AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON delivering video to a user devices - This application from Google seeks to patent the idea of...offering a list of registered devices to a user so a video can be transferred to the selected device and the user can watch it! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before 2/27/2012 that discusses:
- Transferring video (or other content) to selected devices from among a list of devices previously registered to a user
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
EXTRA CREDIT - reformatting or transcoding the content into a format that is compatible with the selected device.
TITLE: Delivering videos to user-selected device
Summary: [Translated from Legalese into English] A method for delivering video to a user. User selects among a list of registered devices. Video is transferred to the selected device so user can view it.
- Publication Number: US20130227076 A1
- Application Number: US 13/406,407
- Assignee: Google Inc.
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating 2/27/2012
- Open for Challenge at USPTO: Open through 2/25/2014
- Link to Google Prior Art Search - "Find Prior Art"
Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
A method comprising:
receiving at a content delivery system, from a content provider system, a request, associated with a user accessing the content provider system, to transfer a video stored on a content source system to a viewing device of the user;
identifying a plurality of viewing devices registered to the user;
providing, to the user, a list of the user's registered viewing devices;
receiving, from the user, a selection of one of the user's viewing devices; and
transferring the video from the content source system to the selected viewing device, whereby the user is able to subsequently view the content item on the selected viewing device.
In English this means:
A method of content deliver, comprising:
Receiving request to transfer a video from a content store to a device
Identifying multiple viewing devices associated with user
Providing user a list of registered viewing devices
User selects a viewing device
Transferring video from content source to the selected viewing device so user can view it.
Good prior art would be evidence of a system that did each and every one of these steps prior to 2/27/2012
You're probably aware of ten pieces of art that meet this criteria already... separately, the applicant is claiming reformatting or transcoding the content to be compatible with selected device
"Delivering user's video to a selected device from a list of registered devices from the Applicant"
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