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Associating Media Items with Content Database Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239642D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-20
Document File: 8 page(s) / 195K

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Robert Rose: AUTHOR


Content associated with different media items can be presented to a user using a content provider system. The system allows the user to view the content associated with different media items on a second display without disrupting the consumption of media on a first display. The content includes all the information and metadata about the media item. As an example, the content associated with a book can be the information about its author, publication date, reviews etc, and the content associated with a video can be the information about the cast members in the video, director etc. The system receives a unique identifier from the media item being consumed on the first display. The system uses this identifier to locate some content associated with the media item in a database. The database can be accessed via a server or may be located on the server itself. The system then receives the content from the database and provides the identified content on a second display to the user consuming the media item. Further, the system can also receive interactions made with the provided content. These interactions could range from liking a particular post in the content to adding some more information to the content about the media item being consumed. The system modifies the content associated with the identifier in the database based on the received interactions.

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Associating Media Items with Content Database  


Content associated with different media items can be presented to a user using a content 

provider system. The system allows the user to view the content associated with different media  items on a second display without disrupting the consumption of media on a first display. The  content includes all the information and metadata about the media item. As an example, the  content associated with a book can be the information about its author, publication date, reviews  etc, and the content associated with a video can be the information about the cast members in the  video, director etc. The system receives a unique identifier from the media item being consumed  on the first display. The system uses this identifier to locate some content associated with the  media item in a database. The database can be accessed via a server or may be located on the  server itself. The system then receives the content from the database and provides the identified  content on a second display to the user consuming the media item. Further, the system can also  receive interactions made with the provided content. These interactions could range from liking a  particular post in the content to adding some more information to the content about the media  item being consumed. The system modifies the content associated with the identifier in the  database based on the received interactions.  


Media items, e.g., books, plays, TV shows, movies, albums, etc., have a plethora of 

related web­accessible content. This content can include information about authors, performers, 


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places, reviews, commentary, or any other related metadata or content. To enhance media  consumption, people consume this related media content while consuming the media item in  parallel. For example, while watching a movie, a user may also look up who the actors are and  what other movies they appeared in. A user reading a book might want a "second screen" to look  up information about the author, characters, or see the places in the book on a map. At present,  it's a manual process for users to discover and lookup content associated with the media they are  consuming. Also, there is no industry standard or open API for multiple clients to access, use,  and update the same meta­data store for media items. 


The systems and techniques described in this disclosure relate to a content provider 

system. The system can be implemented for use in an Internet, an int...