Skype is apparently working on technology to help users create media presentations from the Skype window itself. In a patent recently published by eBay, the company explains the problems in the current form of creating media presentations. The inventors write
“a user must typically purchase conventional media presentation software, which may be expensive, create a media presentation with the conventional media presentation software, which is often time consuming, upload the file for the media presentation, and then post a link to a file for online access to the created media presentation, which may require security features.”
To make creation and distribution of media presentations easy, the inventors are working on an interface that will help them create media presentations from the Skype window itself. They write
“a system for publishing and/or sharing media presentations over a network comprises a service component adapted to interface with a user over the network and one or more distribution channels over the network, a collect module adapted to gather media resources based on user input, a create module adapted to create a media presentation with the media resources based on user input, and a publish module adapted to distribute the media presentation to the one or more distribution channels via the network.”
The inventors say that users may be able to notify the recipients as the documents are published by emailing them or by offering them a distinct URL to view the document or even distribute it by embedding a source code.
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