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STB’s capability to playback MP3 files located on the harddisk.
Sony Electronics, Inc.
English (United States)
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Set-Top Box (STB) MP3 Player
to playback MP3 files located on the harddisk.
Kim Annon Ryal
of the Invention:
The undeniable popularity of MP3's adds
much intrigue to any product that supports it. The environment in which Sony's
STB's will be used and the functionality in which it already incorporates makes
our device a prime candidate to have MP3 support. The STB, being multimedia
device, will likely be hooked up to an entertainment center where playback of
audio is an important feature. From the consumer's perspective, a simple, yet
significant feature is a necessity.
With the feature of MP3 support, users
will be able to take MP3 files, stored on the STB's disk drive, and play them
to any audio output device attached to the STB's audio out channel. The MP3's
can be downloaded by taking advantage of the STB's network connection (through
the \VWW, friendly service providers, head-end, etc.). Playback will involve an
MP3 decoder which will play the MP3 file directly. This can be done either
through hardware (Broad com 7030 digital Signal processor (DSP» or software
(through an appropriate conversion that will convert the MP3 to an audio format
that the existing STB can playback). Such a trendy add-on will definitely have
a positive influence on a purchasing consumer.
As mentioned above, the decoding can
either be done through hardwa...