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System and Method of Playing Audio Files on Wireless Mobile Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131864D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 8K

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Abstract

For limited-bandwidth voice and data mobile devices, I propose a system wherein the phone can play audio files stored on a server.

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PLAYING AUDIO FILES ON A

MOBILE

DEVICE

System and Method of Playing Audio Files on Wireless

Mobile

Devices

Disclosed Anonymously

For limited-bandwidth voice and data mobile devices, I propose a system wherein the phone can play audio files stored on a server.

A proposed outline for the system is as follows:

A device is browsing the Web or opens an attachment or follows a link in an email or calendar meeting appointment that is an audio file. (Examples: A friend sends me an MP3 file, or I want to listen to the meeting minutes recording of a calendar event.)

Because the device couldn't physically download, store and play the audio file because of storage/bandwidth/physical chip limitation, the file couldn't be played directly.

At this point, the user would be asked, "Do you want to listen to this audio file?"

If they selected “Yes,” the device would instruct its home server and have the server obtain that audio file through its local/Internet connection.

Once the server has the audio file, it will call the device and play the sound file over its sound card and the phone network. Furthermore, the user of the phone can use touchtone codes to control playing of the file so they can stop, rewind, fast forward, etc.

The device that couldn't play the file digitally can hear it by having the server play the file for them.

Other uses of this application include retrieving meeting minutes retrieval or, for a doctor, accessing audio patient notes by browsing on a WiFi/phone device i...