US 11,057,669 B2
Device and method for managing priorities for the downloading of multimedia contents
Jean-Bernard Leduby, Erquy (FR); and Martin Conan, Cesson Sevigne (FR)
Assigned to ORANGE, Issy-les-Moulineaux (FR)
Appl. No. 15/537,658
Filed by Orange, Issy-les-Moulineaux (FR)
PCT Filed Dec. 7, 2015, PCT No. PCT/FR2015/053360
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 19, 2017,
PCT Pub. No. WO2016/097530, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 23, 2016.
Claims priority of application No. 1462884 (FR), filed on Dec. 19, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0359617 A1, Dec. 14, 2017
Int. Cl. H04N 21/222 (2011.01); H04N 21/231 (2011.01); H04N 21/239 (2011.01); H04N 21/262 (2011.01); H04N 21/4627 (2011.01); H04N 21/436 (2011.01); H04N 21/41 (2011.01); H04N 21/458 (2011.01); H04N 21/475 (2011.01); H04N 21/61 (2011.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 21/43615 (2013.01) [H04L 67/06 (2013.01); H04N 21/4126 (2013.01); H04N 21/4583 (2013.01); H04N 21/4751 (2013.01); H04N 21/6125 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
managing downloading digital content available by progressive downloading from a contents server in a communication network, said contents server being accessible by a downloading device distinct from the server via a service gateway of a local area network including a first terminal and a second terminal, the downloading device being selectable by each of the first terminal and the second terminal, said downloading device being able to download only one content at a time and playback the content on a single device, wherein the managing comprises the following acts performed by the downloading device:
reception of a first request for progressive downloading of a first digital content originating from the first terminal selecting the downloading device, said request containing the address of said first digital content;
downloading the first digital content requested by the first terminal;
reception of a second request for progressive downloading of a second digital content originating from the second terminal selecting the downloading device while the first digital content downloading is in progress, said request containing the address of said second digital content;
obtaining rights relating to the first and second terminals on the downloading device, comprising at least one priority datum of the first terminal and of the second terminal, said data relating to a priority of use of the downloading device;
comparison of the priority datum of the first terminal with the priority datum of the second terminal, so as to define the terminal having priority;
if the priority datum of the second terminal is greater than the priority datum of the first terminal, downloading the second digital content requested by the second terminal;
wherein a unique association is defined between either the first terminal or the second terminal, referred to as a master terminal, and the downloading device;
wherein the reception of the second request for progressive downloading on the downloading device is followed by, if the first terminal is the master terminal, sending a message to the first terminal in order for the master terminal to accept or refuse the second request.