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Method and System for Controlling Starting Offset for Podcast Subscriptions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000196609D
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for setting a starting offset for a podcast subscription.

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Method and System for Controlling Starting Offset for Podcast Subscriptions

A starting offset for a podcast subscription is determined based on an introductory material which is associated with each podcast subscription. Using the starting offset, a podcast player may skip the introductory material and may access content of the podcast subscription without having the user to listen to the introductory material.

In accordance with the method disclosed herein, a podcast player may be updated to configure and store a starting offset for a podcast subscription. A starting offset is associated with metadata of a podcast subscription. In an exemplary instance, a default offset is associated with each podcast subscription. Further, a checking mechanism is employed to ensure that a starting offset is not set past an end of a podcast.

Accordingly, a podcast player skips through an introductory material in a podcast to directly jump to an actual content of the podcast.

The method and system enables a user to skip the introductory material and access an actual content of the podcast without having to go through irrelevant information.

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