SYSTEM FOR CREATING A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION BY INTEGRATING LOCAL PROGRAM MATERIALS WITH REMOTELY ACCESSIBLE PROGRAM MATERIALS
 Inventors: Alexander James Fidelibus, Jr.; Nigel Harry Emil Hendrickson; Kevin Kohl Marth; Daniel Charles Stechow, all ol New York, N.Y.
 Assignee: Creative Communications Group, New York, N.Y.
 Appl. No.: 08/845,047  Filed: Apr. 18, 1997
 Int. CI.6 G06F 13/00; G06F 9/44
 U.S. CI 709/217; 709/203; 709/219;
709/227; 709/229; 707/9; 707/10
 Field of Search 395/200.3, 200.33,
395/200.47, 200.48, 200.49, 200.57, 200.58, 200.59, 681; 707/1, 4, 9-10, 500-501; 348/7-8, 12-13; 360/13; 345/28; 709/200, 203, 217-219, 227-229
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
5,612,730 3/1997 Lewis 348/8
5,617,565 4/1997 Augenbraun et al 707/4
5,636,073 6/1997 Yamamoto et al 360/13
The interactive multimedia system supplies the necessary computer program intelligence and user interlace for a remote computing device to communicate with a user's local computing device over a public communication network connection. The interactive multimedia entertainment system executes on the remote computing device and allows a user to interactively define and execute a multimedia task on the remote computing device by way ol the public communication network. The user mounts a single purpose recorded medium in a media drive located in the local computing device and the interactive multimedia entertainment system incorporates the audio and/or visual components contained on the recorded medium with audio and/or visual components stored on the remote computing device by the interactive multimedia system to create a multimedia presentation. The user's single purpose recorded medium is therefore enhanced to create a user defined multimedia presentation. A music listener's experience can therefore be enhanced via the Internet by adding a visual component to a particular song or group ol songs on a specific audio CD.
18 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets