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Video Conference Karaoke

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000221072D
Publication Date: 2012-Aug-27
Document File: 7 page(s) / 42K

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Abstract

Karaoke is a form of entertainment where a user can sing along to a song. The lyrics associated with the song may be displayed such that the user can sing with the song. In one instance, users may gather into a single location (e.g., a room or a booth) and participate as a group in a karaoke session. In another instance, users in different locations may view a karaoke video uploaded by another user. Unfortunately, users in different locations have limited participation in a karaoke session, because such users may be able to only view the karaoke video.

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Video Conference Karaoke

    Karaoke is a form of entertainment where a user can sing along to a song. The lyrics associated with the song may be displayed such that the user can sing with the song. In one instance, users may gather into a single location (e.g., a room or a booth) and participate as a group in a karaoke session. In another instance, users in different locations may view a karaoke video uploaded by another user. Unfortunately, users in different locations have limited participation in a karaoke session, because such users may be able to only view the karaoke video.

    The system and techniques described in this disclosure relate to video conference karaoke. The disclosure includes permitting users to connect to one another through a video conference karaoke system. A user of the video conference karaoke system may receive an audiovisual feed from another user of the video conference karaoke system. The video conference karaoke system may include a karaoke client such that users of the video conference karaoke system may be able to listen to a song and to view the lyrics of the song. More than one user may be able to sing along to a song in a karaoke session through the video conference karaoke system. Users may be permitted to communicate with each other during the karaoke session through the video conference karaoke system.

    Figure 1 illustrates an example implementation of a video conference karaoke system. The video conference karaoke system may include a video conference karaoke server and one or more client devices. In the example implementation, the video conference karaoke system includes three client devices (user 1 device, user 2 device, and user 3 device). Examples of client devices may


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include computers, laptops, tablets, mobile devices, and other electronic devices. The client devices may communicate with the video conference karaoke server through a network. The network can include local area networks, wide area networks, wireless networks, peer-­‐to-­‐peer networks, the Internet, and other networks.

    The video conference karaoke server may include a video conference karaoke module, a karaoke client module, and one or more client device modules. The example includes three client device modules (user 1 device module, user 2 device module, and user 3 device module). Each of the client device modules may communicate with a respective client device. For example, the user 1 device module may communicate with the user 1 device. Each of the client device modules may communicate with the video conference karaoke module.

    The karaoke client module may communicate with the video conference karaoke module. The karaoke client module may communicate with a music database of songs and lyrics. The karaoke client module may provide the songs and lyrics to the video conference karaoke module such that the songs and lyrics may be provided to the client devices of the video conference karaoke system.

    The video...