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A user interface and methods for using a user interface for controlling processing of time-based media files. In one exemplary method, a graphical representation of a time line for a time-based media is displayed along with a graphical representation of a current time along the graphical representation of the time line. A start graphical indicator and a stop graphical indicator is also displayed along the graphical representation of the time line. A portion of the time-based media may be selected for presentation by dragging or positioning at least one of the start graphical indicator and the stop graphical indicator along the graphical representation of the time line. In another aspect of the invention, an exemplary method allows for the adaptive control of a portion of the interface which indicates time relating to a time-based media. An input speed is determined where this input is to change the portion and the rate at which the change to this portion occurs is dependent upon the input speed. Other aspects of the present invention relating to the interface for controlling the processing of time-based media files are also described.

Title
User interface for presenting media information
Application Number
9/293507
Publication Number
6538665 (B2)
Application Date
April 15, 1999
Publication Date
March 25, 2003
Inventor
Timothy E Wasko
High River
US
Steven P Jobs
Palo Alto
CA, US
J Peter Hoddie
Mountain View
CA, US
Elizabeth Dykstra Erickson
San Francisco
CA, US
Cary Dean
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Daniel N Crow
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
US
Assignee
Apple Computer
CA, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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