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A system and methods are described for transcoding media content in the background on a source computer device prior to such time as a target media playback device is connected to the source computer for synchronization of the media content. The system and methods anticipate which media content to background-transcode based on user input rules and media status data that are maintained in a transcode database. Pre-transcoding media content provides advantages that include a significant reduction in the time needed to synchronize media content between a source computer and a target media playback device, and an efficient use of CPU power for transcoding media content at times when the CPU might otherwise stand idle.

Title
Background transcoding
Application Number
10/838486
Publication Number
7676590 (B2)
Application Date
May 3, 2004
Publication Date
March 9, 2010
Inventor
Myron C Thomas
Newcastle
WA, US
Kipley J Olson
Mercer Island
WA, US
Madhuvan Gupta
Redmond
WA, US
Andrew L Silverman
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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