(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2001/0030660 Al
Zainoulline (43) Pub. Date: Oct. 18,2001
Using a Computer to Link to an Internet Web Site Which Contains Pre-Selected Clips of Various Pre-Recorded Songs
(54) INTERACTIVE GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE AND METHOD FOR PREVIEWING MEDIA PRODUCTS
(76) Inventor: Roustem Zainoulline, Germantown,
19911 Appledowre Circle
Germantown, MD 20876 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 09/731,814
(22) Filed: Dec. 8, 2000
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Non-provisional ol provisional application No. 60/169,974, filed on Dec. 10, 1999.
(51) Int. CI.7 G06F 3/00
(52) U.S. CI 345/720; 345/856
A method for enhancing the user's experience by synchronizing a multimedia leature with the movement ol an indicating device. In one embodiment, a method is provided for previewing media products including the steps ol providing a preview device for previewing predetermined preview clips ol pre-recorded media products, interactively indicating which media product is to be previewed, and instantly playing the preview clips ol an indicated prerecorded media product in real time without noticeable delay. The plurality ol pre-recorded media products may be music, video, movie, electronic game program, or a software program. An interactive graphical user interlace is also provided lor allowing a user to remotely preview media products through a communications link where the GUI includes a plurality ol trigger fields identilying a plurality ol pre-recorded media products, each ol the plurality ol trigger fields being associated with a preview clip. Upon moving a cursor into one ol said plurality ol trigger fields, a preview clip associated therewith is instantly played in real time without noticeable delay.