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Patent Title: Method for creating a multimedia application using multimedia files stored in directories that are characteristics of display surface areas

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US5613057
Issue Date: 03-18-1997
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File Date:08-18-1994

Abstract: A number of multimedia files representative of video or images information are stored in a set of directories, which are each characteristic of a predetermined surface area required to display the image or video information contained within the multimedia files stored within the director. Upon request by a producer creating an application, a set of multimedia templates are provided. Each multimedia template within the set is comprised of different and possibly overlapping zones, of which each have one of the predetermined surface areas. The producers are then provided with an opportunity to select a multimedia template within the set of multimedia templates, which is then displayed within the display screen. In response to a selection of a particular zone within the selected multimedia template, a window is displayed to the producer containing a listing of multimedia files stored within a directory characteristic of the predetermined surface areas of the particular zone. In response to a selection of a multimedia file within the listing, an entry is automatically stored within memory that associates the selected multimedia file with the particular zone.


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