Patent Number: 8,792,779

Title: Method of selecting content reproducing apparatus and content reproducing apparatus selector

Abstract: Provided are a method of selecting the most suitable content reproducing apparatus on the basis of minimum resource information required to reproduce content and capability information of the content reproducing apparatus, and a content reproducing apparatus selector using the method. The method includes: receiving a content file, which includes minimum resource (MR) metadata including the minimum resource information required to reproduce content, from a content providing server or a content providing medium; receiving device level (DL) metadata per device from a plurality of content reproducing apparatuses, wherein the DL metadata includes capability information of the content reproducing apparatus; determining whether at least one of the content reproducing apparatuses described by the DL metadata can reproduce the content described by the MR metadata; and selectively renewing the MR metadata on the basis of a result of the determining.

Inventors: Moon; Young-ho (Suwon-si, KR), Cho; Kyung-sun (Seoul, KR), Cho; Ik-hwan (Seoul, KR), Park; Mi-hwa (Anyang-si, KR), Shim; Woo-sung (Suwon-si, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04N 5/93 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018