Techniques for improved playlist processing on media devices

Techniques for improved playlist processing on media devices
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TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVED PLAYLIST
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Inventors: Muthya K. Girish, Santa Clara, CA
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An improved portable media device and methods for operat
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