KR20100100566A - Method for providing content in digital living network alliance - Google Patents

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KR20100100566A
KR20100100566A KR1020090085470A KR20090085470A KR20100100566A KR 20100100566 A KR20100100566 A KR 20100100566A KR 1020090085470 A KR1020090085470 A KR 1020090085470A KR 20090085470 A KR20090085470 A KR 20090085470A KR 20100100566 A KR20100100566 A KR 20100100566A
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PURPOSE: A method and a system for providing contents in a DLNA(Digital Living Network Alliance) system are provided to realize continuous play mode of indentified media file through different media file players. CONSTITUTION: An ad-in server(110) stores at least one content. A legacy media player(100) displays contents list about pre-stored contents or at least one contents. If one is selected among contents, the legacy media player determines whether the selected content is a file which can be reproduced.

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METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTENT IN DIGITAL LIVING NETWORK ALLIANCE}

The present invention relates to a method and system for providing content in a DNA system.

1 is a flowchart illustrating a method of sharing content information in a DLNA system according to the prior art.

When the search command for the content stored in the media server 20 is input from the user (S40), the media player 10 generates a browse message for searching for the content stored in the media server 20. 20) (S42). In this case, the content search command of the user may be made only for one media server or simultaneously for one or more media servers.

As the browse message is received from the media player 10, the media server 20 constructs a content item list result set for all the media format contents stored using the content directory service, and sets the configured content item list result set to the media player. It transmits to (10) (S44).

The media player 10 configures and displays the content item list result set transmitted from the media server 20 as a user interface (S46).

If one or more content lists are selected by the user among the content item lists displayed through the user interface (S48), the media player 10 may include the selected content list in the content information message to play the corresponding content. It transmits to (S50).

In this case, the device 30 may be any one of a digital media renderer and a digital media player. The media player 10 must complete the search for the device 30 capable of playing the content selected by the user before step S50 before transmitting the content information message. The device 30 examines the Protocol field of the Classification Header field included in the content information message received from the media player 10, and the content included in the data field of the content information message when the protocol field includes a selected content list. The list is parsed and stored (S52). On the other hand, if there is a playback command for any content in the content list selected by the user (S54), the media player 10 plays the corresponding content (S54).

Thereafter, the media player 10 stops the playback of the arbitrary content according to the playback stop command for the arbitrary content being played (S56), and includes the stopped content information in the content playback stop information message to determine the stopped content. The data is transmitted to the device 30 supporting the reproduction (S58).

For example, if the content where playback is stopped is a music file in MP3 format, the stopped content information included in the content playback stop information message includes music file data (content data), a stopped position (position where playback has stopped), and the like. This may be included.

The device 30 examines the Protocol field of the Classification Header field included in the content playback stop information message transmitted from the media player 10, and if the data field of the Protocol field contains the stopped content information, the device 30 displays the stopped content information. Parse and store (S60).

Thereafter, the device 30 plays the stopped content according to the playback command of the content stopped from the user (S62). In this case, the device 30 may be a digital media player or a digital media renderer.

The content information sharing method in the DLNA system according to the related art has a problem in that the user has to click too many times until receiving a rendering service, that is, provides inconvenience to the user.

Therefore, a UPnP-based DLNA rendering service that can increase the utilization of the DLNA system and facilitate the user's convenience is required.

An object of the present invention is to provide a method and system for providing content in a DLNA system that can facilitate the user in providing a rendering service.

In addition, another object of the present invention is to provide a system and method for embodying the same media file through different media file playback devices in a DLNA system.

According to a first aspect of the present invention, there is provided a content providing method in a digital living network alliance (DLNA) system including an add-in server and an add-in controller connected to a legacy media player. Displaying a content list of at least one content stored in the server; and when any one of the contents indicated by the content list is selected, the legacy media player may select any one of the digital media renderers to which the selected content is registered. Determining whether the file is playable by one; and when the selected content is playable by any of the registered digital media renderers, the legacy media player requests the play-in of the selected content from the add-in controller. To transmit And transmitting, by the add-in controller, a command to play the selected content to the add-in server and a digital media renderer capable of playing the content, and wherein the digital media renderer capable of playing the selected content is selected from the add-in server. And receiving and playing content.

According to a second aspect of the present invention, a digital living network alliance (DLNA) system includes an add-in server storing at least one content, a pre-stored content or a content list of at least one content stored in the add-in server. If one of the contents indicated by the content list is selected, it is determined whether the selected content is a file that can be played by a pre-registered digital media renderer, and if it is playable, an add-in controller connected to the digital media renderer. A legacy media player that transmits a playback request of the selected content to the second media player, the add-in controller that receives the playback request from the legacy media player and controls the registered digital media renderer to play the selected content; The line from the server It receives the content includes a digital media renderer to play.

In the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) system including a digital media player and an add-in system connected to at least one digital media renderer according to the third aspect of the present invention, the method for providing content by the add-in system includes: Receiving a resume request from the digital media player to the digital media renderer; Receiving playback information on the media file from the digital media player; Searching for the current playback position included in the playback information in the media file, and requesting the digital media renderer to play the media file from the searched position.

In a digital living network alliance (DLNA) system including an ear support system connected to a plurality of digital media renderers according to the fourth aspect of the present invention, the content providing method by the ear support system may include a first digital media renderer from a user. Receiving a resume request from the second digital media renderer to the second digital media renderer; Receiving playback information for the media file from the first digital media renderer; Searching for the current playback position included in the playback information in the media file, and requesting the second digital media renderer to play the media file from the searched position.

According to the present invention, there is provided a method and system for providing content in a DLNA system that can facilitate user convenience in providing a rendering service.

In addition, according to the present invention there is provided a system and method for implementing the ear media of the same media file through different media file playback devices in the DLNA system.

Hereinafter, preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. It should be noted that the same elements in the figures are denoted by the same reference numerals wherever possible. In the following description and the annexed drawings, detailed descriptions of well-known functions and configurations that may unnecessarily obscure the subject matter of the present invention will be omitted.

Hereinafter, the present invention assumes a case where a digital media server and a digital media controller are located in close proximity or are included together in one device. At this time, the digital media server and the digital media controller can independently perform a series of operations.

In addition, the present invention connects a digital media server and a digital media controller in the form of an add-in to a file explorer of a computer, for example. According to the present invention, when a content included in a digital media server is displayed using a file explorer of a computer, and at least one content is selected by a user input, the digital media controller may control the digital media server to play the selected content. To a digital media renderer (hereafter referred to as a renderer). Hereinafter, a digital media server connected in an add-in form will be referred to as an add-in server, and a digital media controller connected in an add-in form will be called an add-in controller.

2 is a diagram illustrating an example of a rendering service method in a typical DLNA system.

Referring to FIG. 2, the first user selects a digital media server (DMS) including content to be rendered in a digital media controller (DMC) graphical user interface (S72). In the selected DMS, a user selects a type of content among music, pictures, and videos (S74). In the case of music, the classification obtained through the information in the ID3 Tag is displayed, and the user selects one of the classifications (S76). At this time, the user who selects the album (Album) is provided with a GUI classified by album, and selects a desired album among them (S78). After selecting an album and selecting the desired content (S80), a screen for selecting a digital media renderer (DMR) is displayed. Finally, if the DMR is selected (S82), a play service is sent to the selected DMR to enable the rendering service.

The above process assumes that the user wants to know where the desired music is. If the user does not know where the desired music is, the user should use search or go through the classification. Even when searching, it is inconvenient to know the desired file name in advance. In addition, there is a disadvantage in that an input can be received in a limited terminal device (eg, M-DMC). That is, the user can listen to the desired music only after at least 5 clicks or taps.

Such low usability of DMC is a factor that makes it difficult for users to access DLNA technology. Users who are not familiar with DMC may not be able to adapt to the DLNA GUI, resulting in a problem that the utilization of the DLNA system is reduced.

3 is a block diagram illustrating a schematic configuration of a DLNA system according to an embodiment of the present invention.

The DLNA system according to the present embodiment includes a legacy media player (hereinafter referred to as a player) 100, an add-in server 110, a add-in controller 120, and a renderer 130. . Although only one renderer 130 is illustrated in this drawing, there may be a plurality of renderers 130. In addition, although not shown in the drawing, at least one digital media server that is not connected to the player 100 in the form of an add-in may be included in the DLNA system to form a DLNA home network.

The player 100 is connected to the add-in server 110 to generate a list of contents stored in the add-in server 110 and contents previously stored in the player 100 (hereinafter, referred to as a "content list"). Display. The player 100 may display a content list in the form of a thumbnail by having a function of a file browser, for example.

In addition, when at least one content is selected through a user input or the like, the player 100 determines whether the selected content is a file that can be supported by the DLNA system. Since the content list displayed by the player 100 includes not only the contents stored in the add-in server 110 but also the contents previously stored in the player 100, in order to play or execute the selected contents, the contents suitable for the selected contents are played. Identify the device. Accordingly, the player 100 determines whether the selected content is a file that can be supported by the DLNA system, thereby determining whether the selected content is a file that can be played by the player 100 or a file that can be played by the renderer 130.

When the selected content is a file that can be supported by the DLNA system, the play request of the corresponding content is transmitted to the add-in controller 120 so that the selected content is played under the control of the add-in controller 120. On the other hand, if the selected content can be played only in the player 100, it is determined that the player 100 plays.

The player 100 according to the present exemplary embodiment gives priority to the renderer 130 when the corresponding content is content that can be played by both the player 100 and the renderer 130, and controls the renderer under the control of the add-in controller 120 described later. 130 may play the content. That is, when the selected content can be played by both the player 100 and the renderer 130, the player 100 may determine the renderer 130 as a playback device for the selected content.

The add-in server 110 stores at least one content. In addition, when a specific content is played under the control of the add-in controller 120 to be described later, the add-in server 110 has a form suitable for the renderer 130 to which the content is to be played under the control of the add-in controller 120. You can code content. The add-in server 110 transmits the coded content to the renderer 130 under the control of the add-in controller 120 described later.

The add-in controller 120 controls at least one digital media server and renderers included in the DLNA system including the add-in server 110 to store and play content. When the add-in controller 120 according to the present embodiment receives a request for playing a content supported by the DLNA system from the player 100, the add-in controller 120 determines a renderer 130 suitable for playing the corresponding content. In addition, the add-in controller 120 controls the add-in server 110 in which the content is stored and codes the content in a form suitable for the renderer 130. When the coded content is transmitted from the add-in server 110 to the renderer 130, the add-in controller 120 transmits a play command to the renderer 130 to control the renderer 130 to play the content.

The renderer 130 plays the content transmitted from the add-in server 110 under the control of the add-in controller 120.

4 is a flowchart illustrating a content providing method in a DLNA system according to an embodiment of the present invention.

First, the player 100 displays a content list (S142). The player 100 displays the content list through a file explorer, for example. In the present embodiment, it is assumed that the player 100 has previously received a storage path of each content stored in the add-in server 110. When the player 100 is connected to the add-in server 110, the add-in controller 120 according to the present embodiment displays a content list of the content stored in the add-in server 110 and information about each content. The add-in server 110 may be controlled to transmit to.

The player 100 determines whether a specific content is selected (S146). If the specific content is not selected (S146: No), the player 100 maintains the standby state such as continuously displaying the content list.

On the other hand, if the specific content is selected (S146: Yes), the player 100 determines whether the selected content is a file supported by the DLNA system (S146). If the file is not a file supported by the DLNA system (S146: No), the content is not stored by the renderer included in the DLNA system but is pre-stored in the player 100. Therefore, the content is played by the player 100 (S148).

On the other hand, if the selected content is a file supported by the DLNA system (S146: Yes), the player 100 requests the add-in controller 120 to play the corresponding content (S150). When the controller 120 receives a content play request from the player 100, the controller 120 determines a renderer 130 suitable for playing the content (S152). When the renderer 130 is determined, the add-in controller 120 transmits a content playback command to the add-in server 110 and the renderer 130 (S154). The add-in server 110 receiving the content playback command from the add-in controller 120 codes the content into a form suitable for the renderer 130 (S156). The add-in server 110 transmits the coded content to the renderer 130 (S158), and the renderer 130 receives and reproduces the coded content from the add-in server 110 (S160).

5 is a diagram illustrating a content providing service in a DLNA system according to an embodiment of the present invention.

The content providing service according to the present exemplary embodiment includes a file searcher 170, a file trans layer 180, an add-in server 110, an add-in controller 120, and a renderer 130.

The file searcher 170 is included in the player 100 to display a content list for each content provided by the player 100 and the add-in server 110. The user may select at least one content using the file explorer 170.

The file trans layer 180 extracts a file path, that is, a storage path, of contents stored in the add-in server 110. When the content is selected through the file explorer 170, the file transformer layer 180 may receive content information about the corresponding content from the file explorer 170. The content information may be a file name of the content, and the file trans layer 180 may determine a storage path of the content stored in the add-in server 110 using the file name of the content. The add-in controller 120 then controls the add-in server 110 to transmit the content stored in the storage path to the renderer 130, and the renderer 130 plays the content transmitted from the add-in server 110. do.

The file transformer layer 180 is provided with a path of content from the player 100. The file trans layer 180 controls the add-in server 110 to code the content existing in the corresponding path and transmit the encoded content to the renderer 130. In this case, the storage path of the content may be transferred from the player 100 to the file transformer layer 180 in the form of a typed letter.

6 is a diagram illustrating a method of executing an AVTransport service in a file transport layer according to an embodiment of the present invention.

First, the file trans layer 180 receives content information on the selected content (S190). The file transport layer 180 refers to content information and encodes a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the corresponding content (S192). Encoding the URL of the content means that the storage path in which the content selected by the user is stored is encoded in a form suitable for the renderer 130.

If the URL is encoded, the file trans layer 180 inserts an RPC (Remote Procedure Call) command in the URL (S194). In addition, the file transport layer 180 opens a socket and executes HTTP_Open (Encoded_URL) (S196). Thereafter, the file trans layer 180 executes HTTP_GET (Encoded_URL) (S198) and determines whether an ObjectID is obtained (S200).

When the ObjectID is obtained as a result of the determination in step S200 (S200: YES), the file transport layer 180 executes an AVTransport service, that is, a service for transmitting audio or video and playing in real time (S202). On the other hand, if the ObjectID is not obtained (S200: No), the file transport layer 180 opens the socket again to execute HTTP_OPEN (S196) and executes HTTP_GET (S198).

HTTP_OPEN and HTTP_GET belong to the general procedure of opening a socket for HTTP streaming. In addition, the ObjectID is a unique value for DLNA streaming, and when the ObjectID is added to the address of the add-in server 110, a unique address for individual content can be created.

7 is a diagram illustrating a content providing service according to an embodiment of the present invention.

In this embodiment, the player 110 is a window mobile. Referring to FIG. 7, a Windows Mobile is executed by a user (S212), and a Media Album, which is a program associated with a DLNA system, is executed (S214). Execution of the media album is possible by selection by the user. In addition, as can be seen from the figure, when a program is selected, it may represent that the program is selected on the window mobile screen. In this figure, the background color of the letters "Media Album" representing the media album is blue, and the letters are white.

By executing the media album, the Windows mobile may display a content list for the contents stored in the add-in server 110 associated with the Windows Mobile as well as the contents previously stored in the Windows Mobile. In operation S216, the window mobile displays a content list by displaying an icon of a thumbnail type corresponding to each content stored in the window mobile and the add-in server 110. The window mobile selects any one of the contents included in the content list through a user input or the like (S216).

When the content is selected, Windows Mobile receives a command on how to process the content (S218). Referring to the drawings, in step S218, the user who selects Windows Mobile selects the command 'Send'. In this figure, Send is a command for determining which program to transmit the content to be executed. Accordingly, referring to S220, the phrases 'as Message', 'via Bluetooth' and 'as DLNA' are displayed. At this time, 'as DLNA' is a command for instructing to process content in a DLNA system linked with Windows Mobile. The player according to this embodiment assumes that the command 'as DLNA' appears only in the case of content that can be processed in association with the DLNA system.

When the user selects 'as DLNA' (S220), the renderer 130 capable of playing the corresponding content is determined by the add-in controller 120. The add-in controller 120 notifies the determined renderer 130 to the window mobile, and the window mobile displays a list of the renderers 130 so that the user can select the renderer 130 (S222). In FIG. 7, '[typer-pc] Samsung Ren ...' is selected (S224). The add-in controller 120 plays the content using the corresponding renderer 130, that is, [[typer-pc] Samsung Ren ...] (S230). The image displayed on the window mobile in S230 is a case where the image is reproduced by '[typer-pc] Samsung Ren ...'.

8 is a block diagram illustrating a schematic configuration of a DLNA system according to another embodiment of the present invention. The DLNA system has a configuration similar to that of the DLNA system shown in FIG. 3, in that only the add-in server and the add-in controller of FIG. 3 are integrated into the add-in system 230, and the follow-up agent 220 is added. There is a difference. The subsequent viewing agent 220 supports the user to stop playing the media file while watching the media file through the legacy media player 210 and continue to view the media file through the digital media renderer 240. Perform the function. In this case, the media file represents an example of the above-described content. That is, conventionally, when a user switches from a legacy media player to a digital media renderer or from a digital media renderer to another digital media renderer for the same media file, it is impossible to continue the media file. There was a problem that the file must be played again from the beginning. The present embodiment provides a system and method for implementing the ear media of the same media file through different media file playback devices. Meanwhile, in the following description, although the preview agent 220 is illustrated as being separated from the add-in system 230, the preview agent 220 may be integrated into the add-in system 230.

FIG. 9 is a flowchart illustrating a method of retrieving a media file using the DLNA system according to an embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 10 shows GUIs for explaining the retrieval method step by step. The resume method allows the user to play the media file with the legacy media player and then continue the media file in the digital media renderer.

In step S310, the legacy media player 210 displays the media file list to the user, selects the media file according to the selection and playback command received from the user, and plays the selected media file. Referring to step S410 of FIG. 10, a GUI of the legacy media player is shown. The GUI includes a media file window and a menu item.

In step S312, the legacy media player 210 receives a resume command, that is, a "Play via Connected Home" command, while playing the media file from the user. As will be described later, the name "Play via Connected Home" is arbitrary and may be replaced with the name "Send via DNLA" as needed. Referring to step S420 of FIG. 10, it is illustrated that the user selects “Send via DNLA” from sub menus displayed by selecting a resume command, that is, a menu item displayed at the bottom of the legacy media player. In operation S312, the user may use a menu such as “Play via Connected Home” or “Send via DNLA” when he / she wants to see the content being viewed by the legacy media player 210 in another network player.

In step S314, the legacy media player 210 transmits an initialization request message to the add-in system 230 in response to the resume command. The initialization request targets an add-in control point in the add-in system 230, and the control point corresponds to the add-in controller shown in FIG. 3.

In step S316, the add-in system 230 performs an initialization process of the add-in control point in response to the initialization request message. This initialization process means loading of a program for performing the resume function.

In step S317, the resume agent 220 requests the legacy media player 210 to play information of the media file, and in step S318, the resume agent 220 sends the request from the legacy media player 210 to the legacy media player 210. Receive the playback information of the media file. The playback information of the media file includes a file name including a playback file path, a current playback time (or location), and the like.

In operation S320, the resume agent 220 transmits the reproduction file path information from the obtained reproduction information to the add-in system 230.

In step S322, the add-in system 230 performs file sharing of the media file after receiving the play file path information. Since the sharing of the media file corresponds to the steps S190 to S200 described with reference to FIG. 6, a detailed description thereof will be omitted. That is, the add-in system 230 transmits the media file existing in the received playback file path to the digital media renderer 240 that is selected later.

In step S324, the add-in system 230 transmits a message for notifying that the initialization of the control point is completed after the file sharing is completed.

In step S326, the resume agent 220 transmits a termination request message to the legacy media player 210 after receiving the initialization complete message.

In operation S328, the legacy media player 210 terminates the operation in response to the termination request message. In operation S328, when the operating system supports multitasking, the legacy media player 210 may operate as a background process.

In operation S330, a discovery procedure through notification and response is performed between the add-in system 230 and the digital media renderer 240, and the add-in system 230 performs the discovery. A renderer list capable of playing the media file is obtained through the procedure. That is, although only one digital media renderer is shown in FIGS. 8 and 9, a plurality of digital media renderers may be connected to the DLNA home network.

In step S332, the add-in system 230 transmits the obtained renderer list to the subsequent agent 220. This step S332 may occur from time to time after the step S316 until the add-in system 230 is terminated due to the nature of the DLNA system.

In step S334, the resume agent 220 displays the received renderer list to the user, and the user selects a preferred digital media renderer from the renderer list. Optionally, the selection of the digital media renderer can be made automatically, for example, the resume agent 220 automatically selects the digital media renderer recently selected by the user or the digital media according to the user's default selection. The renderer can be selected automatically. Referring to step S430 of FIG. 10, a GUI of the control point is shown. The GUI includes a renderer list window and a default selection item.

In operation S336, the resume agent 220 transmits the selected digital media renderer information to the add-in system 230.

In step S338, the add-in system 230 requests protocol and format information supported by the selected digital media renderer 240. In step S340, the add-in system supports the selected digital media renderer 240. Receive protocol and format information.

In step S342, when the received protocol and format are supported by the add-in system 230, the add-in system 230 notifies the resume agent 220 through a message that the protocol and format information has been transmitted normally. do.

In operation S344, the resume agent 220 transmits current play position information of the media file to the add-in system 230.

In step S346, the add-in system 230 transmits a message requesting a search to the corresponding position according to the received current playback position to the digital media renderer 240, and in step S348, the digital media renderer ( In response to the search request, 240 notifies the add-in system 230 through a message that the search is normally performed.

In step S350, the add-in system 230 transmits a message to the digital media renderer 240 requesting to play the media file at the searched location. In step S352, the digital media renderer 240 sends the message to the digital media renderer 240. In response to the play request, the add-in system 230 is notified through a message that the play is normally performed.

In step S354, the control point and the digital media renderer 240 simultaneously play the media file. The media file is actually played in the digital media renderer 240, and only the play information such as a play position and a play time is displayed at the control point. Referring to steps S440 and S450 of FIG. 10, the media file is actually reproduced in the digital media renderer 240, and only playback information is displayed at the control point.

In step S356, the digital media renderer 240 transmits an event registration message for delivering the playback information of the media file to the control point, and in step S358, the control point displays the received playback information to the user. do.

11 is a flowchart illustrating a method of retrieving a media file using a DLNA system according to another example of the present invention. The resume method supports a user to play the media file with the first digital media renderer 330 and then replay the media file in the second digital media renderer 340. The digital media controller 310 and the ear watch agent 320 configure an ear watch support system that supports the ear show of the media file in the DLNA system.

In step S510, the digital media controller 310 receives a selection and playback command for a media file from the user.

In operation S512, the digital media controller 310 transmits the media file to the first digital media renderer 330 through the AV transport service, that is, the first digital media renderer 330 according to the selection and playback command. Provide a service to play. Since the AV transport service corresponds to steps S152 to S158 described with reference to FIG. 4, a detailed description thereof will be omitted.

In operation S514, the first digital media renderer 330 transmits an event registration message for transmitting the playback information of the media file to the digital media controller 310, and the digital media controller 310 receives the received message. Playback information is displayed to the user.

In operation S516, the digital media controller 310 receives a switch renderer command from the user, that is, a resume command from the first digital media renderer 330 to the second digital media renderer 340.

In step S518, the digital media controller 310 transmits a switch renderer notification message according to the resume command to the resume agent 320.

In operation S520, the preview agent 320 determines to request playback information from the first digital media renderer. In operation S522, the preview agent 320 informs the first digital media renderer 330. Request playback information of the media file, and in step S526, the resume agent 320 receives the playback information of the media file from the first digital media renderer 330. The playback information of the media file includes a file name including a playback file path, a current playback time (or location), and the like.

In operation S524, a discovery procedure through notification and response is performed between the digital media controller 310 and the second digital media renderer 340, and the digital media controller 310 performs the discovery. A discovery process obtains a renderer list capable of playing the media file.

In step S528, the digital media controller 310 displays the received renderer list to the user, and the user selects a preferred digital media renderer from the renderer list. Optionally, the selection of the digital media renderer can be made automatically, for example, the preview agent automatically selects the digital media renderer recently selected by the user or automatically selects the digital media renderer according to the user's default selection. Can be selected.

In step S530, the digital media controller 310 transmits a playback stop and registration release message to the first digital media renderer 330. In step S532, the first digital media renderer 330 stops and plays the playback. In response to the deregistration message, the playback and event registration operations are terminated, and the digital media controller 310 is notified through the message that the end of the operation is normally performed.

In operation S534, the digital media controller 310 requests protocol and format information supported by the selected second digital media renderer 340. In operation S536, the digital media controller 310 transmits the second digital media. Receive protocol and format information supported by the renderer 340.

In step S538, the resume agent 320 transmits a message requesting to search for the corresponding position according to the received current playback position to the second digital media renderer 340, and in step S540, the second The digital media renderer 340 notifies the replay agent 320 as a response to the search request through a message that the search is normally performed.

In step S542, the resume agent 320 transmits a message requesting to play the media file at the searched location to the second digital media renderer 340, and in step S544, the second digital media renderer ( 340 notifies the replay agent 320 as a response to the playback request through a message that playback is normally performed.

In operation S546, the media file is actually reproduced in the second digital media renderer 340. In operation S548, the second digital media renderer 340 processes the event registration message itself.

While embodiments of the invention have been illustrated and described, it is clear that the invention and its advantages are not limited to these embodiments. Various modifications, changes, variations, substitutions and equivalents will be apparent to those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as described in the claims. Accordingly, the specification and drawings are to be regarded in an illustrative rather than a restrictive sense.

It is apparent that the method for providing content in the DLAN system of the present invention and the system can be implemented in the form of hardware, software (ie, a program), or a combination thereof. Such a program may be stored in a machine-readable volatile or nonvolatile recording medium such as a computer, and the recording medium may be a storage device such as a ROM, a memory such as a RAM, a memory chip, an integrated circuit, a CD, a DVD, a magnetic disk, or the like. , Magnetic tape or the like. That is, the method for providing content in the DLAN system of the present invention and the system can be embodied in the form of a program including codes for realizing the same. Further, such a program may be electrically transmitted through any medium, such as a communication signal propagating by wire or wirelessly, and the present invention includes equivalents thereof.

1 is a flowchart illustrating a method of sharing content information in a DLNA system according to the prior art.

2 is a diagram illustrating an example of a rendering service method in a typical DLNA system.

3 is a block diagram illustrating a schematic configuration of a DLNA system according to an embodiment of the present invention.

4 is a flowchart illustrating a content providing method in a DLNA system according to an embodiment of the present invention.

5 is a diagram illustrating a content providing service in a DLNA system according to an embodiment of the present invention.

6 is a diagram illustrating a method of executing an AVTransport service in a file transport layer according to an embodiment of the present invention.

7 is a diagram illustrating a content providing service according to an embodiment of the present invention.

8 is a block diagram illustrating a schematic configuration of a DLNA system according to another embodiment of the present invention.

9 is a flowchart illustrating a method of retrieving a media file using the DLNA system according to an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 10 is a diagram schematically illustrating GUIs for describing a rehearsal method according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

11 is a flowchart illustrating a method of retrieving a media file using a DLNA system according to another example of the present invention.

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  1. In the content providing method in a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) system including an add-in server and an add-in controller connected to the legacy media player,
    Displaying, by the legacy media player, a content list for previously stored content or at least one content stored in the add-in server;
    If any one of the contents indicated by the contents list is selected, the legacy media player determines whether the selected content is a file that can be played by any one of the pre-registered digital media renderers;
    Transmitting, by the legacy media player, the play request of the selected content to the add-in controller when the selected content is playable by any of the registered digital media renderers;
    Transmitting, by the add-in controller, a play command of the selected content to the add-in server and a digital media renderer capable of playing the content;
    And receiving and playing the selected content from the add-in server by the digital media renderer capable of playing the selected content.
  2. The method of claim 1,
    The legacy media player may further include directly playing the selected content when the selected content is not a file that can be played by the registered digital media renderers.
  3. The method of claim 1,
    The displaying of the content list by the legacy media player may include:
    Receiving, by the legacy media player, content information about at least one content stored in the add-in server from the add-in server;
    And generating and displaying the content list using the content information.
  4. The method of claim 3, wherein the content information,
    And a file name and a storage path for each content stored in the add-in server.
  5. The method of claim 4, wherein
    The legacy media player transmits a play request of the selected content to the add-in controller,
    And transmitting, by the legacy media player, content information on the selected content to the add-in controller.
  6. In the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) system,
    An add-in server for storing at least one content,
    Display a content list of previously stored content or at least one content stored in the add-in server, and when any one of the contents indicated by the content list is selected, the selected content is played by the pre-registered digital media renderer. A legacy media player that determines whether a file is available and transmits a play request of the selected content to an add-in controller connected to the digital media renderer when the file is playable;
    The add-in controller which receives the play request from the legacy media player and controls the registered digital media renderer to play the selected content;
    And the digital media renderer that receives and plays the selected content from the add-in server.
  7. The method of claim 6, wherein the legacy media player,
    And when the selected content is not a file that can be played by the registered digital media renderer, directly playing the selected content.
  8. The method of claim 6, wherein the legacy media player,
    And receiving content information on at least one content stored in the add-in server from the add-in server, and generating and displaying the content list using the content information.
  9. The method of claim 7, wherein the content information,
    DLNA system, characterized in that the file name and storage path for each content stored in the add-in server.
  10. The method of claim 9, wherein the legacy media player,
    DLNA system, characterized in that for transmitting the content information about the selected content to the add-in controller transmits the play request of the selected content to the add-in controller.
  11. In the method of providing content by the add-in system in a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) system including an add-in system connected to a digital media player and at least one digital media renderer,
    Receiving a retrieval request for the media file from the digital media player to the digital media renderer;
    Receiving playback information on the media file from the digital media player;
    Searching for the current playback position included in the playback information in the media file, and requesting the digital media renderer to play the media file from the searched position.
  12. The method of claim 11,
    Obtaining a list of digital media renderers capable of playing the media file;
    Presenting the list to a user;
    And receiving a selection command for the digital media renderer to perform the preview from the user.
  13. In the content providing method by the ear support system in a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) system including a ear support system connected to a plurality of digital media renderer,
    Receiving a retrieval request from a first digital media renderer from a user to a second digital media renderer;
    Receiving playback information for the media file from the first digital media renderer;
    Searching for the current playback position included in the playback information in the media file, and requesting the second digital media renderer to play the media file from the searched position.
  14. The method of claim 13,
    Obtaining a list of digital media renderers capable of playing the media file;
    Presenting the list to a user;
    And receiving a selection command for the digital media renderer to perform the preview from the user.
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