Dialog between TV movies and human viewers
Graphics display system and method with enhanced instruction data and processing
Method and apparatus for effecting multi-station data transmission having a variable next station address
Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays
Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays from transmitted television signals
Video conferencing network
Video-telephone communications system
System for random access to an audio video data library with independent selection and display at each of a plurality of remote locations
Integrated services digital network (ISDN) system and multimedia data connection method in same system
Single system image uniquely defining an environment for each user in a data processing system
ApplicationNo. 738063 filed on 10/24/1996
US Classes:725/86, USER-REQUESTED VIDEO PROGRAM SYSTEM345/537, Data transfer between memories345/547, Memory for storing video data725/117Communications interface
ExaminersPrimary: Shin, Christopher B.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 013/00
AbstractA networked computer system for storing and presenting multimedia data distributes that data among multiple storage devices of the system. The system includes a plurality of computers, each of which supports at least one viewing station. Each viewing station has access to any file on any of the storage devices and can retrieve and display any file on demand. To provide an efficient system and, at the same time, reduce the probability that the viewing of multimedia data may be interrupted, the system allocates resources, prioritizes access to files, and buffers data prior to the data's delivery to video adapters.