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A System and Apparatus to Provide Mobile Audio Streaming to a Wireless Personal Digital Jukebox

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131899D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 8K

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Abstract

There are many wired devices or mobile computation devices available wherein users listen to Internet radios over streaming audio applications. With WiFi- or UMTS-enabled mobile handhelds, live Internet radio applications will be more common among mobile users. So far we have not seen any end-to-end Internet radio solution for mobile devices due to the bandwidth restrictions and flakiness of the connection and low quality of service support for the real-time streaming protocols.

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sBUILT-IN VPN

A System and Apparatus to Provide

Mobile

Audio Streaming to a Wireless Personal Digital Jukebox

Disclosed Anonymously

There are many wired devices or mobile computation devices available wherein users listen to Internet radios over streaming audio applications.  With WiFi- or UMTS-enabled mobile handhelds, live Internet radio applications will be more common among mobile users. So far we have not seen any end-to-end Internet radio solution for mobile devices due to the bandwidth restrictions and flakiness of the connection and low quality of service support for the real-time streaming protocols.

This proposed solution makes it possible to listen to live radio stations or any audio streaming in low-bandwidth wireless connections. Similar to Web browsing on a mobile device, we provide a means to render content via a mobile data server.

For live Internet radio connections, wherever required, a content rendering can be applied to the audio stream, and overhead traffic can be reduced before reaching the mobile handheld. With additional buffering and some bit-rate compromises (such as 8/14/20/40kbps conversion from 128 or 320kbps)

On a mobile device where memory is limited, this could be provided as from any or all of the following:

(1) Live Internet Radio Stations

(2) Personal Web Portals supporting streaming music applications

(3) Personal Music Storage access portals from either a Web client sought from a remote-desktop access solution (desktop client will be str...