US 7,756,388 B2 Jul. 13, 2010
MEDIA ITEM SUBGROUP GENERATION
FROM A LIBRARY
Inventors: Daniel Plastina, Sammamish, WA (US);
Jonathan M. Cain, Seattle, WA (US);
Michael J. Novak, Redmond, WA (US)
Assignee: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 583 days.
Filed: Mar. 21, 2005
Prior Publication Data
US 2006/0212478 Al Sep. 21, 2006
H04N 5/91 (2006.01)
H04N 7/26 (2006.01)
U.S. CI 386/46; 386/124
Field of Classification Search 386/46
See application file for complete search history.
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
A method for generating a subgroup of one or more media items from a library of media items. The method monitors user playback control actions during a playback experience with the library on a media player. The method chooses a selecting filter based upon the monitored user playback control action and generates a subgroup of media items selected from the library of media items by applying the selecting filter to the library of media items. The method may further order the subgroup of media items. A system also generates a subgroup of one or more media items from a library of media items. The system comprises a processor for monitoring a user playback control action during a playback experience with the library, a selecting filter adapted to generate a subgroup of media items from the library of media items, and a user interface adapted for presenting the user with the subgroup of media items for playing on a media player.
15 Claims, 19 Drawing Sheets