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A computer system and method for controlling a media playing device. The system provides a user interface for allowing a user access to media pieces stored in a media database. The interface is also for controlling a media playing device, like a player piano or movie playing video device, that is coupled to the computer to play the accessed or selected piece of media. In one embodiment there is a computer interface that allows a user to display only music that relates to a selected category, like jazz or classical music. Another embodiment allows the user to direct the media playing device to automatically play selected music pieces that are related to a selected music category. Another embodiment allows a user to direct the media playing device to automatically play selected music pieces that are related to the selected music composer or artist.

Title
Computer control system and user interface for media playing devices
Application Number
8/600328
Publication Number
5864868
Application Date
February 13, 1996
Publication Date
January 26, 1999
Inventor
David C Contois
217 Pearl St., Essex Jct., 05452
VT, US
Agent
Valerie L Starkweather
Michael W Starkweather
IPC
G06F 17/30
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