that is available to a computing device while it is attached to the service access to the media.

Fig. 9 is an exemplary screen shot of a user interface illustrating the metadata received from multiple users.

In the drawings, corresponding reference numbers indicate corresponding parts.

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In the embodiment, the invention provides the ability to share multimedia content between objects, such as shown in Fig. 1. From the perspective of the user develops a diverse social network, and routine operations for retrieving digital multimedia content decreases in a safe, legal, non-threatening way. The users can have a rich and flexible configuration options and management of the discovery and dissemination. For example, the asynchronous transaction distribution between users can occur with or without the active participation of the user, allowing the user to control the violations, associatively linked with the discovery and dissemination of digital content. In another example, the user can limit (or expand) the number of participants that can happen transactions distribution, and meeting with them.

Aspects of the invention allow transparent mutual enrichment of custom media libraries from each other and from other objects, such as retail stores, based on physical proximity (for example, see Fig. 1). Media players with wireless network connections can establish peer-to-peer connection with each other and share content from person p is Lisovets. Using aspects of the invention, individual users may act as disc jockeys, choosing music to promote spreading it to others. Essentially, the multimedia content may be distributed by viral means on the basis of a multimedia library and user preferences, which are close to each other and other objects.

Turning first to Fig. 1, an exemplary block diagram illustrates a multimedia service 102 or another sharing service media, interacting with area 104 local communication via the network 103. In the embodiment, the region 104 a local connection is a wireless network, for example, in the establishment of retail, such as a café or airport. Users connect to the region 104 local communication through the computing device 106 to initiate or update the license subscription multimedia service 102, to access the advertising content, update playlists, buy multimedia content, play games, etc. Users can also use region 104 a local connection to access the resources of a third party, supported by the operator region 104 a local connection. Resources may include, for example, printing photos or other data directly with Vice the calculating device 106 of the user on the local network printer 108, Internet access and projection of photographs and/or videos on the wireless projector or display in the establishment of retail trade.

Multimedia service 102 of Fig. 1 provides multimedia content and related services to the local areas of communication, such as region 104 a local connection. Users subscribe to the multimedia service 102 to access the services offered by the multimedia service 102. Subscribers to the multimedia service 102 can pay on a monthly or annual basis fee for access to the media service 102. Alternatively, it may apply the model of immediate payment, in which users pay based on each transmission for access and connection to the media service 102. In another embodiment, the multimedia service 102 is supported fully or partially by advertisements inserted in the transmission from the multimedia service 102.

Multimedia service 102 includes a region 110 of the memory that stores user profiles 112, elements 114 multimedia content and associative associated metadata 116. User profiles 112 include information about 118 subscription describing the user's subscription to the media service 102 (e.g., date and type of subscription). In the embodiment, information 118 of the subscription is ispolnjaetsja when creating a new subscription for the user. For example, after the connection region 104 local link media server 120 provides a computing device 106 can access the elements 114 multimedia content. After receiving instructions about the payment from the user (for example, via the computing device 106) is populated with information 118 of the subscription. The indication of payment includes, for example, payment by credit card payment by debit card, electronic funds transfer, or other payment.

If the user is already a subscriber, payment status, associative information 118 of the subscription is determined by the local media server 120 via communication with the multimedia service 102. Payment status indicates, for example, that the user's account is paid in full or current account payable, if desired continuous access to the media service 102. Payment status also indicates whether the user is updating at the moment. After providing or submitting payment status to the user media server 120 receives an indication of payment from the user to access the media service 102. In this embodiment, the indication of the payment represents the renewal of the subscription. Information 118 of the subscription is updated, and the elements 114 media content be available to the C multimedia service 102.

Elements 114 of media content include, but not limited to, audio, video, still images (e.g., full or partial duration of the song and movies, videos or short movies, recorded television broadcasts and commercials goods), journals, archive or list of media content. In the embodiment, each of the elements 114 multimedia content has a policy digital rights management, associative associated with it.

The metadata 116 describe the elements 114 multimedia content and include, for example, information associated with the album, artist, title, track, and genre of the album. While the metadata 116 is described and shown as separate elements of the media content 114 in Fig. 1, some of the metadata 116 may be part of the elements 114 multimedia content (e.g., stored in the header). Additionally, while Fig. 1 illustrates elements 114 multimedia content and metadata 116 as stored in the field memory 110 locally in relation to the media service 102, the elements 114 multimedia content and metadata 116 may be stored remotely from the multimedia service 102 and to be part of a third party. In this embodiment, the multimedia service 102 and EET communication and access to the third party system, in order to provide elements 114 multimedia content pane 104 local connection.

The approximate area 104 local connection, illustrated in Fig. 1, includes a local media server 120 (e.g., media content), the United network 103 and one or more wireless points 122 access. The network 103 connects the region 104 local communication with the multimedia service 102 and, in the embodiment, with a global computer network such as the Internet. The local media server 120 includes software to connect to media service 102, the software for the connection with the computing device 106 and, in the embodiment, a local copy of the directory content from the media service 102. The content directory reflects elements 114 multimedia content available from the media service 102. Devices are connected to a wireless point 122 access when they are in the field of 104 local connection. Exemplary devices include computing devices 106, such as computing device #1 on the computing device #N, and a network printer 108. Exemplary computing devices include a mobile phone, personal digital assistant, a portable digital mu is timedelay player, portable and personal computer. Computing device 106 include any device or any physical or logical element of such a device, separate or included in other devices.

Region 104 link-local match any area or network, such as access to a multimedia service, the local computer network, global computer network or personal network, and may include any number of devices in it. For example, the region 104 local communication may include only two computing devices 106 (see Fig. 4). Global computer networks and local area networks are widely known. Personal network is any technology or system that is used for direct communication between the computing devices 106 that are close to the individual, device or object. Access point, such as point 122 access, can be a part of such a communication in the embodiment, but is not required to allow such communication in other variants of implementation. Technologies or systems of personal networks can be used to connect with other local area networks or WANs. Range personal area network can be several meters. In the embodiment, personalname applies technology wireless replacement cable. Technology wireless replacement cable, generally identified by the radio interface protocols used for communication between computing devices 106. Existing radio interface protocols include BLUETOOTH, wireless USB, and various proprietary protocols. Such protocols air interface can also be used to create a topology of the wireless replacement cable.

The local media server 120 in Fig. 1 includes a processor configured to execute computer-executable commands for connecting computing devices 106. In the embodiment, the processor operates to detect one of the computing devices 106, when the computing device 106 is in the range of 104 link-local or otherwise is within a predefined proximity to the local media server 120 or wireless point 122 access. The local media server 120 establishes a wireless connection to the detected computing device 106 and receives the user ID from the connected computing device 106. The user ID is the local media server 120 to authenticate or to allow the multimedia service 102 to authenticate the user calc the active device 106. Authentication includes, for example, verification information 118 of the subscription or other information about the user profile stored in the field memory 110 of the multimedia service 102 to the received user ID. Establishing a wireless connection occurs, for example, without any user input or without explicit user input. In the example, the user can pre-specify the preferred connection when logging into the local area connection.

After authentication, the user has access to the media service 102 (e.g., elements 114 multimedia content to one or more local services offered by the operator (e.g., for printing). In the embodiment, the user only has access to the services offered by the multimedia service 102 that were paid by the user (for example, as indicated in the user profile 112), and any additional services offered by the operator region 104 a local connection.

While the connection of the computing device 106 and user authentication occurs automatically in the embodiment, such a connection and authentication can occur in response to a specific request from the user in other variants of implementation. In such scenarios, the implementation of the operator race is my list of services, available in region 104 a local connection. In response to a request from a user to join the local media server 120 is connected with the computing device 106, authenticates the user and provides access to the media service 102 and any available local services.

The local media server 120 additionally functions to provide access based on the authentication status of the user (for example, a successfully authenticated or not)to the field memory 110, associative associated with the multimedia service 102, for an individual user to update information 118 of the subscription stored in the user profile 112, associative associated with an individual user, or access any other service offered by the multimedia service 102. The local media server 120 also provides one or more elements 114 multimedia content and associative associated metadata 116 of the multimedia service 102 on computer-readable media, associative computing device 106. One or more elements 114 multimedia content selected by the operator region 104 local connection based on the client's needs (for example, interest, demographic data, etc). Selected elements 114 multimedia content provided is comprised of a computing device 106 using policy digital rights management, associative associated with them. For example, the policy provides three renditions of each of the elements 114 multimedia content within three days before the elements 114 multimedia content is erased from the computing device 106, or otherwise become unfit for play.

Aspects of the invention provide a subsequent opportunity to purchase the user to purchase items 114 multimedia content sent to a computing device. The case for buying may be, for example, when the user subsequently connects the computing device 106 to the Internet and searches the metadata 116, associative associated with the provided elements 114 multimedia content. Case to purchase may be submitted in region 104 a local connection or over the boundaries of the region 104 a local connection.

The operator or provider region 104 a local connection (e.g., institution, retail) provides access to the media service 102 for clients of the operator, acquiring a business subscription to the media service 102. This subscription allows the operator to uniquely identify a region 104 a local connection (for example, the area of multimedia access in a cafe Joe) for marketing purposes. For example, when the user enters blast 104 local connection, the name of the operator and the symbol appear on the computing device 106 of the user. In the embodiment, the operator transmits streamed or download multimedia content from the multimedia service 102 in United computing device 106. Registering for the multimedia service 102, the operator no longer need to store a local copy of the media content (e.g., CD-ROMs, digital versatile disks) in the embodiment. Additionally, with access to a large storage elements 114 multimedia content from the multimedia service 102, the operator may offer a large variety of content to entice customers to visit or sign-in area 104 a local connection. For example, the operator can identify the customer using the selected media content (e.g., jazz music in the café, soft music in the winery, music in the style of new age music in the candle shop, alternative rock shop equipment for snowboarding).

In addition, the operator is credited to the revenue from sales and services, he or otherwise rewarded multimedia service 102, if the user subsequently purchases any of the loaded elements 114 multimedia content. This can be accomplished through associative binding ID operas with the Thor and include this ID in elements 114 multimedia content, loaded in the computing device 106 of the user. While buying opportunities (for example, when computing device 106 connected to another computing device 106, such as a personal computer), the user views the metadata 116, associative associated with the loaded elements 114 multimedia content, and receives the opportunity to buy any of the items 114 multimedia content. When buying items 114 multimedia content metadata 116, associative associated with the desired elements 114 multimedia content is sent to the multimedia service 102 together with the operator ID field 104 of the local connection, in which the elements 114 advertising media content have been downloaded to the computing device 106 of the user. Thus, the operator is identified and rewarded multimedia service 102 for prompting the user to buy items 114 multimedia content.

Alternative or in addition, the operator can transmit advertisements connected computing devices 106 in region 104 a local connection. Advertisements can be targeted for playback, for example, before the content is consumed (for example, at the beginning of the music playback after playback is the introduction ends, or at the time of connection. For example, when a user connects to region 104 a local connection, the operator inserts the multimedia advertisement that is presented to the user before the list of available services is displayed to the user. In another example, when the user selects an available service, the operator inserts the multimedia advertisement that is presented to the user before is selected. In another example, the operator may insert advertisements at any time streaming or downloading media content to the computing device 106.

Alternative or in addition, the operator region 104 link-local may upload or otherwise identify selected elements 114 multimedia content to the multimedia service 102. Multimedia service 102 then makes the selected media content is available in all or selected areas of the local associations related to the operator (for example, all stores, company-owned or leased places).

Referring further to Fig. 2, an exemplary block diagram illustrates the connection between the first computing device 202 and media service 204 (such as a multimedia service 102 of Fig. 1) via the second computing mustache is the device 206. For example, the first computing device 202 is a portable digital media player and the second computing device 206 is a personal computer. This configuration occurs when the user of the first computing device 202 leaves the local area connection, such as in Fig. 1, and connects the first computing device 202 to the second computing device 206. Metadata, adopted by the first computing device 202 from the multimedia service 204 while in the local area connection (for example, Fig. 1)is synchronized with the second computing device 206. The second computing device 206 is connected with the multimedia service 204 via a network 208, such as the Internet. Thus, the user can buy via the second computing device 206 any of the items of advertising media, downloaded or received stream from the multimedia service 204. Alternative or in addition, the first computing device 202 may communicate with the multimedia service 204, excluding the second computing device 206, and buy items of media content directly.

Referring further to Fig. 3, an exemplary block diagram illustrates the operation of joint use of the multimedia room perfect for the aqueous content. The operations illustrated in Fig. 3, can be executed by the local media server, such as shown in Fig. 1, or computing device, associative associated with a user, while the multimedia content is shared between the computing devices of two users. At step 302, the process loops until then, until it is detected multimedia device. If the media device, associative associated with a user detected within a predefined proximity at step 302, the wireless connection is established with the selected media device at step 304. User authentication is performed by determining at step 306 of the fact whether the user is subscribed to a multimedia device, the multimedia service. If the user is not a subscriber, the process continues at step 302. If the user is identified as a subscriber at step 306, one or more items of multimedia content actively delivered or otherwise provided to the multimedia device through a wireless connection at step 308. In addition, metadata, associative associated with the provided items of media content transmitted to the media device at step 310. The subsequent possibility pokupkaprodazha the user to purchase the transferred media elements via the supplied metadata. The next buying opportunity is provided independently from a pre-defined vicinity. For example, the purchase can be presented in a predefined proximity or outside a predefined proximity. If the request for the purchase of given items of media content received in the step 312, the purchase request is satisfied at step 314.

In the embodiment, the policy management digital rights associative associated with the media elements. In this embodiment, the transmission media elements detected computing device involves the transfer of items of media content policy management associatively linked digital rights, associative associated computing device. Component policy digital rights management may instruct, for example, that the transferred media elements must be removed or otherwise become ineligible to play after a specific date (e.g., date of expiry). While the media elements can be removed, however, the metadata associated associated with media elements are not removed and remain that p is izostaviti the opportunity to buy items of media content.

In the embodiment, peer-to-peer connection, illustrated in Fig. 3, are the first computing device. In particular, the first computing device detects a second computing device within a predefined proximity. The first computing device associated with the first user and the second computing device associated with the second user. The first user is subscribed to a multimedia service. The first computing device establishes a peer-to-peer wireless connection with the second computing device in response to detection of the second computing device. The first computing device to determine whether the second user on the service media content. This definition occurs with or without a connection to a multimedia service. For example, the first computing device can query a second computing device on the subject of a valid certificate or key (for example, time-sensitive), which was provided to the second computing device when the subscription of the second user to the multimedia service. The first computing device has the ability to analyze a certificate or key, to determine whether the second user is current subscriber to the media service. If the second user is identified as a subscriber to the media service, the first computing device shares one or more items of multimedia content and associated associated metadata with the second computing device via the established wireless connection. Sharing can occur through streaming media elements, where, after taking (for example, in a predefined proximity), the second computing device plays the streamed items of media content to the second user. Alternative or in addition, the sharing may occur by downloading the items of media content to the second computing device. Metadata can be used as a buying opportunity for the second user to purchase the shared media elements (for example, when connecting to a personal computer connected to the network, can access media service).

The metadata transmitted by the media elements that describe the media elements and describe the transaction. Such metadata include, but not limited to, al is om, artist, title, track, and genre of the album. Additionally, the metadata includes information about the distribution of media elements: data, associative associated with the transmission of the media element of the computing device, the participants affected by the transfer, identification of items of media content transmitted from a single item of media content, the identification of the local area connection, where the transfer took place, etc. Metadata is used to select the items of media content for purchase, as well as to identify the party responsible for advertising the transmission of the media element (for example, to reward or to provide feedback to the responsible party). Metadata can be stored with the media elements or stored separately (e.g., in a different folder).

Alternative or in addition, the metadata includes requiring action elements, such as hyperlinks, to allow the purchase of one or more items of media content, adopted during encounters, illustrated in Fig. 3.

In the embodiment, the metadata is also stored in the transmitting computing device, the user is El, describing the transaction. For example, the metadata identifies the user who took the items of media content, the local area connection where there was sharing media, and other information about the transaction.

Embodiments of the invention may be implemented using computer-executable commands that perform operations such as illustrated in Fig. 3. Computer-executable commands can be arranged in one or more computer-executable components or modules. Aspects of the invention can be implemented using any number and organization of such components or modules. Software modules, in General, include (but not limited to, procedures, programs, objects, components, and data structures that perform particular task or implement a separate abstract data types. For example, aspects of the invention is not limited to a particular computer-executable commands or specific components or modules illustrated in the drawings and described in this document. Other embodiments of the invention may include other computer-executable commands or components with more or less functionality than illustrated and described in this document. Computer-executable commands, susestudio aspects of the invention, can be separate or included in other computer-executable commands to be executed by the computing device. For example, aspects of the invention can be implemented in a media player running on the computing device, or as a separate program running in the computing device.

Referring further to Fig. 4, an exemplary block diagram illustrates a peer-to-peer connection between two computing devices 402, 404. In particular, the first computing device 402 (e.g., media content), associative associated with the first user, establishes a peer-to-peer connection with the second computing device 404 (e.g., a portable computing device), associative associated with the second user. The connection illustrated in Fig. 4, occurs in the area of 405 local connection. The peer-to-peer session connection is any local, peer-to-peer physical or virtual connection between computing devices. The connection may be wired, wireless or any combination thereof and may be implemented through one or more communication protocols and/or technologies bridging to permit communication between different protocols. Aspects of the invention, which are described in this document, the e limited to any specific protocols or network levels, but compatible through an abstract level (such technology is known in the field of technology)to support any Protocol or network level.

The first computing device 402 has a multimedia library 406, a list of favorites or preferences 408, the agent 410 search proximity, and connectivity and interfaces for connection with other devices, for example, via a wireless reliability (WiFi) 412, BLUETOOTH 414 and other protocols or network layers 416. Multimedia library 406 identifies the items of media content stored in the first computing device 402. In the embodiment, the multimedia library 406 able to resolve the issue of digital licenses, such as transparent obtaining relevant license to the playback of content received during a transaction distribution near. The second computing device 404 has a similar set of components. Both the first and second computing devices 402, 404 broadcast its availability for connections, share media, and scan the available devices (for example, through agents search proximity, and connectivity, such as agent 410 search proximity, and connectivity).

The first user and the second user, each, identify criteria for distributing digital content or otherwise op is edalat, what content to share with other users. This information is stored, for example, in components favorites and preferences (e.g., favorites and preferences 408). Examples of criteria for the distribution of digital content include, but not limited to, information related to one or more of the following: listening habits; habits; ratings; user-defined favorites; newly purchased content; user profiles (for example, personal information such as name, address, gender, and age); service profiles (e.g., joined, whether the user is to participate in local, peer-to-peer transactions, distribution, and conditions for interconnection, if any); the user can join (for example, contact lists); collected by device location information; information about digital rights management, associative associated with the media elements (for example, whether the user has the right to distribute a single item of media content, or any restrictions on such rights), and other data. Criteria for the distribution of digital content can be combined (e.g., via Boolean operand)to create an expression to evaluate when determining whether to use together al the cops multimedia content from a particular user. Criteria for the distribution of digital content may also include, or they can be influenced by other criteria, such as the remaining memory for storage or battery life of the device (for example, not to take great songs and not to Deplete the battery by receiving the content, if the battery level is low). The set of media elements that should be shared, can be defined by the user, automatically generated on the basis of other factors (e.g., listening habits) or a combination of both.

The first and second computing devices 402, 404, each permanently or continuously scans to discover devices in a predefined proximity (for example, in the area of 405 local connection). In the embodiment, the detection of another computing device includes one or more characteristics of the local network service, a certain universal, focused on the inclusion of a simple network architecture peer-to-peer connectivity ("UPNP architecture"). Alternative or in addition, detection of a computing device includes one or more characteristics of the service defined by the Protocol dynamic discovery of web services ("WS-discovery"). This Protocol definition is employed, as services are detected (for example, through a simple Protocol for network access) on the local network. There may be other implementation, such as customized BLUETOOTH profiles and technology networking zero configuration ("ZeroConf").

In the embodiment, the detection of another computing device includes the detection and proximity of potential participants of the communication session. Determining the proximity comprises one or more actions, criteria or the like to determine whether the two computing devices for communication (e.g., within a predefined proximity or distance). Intimacy can be defined as broadly or narrowly as desirable, concluding all/every device or only the selected objects or devices. The proximity may be determined on a periodic basis and may be the result of the identification of the set of close devices and/or objects. In the embodiment, the border region 405 local connections define the limits of a predefined proximity. For example, whenever two computing devices are within the local area connection, it is considered that there is closeness.

In another example, the proximity is considered to be existing when two or more computing devices in General which are in static or dynamic physically defined subareas of area 405 of the local connection. Examples of static, physically defined subareas of area 405 local ties include a separate geographic area, such as the departments of retail places (for example, the departments of music sales, streets or buildings. Example of dynamic, physically defined subregion of the region of 405 local connection includes a predefined maximum distance between two computing devices. Various commercially available systems and/or products can be used for positioning. Such systems and/or products, usually based on technologies such as the technology of global positioning system (GPS), triangulation, analysis technology signal strength, the technology of the time interval of arrival or other

Other circumstances in which two or more computing devices may be located in proximity, defined as one or more logical relationships between computing devices. For example, two computing devices in the field of 405 local connection or its subareas that have pre-defined zip codes, gender, age, preferences (for example, musical preferences), friends, or other logically related characteristics, can be located in the vicinity./p>

After discovering each other the first and second computing devices 402, 404, each play a role in the exemplary transaction. For example, the first computing device 402 may take the role of an agent of the publisher, and to provide for the use of the set of elements of the multimedia content from the multimedia library 406 of the first user. The second computing device 404 may take the role of agent of the recipient. The first computing device 402 (e.g., agent, publisher) selects one or more items of media content from the media library 406 based on the content of the component favorites and preferences in the second computing device 404 (e.g., evaluation criteria for the distribution of digital content by the second computing device 404). For example, the first computing device 402 receives criteria for the distribution of digital content from the second computing device 404 when establishing a peer-to-peer connection. The elements of the multimedia content from the multimedia library 406 in the first computing device 402 that meet the criteria from the second computing device 404 may be identified and transmitted to the second computing device 404 according to the established peer-to-peer connection. In addition, the metadata describing the sent items of media content and describing the transaction, go to the second computing device 404. For example, the metadata can specify that certain song derived from media library of John and was purchased by John at the music service ACME.

The interaction described with reference to Fig. 4, is repeated, when the first and second computing devices 402, 404 are individually moved from one local area connection (for example, the area of 405 local connection) to another. The criteria defined in the components chosen and preferences (e.g., favorites and preferences 408) two computing devices that can be satisfied by other devices in some areas, local communication, and not satisfied in the other.

Fig. 4 shows one example of a computing device, General purpose, having one or more processors and system memory. The computing device typically includes at least some form of computer-readable media. Computer-readable media, which include both volatile and nonvolatile media, removable and non-removable media, may be any medium that can access the computing device. As an example, but not limitation, computer-readable media include computer storage media and communication media. Computer but Itel storage includes both volatile and non-volatile, and removable and non-removable media implemented in any method or technology for storage of information such as computer-readable instructions, data structures, program modules or other data. The communication environment in a typical embodiment provides computer-readable instructions, data structures, program modules or other data in a modulated information signal such as a carrier or other distribution mechanism, and includes any medium for information delivery. The modulated information signal has one or more characteristics set or changed in such a way as to encode the signal information. Wired medium, such as a wired network or direct-wired connection, and wireless environment, such as acoustic environment, radio frequency, infrared and other wireless environment, are examples of media transmission. Combinations of any of the above should also include computer-readable media.

Aspects of the invention include a computing device itself, programmed as described herein methods and techniques.

Although described in connection with an exemplary computing system environment, embodiments of the invention are functional in many other you is slitely system environments or configurations General purpose or special purpose. The environment of the computing system is not intended to imply any limitation on the scope of use or functionality of any aspect of the invention. Moreover, the environment of a computer system should not be interpreted as having any dependency or requirement relating to any one or combination of components illustrated in the exemplary operating environments. Examples of widely distributed computing systems, environments and/or configurations that may be suitable for use with aspects of the invention include (but not limited to, personal computers, server computers, PDAs or laptop computers, personal digital assistants, multiprocessor systems, microprocessor-based, decoders television channels, programmable consumer electronic equipment, recording devices digital TV broadcasting, portable digital media players, mobile telephones, network PCs, minicomputers, mainframe computers, distributed computing environments that include any of the above systems or devices, and so

Referring to Fig. 5, a sample implementation aspect of the invention includes a user interface vychislitel the first device, identifying users that are close to the computing device 502. While the computing device, illustrated in Fig. 5, Fig. 6, Fig. 7 and Fig. 8, correspond to a portable digital media player, the user interfaces shown in this document are applicable to any computing device (e.g. mobile phone, personal digital assistant, and so on). In Fig. 5, the user interface 504 displays the names of users or devices that have been discovered computing device 502 and is defined as "close" or in a predefined proximity. In this example, were found the names of users or devices, "bill", "Alfred", "Henry" and "Mildred". The user computing device 502 communicates with the user interface 504 to select one or more of the displayed user names or devices to explore the multimedia content stored on devices that are detected.

The user interface 504 of Fig. 5 appears when the user computing device 502 has established a preference or otherwise indicated that required explicit permission before arises sharing media content between the computing us what device 502 and any of the discovered device.

Referring further to Fig. 6, a sample implementation aspect of the present invention includes a user interface 604 computing device, identifying areas of access to a multimedia service that are close to the computing device 602. Zone access to the multimedia service or other local area connection listed in the user interface 604 computing device 602. The user selects one or more relatives of the detected zones through the user interface and connects to the selected area in order to access the services offered by the selected area.

Referring further to Fig. 7, an exemplary version of the implementation aspect of the invention includes a user interface 704 computing device to computing device 702 that identifies the service offered to a specific area of access to the multimedia service. After selecting the zone (for example, see Fig. 6), the list of services available in the selected area is displayed in the user interface 704. In this example, the user is able to listen to the music selected by the local zone, locally print a photograph or to connect to the Internet.

Referring further to Fig. 8, the approximate variant of the implementation aspect of the invention includes a custom integration of the face 804 of the computing device, identifying the elements of the multimedia content that is available to a computing device 802, until it is connected with the area of access to the multimedia service. When you select the service "listen to music" (for example, see Fig. 7), the user interface 804 displays a list of items of media content that is available to a computing device 802. In the example of Fig. 8 the icon or the play button (for example, the triangle in the circle) next to the individual media element indicates that this item of media content available for streaming and instant playback on the computing device 802. Icon or button boot (e.g., arrow pointing down, in a circle) next to the individual media element indicates that the advertising copy of the item of media content available for download and save the computing device 802. When the user selects an item of media content that has both icons, the user is given the choice of either streaming media element, or a copy of the media element to your device 802. If only one of the icons appears next to the item of media content, the operation corresponding to the yavlayushiesya icon is automatically selected (e.g., "X&Y" from Coldplay will be automatically streamed to when choosing this song by the user).

Referring further to Fig. 9, an exemplary snapshot 902 screen user interface illustrates the metadata received from multiple users. In the embodiment, a snapshot of the screen 902 corresponds to the log or Inbox items in the media player. The contents of the snapshot screen 902 may be presented in the context of any other application, including, for example, an Internet browser, and can also be presented as a stand-alone application program.

A snapshot of the screen 902 of Fig. 9 shows random encounters with other users that had the user with a list of items of media content shared by other users. In this example, the user had a chance meeting with Mediadude, Jeeters and Marky Mark. Mediadude offers to share songs Annie Lennox, U2 and Green Day. Jeeters offers to share Coldplay songs. Marky Mark offers to share the songs of Green Day and Snow Patrol. Some of the songs were marked by the user (for example, as the songs separate interest).

The buying opportunity is available for a few songs, as shown in the column "Action". D. the op perate "download" indicates what single item of media content has been streamed to the user device, and a copy is available for purchase and download. Action "purchase" indicates that the local copy (for example, advertising copy) a single item of media content stored at the computing device of the user, but the information is digital rights management, associative associated with individual media element, indicates that not advertising copy a single item of media content has not been purchased by the user. The action "search" indicates that a single item of media content available for purchase from media services.

The following additional examples illustrate aspects of the invention. In the first example, the user accepts streamed media content and subsequently buys streamed multimedia content. In this example, the user connects the computing device to the local area connection in the cafe. The user scans the selected services available in the cafe (for example, "The Roasted Bean"). The user previews the advertising content streamed in cafes in the local area connection. Metadata describing transferred to otokawa mode of advertising content, copied to the computing device of the user together with the identity, associative associated with the cafe (for example, "The Roasted Bean"). The user leaves the cafe, so doedens from the local area connection.

Home user connects the computing device with a personal computer, which initiates synchronization metadata of the computing device in a personal computer. Once synchronization completes, the user opens the log or Inbox items (for example, see Fig. 9) on a personal computer and performs navigation to write for the cafe. All media content that was streamed to the computing device in a cafe, is transferred with the option of buying streamed multimedia content. The user selects multiple items of media content and buys them. The request for purchase along with the ID of the café is sent to the multimedia service. Multimedia service identifies that The cafe "The Roasted Bean" recommended items of media content to the user, and writes at the expense of the café part of the profit from the sale. This account can be associated with a business subscription that cafe has a multimedia service, or can be a separate account for remuneration Assoc ative associated with the café.

In another example, the user connects the computing device to the local area connection in the cafe. The user scans the selected services available in the cafe (for example, "The Roasted Bean"). The user chooses to download promotional content available on the local area connection in the cafe. Content and associative associated metadata are copied to the computing device of the user (for example, Inbox items) together with the identity, associative associated with the cafe (for example, "The Roasted Bean"). The user can consume the downloaded advertising content during a time period defined by policy digital rights management, associative associated with the downloaded multimedia advertising content. After the time period expires, copy the downloaded advertising media content stored at the computing device, removed from the computing device or otherwise become unsuitable for play. Metadata, however, remain in the computing device to provide the user an opportunity later to buy content.

The user leaves the cafe, so doedens from the local area connection. Outside local area connection (e.g., bus) the user about matrial Inbox items in the computing device and opens the account, associative associated with The Roasted Bean". It lists the downloaded advertising content. The user selects a single item of media content, and plays the element.

Home user connects the computing device with a personal computer, which initiates synchronization metadata (but not items of media content from the computing device in a personal computer. Once synchronization completes, the user opens the log (for example, see Fig. 9) on a personal computer and performs navigation to write for the cafe. All multimedia content that has been copied to the computing device in a cafe, is listed with an option to purchase the downloaded multimedia content. The user selects multiple items of media content and buys them. The request for purchase along with the ID of the café is sent to the multimedia service. Multimedia service identifies that The cafe "The Roasted Bean" recommended items of media content to the user, and writes at the expense of the café part of the profit from the sale. As with the previous example, this account can be associated with a business subscription that cafe has a multimedia service, or can be a separate account for voznagrajdeny is, associative associated with the café.

In another example, George and David are close to the same WiFi access point in the café. David uses a portable media player that has a manual mode and automatic mode. In manual mode, David is warned that his portable media player found George and David are prompted to specify whether he wants to make the digital content available for distribution at George. For example, a reference to George (such as avatar or screen name, or similar) appears in the user interface of David, and David chooses George through the user interface. The choice of David George through the user interface, it ends with media elements and associative associated metadata transmitted from the portable media player George in the portable media player David.

In automatic mode, the David is warned that his portable media player found George. Elements of digital multimedia content available for distribution George, are automatically transferred, promoted, or otherwise depart from the computing device George in media player David. Available cell battery (included) what you digital media content at the computing device George identified for transmission through the assessment criteria for the distribution of digital content, associated with the portable media player David and/or computing device George. For example, a portable media player David automatically passes the criteria for the distribution of digital content computing device George so that the computing device George identifies items of media content suitable for transmission to a portable media player David. Alternative or in addition, computing device George identifies the elements of the multimedia content for transmission to a portable media player David based on the criteria of distribution of digital content associated with the computing device George.

Automatic and manual modes, described in the above example, correspond to the models of consent. The user can give explicit permission of receiving any or all items of media content from any user nearby, or may limit such consent by conditions of evaluation to determine whether provided permission in some situations.

The drawings, the description and examples in this document, as well as elements not specifically described herein but within the scope of aspects of the image is etenia, are a way to share items of media content stored in the field memory among multiple users, and the way computing device of the user to purchase the media content received at the meeting media with another computing device.

The order of execution or performance of the operations of a variant embodiment of the invention illustrated and described herein, is irrelevant, unless specified. That is, the operation can be performed in any order, unless otherwise specified, and that embodiments of the invention may include more or less operations than disclosed in this document. For example, it is assumed that the implementation or execution of a separate operation prior to, simultaneously with, or after another operation is within the scope of the invention.

When introducing elements of aspects of the invention or variants of its implementation, the use of the singular and the word "mentioned" is used to mean that there is one or more elements. The terms "comprising", "including" and "having" are used to be including, and means that there may be additional elements other than the listed elements.

The word "approximate" before the oznaceno for to mean "serving as an example, an incident or illustration". Any implementation or aspect, described herein as "exemplary"is not necessarily to be construed as preferred or predominant over other implementations or aspects of it.

Will be clear that when one item is indicated as corresponding to another element, the elements may be directly or indirectly connected.

In the presence of the described aspects of the invention in detail, it will be clear that modifications and variations are possible without departure from the scope of aspects of the invention as defined in the attached formula. Since various changes may be made in the above constructions, products, and methods without straying from the scope of aspects of the invention, it is believed that the essence contained in the above description and shown in the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

1. Purchase system of a multimedia content, comprising:
the memory area associated with the multimedia service, and this memory stores a set of items of media content and associated metadata;
media server which is connected with multimedia slugbait data network, this media server is remote with respect to the multimedia service, and a memory area associated with the media service;
the portable computer device associated with the user; and a processor associated with a portable computing device, and the processor is configured to execute Mashinostroenie commands in order:
to establish a connection with the media server when the media server and the portable computing device are within a predefined physical intimacy;
to authenticate the multimedia server via the established connection;
to authenticate the user against the authenticated multimedia server via the established connection;
pass criteria for the distribution of digital content to the authenticated multimedia server via the established connection;
receive, in response to transmission of the criteria for the distribution of digital content, advertising copy one or more items of media content and associated metadata from the aforementioned memory area via the multimedia service, and mentioned one or more items of media content identified by the media server based on the PE dannyh criteria for the distribution of digital content; and
buy when the portable computing device is outside the predetermined physical proximity, at least one of the above-mentioned one or more items of media content of the above-mentioned memory area via the multimedia service, and the purchase is done through metadata associated with said at least one of the above-mentioned one or more items of multimedia content, presents the accepted promotional copies.

2. Purchase system of a multimedia content according to claim 1, further containing a means of providing shopping opportunities.

3. Purchase system of a multimedia content according to claim 1, in which the portable computing device is one or more of the mobile phone, personal digital assistant, a portable digital media player, a portable computer and a personal computer.

4. Purchase system of a multimedia content according to claim 1, in which said purchase includes the transfer for the media server metadata to the purchased at least one of the above-mentioned one or more items of multimedia content, presents the accepted promotional copies, and the identifier that identifies the operas the Torah multimedia server.

5. Purchase system of a multimedia content according to claim 3, in which the operator multimedia server rewarded multimedia service in response to a purchase by the user of one or more of the transferred media elements.

6. Purchase system of a multimedia content according to claim 1, in which the processor is additionally configured to perform Mashinostroenie command to associate a policy digital rights management with elements of media content, the processor is additionally configured to perform Mashinostroenie commands to transfer purchased items of media content, passing along the elements of the multimedia content associated with them policy digital rights management on a portable computer device to store it.

7. Purchase system of a multimedia content according to claim 6, in which the processor is additionally configured to perform Mashinostroenie command to delete the sent items of media content from the portable computing device in accordance with the policy digital rights management.

8. Purchase system of a multimedia content according to claim 1, in which the processor is additionally the implementation of the eh with the opportunity to fulfill Mashinostroenie commands for to synchronize the received metadata with other computer device, the user purchases one or more of the transferred media elements by means of synchronized metadata on that other computer device.

9. Purchase system of a multimedia content according to claim 1, in which the received promotional copies include one or more advertisements from the operator.

10. Purchase system of a multimedia content according to claim 1, in which the above-mentioned connection with the media server is performed without user input.

11. Way to purchase multimedia content containing phases in which:
by means of the portable computing device establishes a connection with the media server when the media server and the portable computing device are within a predefined proximity, and the media server communicates with the multimedia service via the data network and is remote with respect to the multimedia service, and a memory area associated with this multimedia service;
by means of the portable computing device to authenticate the media server via the established connection;
by means of the portable computing devices the pass criteria for the distribution of digital content to the authenticated multimedia server via the established connection;
by means of the portable computing device take in response to the transmission of the criteria for the distribution of digital content, advertising copy one or more items of media content and associated metadata from the aforementioned memory area via the multimedia service, and mentioned one or more items of media content identified by the media server based on the supplied criteria for the distribution of digital content; and
by means of the portable computing device to buy, when the portable computer device is outside the predetermined proximity to at least one of the above-mentioned one or more items of media content selected by the user of the above-mentioned memory area via the multimedia service, and the purchase shall be implemented by metadata associated with said at least one of the above-mentioned one or more items of multimedia content, presents the accepted promotional copies.

12. The method according to claim 11, in which the portable computing device is one or more of the mobile phone, personal digital assistant, a portable digital media player, a portable computer is the software and a personal computer.

13. The method according to claim 11, further containing a phase in which authenticate the user.

14. The method according to claim 11, in which the received promotional copies include one or more advertisements from the operator.

15. The method according to claim 11, in which the said connection from the media server to perform without user input.

16. The computer-readable storage medium on which is stored Mashinostroenie commands in order:
by means of the portable computing device to establish a connection with the media server when the media server and the portable computing device are within a predefined proximity, and the media server communicates with the multimedia service via the data network and is remote with respect to the multimedia service, and a memory area associated with this multimedia service;
by means of the portable computing device to authenticate the media server through the established connection;
by means of the portable computing device to transmit the criteria for distributing digital content to the authenticated multimedia server via the established connection;
by means of the portable computing device to receive, in response to transmission of the criteria for the distribution of digital content, advertising copy one or more items of media content and associated metadata from the aforementioned memory area via the multimedia service, and mentioned one or more items of media content identified by the media server based on the supplied criteria for the distribution of digital content; and
by means of the portable computing device to buy, when the portable computer device is outside the predetermined proximity to at least one of the above-mentioned one or more items of media content selected by the user of the above-mentioned memory area via the multimedia service, and the purchase shall be implemented by metadata associated with said at least one of the above-mentioned one or more items of multimedia content, presents the accepted promotional copies.

17. The computer-readable storage medium according to clause 16, in which the said connection with the media server is performed without user input.



 

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