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386 - Television signal processing for dynamic recording or reproducing

386046000 - PROCESSING OF TELEVISION SIGNAL FOR DYNAMIC RECORDING OR REPRODUCING

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20090067817ERROR RECOVERY METHOD FOR RECORDING AUDIO-VIDEO INTERLEAVED FILE - An error recovery method for recording an audio-video interleaved (AVI) file is provided. The AVI file includes a header chunk and a content chunk. First, the predetermined values of a plurality of recording information are respectively written into a plurality of corresponding fields in the header chunk and the content chunk, wherein the recording information is related to a video/audio length of the AVI file. Next, a multiplexed media data is written into the content chunk for recording the AVI file. After the AVI file recording is finished, the corresponding fields in the header chunk and the content chunk are corrected according to the actual values of the recording information. Thereby, even if the recording process is abnormally terminated, the AVI file can still be normally accessed for it has a complete and legitimate structure.03-12-2009
20090196580Method and apparatus for an analyte detecting device - In a perfect world, citizens would have all of the sensing equipment and analysis capability with no concern about costs. Unfortunately, the costs are an impediment to most people and their health and well-being may be compromised as a result. By leveraging popular consumer devices such as mobile players and other CE devices, it is possible to create “piggy-back” solutions that effectively bring the costs into the range that ordinary people can afford. Once ordinary people can afford these solutions, the state of their health and/or well being can be improved greatly.08-06-2009
20090196581RECORDING/REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND RECORDING/REPRODUCTION METHOD - According to one embodiment, a recording/reproduction apparatus comprises a recording module configured to record input video data, an output module configured to output the input video data to a display apparatus, and a screen division module configured to reproduce, from the recording module, recorded video data related to present video data being outputted to the display apparatus, when a screen division instruction is supplied to the display apparatus while the input video data is being output to the display apparatus, and configured to output synthesized-screen data composed of the video data thus reproduced and the input video data.08-06-2009
20090274447Recording system, transmission apparatus, recording apparatus, recording control method, and recording medium - A recording system includes a transmission apparatus and a recording apparatus. The transmission apparatus includes a storage unit that stores content data, a generating unit that generates recording destination information, and a transmission control unit that transmits the recording destination information and the content data. The recording apparatus includes a first recording unit that records content data, a second recording unit that records content data at a lower recording speed, and a recording control unit that controls the first and second recording units. The transmission control unit continuously transmits a plurality of pieces of recording destination information and content data. The recording control unit records, when the recording destination is a recording medium, the content data and the recording destination information in the first recording unit, and records the content data on the recording medium based on the recording destination information.11-05-2009
20100150532ELECTRONIC DEVICE SYSTEM - An electronic device system includes a plurality of electronic devices each having at least an audiovisual playback device capable of reading one of stored audiovisual content data and received audiovisual content data, and an audiovisual output device capable of outputting desired audiovisual content, a bus establishing connection among the plurality of electronic devices, and a controller capable of controlling the electronic devices connected to the bus. In the electronic device, the audiovisual output device connected via the bus includes a device identifying unit for identifying, under the control of the controller, the audiovisual output device which outputs the desired audiovisual content, and a content output unit for outputting the desired audiovisual content when the audiovisual output device is identified by the device identifying unit.06-17-2010
20090123134RECORDING APPARATUS AND RECORDING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING SYSTEM - A first recording apparatus acquires first data and records the first data in a first recording unit, transmits to a second recording apparatus first priority information which is information relating to priority data representing priority of recording the first data to the second recording apparatus, receives second priority information which is information relating to priority data representing priority of recording second data acquired at the second recording apparatus which is transmitted from the second recording apparatus, determines priority data of the first recording apparatus and the second recording apparatus, based on the first priority information and the second priority information, and transfers the first data to the second recording apparatus, based on the priority data of the second recording apparatus, if the recording capacity of the first recording unit falls below a stipulation value corresponding to the priority data of the first recording apparatus.05-14-2009
20090123132APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECORDING BROADCASTING DATA - Provided is an apparatus and a method for recording broadcasting data. When a stream to be recorded among received broadcasting data streams corresponds to a scrambled stream, a descrambler is allocated to the scrambled stream. The scrambled stream to which the descrambler is allocated is descrambled, split into blocks having a predetermined size and stored. A scrambled stream to which the descrambler is not allocated is split into blocks having a predetermined size and stored.05-14-2009
20090123131Packet Transmitting Apparatus - A packet transmitting apparatus (05-14-2009
20090123130METHOD OF RECORDING CONTENT DATA, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA AND TRANSCODING DEVICE THEREFOR - A method of recording content data of system including a transcoding device connectable to a recorder, via a communication network. The method includes transcoding source content data into transcoded content data, transmitting, without recording the transcoded content data locally, the transcoded content data to the recorder via the communication network in substantially real time, and recording the transcoded content data onto a recording medium. Accordingly, the content data can be directly recorded onto a recording medium of another device, not on a recoding medium related to the transcoding device. Consequently, an apparatus including the transcoding device can obtain content data without a limit on storage capacity.05-14-2009
20100074600NETWORKED PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDING SYSTEM - A networked personal video recording (“PVR”) system couples a plurality of clients to one or more PVR media servers over a network. One or more PVR media servers include television tuners to tune television signals. A storage medium buffers the television signals to implement PVR functionality. For example, the PVR media server records television programs for clients. Clients are assigned to television tuners, and the clients display television programs received at the assigned tuner. The network transfers the buffered television signals to the clients.03-25-2010
20100119218Method for reproducing data recorded on an interactive recording medium in conjunction with associated auxiliary data - A method for reproducing data recorded on an interactive recording medium in conjunction with associated auxiliary data is disclosed. An interactive recording medium reproducing apparatus reproduces A/V data recorded on an interactive recording medium such as an interactive DVD in conjunction with contents data provided by a contents providing server using navigation information for the contents data also provided by the contents providing server, thereby allowing synchronized reproduction of data from different sources.05-13-2010
20100119217INFORMATION RECORDING/PLAY-BACKING APPARATUS - Portable information recording/play-back arrangements, wherein a controller judges whether a mode, controlling a first recording/play-back module and second recording/play-back module, is an imaging mode or a dubbing mode, and wherein when the controller judges that the mode is the imaging mode, the controller controls so that the imaging module and the first or second recording/play-back module operate on battery or a power supply from an external power source; and when the controller judges that the mode is the dubbing mode and the first and second recording/play-back module operate on the power supply from the external power source, the controller controls so that the dubbing operation is permitted.05-13-2010
20100074599INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - An information recording medium (03-25-2010
20100034523DIGITAL DISPLAY DEVICE FOR HAVING DVR SYSTEM AND OF THE SAME METHOD - Provided are an apparatus for controlling a digital image display apparatus having a tuner and a DVR system, and a method thereof. According to the apparatus, a visitor history is selectively stored only when a user is absent or a movement of a visitor is detected using the digital image display apparatus having the DVR system. Accordingly, not only unnecessary images are not stored, but also a function of an image display device is performed and simultaneously images transmitted from a movement shooting unit mounted separately from the digital image display apparatus can be selectively recorded in order to detect a movement of an object. Therefore, the image display apparatus can be more efficiently utilized.02-11-2010
20100104267SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLAYING MEDIA FILE - A media playing system includes a media reproducing apparatus and a decoding server. The media reproducing apparatus capable of receiving a play command for reproducing a selected media file, and configured for determining whether the media reproducing apparatus can decode the selected media file, and transmitting an unsupported media format message when it is determined that the media reproducing apparatus cannot decode the selected media file. The decoding server communicatively coupled to the media reproducing apparatus, the decoding server capable of receiving the unsupported media format message from the media reproducing apparatus, and configured for invoking a decoding program according to the unsupported media format message to decode the selected media file to generate media data that can be reproduced by the media reproducing apparatus, and transmitting the generated media data to the media reproducing apparatus for reproducing by the media reproducing apparatus.04-29-2010
20090154902MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile terminal device includes a recording setting unit configured to set a programmed recording based on an input of programmed-recording information that is used for performing programmed recording of a broadcast program, a reception-state checking unit configured to start a tuner at a predetermined time before a recording start time set by the recording setting unit and continuously checking a reception state of broadcast radio waves until the recording start time, a notifying unit configured to notify, if the reception-state checking unit determines that the reception state of the broadcast radio waves is not a desired reception state, a notification indicating so, and a recording starting unit configured to start recording processing of the broadcast program if the reception-state checking unit determines that the reception state of the broadcast radio waves is the desired reception state.06-18-2009
20090154901METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING DATA - A method and apparatus for reproducing data. The method includes downloading data in a local storage; and reproducing the data according to a predetermined reproduction order, wherein when data that is to be reproduced next has not yet been downloaded, the reproducing of the data according to the predetermined reproduction order includes: stopping data reproduction; and when downloading the data that is to be reproduced next is completed, reproducing data from the location where data reproduction stopped.06-18-2009
20090154900AUDIO AND VIDEO APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - An audio and video (AV) apparatus includes a player module for playing audio and video files, generating audio and video signals, and an internal display and an internal speaker. The AV apparatus further includes: a first switch for generating first instructions; an output module for being externally connected to output the audio and video signals; and a control module connected to the first switch. The control module being configured for disabling the internal display and internal speaker at receiving the first instructions at a situation that the output module is externally connected to output the audio and video signals, and disabling the internal display while keeping the internal speaker enabled at receiving the first instruction at a situation that the output module is not externally connected. A method for controlling the audio and video apparatus is provided as well.06-18-2009
20090154899RECORDED PROGRAMS RANKED BASED ON SOCIAL NETWORKS - Recorded programs ranked based on social networks is described. In embodiment(s), a content distributor maintains recorded on-demand assets that can be requested by client devices to render as television media content for viewing. For a Network Digital Video Recording (nDVR) system, the recorded on-demand assets are recorded when initially distributed to the client devices as scheduled television media content. The content distributor can form a social network of members based on association(s) of viewers that correspond to one or more of the client devices, and can determine recommended on-demand assets from different ones of the recorded on-demand assets for the members of the social network. The content distributor can then communicate a recommended on-demand asset to a client device that corresponds to a member of the social network where the recommended on-demand asset is communicated for viewing without receiving a viewer selection of the recommended on-demand asset.06-18-2009
20090154898PROGRAM SEGMENTS DISPLAY BAR - A program segments display bar is described. In embodiment(s), a program segments display bar has still images that can include scene images and advertisement images. The scene images can each correspond to a different segment of television media content, such as a movie or television program, and are displayed in the program segments display bar to indicate a sequence of the television media content. The advertisement images can each correspond to a different advertisement and can be displayed in the program segments display bar to indicate where the different advertisements are included with the television media content. The program segments display bar can also include a focus that can be positioned proximate a still image to indicate that the still image is selectable.06-18-2009
20100027975PLAYBACK DEVICE AND PLAYBACK SYSTEM - The present invention enables to limit playback of content recorded on a recording medium without fail. A playback system includes a recording medium 02-04-2010
20090304364DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER AND HARD DISC MANAGEMENT METHOD - A digital video recorder and a hard disc management method are disclosed, which can quickly monitor whether or not an error has occurred to data files recorded in a hard disc, without using a S.M.A.R.T technology that takes a long time to boot the system, in a manner that a digital video recorder (DVR) having a plurality of surveillance cameras connected thereto for use records and manages, in respective boxes, data files and index files of images in each hard disc, records and manages index data for the boxes for the respective hard discs by an upper index management file, and records and manages, for each hard disc, a management map file including error information for the boxes recorded and managed in the respective hard discs, whereby the recording and reproducing operations of the digital video recorder can be efficiently improved.12-10-2009
20090304362Content Storage Using Quotas - Content storage using quotas as described. In an implementation, an apparatus comprises memory to store content obtained via a network connection and one or more modules to manage storage of the content using one or more quotas. A first one of the quotas specifies a maximum amount of the memory that is permitted to be used to store the content for a first user and a second one of the quotas specifies a maximum amount of the memory that is permitted to be used to store the content for a second user.12-10-2009
20090110373Information Playback Apparatus - According to one embodiment, an information playback apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention includes an acquisition module configured to acquire content data, an analysis module configured to analyze the content data to generate viewing and listening environment control information based on an analysis result, a viewing and listening control module configured to control a viewing and listening environment based on the viewing and listening environment control information, and a playback control module configured to control playback of the content data under the viewing and listening environment.04-30-2009
20090103902REPRODUCTION DEVICE, DEBUG DEVICE, SYSTEM LSI, AND PROGRAM - A playback device according to the present invention has a function of supporting application development. The playback device acquires, via a network, file system information of a recording medium storing an application and mounts the acquired file system information to file system information of a recording medium equipped in the playback device. A playback control engine executes playback of an AV content that is accessible in the file system resulting from the mounting. A platform unit executes the application that is accessible the file system resulting from the mounting. When executing the application, the platform unit transmits an execution log to a debugging device that is for debugging the application to support the application development.04-23-2009
20090092379VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - There are provided a video processing apparatus and a control method thereof. The video processing apparatus includes: a video processing unit which processes video data; and a controller which controls to store the video data in one of a plurality of partitions of an external storing unit in a video file system and to store a driver installation program for allowing a computer to process the video data in another one of the plurality of partitions of the external storing unit in a computer file system.04-09-2009
20090092378Method and apparatus for tracking user location within video or audio content streamed to a mobile handset - A method and apparatus for providing audio or video content to a mobile handset is provided.04-09-2009
20090269040MULTIMEDIA DATA RECORDING/PLAYING DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A multimedia data recording and playing device and a method of driving the same are provided. The multimedia data recording and playing device includes a PVR processor for controlling to store received multimedia data in an activation mode where a time shift function can be performed, a storage for storing the received multimedia data under a control of the PVR processor, and a time shift function switcher for switching from the activation mode into a deactivation mode where the time shift function cannot be performed after determining whether the time shift function is performed or not.10-29-2009
20080279537Information Recording/Reproducing Apparatus - The present invention provides a hybrid video camera that can be downsized while restraining heat generation during operation. The hybrid video camera comprises: a camera block which shoots a subject and generates image data; a hard disk drive which records and reproduces the image data in relation to the hard disk; an optical disc drive which records and reproduces the image data in relation to an optical disc; and a control module which controls operations of these modules. The control module instructs only the hard disk drive to record shot image data from the camera block in the shooting mode, and selects the sleep mode in which the camera block stands ready with the minimum power consumption in the reproduction or editing mode using the optical disc drive.11-13-2008
20090238544Video greeting card - The Video Greeting Card is a Greeting Card/Invitation that has a video/multi media monitor/player and screen attached into the card. Whether it's a birthday, holiday, seasonal, anniversary, humor, wedding invitation, business card or any type of card—upon receiving the greeting card, a video is ready to play and replay. An example would be when sending a “Birthday Card”, instead of just the words and message, the card will have a video which will play a video wishing the receiver a Happy Birthday. The video imagine sent can be a personal video that conveys your intentions in a truly personal manner or even down loaded from the internet. Imagine instead of sending/receiving the “Family Christmas Letter”, you can send it in video form.09-24-2009
20090238543Local Recording of Previously Aired Programming - In accordance with one or more aspects, a request to locally record at least a portion of a program aired over an IP-based network is received. In response to the request a network buffer at which previously aired programs have been temporarily stored is accessed over the IP-based network. The requested portion is downloaded over the IP-based network from the network buffer to a local storage device. In accordance with additional aspects, information identifying a popularity of each of multiple programs being aired can be obtained. Based on the information, one or more highly popular programs of the multiple programs are identified. Additionally, a request is sent to each of multiple client devices for the client device to download the one or more highly popular programs after the one or more highly popular programs have aired.09-24-2009
20090232481SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HANDLING CONTENT PLAYBACK - A method for handling content to accommodate the movement of a user is disclosed. The method may include playing at least a first portion of the content using a first playback device. The method may also include storing status information concerning the playing the at least the first portion of the content. The method may also include receiving an identifier from a mobile device. The method may also include associating the status information with the identifier. The method may also include determining a start point of a second portion of the content using at least the identifier. The method may also include playing at least the second portion of the content using a second playback device.09-17-2009
20090047001Digital Signal Receiving Apparatus and Digital Signal Receiving Method - A color difference processor recognizes the value of a color difference signal U and the value of a color difference signal V for each pixel from a color difference signal U/V, and respectively assigns the value of a luminance signal Y and the recognized values of the color difference signals U and V to the pixel. A reversing processor reverses, when the value of the color difference signal U and the value of the color difference signal V that are recognized by the color difference processor should be inherently recognized, respectively, as the value of the color difference signal V and the value of the color difference signal U, the recognition of the values of the color difference signals U and V that have been assigned to each pixel by the color difference processor. A conversion processor converts the value of the luminance signal Y for each pixel and the values of the color difference signals U and V for the pixel finally recognized, respectively, into the values of primary color signals R, G, and B.02-19-2009
20090047000Method and Apparatus for a Web Browser-Based Multi-Channel Content Player - A web-browser based content player capable of displaying audio and video is disclosed. The content player can play content titles that are organized into channels and user-configurable playlists. Users can navigate between titles, channels, and playlists within the player. The user can also purchase premium content from within the content player. The content player may be embedded in a host web page (e.g. of a social networking website).02-19-2009
20090046998VIDEO APPARATUS CAPABLE OF CHANGING VIDEO OUTPUT MODE OF EXTERNAL VIDEO APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A video apparatus capable of changing a video output mode of an external video apparatus, and a control method of the video apparatus are provided. The video apparatus includes an interface which is connected to an external video apparatus, enabling communication between the video apparatus and the external video apparatus; and a controller which generates a control message to control a video output mode of the external video apparatus and transfers the generated control message to the external video apparatus via the interface. Therefore, it is possible to prevent video and audio signals from not being output due to user inexperience, and to increase user convenience.02-19-2009
20090046996IMAGE SYNTHESIS DEVICE - An image synthesis device is provided which can synthesize and display graphics, video and so on without giving the viewer a sense of discomfort.02-19-2009
20090310945Bulk dispensing machine having video animation and audio - A coin controlled article dispensing machine having a computer controlled video monitor mounted thereon is provided having an operational sequence that is controlled by computer program and presents integrated video and audio animation from recorded media to attract the attention of potential customers and stimulate the sale of an article that is dispensed by the machine responsive to deposit of coins. The recorded video and audio is designed to entertain the customer during purchase and dispensing of the article and stimulate additional sales. A programmable logistics controller provides for synchronized presentation of video and audio and selects a standby sequence playing video and audio from a recorded media and a customer purchase mode playing video and audio from another recorded media.12-17-2009
20090010620Video-Linked Controller of External Target Device and Video Recording Medium Used Teherin - An extended video data obtained by adding, to a first video data required for outputting a video signal of a main image, a second video data required for outputting the video signal of an information-embedded mark image 01-08-2009
20090010619METHOD FOR STORING DATA BROADCAST AND VIDEO APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A data broadcast storing method and a video apparatus are provided. The broadcast storing method includes receiving a broadcast signal comprising a video signal, an audio signal, an additional information signal and a data broadcast signal, and storing video corresponding to the data broadcast signal. The video corresponding to the data broadcast signal may be stored and output, so that a user can easily obtain a variety of data.01-08-2009
20090010618System and method of storing video content - A method of storing video content is disclosed and includes storing video content associated with a video content selection at a personal video recording (PVR) device. The method also includes associating an indicator of the video content selection with a file folder at the PVR device. Further, the method includes sending a graphical user interface (GUI) from the PVR device to a display device in response to receiving a selection of the file folder at the PVR device, wherein the GUI includes the indicator of the video content selection and wherein the indicator of the video content selection is marked as viewed or unviewed.01-08-2009
20090010617Method and Apparatus for Optimizing Space Allocations for Digital Video Recordings - A method for processing a digital video recording that includes storing the digital video recording onto a storage, in which the digital video recording is to be subsequently viewed by a user. The method further includes receiving user input selecting the digital video recording for viewing, and responsive to the user input, playing back the digital video recording to the user. The method further includes simultaneously deleting a viewed portion of the digital video recording from the storage as the user views the digital video recording during playback of the digital video recording.01-08-2009
20080304813DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM, RECORDING APPARATUS, RECORDING METHOD, AND RECORDING PROGRAM - A data processing apparatus which divides stream data into portions is disclosed. An evaluation value calculating section calculates an evaluation value at a dividing candidate position of the stream data based on an evaluation function. A comparing section compares the evaluation value calculated by the evaluation value calculating section with a predetermined threshold value. A dividing candidate position obtaining section obtains the dividing candidate position of the stream data in each predetermined unit. A controlling section decides a dividing position of the stream data based on a compared result of the comparing section. A controlling section causes the dividing candidate position obtaining section to obtain a second dividing candidate position when the compared result of the comparing section denotes that the evaluation value at the first dividing candidate position does not exceed the threshold value.12-11-2008
20080304812DETAILED INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD AND APPARATUS OF PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER - Provided are a detailed information providing method and apparatus in content storage apparatus that automatically provide a user with desired broadcast information in synchronization with the Internet. The detailed information providing method includes: when a recording operation that records content to the content storage apparatus starts, requesting an information search of a web server based on information on a broadcast currently being recorded and simultaneously extracting broadcast related detailed information from a broadcast signal of the broadcast currently being recorded; and when the recording operation stops, creating a user interface of a recording list based on an Internet-based broadcast related detailed information searched by the web server and the broadcast related detailed information extracted from the broadcast signal.12-11-2008
20090097827METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING CONTENT RECORDING DEVICE - A method of controlling a content recording device, by generating control commands in a uniform resource identifier (URI) format and controlling the content recording device according to the generated control command(s), is provided.04-16-2009
20080292279DIGEST PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND METHOD - A character identification section identifies characters to specify one or more characters in each of scenes in video content according to video data in the video content, and generates images of the identified characters. A speaker identification section identifies speakers to specify one or more speakers in each of the scenes in the video content according to subtitle data in the video content. A correspondence determination section determines, based on results of the specification of the characters and the specification of the speakers in the scenes in the video content, a correspondence between each of the characters and each of the speakers. A display control section controls display of the images of the characters to receive selection of a character desired by a user, and plays back one or more of the scenes in the video content in which the speaker speaks, who is determined to correspond to the selected character.11-27-2008
20090148133Content playback apparatus - A content playback apparatus obtains and plays a content section from content according to an obtaining method that varies.06-11-2009
20100046928RECORDING CONTROL APPARATUS AND RECORDING CONTROL METHOD - First deficiency information according to a deficiency period of time-series data in a first recording unit among plural recording units and second deficiency information according to a deficiency period of time-series data in a second recording unit are obtained. Then, it is controlled to combine electronic data of a non-deficient period in the first recording unit and electronic data of a non-deficient period in the second recording unit with each other and record the combined electronic data, based on the obtained first deficiency information and the obtained second deficiency information.02-25-2010
20100266264INTELLIGENT RESOURCE STATE MEMORY RECALL - Intelligent resource state memory recall techniques, and associated apparatus and methods, are disclosed. States of one or more video switcher resources in a resource state memory may be recalled to the same or different resources, depending on resource availability at the time of memory recall. A memory recall need not affect an on air signal. The memory may be recalled to recreate a desired program output, as defined in the memory, on a preview output of the video switcher, which leaves a current program output of the video switcher undisturbed when the memory is recalled.10-21-2010
20090304361SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECEIVING AND TRANSFERRING VIDEO INFORMATION - Devices and methods for receiving, processing and formatting digital video. The devices may include a single semiconductor chip on which is imprinted a radio frequency signal tuner module and a display interface module. The display interface module may be configured to receive programming information from the radio frequency signal tuner module. The display interface module may be configured to communicate the programming information to a digital video recorder. The radio frequency tuner module may include a first radio frequency input channel and a second radio frequency input channel. The radio frequency signal tuner module may include a system oscillator and a phase-locked loop (“PLL”) circuit configured to generate a clock signal. The phase-locked loop circuit may be configured to transmit the signal to the display interface module and to any other suitable modules on the chip.12-10-2009
20090245758VIDEO RECORDING SYSTEM, VIDEO RECORDING APPARATUS, AND VIDEO RECORDING METHOD - A content can be recorded for certain in a video recording system including a video recording apparatus and a video recording and transmitting apparatus. The video recording apparatus includes: a recording control unit that starts recording the content when a period of time indicated by scheduled recording information starts; and a message transmitting unit that transmits recording-state information to the video recording and transmitting apparatus at regular intervals. The video recording and transmitting apparatus includes: a recording-state monitoring unit that determines whether or not the continued reception of a signal has been suspended during the period of time; and a recording control unit that starts recording the content when the recording-state monitoring unit determines that the continued reception of the signal has been suspended.10-01-2009
20100034522System and Method for Providing Digital Content - A method and device for receiving, storing, and viewing digital content, the method and device configured to receive and store a first content and a second content, associate the second content with the first content, and play the first content and the second content.02-11-2010
20090123135IMAGE CAPTURE MODULE - A video imaging system that allows a user to save select image data to a detachable storage device, the image data presented on a display for the user, where the user is provided with various control interfaces for saving and appending information to the saved image data. The detachable storage device also including user settings data that is used to adjust the settings of the camera control unit according to the user preferences.05-14-2009
20090142041Stereoscopic video recording method, stereoscopic video recording medium, stereoscopic video reproducing method, stereoscopic video recording apparatus, and stereoscopic video reproducing apparatus - An object of the present invention is to provide a stereoscopic video recording method, a stereoscopic video recording medium, a stereoscopic video reproducing method, a stereoscopic video recording apparatus, and a stereoscopic video reproducing apparatus that are capable of more optimally performing recording and reproduction of stereoscopic video. According to one solving means of the present invention, a stereoscopic video recording method records, in a recording medium, stereoscopic video including left-eye images (06-04-2009
20090148134Broadcast receiving apparatus and broadcast receiving method - To store TS packet in an external memory connected via an external IF unit at the time shift reproduction time, a buffer for storage is provided at a previous stage and a buffer for reproduction is provided at a subsequent stage. When the data storage in the external memory runs out as the time shift reproduction proceeds, a time shift data managing unit executes a temporary time shift by the buffer for storage and the buffer for reproduction capable of reading and writing at a higher speed than the external memory without mediation of the external memory and then the time shift reproduction mode is changed to the general reproduction mode by a demultiplex mode control unit.06-11-2009
20100124409METHOD OF SELECTING CONTENT REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND CONTENT REPRODUCING APPARATUS SELECTOR - 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.05-20-2010
20090046999DIGITAL CONTENT RECORDING APPARATUS AND DUBBING METHOD THEREOF - A disc-recorder and a DVR are spaced apart from each other and connected through a plurality of signal lines. A user sends a control command by using a remote controller to remotely control the disc-recorder. The disc-recorder converts an infrared ray code transmitted from the remote controller such that the infrared ray code can be recognized by the DVR, and then transmits the infrared ray code through a first signal line. Then, the DVR transmits stored digital contents and title information thereof through a second signal line. The disc-recorder records the received digital contents on a portable disc while reproducing the digital contents through a display apparatus.02-19-2009
20080285960INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION MANAGING METHOD AND MEDIUM - This invention relate to an information processing apparatus comprising first recording means for recording one moving picture in at least one recording increment; second recording means for recording a still picture corresponding to the moving picture in keeping with the recording increment of the moving picture; and third recording means for recording information about the moving picture being recorded by the first recording means.11-20-2008
20100119215Video spoiler alert - A system in accordance with the present invention may include one or more processors, memory that receives instructions from the one or more processors according to a clock operating at a frequency, one or more programs stored in the memory, with instructions to: open a media file that may be stored locally or remotely; play the content of the media file at a default speed; and control access to the non-played content of the media file according to one or more conditions, which may be used to prevent the spoilage or viewing ahead of the non-played content.05-13-2010
20080260357OPTICAL DISC DRIVE AND OPTICAL DISC RECORDING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an optical disk reproducing apparatus which reproduces an optical disk by using an optical disk device which reads data from an optical disk which stores discrete items of data to be read at a specific or higher rate, wherein after start of jumping, regardless of transfer rate, reading is started from a time Ta when a head reaches a jump destination position.10-23-2008
20080260356RECORDING DEVICE AND RECORDING METHOD ALLOWING RECORDING OVER TIME LIMIT - A recording control unit records program data for a second time period, from the time point the second time period before the lapse of a first time period from the start of recording, not only under a first title but also at a start portion of a second title. A combining unit identifies identical CM portions in the program data recorded redundantly under the first and second titles, connects the portion immediately preceding the start of the identified CM portion of the first title to the portion immediately succeeding the end of the identified CM portion of the second title, to form one title. An editing unit edits the program data to make shorter the length of the combined title, when the time of program data recorded under the combined title exceeds the first time period.10-23-2008
20090310946BROADCASTING STATION APPARATUS AND RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A broadcasting station apparatus includes a video editor and a TS encoder. The video editor produces a video signal by editing video of a TV program and video of a CM. When substantially the same scenes are arranged before and after the CM in the video signal produced in the video editor, the TS encoder manipulates predetermined data of a TS packet storing information of the same scene (overlap scene) after the CM. In a recording/reproducing apparatus, the TS packet storing the information of the overlap scene is sorted based on the data. The TS packet storing the information of the overlap scene is not decoded in time shift reproduction.12-17-2009
20090310943METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLAYING DATA BETWEEN EXTERNAL DEVICE AND TV SET - An apparatus for recording/reproducing external device data in a broadcast receiver and method thereof are disclosed, by which a broadcast receiver allowed by a certification key is enabled to access a corresponding external device only. The present invention includes a connection checking step of checking a state of a physical connection between an external device and the broadcast receiver, a certification key registration deciding step of deciding whether a reserved certification key is registered, an access allowance deciding step of if the certification key is registered, deciding whether to allow an access to the connected external device by verifying the certification key, and an access allowing step of if the access is allowed, recording/reproducing corresponding data by accessing the connected external device.12-17-2009
20090087169RECORDING APPARATUS, RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYBACK APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND METHOD - A recording apparatus is for a DVD on which a TS-VOB, and pieces of playback path information each showing a playback path of the TS-VOB are recorded. When extended control with various contents can be executed by an apparatus at the time of playback, an extended attribute section in which extended control is valid is specified in accordance with the contents of the extended control. When an extended attribute section is to be uniformly specified for playback paths of the TS-VOB, a section marker for specifying a location of the extended attribute section of the TS-VOB is generated in VOB information. When an extended attribute section is to be individually specified for one playback path, a section marker specifying a location of the extended attribute section of the playback path is generated in PGC information. The generated VOB information and PGC information are written to the DVD.04-02-2009
20090257739INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: a setting section configured to set as a first parameter at least a tolerable maximum latency time representative of a network profile for use within an end point in a network environment; a control section configured to control the transmission of target data by performing real-time control based on the first parameter set by the setting section; a conversion section configured to convert the first parameter into a second parameter for controlling the quality of service on paths of the network; and a transmission section configured to transmit onto the network the target data furnished with the second parameter derived from the conversion by the conversion section.10-15-2009
20090097826METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING CONTENT AND APPLICATION CORRESPONDING TO THE CONTENT, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING THE CONTENT - Provided is a method of recording content and an application for providing additional information on the content, the method including: receiving the content and an application corresponding to the content; and recording only the content or both the content and the application according to whether there is a part that the application and a previously received application share.04-16-2009
20100098393INFORMATION SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, INFORMATION SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD, AND INFORMATION SIGNAL PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND METHOD - An information signal processing apparatus comprises: data playback unit for playing back data from a recording medium on which featured data is recorded according to the setting of a first parameter series; information file playback unit for playing back the video/audio information files by selecting from the recording medium; parameter setting unit for selecting one of the played back information files and setting parameter data corresponding to the information file and to the first or second parameter series; playback period processing unit for determining the playback period of the video/audio data recorded on the recording medium according to the featured data and either initialization parameter data set in advance in accordance with the first and second parameter series or the parameter data adjusted by the parameter setting unit; and playback control unit for performing playback control according to the signal from the playback period processing unit.04-22-2010
20090274448Recording apparatus, recording status detection method, program delivery and recording system, and program - A recording apparatus includes: a guide information obtaining section to obtain guide information of a program scheduled to be delivered; a series information obtaining section to obtain series information for specifying a plurality of programs belonging to a series; a program data obtaining section to obtain data of the programs; a program data storage section capable of storing the data of the programs; a program data recording section to store the data of the programs obtained by the program data obtaining section in the program data storage section; a recording history storage section to store information about the programs whose data is stored in the program data storage section, as recording history information; and a detection section to detect a recording status of at least one program belonging to the series intended to be recorded based on the guide information, the series information, and the recording history information.11-05-2009
20090297129Apparatus and Method for Recording Programs and for Replaying them with a Time Offset - Certain exemplary embodiments relate to a device and/or an associated method in which a recorded television or radio program can be played back from a recording of said program without additional programs, such as commercial breaks. A current program can be resumed once the recording has been played back. Processed program segments can be retrieved while repeated segments can be tuned out during playback. The current program can be resumed more quickly if processed program segments are retrieved during playback.12-03-2009
20090087168METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING MEDIA CONTENTS USING NON-VOLATILE STORAGE MEDIUM - The invention relates generally to a method for reproducing digital media content, and more particularly but without limitation, to a method and apparatus for reading a boot code and digital media content from a non-volatile storage medium other than a conventional hard disk drive. In embodiments of the invention, power is limitedly supplied to an apparatus required for reproducing digital media content. Additionally, in embodiments of the invention, the digital media content is reproduced using a non-volatile storage medium other than a conventional hard disk drive (HDD); in particular, embodiments of the invention utilize a solid state drive (SSD) such as a non-volatile cache memory inside a hybrid hard drive (HDD) or an on-board cache memory. Embodiments of the invention also provide an apparatus for performing the method.04-02-2009
20090169179User Adjustable Buffer for Content Recording - The present invention provides a method and apparatus in a recording device (07-02-2009
20090285566VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS - A video processing apparatus includes: a control module configured to operate to: read out management information of a video data selected from among a plurality of sets of the video data stored in a storage module; write the management information of the selected video data in a memory module; calculate a total size of the selected video data based on the management information; control a data writing module to write the selected video data onto the recording medium; determine a split position for splitting the video data based on a writable capacity of the recording medium, when the total size of the selected video data is larger than the writable capacity of the recording medium; notifies the split position to a user; and split the selected video data at the split position to generate a plurality of split video data.11-19-2009
20090103901CONTENT TAG ATTACHMENT SUPPORT DEVICE AND CONTENT TAG ATTACHMENT SUPPORT METHOD - There is provided a content tag attachment support device enabling a person to perform both tag attachment work and correction word and suppressing increase of the work time. In this device, audio recognition means (04-23-2009
20090297130RECORDING/REPRODUCING METHOD AND APPARATUS - Necessary information on an action, which is performed in the case where a reproducing position overtakes a recording position during follow-up reproduction, is provided for a user. An action the user desires can be automatically or readily carried out. A reproducible time is calculated during a reproducing action. If the reproducible time is equal to or smaller than a predetermined value, a warning message is displayed for the user. When the reproducible time becomes equal to or smaller than the predetermined value and a breakpoint in a content comes within the reproducible time, reproduction is suspended at the breakpoint. When the reproducible time becomes equal to or smaller than the predetermined time, a picture is switched to a temporary-reproduction content.12-03-2009
20080310827INFORMATION REPRODUCTION DEVICE, REPRODUCTION STARTING METHOD AND REPRODUCTION STARTING PROGRAM - An information reproduction device sets, from among a plurality of estimated rotation speeds previously estimated, a set rotation speed in accordance with request-specification information specifying a piece of data requested by an external device and a specified rotation speed specified by the external device for a disc-shaped storage medium storing data, rotates the storage medium at the set rotation speed, reads out data from the storage medium at a readout speed that is determined by the set rotation speed of the storage medium, stores the data in a data storage section, and supplies, from among the stored data, the piece of data corresponding to the request-specification information to the external device.12-18-2008
20100129065CONTENT REQUEST, STORAGE AND/OR CONFIGURATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LIVE CONTENT OR EVENTS - A content request, storage, and configuration system is provided for attendees of live events or performances, which associates pieces of content with one or more keywords, and configures the content for the benefit of a user. Content owners load content into the system or link content elsewhere to the system, and optionally designate a set of actions to be taken. Keywords are assigned to the content and actions by the system based on user input and/or auto-generation by the system. Thus, while attending a live event or performance, any of a variety of methods, including but not limited to Short Message Service (SMS) and instant messaging, are used by a user to communicate these keywords to the system, to indicate user interest in the associated content.05-27-2010
20080212941Recording media content on different devices - A system for recording media content on different recording devices includes a metadata insertion device configured to annotate advertisement content with metadata, where the advertisement content references a media content, and where the metadata is configured to enable recording of the media content on the different recording devices. The system also includes a program finder server configured to determine the next broadcast of the media content available to the different recording devices and a recording server configured to access information pertaining to the different recording devices and configured to schedule a recording of the media content on one or more of the recording devices based upon data and protocols required by the one or more recording devices.09-04-2008
20080212947Device For Handling Data Items That Can Be Rendered To A User - A device (DVR) handles data items that can be rendered to a user. Such a device may be, for example, a digital video recorder. The device (DVR) comprises a network interface (NWIC, NWIM) that couples the device (DVR) to a network, which comprises other devices. A content analysis initiator (ECF) within the device (DVR) detects that another device, which forms part of the network, comprises a content analyzer. The content analysis initiator (ECF) causes the content analyzer (AVCA) of the other device to be applied to a data item (AVF).09-04-2008
20080212948Remotely Accessed Virtual Recording Room - An audio/video stream recording, storage, and delivery system 09-04-2008
20100061709Ad Menu for skipped advertisements - A method of operation of a personal video recorder (PVR) involves receiving and storing a plurality of commercial advertisements forming a part of a stream of program content at the PVR; receiving and storing metadata associated with the plurality of commercial advertisements at the PVR; storing an index to the one or more commercial advertisements at the PVR; ascertaining that the end of the stream of program content has been reached; as a result of the ascertaining, using the stored index to retrieve metadata associated with the one or more commercial advertisements; building a menu of commercial advertisements from the retrieved metadata for the advertisements; generating a signal that displays the menu to the user and provides the user with an option of viewing the commercials; if the user chooses not to view the commercials, ceasing to generate the signal that displays the menu; if the user chooses to view a commercial, then receiving a selection of a commercial advertisement that the user wishes to view; and retrieving the commercial advertisement for viewing by the user. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.03-11-2010
20090169180Playback Device for Optical Recording Medium, Optical Recording Medium Playback Method, and Playback Program for Optical Recording Medium - To play back an optical disk requiring network connection, a playback device is provided, which has a function by which the network condition is evaluated before playing back a title.07-02-2009
20090169178APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING AND PRESENTING TO A USER DIFFERENT TYPES OF CONTENT REGARDING A SUBJECT - Various embodiments of apparatus, systems and/or methods are described for presenting different types of content regarding a subject to a user. The different types of content may include user generated content, media content, advertisements, polls and poll results. The content may also include candidate content if the subject is an election. The different types of content may be transmitted to a digital video recorder (DVR) and saved for subsequent presentation to a user. A user may participate in a poll, and the user's responses to the poll may be utilized to determine which portions of the content are presented to the user.07-02-2009
20100135645SMMD MEDIA PRODUCING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A SMMD media producing apparatus includes: a pre-processor for extracting first media data and produces MXF media data with adjusted resolution using media data of an MXF format; and a neo-data producer for extracting second media data from the MXF media data with the adjusted resolution and produces neo-data to be added to the extracted second media data. The apparatus further includes a media publisher for producing SMMD media data using the neo-data produced by the neo-data producer and the first media data.06-03-2010
20090003803Input-output circuit, recording apparatus and reproduction apparatus for digital video signal - A video signal input-output circuit and a recording-reproduction apparatus in which a digitally compressed video signal input in packet form can be recorded and reproduced efficiently and in stable fashion. In this apparatus, a clock reference is detected from a packet signal containing the clock reference and a digitally compressed video signal, a time stamp for a packet is generated using a clock signal in phase with the clock reference and added to the particular packet, and the packet signals with the time stamp added thereto are recorded closely to each other in a data storage element such as a magnetic recording medium. At playback, the packet interval is output by being restored to the original length on the basis of the time stamp added to the packet in store.01-01-2009
20080240686Recording and reproducing system for image data with recording position information and a recording and reproducing method therefor - An image data recording and reproducing system comprises an image data input unit, an ID generator generating an ID inserted to image data from the image data input unit, a plurality of image data recorders for recording the image data, and an output unit for outputting the image data recorded into the plurality of image data recorders, wherein each of the plurality of image data recorders has an ID table and an image data storage area, and an ID of the ID table is matched with image data of the image data storage area on the bases of recording position information of the image data.10-02-2008
20090060467METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AGGREGATING AND PRESENTING USER PLAYBACK DATA INDICATING MANIPULATION OF MEDIA CLIPS BY A PLURALITY OF USERS - User playback data is collected from multiple user media devices. The user playback data indicates how a media clip has been manipulated by the users during playback of the media clip. The collected user playback data is aggregated and presented for display to at least one user, along with the media clip, on a media playback timeline. The media playback timeline indicates manipulation of the media clip by other users and indicates points in time during playback of the media clip that the manipulation of the media clip by the other users occurred. The manipulation of the media clip includes at least one of pause, skip forward, replay, and rewind.03-05-2009
20090169182MULTIMEDIA DATA REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A multimedia data reproducing apparatus includes: a multimedia data acquiring unit configured to acquire multimedia data, the multimedia data including sound data; a receiving unit configured to receive an external operating signal; a sound data processing unit configured to generate insertion audio data by using the sound data based on the external operating signal; and a multimedia data output unit configured to mix the multimedia data based on information included in the multimedia data and to insert the insertion audio data into the multimedia data for an output.07-02-2009
20080285957INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes: accepting means for accepting user's input of specification of a remarkable scene during playback processing of a video content to be recorded on a recording medium or a video content already recorded on a recording medium; setting means for setting a scene corresponding to a timing of accepting the input of specification by the accepting means to a user's remarkable scene; acquiring means for acquiring additional information for generating a display indicating the remarkable scene contents; and display controlling means for controlling generation of the display indicating the remarkable scene contents on the basis of the additional information and display of a list screen including an arrangement of the display indicating the remarkable scene contents for each remarkable scene.11-20-2008
20080285958STORAGE APPARATUS FOR DIGITAL/ANALOG TV AUDIO/VIDEO MEDIA - Disclosed is a storage apparatus for digital TV video/analog TV video/digital audio broadcasting/analog audio broadcasting media (DTV/ATV/DAB/AAB). The storage apparatus comprises a controller, a DTV/ATV/DAB/AAB interface converter and at least one storage media interfaces. The controller has a plurality of terminals for controlling the storage apparatus. The DTV/ATV/DAB/AAB interface converter connects to one of the terminals and a digital/analog tuner to receive DTV/ATV/DAB/AAB signals and converts the DTV/ATV/DAB/AAB signals into DTV/ATV/DAB/AAB data. The storage media interfaces respectively connect to the terminals of the controller and to at least one portable storage media, for storing the DTV/ATV/DAB/AAB data received from the DTV/ATV/DAB/AAB interface converter into the portable storage media. The controller can be an OTG controller. Alternatively, the controller can be a USB host controller, accordingly, can be couple with an electronic device via a PCI EXPRESS/PCI interface converter for processing the DTV/ATV/DAB/AAB data by the electronic device.11-20-2008
20080292283Input-output circuit, recording apparatus and reproduction apparatus for digital video signal - A video signal input-output circuit and a recording-reproduction apparatus in which a digitally compressed video signal input in packet form can be recorded and reproduced efficiently and in stable fashion. In this apparatus, a clock reference is detected from a packet signal containing the clock reference and a digitally compressed video signal, a time stamp for a packet is generated using a clock signal in phase with the clock reference and added to the particular packet, and the packet signals with the time stamp added thereto are recorded closely to each other in a data storage element such as a magnetic recording medium. At playback, the packet interval is output by being restored to the original length on the basis of the time stamp added to the packet in store.11-27-2008
20080292281Process for placing a multimedia object in memory, data structure and associated terminal - Process for placing a multimedia object comprising at least one elemental data stream in memory by a terminal receiving the said elemental stream or streams, the said stream or streams being received by the terminal in the form of data packets comprising a data part and a header comprising serial numbers, comprising a stage of placing the data parts of packets received in a data object, a stage of creating a hint track comprising elemental records relating to data packets, these elemental records being placed in memory in sequence according to the serial numbers of the packets received and including a reference to the data in the said packets within the data object, and further comprising a stage of creating elemental records corresponding to non-received packets within the said hint track, these elemental records being placed in memory in the sequence in the locations where the corresponding elemental records would have been placed in memory had the packets been received.11-27-2008
20080292280Recording apparatus and recording method - The present invention is applied to a video data recording apparatus having an interface with a computer. The buffer size of a recording buffer 11-27-2008
20080292278Video/Audio Recording/Reproducing Device - To achieve simultaneous recording of a plurality of programs, first and second system LSIs (11-27-2008
20080310826Digital Information Recording Apparatus and Outputting Apparatus - A digital information recording apparatus includes multiple recording circuits for making multiple copies. The apparatus limits the number of copies, however, in accordance with copy information provided within the digital information itself. When the number of copies is reached, if additional copies are to be made, then the source copy is disabled when a new copy is made.12-18-2008
20080310825RECORD QUALITY BASED UPON NETWORK AND PLAYBACK DEVICE CAPABILITIES - The recording of digital media according to one or more of playback device capabilities, network performance and user preference is disclosed. One embodiment provides a method for recording digital video comprising determining a first set of capabilities of a first networked playback device, receiving media in at least one of a first format and a first bit rate, and recording the media in at least one of a second format and a second bit rate according to the first set of capabilities. In this manner, playback considerations may be incorporated while the digital media is recorded, thus improving the playback of the digital media at a later time.12-18-2008
20080212944Network system of media players sharing content - A portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system and method for selecting, requesting, downloading, and playing audio and/or video data content files from an Internet-based database server. The wireless link is preferably implemented in accordance with the WiFi protocol, which allows connectivity to the Internet by being in proximity with a local base station or WiFi hotspot (i.e., publicly available local wireless access hub connected to the Internet). The portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system preferably include a security means for monitoring and blocking unauthorized use of the player apparatus and system. The player apparatus further preferably has the capability to communicate with other neighboring player apparatus for the purpose of exchanging content data files, playlists and personal messages.09-04-2008
20080212949Advanced television system - A digital television recording method comprising: broadcasting a television program associated with a broadcaster set of parameters enabling access to a first set of predetermined portions of the program; operating an agent for determining whether to record the program and for associating with the program, upon recording of the program, an agent set of parameters enabling access to a second set of predetermined portions of the program; storing the program together with the broadcaster set of parameters and the agent set of parameters to generate an addressable program; retrieving at least a portion of the addressable program; displaying the at least a portion of the addressable program to a user; receiving from the user a user set of parameters enabling access to a third set of predetermined portions of the addressable program; editing the addressable program to include the user set of parameters enabling access to the third set of predetermined portions of the addressable program thereby generating an edited addressable program; and storing the edited addressable program.09-04-2008
20080285959Portable reception device - A portable reception device that is portably designed, and that receives television broadcast and feeds the received video information to a monitor so that video is viewed from outside, the portable reception device includes: a reception section receiving television broadcast; a video display section feeding the video information received through the reception section to the monitor; a video storage section storing the video information received through the reception section; a reception check section checking whether or not television broadcast can be received through the reception section; a reception process check section checking whether or not television broadcast is being received through the reception section; and a video recording section receiving television broadcast on a channel preset through the reception section and writing the received video information in the video storage section if television broadcast is found to be receivable by the reception check section and television broadcast is found not to be being received by the reception process check section.11-20-2008
20080212943TRIGGERING EVENTS FOR VIDEO RINGTONES - A system includes a unit to receive triggering events from a network operator and a unit to provide media content to a terminal for playing by a media player on the terminal in response to the triggering events. One embodiment is implemented with an IMS (IP multimedia subsystem). In this embodiment, the unit to receive is an application server of an IMS system and the unit to provide has at least one media resource unit of the IMS system and a community server. The community server associates media content with terminals of the IMS system and in response to triggering events and activates the IMS system to provide media content to a relevant terminal in response to a relevant triggering event.09-04-2008
20080267593APPARATUS FOR RECORDING OR REPRODUCING MULTIMEDIA DATA USING HIERARCHICAL INFORMATION STRUCTURE AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF - A multimedia data recording apparatus, a multimedia data reproducing apparatus, and multimedia data storage include a first layer storing multimedia data; and a second layer in which, when the multimedia data is divided into a record unit and a reproduction unit, information of attributes of the record unit and a relationship between the record unit and the reproduction unit are described with a markup language using elements and the attributes. Navigation data, which is used to control a selection of the reproduction unit and reproduction sequence, is recorded on a third layer.10-30-2008
20080267592Jewelry display box with digital output apparatus - A jewelry presentation apparatus comprises an enclosure, a jewelry retention structure and a digital content presentation system. The enclosure includes a cover that is moveably attached to a main body in a manner whereby the main body and the cover jointly define enclosable interior space of the enclosure. The cover is movable with respect to the main body for allowing access to the interior space. The jewelry retention structure is mounted on the enclosure within the interior space and is configured for retaining a jewelry item in an intended position. The digital content presentation system is mounted on the enclosure. The digital content presentation system is configured for storing digital content information and for audibly outputting an audio component of the digital content information via an audio output device thereof. Audibly outputting the audio component commences in response to the cover being moved to allow access to the interior space.10-30-2008
20100142929RECORDING DEVICE AND REPRODUCTION DEVICE - There is provided an operation mechanism for rapidly performing content list display and title menu display in a recording device itself or in other devices such as a player and a recorder while eliminating the necessity of creation or recording of the title menu data by a recording device. A data processing device includes a memory and a recording unit. The memory contains a computer-readable program which can be read out by a computer. The computer program causes the computer to search for a data stream of the content recorded in the recording medium, display the content information concerning the data stream found by the search in a menu, and execute processing enabling selection of a data stream by using the content information. The recording unit records at least one data stream in a given recording medium and records the program stored in the memory on its recording medium.06-10-2010
20090162034INFORMATION RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECORDING/REPRODUCING INFORMATION - A video recording/reproducing apparatus having an HDD to a mobile device using removable media such as a BD. Data can be removed and stored by copying and moving data recorded on the HDD onto these removable media or in the direction opposite thereto. When vibrations occurs on a recording medium inserted into the HDD, DVD drive, and BD drive due to foreign elements, a copy or movement of data tends to fail. To solve the problem, provided is an apparatus or method including a portable power source, a recording unit for recording information on a removable medium and a built-in medium, a dubbing unit for copying or moving data therebetween, and a detector for detecting acceleration, wherein when the acceleration detected by the detector has a predetermined value, the dubbing unit operates between the recording media.06-25-2009
20090129755Method and Apparatus for Generation, Distribution and Display of Interactive Video Content - Proposed is a model for generation and use of metadata for interactive video navigation and video content identification.05-21-2009
20090080868Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, and program - Disclosed herein is a signal processing apparatus including a first feature detection unit configured to detect a plurality of first feature data each representing a different feature from video and audio signals of a content; a setting unit configured to set a weight for each of the plurality of first feature data detected by the first feature detection unit, the weight corresponding to the feature for detecting data on the basis of said first feature data, the weight being varied either from one content to another or from one content genre to another; and a second feature detection unit configured to detect a plurality of second feature data each representing a different feature on the basis of the plurality of first feature data for which the weights have been set by the setting unit.03-26-2009
20090162035PLAYBACK METHOD AND PLAYBACK SYSTEM OF CONTENTS - A playback method of contents which plays back contents by a portable-type player connected to a recorder recording/playing back contents provided from the outside through a network is disclosed. The method includes the steps of transmitting data indicating contents satisfying a request to the player through the network by the recorder when receiving the request of playing back contents from the player through the network, requesting the recorder to transmit data of a selected content to the player through the network according to data indicating the selected content by the player when selecting the target content from the transmitted data, and playing back data of the transmitted content when data of the target content is transmitted from the recorder to the player through the network according to the request.06-25-2009
20090185794METHOD OF STORING DATA IN MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA BROADCASTING FUNCTION - A mobile terminal and a method for storing data in the mobile terminal including a Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) function are provided. The method for storing data includes setting reservation information, when a reservation storage function is selected in a DMB mode, determining a program start time point and a channel according to the set reservation information through Electronic Program Guide (EPG) information and converting the DMB mode to a sleep mode, activating the DMB mode and identifying Event Information Table (EIT) information of currently received first data and a second data to be received, if a current time point is equal to the program start time point, storing the first data, if the EIT information of the first data is included in the reservation information, otherwise, determining whether the EIT information of the second data is included in the reservation information, and receiving and storing the second data07-23-2009
20090129758Video recording device - A video recording device includes: a first identification block that reads video information from a first recording medium in which video information on an analog television broadcast is stored, and identifies the broadcasting format of the read video information; a recording execution block that records the video information, which is read from the first recording medium, in a second recording medium other than the first recording medium; a second identification block that when the video information is recorded in the second recording medium by the recording execution block, identifies the broadcasting format of the video information to be recorded in the second recording medium; and a format decision block that decides whether the broadcasting format identified by the second identification block agrees with the broadcasting format identified by the first identification block. When the format decision block decides that the broadcasting formats do not agree with each other, the recording execution part records the video information in the second recording medium according to the broadcasting format identified by the first identification block.05-21-2009
20090129757VIDEO RECORDER, VIDEO PLAYER AND METHOD FOR MANAGING VIDEO MATERIAL - A video recorder which can maintain compatibility with a video recorder which uses magnetic tape as a recording medium and manage recorded videos easily is provided. The video recorder has a random access recording medium, a video management part, a control part and a video playback part. The video management part records information showing a group, and information showing record order of the video material in the specified group in the recording medium as the management information. A control part records the video data in the recording medium, reads out the management information from the recording medium, and read out the video data in the record order according to the information showing the record order. And the video playback part plays back the video data read out from the recording medium.05-21-2009
20090129756METHOD AND DEVICE TO SEAMLESSLY REPRODUCE CONTENTS USING STORAGE MEDIUM - A method and device to seamlessly reproduce contents includes receiving contents being reproduced in a first reproduction device from the first reproduction device, when the reproduction of the contents is stopped in the first reproduction device, receiving contents reproduction stopping point information from the first reproduction device, and outputting the contents and the contents reproduction stopping point information to a second reproduction device by using the contents reproduction stopping point information.05-21-2009
20090129754Recording/reproducing device recommending preferable operation - A recording/reproducing device includes: attribute information storage for storing attribute information on content information to be recorded; operation history storage for storing operation history information indicating a history of a decision operation of the recording mode by a user; a recommendation element for specifying a preferable recording mode according to the attribute information and the operation history information on the preceding content information before recording the content information and recommending the recording mode to a user; first recording element for recording the content information on a first recording medium at the decided recording mode; second recording element for recording from the first recording medium to a second recording medium at the recording mode at which the content information has been decided; and reproducing element for reproducing the content information.05-21-2009
20090185793Information Record and Reproduction Device - An information record and reproduction device that records and/or reproduces information from both a hard disk and a card-shaped recording medium, the information record and reproduction device including a housing, a hard disk drive arranged in the housing, and a connector for a card-shaped recording medium, arranged in the housing. A side of the housing defines a grip portion being grasped by a user, and the connector for a card-shaped recording medium is arranged toward the grip portion relative to the hard disk drive.07-23-2009
20090060469Systems and methods for recording popular media in an interactive media delivery system - In many aspects, systems and methods for recording popular media among a subset of users of an interactive media delivery system using interactive media guidance applications are provided. The systems and methods for recording the popular media generally relate to determining and selecting for recording the popular media according to popularity criteria.03-05-2009
20080317440Video receiving apparatus and video receiving method - A video receiving apparatus having an input terminal to receive pixel-based video data transmitted with pixel clock synchronized with the video data is provided. The video receiving apparatus may include a separation unit, an information acquisition unit, and a determination unit. The separation unit may be configured to separate auxiliary data added to the video data from the video data obtained at the input terminal. The information acquisition unit may be configured to acquire information on the number of horizontal pixels and the number of vertical pixels for the input video data from the auxiliary data separated at the separation unit. The determination unit may be configured to determine a type of the input video data based on the information on the number of horizontal pixels and the number of vertical pixels that is obtained at the information acquisition unit.12-25-2008
20090016698Moving Image Playback Apparatus, Moving Image Playback Method, and Program Thereof - A moving image playback apparatus includes: a data playback section playing back delta-sigma modulated data generated by performing delta-sigma modulation on pixel values of consecutive frames for each pixel; a video-data playback section performing filtering processing on the delta-sigma modulated data played back by the data playback section using a filter for each pixel to play back video data; and a control section controlling the filtering processing.01-15-2009
20090245759TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION APPARATUS, RECEIVER, AND REPRODUCTION METHOD - A reception apparatus which can link with an external device via a network, and where the external device receives and records a channel signal from broadcasted programs, including: a reception system configured to receive the channel signal from the external device; an output device configured to output the channel signal received by the reception system; and a request unit to send a request for time shift reading to the external device; wherein the external device starts time shift reading of said channel signal according to said request, and the reception system receives the channel signal time shift read and the output device outputs it.10-01-2009
20090245757RECORDING SYSTEM WITH CONTINUOUS RECORDING FUNCTION - A recording system used in an electronic device includes a setting module, a recording module, a timing module, a warning module, a storage module and an activating module. The setting module is configured for setting an on/off parameter, an early-warning time, a starting time and an end time of a recording. The recording module is configured for making the recording at the starting time. The timing module is configured for determining a remaining time of the recording. The warning module is configured for comparing the remaining time with the early-warning time, and outputting a warning notification if the remaining time is less than the early-warning time. The storage module is configured for storing the recording. The activating module is configured for reading the on/off parameter and determining whether to activate the recording module to continue for next recording according to the on/off parameter when the recording has concluded.10-01-2009
20090220217CONTENTS REPRODUCING DEVICE - It is an object of the present invention to provide a contents reproducing device which can perform an intermittent operation with improved responsiveness to user request. The contents reproducing device according to the present invention includes: an input operation unit (09-03-2009
20090310944Method and Apparatus for Maximizing "Last Mile" Bandwidth Through Non-Real-Time Personal Video Recorder (PVR) Transmission in Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Systems - A system includes a head-end encoder configured to stream a television program to an intermediate server (12-17-2009
20090080864METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING NETWORK PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER FOR DIGITAL VIDEO SETTOP BOXES - A video program is streamed in a normal mode to a digital media rendering system on a first connection to the rendering system. Then, while streaming the video program over the first connection, a control signal is received from the rendering system over a second connection with the rendering system. In response to receipt of the control signal, the normal mode of streaming the video program is switched to a trick mode of streaming the video program over the first connection. This is done without closing the first connection. In response to receipt of the control signal, a resynchronization signal is sent to the rendering system over the first connection. The resynchronization signal causes the rendering system to resynchronize the processing of video program data packets after the trick mode of streaming has begun.03-26-2009
20090080865METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING BROADCAST CONTENT, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING BROADCAST CONTENT - Provided are a method and apparatus for reproducing broadcast content in a digital television (DTV) in real time, and a method and apparatus for providing broadcast content to a DTV. In the reproducing method, reproduction of broadcast content is controlled to be temporarily stopped if an error is present in received packets constituting the content; packets received after the temporary stopping of the reproduction are stored; a errorless packet, which corresponds to a packet having the error, is obtained; and the content is reproduced using the obtained packet and the stored packets.03-26-2009
20090052871Image Playback System, Image Playback Method, and Image Playback Program - When switching a content playback, it is possible to easily judge that switching has been performed. Switching source content metadata acquisition means and switching destination content metadata acquisition means acquire the metadata on the switching source content currently displayed and the metadata on the switching destination content to be displayed next from a metadata storage unit (02-26-2009
20090080866Video Substitution System - A video substitution method for use with a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) which is operative to store video is disclosed. The method includes retrieving stored video recorded from a single video stream which includes a first positive integer n1 down-sampled video sequences, the n1 down-sampled video sequences being mutually synchronized and formatted in a second positive integer n2 video frames, each video frame comprising n1 spatially combined sub-pictures each of which corresponds to one frame of the n1 down-sampled video sequences, up-sampling at least part of a first one of the n1 down-sampled video sequences, thereby producing a first up-sampled video sequence, displaying the first up-sampled video sequence on a display during normal content viewing, detecting activation of a trick mode including one of the following: a fast forward mode; and a rewind mode, and in response to the detecting: up-sampling at least part of a second one of the n1 down-sampled video sequences, thereby producing a second up-sampled video sequence, and displaying the second up-sampled video sequence instead of the first up-sampled video sequence during at least part of an activation period of the trick mode. Related apparatus and methods are also disclosed.03-26-2009
20090080867Host device interfacing with a point of deployment (POD) and a method of processing digital video recorder (DVR) status information - A host device interfacing with a point of deployment (POD) and a method of processing digital video recorder (DVR) status information are disclosed. A storage device records contents. A communication unit transmits/receives data over a network. A controller collects information associated with the storage of the contents, updates DVR status information on the basis of the collected information, and transmits the updated DVR status information via the communication unit when a request for the DVR status information is received.03-26-2009
20090097825Peer to Peer Distribution of Media Files - A DVR that allows peer to peer streaming of video information. The information can be based on a subscription, and can be charged a fee based on the ratio of uploading to downloading.04-16-2009
20090003802Content Playback Method and Content Playback Apparatus - By allowing the movement of a user to affect the playback of content, the entertainment characteristic or uplifting spirits derived from content playback itself can be enhanced. The timing at which the user places his/her foot on the ground while walking or the timing at which the user shakes or changes from swinging in one direction to swinging to another direction is detected. Then, content, such as a music piece or moving pictures, is played back by allowing the timing of beats or bars of the music piece or the timing of scene changes or cut changes of the moving pictures to be synchronized with the timing of the movement of the user.01-01-2009
20090220216APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN REMOTE CONTROL OF DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDERS AND THE LIKE - At least one server is queried to obtain program data. DVR data is obtained from a digital video recorder, substantially in real time, over a content-based network. The program data and/or the DVR data are displayed on a separate remote device, in communication with the content-based network. A request to record a given program on the at least one digital video recorder is received at the separate remote device. A conflict associated with the request to record the given program is detected, and the conflict is resolved based at least on a user input received at the separate remote device.09-03-2009
20090257738Method and a digital broadcast receiver for providing a list of records - A method for providing a list of records in a digital broadcast receiver and a digital broadcast receiver for providing a list of records are disclosed. A reception unit receives a broadcast signal including a data broadcast-associated application. A storage medium store records. And A controller manages the application, receives a list request for requesting a list of record series belonging to a series from the application, generates a list, selects a record from a list of the stored records based on a link between the series and the record, includes the selected record in the generated list, and transmits the generated list to the application.10-15-2009
20090245756MANAGING SYNCHRONIZATION OF MEDIA PROGRAMS TO PORTABLE DEVICES - Techniques are disclosed herein for managing the transfer of digital media that is recorded on a source device (e.g., personal video recorder) to a target device (e.g., portable media player). In one aspect, a user interface is provided for scheduling recording of digital media content on a source device and for inputting user preferences for transferring digital media content to be recorded on the source device to a target device. A user request is received in the user interface to schedule recording of digital media on the source device. User preferences for transferring digital media from the source device to the target device are also received in the user interface. The digital media is recorded on the source device per the user's request. Synchronization of the recorded digital media from the source device to the target device is managed based on the user preferences.10-01-2009
20100003017IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF STARTING THE SAME - When a power source 01-07-2010
20100189424APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AND READING A FILE HAVING A MEDIA DATA CONTAINER AND A METADATA CONTAINER - An apparatus for processing stored data packets in a media data container and stored associated meta information in a metadata container, the associated meta information having transport timing information and location information indicating a storage location of the stored data packets in the media data container, the apparatus having a processor for determining, based on the stored data packets and the stored associated meta information, decoding information for a media payload of the stored data packets, wherein the decoding information indicates at which time instant to replay which payload of the stored data packets.07-29-2010
20090116821REPRODUCTION CONTROL METHOD, REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, AND TELEVISION SET - A reproduction control method includes steps of converting first program data accumulated in a first apparatus into second program data reproducible in a second apparatus, transferring the converted second program data to the second apparatus, and converting the first program data accumulated in the first apparatus into reconstructable reproduction-disabled data.05-07-2009
20090046997APPARATUS AND METHOD OF RECORDING CONTENT - An apparatus and method of recording content includes a user selecting an apparatus to reproduce content, which is to reproduce recorded content, from among at least one apparatus to reproduce content, comparing configuration information of an apparatus to record content and configuration information of the selected apparatus to reproduce content, setting an encoding method to record content, and recording the content according to the set encoding method.02-19-2009
20100135646STORAGE/PLAYBACK METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MPEG-2 TRANSPORT STREAM BASED ON ISO BASE MEDIA FILE FORMAT - Provided are a method and apparatus for storing and playing back an MPEG-2 TS based on an ISO-based media file format. The method includes: storing a target MPEG-2 TS in an mdat box of the ISO-based media file format; and dividing the MPEG-2 TS by samples through time information, location information, size information, and Program Map Table (PMT) related information for random access and describing the divided samples in an moov box of the ISO based media file format.06-03-2010
20100254683PRIORITIZED CONTENT RECORDING AND STORAGE MANAGEMENT - A storage management system selectively reduces a quality level of previously stored content. When storage in the system is becoming full, selected content is converted to a lower quality or lower storage size, based at least one of priority or age. Such conversion is performed in a computing background to minimize interference with programs being currently viewed. A user interface provides a list of programs that are candidates for conversion. The user selects programs to be converted or deleted to create additional storage for the new programs.10-07-2010
20090279872CONTENT DATA OUTPUT DEVICE, TELEVISION CONTAINING SAME, AND CONTENT DATA OUTPUT PROGRAM - The content data output device of the present invention includes: an IrDA receiving section (11-12-2009
20090041435MULTIMEDIA HOME NETWORK COMPUTER - A home entertainment network has a computer with a multi-DVD changer which holds plural DVDs onto which content from an hard disk drive (HDD) can be transferred for storage. Also, DVD content can be ripped to the HDD, and multiple copies of home videos and photographs on the HDD can be made onto several disks simultaneously.02-12-2009
20090041434Information recording/reproducing apparatus and information recording method - A finalizing process is executed according to a user direction without automatically performing the finalizing process. When a dubbing process is directed via an operating switch, a controlling microcomputer unit executes the dubbing process onto a hard disk drive or a disc medium unit on a condition that an apparatus is driven not by the battery, but by the AC source, i.e., uses electric power from an external power input unit. When the finalizing process is directed via the operating switch, the unit executes the finalizing process on the hard disk drive or the disc medium unit 02-12-2009
20090041433METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR STORING AND PLAYING BACK TV PROGRAMMES - The invention relates to a method and arrangement (02-12-2009
20100034524RECORDING SYSTEM - A recording system includes an input unit for inputting moving image data, a memory for accumulating the moving image data input by the input unit, a recording unit for recording the moving image data in a recording medium, and a selection unit for selecting either one of a first recording mode and a second recording mode. In the first recording mode, a predetermined amount of the moving image data is accumulated in the memory, is read out from the memory, and is recorded in the recording medium. In the second recording mode, the moving image data is recorded in the recording medium without being accumulated in the memory.02-11-2010
20090074385DIGITAL BROADCAST REPRODUCTION DEVICE AND DIGITAL BROADCAST RECORDING DEVICE - There is disclosed a digital broadcast recording/reproduction device capable of easily searching for an updated data broadcast. In this device, a data broadcast update recording unit (03-19-2009
20090074384APPARATUS FOR PLAYBACK OF IMAGES FROM A SERIAL VIDEO DATA STREAM - The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for playback of images from a serial video data stream, the apparatus comprising receiving means for receiving a serial video data stream comprising content video data and commercial video data, storage means for storing the serial video data, output means for conveying the serial video data to a video display at a rate related to the rate of reception of the serial video data stream and timer means, wherein the device is adapted to interrupt the conveyance of the content video data and to convey commercial video data during predetermined periods. The invention also relates to an optical memory disk and to a digital broadcast signal, comprising content video data and commercial video data, wherein the disk or the signal comprises data determining the interruption of the conveyance of the content video data and the conveyance of commercial video data during pre-determined periods.03-19-2009
20090052870Apparatus And Method For Remote Control Of Digital Video Recorders And The Like - A system stores a first permission parameter associated with a first user of a set of digital video recorders (DVRs) and at least a second permission parameter associated with a second user of the set. The second permission parameter defines a different level of permission for controlling the set than the first permission parameter. At least one server receives a first request to control the set from the first user and a second request to control the set from the second user. The set is controlled in accordance with: (i) the first request, based on the first permission parameter, and (ii) the second request, based on the second permission parameter. The controlling includes at least communicating with the set over a network. Techniques are also provided for directly obtaining information on a DVR in real time over a content network02-26-2009
20080317439SOCIAL NETWORK BASED RECORDING - The disclosure relates to an enhanced user media viewing experience in a shared viewing environment. A content sharing system is provided in which one digital video recording device controls the presentation of the same video content and optionally the acquiring of that video content on disparately located digital video recording devices. Various communications devices (e.g., VOIP devices, web cameras, instant messaging, etc.) are used to facilitate interactions between viewers at the disparately located locations. User-generated commentary, whether live via the communication devices or pre-recorded, is presented while a viewer is viewing a particular piece of video content and can be synchronized to be presented at a particular time in the video.12-25-2008
20090142042SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PRODUCTS FOR A CUSTOMIZED REMOTE RECORDING INTERFACE - Systems, methods and computer products for a user interface for remote DVR management and scheduling are provided. Exemplary embodiments include, a remote device method for managing a DVR, the method including retrieving a set of menu entries for the menu, each of the menu entries representing a digital video recorder function, displaying the set of menu entries on the display, receiving a menu entry selection signal indicative of the selection device pointing at a selected menu entry from the set of menu entries and performing an associated digital video recorder function.06-04-2009
20080292277Apparatus and Method for Activating an Interactive Application - An extracting apparatus (11-27-2008
20080285956MULTIMEDIA DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER AND PLAYER - A multimedia digital video recorder and player capable of recording/playing audio and video while detecting a place is disclosed comprising a display on the outside wall for audio and video output, a digital video recorder and player module, which comprises a memory unit for storing data, a control interface for the connection of an external control device for system operation control, a signal processing unit for receiving and processing/editing signals obtained from video cameras connected thereto for display on the display and storage in the memory unit, an external signal interface for input of external audio/video signals from external signal storage devices, a multimedia player module, which comprises an audio/video decoder for editing audio and video signals received from the external signal sources and outputting edited audio and video signals to the display through an audio/video interface thereof for play.11-20-2008
20090074387INFORMATION PLAYBACK SYSTEM, DATA GENERATION APPARATUS AND DATA PLAYBACK APPARATUS - An information playback system includes a first and second information processor. The first information processor generates digital data based on image or sound and includes an encoder to encode the image or audio signal to digital data, a storage to store the digital data in a storage, a first hardware interface to connect the first information processor to a second information processor, and a storage-class software interface to permit the second information processor to access the storage without using image-class software interface. The second information processor playbacks the digital data and includes a second hardware interface to connect the second information processor to the first information processor, a software interface to mount the storage to a file system, and a playback device to playback the digital data.03-19-2009
20090136214Recording apparatus and method, and program - A recording apparatus for recording one or more pieces of content provided as stream data on a recording medium includes a bit-rate setting unit configured to variably set a bit rate when a processing unit part is recorded on the recording medium in accordance with content in the processing unit part within the one or more pieces of content for each processing unit part for which a recording process is performed on the recording medium within the stream data; and a recording controller configured to perform control so that the stream data is sequentially recorded on the recording medium for each processing unit part at each bit rate that is variably set for each processing unit part by the bit-rate setting unit.05-28-2009
20090067820SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING SUPPLEMENTAL AUDIO INFORMATION FOR BROADCAST TELEVISION PROGRAMS - A method, computer readable medium and an apparatus for providing supplemental information related to a character featured on a broadcast television program, wherein the supplemental information is not broadcast along with the broadcast television program. A viewer can request specific supplemental information associated with the broadcast television program through a telephone or electronic network interface. In some embodiments, a service controller transmits the requested supplemental information such that an audio component of the supplemental information does not conflict with the audio component of the broadcast television program.03-12-2009
20090067819Information processing apparatus, recording method, and computer program - There is provided an information processing apparatus which records data in a recording medium including: a recording section which records data in the recording medium; a detecting section which detects continues or fragmented free areas in minimum allocation unit of the recording medium; and a recording control section which controls the recording section so that the recording section sequentially records data in the continuous free areas of the recording medium detected by the detecting section, and at the time point when the recording is completed, the recording section moves an end portion of the recorded data to the fragmented free areas of the recording medium detected by the detecting section so as to be recorded.03-12-2009
20090067818Video recording and reproducing system and reading method of video data - A data reading device includes a reading means for reading video data recorded in a video processing device which records and plays back video data and a control means for controlling the reading means so as to read video data from the video processing device by transmitting a reading request of index data to a video writing device which writes the video data to the video processing device when video data whose index data indicating an address of the video data is not recorded in the video processing device from the video processing device, and by designating the address indicated by the index data transmitted from the video writing device.03-12-2009
20090067816Data playing system and method of the same - A data playing system for a video platform and a method of the same are provided. The data playing system for a video platform includes: a rear end information generating unit having an operating interface to provide, edit and generate an announced data; a signal frequency-dividing unit for extracting at least one video signal containing video data therein and the announced data of the rear end information generating unit, and for loading the announced data of the rear end information generating unit into the video signal; and a user end outputting unit for extracting and playing the video signal to represent the announced data of the rear end information generating unit and the video data.03-12-2009
20090034938VIDEO SIGNAL RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A recording/reproducing apparatus for outputting a video achieving high resolution thereupon, while suppressing an amount of data to be recorded onto a recording medium, comprises an input unit for inputting a video signal therein, a first recording medium for recording the video signal inputted, a resolution conversion unit for producing the video signal, with increasing the pixel number of the video from the first recording medium, and a second recording medium for recording the video signal produced by the resolution conversion unit thereon.02-05-2009
20090214192Recording and Reproducing Apparatus and Receiving Apparatus - Where a clock frequency based on which encoding is performed has deviated over time, problems such as that an appropriate digital signal can not be outputted occur. To solve the problems, it is arranged such that when a decoder decodes video data and audio data, a control variable for controlling a frequency of a clock recovered by a clock generating portion is recorded as needed in a recording portion, and when the decoder decodes data recorded in the recording portion, the clock generating portion is controlled by using the control variable so that system time information generated by the counter synchronizes with time information extracted upon reception of a digital broadcasting program.08-27-2009
20090214191Coordinated Output of Messages and Content - A data stream is provided to a user in which a number of data streams may be integrated together at proper times within the data streams. For example, a first data stream may be displayed for a user while a second data stream may be received. The second data stream may be determined to contain data content corresponding to the first data stream in a particular temporal relationship. Based on a determination of various parameters or characteristics of the first and/or second data stream, the second data stream may be integrated into or combined with the first data stream at a desired time point within the first data stream to create a combination data stream. The combination data stream may be presented to the user.08-27-2009
20090123133APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STORING DIGITAL BROADCASTING DATA IN SET-TOP BOX - An apparatus and a method for storing digital broadcasting data are provided. The apparatus for storing digital broadcasting data comprises a stream queue receiving a transport stream of received digital broadcasting data, a DMA controlling the stream queue to output a unit storage block when the transport stream of the stream queue has a size greater than the size of the unit storage block, a controller generating a block header corresponding to the output unit storage block, and a storage unit storing a unit block including the output unit storage block and the generated block header.05-14-2009
20100054715IMAGE SCALING ARRANGEMENT - Methods and system for transferring images between devices are disclosed. For example, differently scaled images by a host device may automatically and/or selectively be transferred to a media player for display. In turn, appropriately scaled images may be transferred automatically and/or selectively to another display device for example a TV, camera or printer. The selectivity may occur either at the host level or at the player level.03-04-2010
20100054713VIDEO REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A video reproducing apparatus includes: a plurality of image generating modules each configured to repeatedly generate video image from a video content simultaneously for each of chapters contained in the video content; and an image processing module configured to combine the video images generated by the image generating modules into a single video information and to output the video information.03-04-2010
20100054714IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PLAYBACK APPARATUS - An image recording playback apparatus which, when recording moving image data, performs image capture at high-speed read time Dt, records all the captured images, and records a playback rate Ft (Vt), the read time Dt and image valid time St, with the image data, on a recording medium. Then upon playback of moving image data, the image recording playback apparatus plays back the recorded image data within the image valid time St in accordance with the playback rate. The image recording playback apparatus having this configuration can perform playback intended by a user. Further, when sharpness is to be changed, a playback image with different sharpness can be obtained by changing the image valid time St upon playback.03-04-2010
20080212942Automatic video program recording in an interactive television environment - Systems and methods for recording a broadcast video program are disclosed. The system is coupled to a television of a user. The broadcast video program is displayed on the user's television and includes associated user selectable material. The system has an input for receiving the broadcast video program and the associated selectable material. A user interface device operates with the system allowing a user to select the selectable material. In response to selection of the selectable material, a processing module requests interactive content related to the selectable material from a processing office. In response to the selection of the selectable material, the system causes a video recorder to automatically begin recording of the broadcast video program. The interactive content is then displayed on the user's television. When the user has finished interacting with the interactive content, the recorded video program is retrieved and displayed on the user's television at the point in the video program when the selectable material was requested.09-04-2008
20100061708SERVER-BASED PROGRAM RECORDING SCHEDULING - A DVR sends, over the Internet, to a server, information that indicates a set of programs. The information also may indicate a ranking of the programs in the set relative to each other. In response to receiving the information from the DVR, the server determines a “to do” list of programs that the DVR should record as those programs are broadcasted in the future. The “to do” list indicates recording times and channels for each program. The server sends the “to do” list back to the DVR over the Internet. The DVR receives the “to do” list over the Internet and stores the “to do” list. As the programs on the “to do” list are broadcasted, the DVR automatically records those programs at the list-specified times and on the list-specified channels. The DVR stores those programs on the DVR's hard disk drive for later viewing by the DVR user.03-11-2010
20090028530RECORDING APPARATUS, REPRODUCING APPARATUS, RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, RECORDING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A recording apparatus is disclosed. The recording apparatus includes a data input portion configured to input data, a first moving image signal recording portion configured to record, based on the input data, a first moving image signal having a first image quality attribute, a condition detector configured to detect that the input data satisfies a predetermined condition during recording of the first moving image signal, and a second moving image signal recorder configured to record, based on the input data, a second moving image signal having a second image quality attribute when the condition detector detects that the input data satisfies the predetermined condition.01-29-2009
20090028529Managing Recording of Television Programs - Described herein are systems and methods for providing consumers with intelligent management of their personal or digital video recorders (DVRs) to efficiently utilize the data storage medium therein for recording television programs. This is made possible by the creation of a permanent log of previous-recorded content on the DVR based on common, unique content identification or associated metadata, which then allows the consumers to better manage DVR recording of selected content.01-29-2009
20100260487METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEARCHING REPLAY DATA - A method for use with a computer simulation includes generating metadata that corresponds to replay data, and storing the generated metadata in a searchable text file. The replay data is generated in response to an execution of the computer simulation, and the metadata includes textual descriptions of one or more events that occurred during the execution of the computer simulation. A computer-readable storage medium stores a computer program for use with a computer simulation, and an apparatus includes a processor based system.10-14-2010
20090022481STILL PICTURE INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING STILL PICTURE INFORMATION THEREFROM - A technique is provided for reproducing information from a recording medium, on which there are recorded a plurality of picture information sets; presentation time values, each associated with a corresponding one of the picture information sets; picture information record marks, each of which is associated with a corresponding one of the presentation time values; clip information specifying what position on the recording medium is associated with each of the presentation time values; and reproducing order specifying information which specifies in what order the picture information sets are to be reproduced. Picture information is reproduced through the steps of detecting the presentation time value of a picture information set to be retrieved from the corresponding picture information record mark; using said clip information to detect the recording position on the recording medium which corresponds to the detected presentation time value; and reproducing picture information from the detected recording position.01-22-2009
20090022480VIDEO-RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND VIDEO-RECORDING/REPRODUCING METHOD - A video-recording/reproducing apparatus and a video-recording/reproducing method making it possible to grasp the outline of a content in a frame using caption data are provided. A storage unit for storing content data containing video data and caption data correlated with each other by time information, a caption string acquisition unit for acquiring a caption string contained in the caption data, a time acquisition unit for acquiring time information corresponding to the caption string, a video acquisition unit for acquiring sequentially video information, from the video data, corresponding to the time information of the caption string acquired by the time acquisition unit, and a display control unit for displaying by thumbnails the video information acquired by the video acquisition unit in time series in a frame on a display unit are included.01-22-2009
20090317066CONTENT PURCHASING AND DISTRIBUTING METHOD - The content reproducing apparatus (12-24-2009
20090317065EXTENDED DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER - A device receives, from one of a set-top box/digital video recorder (STB/DVR) or a user device, a request to allocate an amount of storage, and allocates the amount of storage based on the allocation request, logically extending the user's available storage. The device also receives, from the one of a set-top box/digital video recorder (STB/DVR) or a user device, a request to record content, and records the content to one or more portions of the allocated storage based on the record request.12-24-2009
20090317064Playback apparatus, method, and program - The present invention relates to a playback apparatus, a method, and a program which can appropriately perform jump playback when content transmitted through a network is played back in real time. A terminal 12-24-2009
20090169181APPLICATION ENHANCEMENT TRACKS - Systems and methods of providing enhanced digital media playback through application enhancement tracks are described. Application enhancement tracks are derived from the main content that they are associated with and are encoded to aid the performance of one or more functions related to the content, such as visual-search.07-02-2009
20090136216System and Method for Playback of Partially Available Multimedia Content - Critical information or playback data is included in a media file thereby enabling multimedia content to be decoded and presented even when only some of the multimedia content is partially available.05-28-2009
20080292282Input-output circuit, recording apparatus and reproduction apparatus for digital video signal - A video signal input-output circuit and a recording-reproduction apparatus in which a digitally compressed video signal input in packet form can be recorded and reproduced efficiently and in stable fashion. In this apparatus, a clock reference is detected from a packet signal containing the clock reference and a digitally compressed video signal, a time stamp for a packet is generated using a clock signal in phase with the clock reference and added to the particular packet, and the packet signals with the time stamp added thereto are recorded closely to each other in a data storage element such as a magnetic recording medium. At playback, the packet interval is output by being restored to the original length on the basis of the time stamp added to the packet in store.11-27-2008
20080317442Method and system for manipulation of audio or video signals - A method and system for manipulation of audio or video signals.12-25-2008
20080310828TELEVISION SIGNAL RECORDING - A television signal recording apparatus comprises a recording unit capable of making recordings of television signals and stores metadata representing information in respect of the recordings including the channel and the recording time. A graphical display of made recordings and scheduled recordings is produced. In the graphical display, graphical objects representing respective recordings are arranged in two dimensions. The graphical objects are ordered in a first dimension on the basis of the channels and ordered in a second dimension on the basis of the recording times. In the second dimension, the graphical objects are arranged along a time axis which includes discontinuities at times when no recording is scheduled to be made, the discontinuities being graphically represented. An electronic program guide is produced with a similar format, the programs being filtered to select programs and discontinuities being present at times where there is no selected program.12-18-2008
20080267591Mobile Personal Video Recorder - A method of digital television recording including receiving a content item at a first Personal Video Recorder (PVR), determining whether to transfer the content item based, at least in part, on at least one of the following currentness of the content item, a user preference, and a user profile, and transferring the content item from the first PVR to a mobile PVR only upon a positive result of the determining. Related methods and apparatus are also disclosed.10-30-2008
20080253748APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING AND ANALYZING DIGITAL RECORDING DEVICE EVENT SEQUENCES - Methods and apparatus for tracking a sequence of events associated with a digital recording device are disclosed. An example method involves monitoring data conveyed via a data bus communicatively coupled to a processor and a data storage device associated with the digital media device. The example method also involves identifying event information associated with the digital media device based on the data and identifying the viewing information based on the event information.10-16-2008
20080253747RECORDING APPARATUS AND RECORDING METHOD - A recording apparatus comprises: a removable recording medium; a processor; and a receiving unit that receives an operation command for demounting the removable recording medium, wherein, when the receiving unit receives the operation command, the processor demounts the removable recording medium from a file system; and wherein the processor automatically mounts the recording medium on the file system under a predetermined condition in which a command of mounting the recording medium is not given.10-16-2008
20080212940Portable Storage Device For Recording and Playing Back Data - The present invention provides a device for recording and playing back audio/video signals. A portable storage device (09-04-2008
20080205859RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYBACK APPARATUS, RECORDING METHOD, AND PLAYBACK METHOD - A BD-ROM playback apparatus simultaneously executes reproduction of a title including an AVClip and executes an application. The BD-ROM playback apparatus includes a BD-J module (08-28-2008
20080205858Memory structures and methods for video codec - A memory device for storing a plurality of macroblocks may include a plurality of memory banks. Each macroblock may include m*n pixel data, wherein m is a positive integer, and wherein n also is a positive integer. The plurality of memory banks is adapted to store the pixel data, and wherein each memory bank is sized to store rows of m pixel data. An image processing system may include: a memory adapted to store a plurality of macroblocks; and a video codec. The memory may include a plurality of memory banks. Each memory bank may be sized to store rows of m pixel data. The video codec may be adapted to encode pixel data read from the memory. The video codec also may be adapted to decode the pixel data read from the memory.08-28-2008
20080205856ADAPTIVE MEDIA PLAYOUT METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTRA-MEDIA SYNCHRONIZATION - Disclosed is a buffer-based adaptive media playout method in a receiver side of a network media streaming system. The method includes: calculating a playout interval for playing out a current j-th frame (where j is a natural number) of a received media stream; and playing out the current j-th frame after the calculated playout interval has elapsed from the reception of the current j-th frame. The calculation of the playout interval for playing out the current j-th frame of the received media stream includes: calculating a buffer level of a (j+w)-th frame (where w is a natural number); estimating a playout pause or a playout skip on the basis of the calculated buffer level; and calculating the playout interval for playing out the current j-th frame for the predicted one of the playout pause and the playout skip. According to the above-mentioned structure, it is possible to reduce the amount of temporal distortion, such as the RMSE value of playout discontinuity due to delay or jitter, as compared to the buffer-threshold-based media playout techniques according to the related art.08-28-2008
20100119216BROADCAST DATA RECORDING AND REPRODUCING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE TERMINAL - A broadcast data recording and reproducing method and apparatus for a mobile terminal is provided for improving digital broadcast playback performance of the mobile terminal by decoding broadcast data using the Packet Identifiers (PID's) stored while recording the broadcast data. A recorded broadcast data playback method for a mobile terminal detects a playback instruction for playing recorded broadcast data; determines whether a resume marker exists in the recorded broadcast data; obtains, when a resume marker exists, a resume time for determining a playback start time of the recorded broadcast data; extracts a system time of the recorded broadcast data corresponding to the obtained resume time; acquires a plurality of packet identifiers corresponding to the system time; decodes the recorded broadcast data indicated by the acquired packet identifier and plays the decoded recorded broadcast data.05-13-2010
20090202230VIDEO PLAYER WITH ACTION ON PAUSE - The present invention concerns an apparatus comprising a source circuit and a processing circuit. The source circuit may be configured to present a compressed video signal. The processing circuit may be configured to present an output signal in response to (i) the compressed video signal and (ii) a pause signal. The output signal (a) may be in a format that may be displayed by a display device and (b) may comprise (i) a first video source when the pause signal is in a first state and (ii) a second source when the pause signal is in a second state.08-13-2009
20100166393OPERATING METHOD OF BROADCASTING RECEIVER STORING BROADCASTING PROGRAM AND BROADCASTING RECEIVER ENABLING OF THE METHOD - The present embodiment relates to an operating method of a broadcasting receiver storing a broadcasting program and a broadcasting receiving enabling of the method, in particularly to an operating method of a broadcasting receiver when a channel is switched during the storing of a broadcasting program, and a broadcasting receiver enabling of the same.07-01-2010
20100166394MERCHANDISE PURCHASING SYSTEM, RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - The system is capable of obtaining merchandise information from an image on a television screen. The user selects an article or a service of interest and presses a button on a remote control. The information is transmitted to a server, which returns merchandise data relating to the selected article or service and outputs it to the television screen. The system allows the user to select and purchase the article or service and displays information on a merchandise purchase screen.07-01-2010
20100080538MICROCOMPUTER, SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME, AND DATA TRANSFER DEVICE - A microcomputer is provided, which can load data of different areas in parallel and transfer the loaded data to a storage circuit. The microcomputer includes a CPU to control a DRIs each of which loads image data of a prescribed area out of image data inputted from a camera and transfers the image data to a memory blocks, and the DRIs each of which transfers image data of respectively different area out of the image data inputted from the camera to the memory blocks. Therefore, it becomes possible to load image data of different areas in parallel and to transfer the loaded image data to the memory blocks.04-01-2010
20100195988Method and Configuration for Storing and Playing Back TV Programs - A method and configuration allows storing and playing back TV programs, in particular an improved method and configuration for operating a network PVR. The novel configuration for storing and playing back TV programs includes a PVR server capable of receiving several digitally encoded TV channels, of feeding several terminals, and of recording storable TV programs. The terminals are provided with means for selecting storable TV programs and means for transmitting the choice to the PVR server. The inventive configuration also comprises means for detecting particular contents (for example, advertising) associated with received TV programs and means for identifying said contents in the recordings of said TV programs. Said identifications can be used for preventing said particular content jump during playing back the TV programs recorded on the terminal and for substituting the particular contents by updated particular contents.08-05-2010
20100067883DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS, DIGITAL BROADCAST RECORDING METHOD AND DIGITAL BROADCAST REPRODUCING METHOD - A digital broadcast receiving apparatus wherein even if a digital broadcast is received and recorded under a bad reception environment, good reproduction and display of the digital broadcast can be achieved with no feeling of unsatisfaction or unpleasantness occurring to the user. In this apparatus, an OFDM demodulating part (03-18-2010
20100067882Automatic generation of video from structured content - Apparatus for generation of playable media from structured data, comprises a structured data reading unit for reading in of content of a first structure, a transformation unit for transforming said content into a second structure, said transformation comprising incorporating media play instructions, and a rendering unit for rendering content from the second structure using said media play instructions to generate playable media from the content.03-18-2010
20100067881AUDIO/VIDEO SIGNAL ACCESS CONTROLLING APPARATUS - An AV signal access controlling apparatus is provided and mainly comprises an exterior connector being connected to a controller, a voltage level generator, a S connector (independent video connector), a RCA (Radio Corporation of America) connector, and an USN connector. When the exterior connector is connected to an AV storage apparatus, the voltage level generator outputs a voltage level to the AV storage device and a voltage level comparison proceeds. Thus the AV storage apparatus permits to proceed signal transmission with the controller. When the controller is configured to transmit signals to the AV storage apparatus, a delay of 51μ second (51 μs) is required for simulating a transmission rate of 19200 bps, thus the AV storage apparatus permits to transmit the audio and video signals via the S connector, the RCA connector, or the USB connector.03-18-2010
20090304363METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING DIGITAL CONTENTS AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXECUTING DIGITAL CONTENTS ACCORDING TO PLAYBACK POSITIONS - Provided are a method and an apparatus for managing digital contents and a method and an apparatus for executing digital contents according to playback positions. The method for managing digital contents includes inputting digital contents from a digital contents provider, inputting playback positions of the digital contents at which at least one application will perform an operation, and generating a list of playback positions in which the playback positions are recorded, based on attribute information on the application.12-10-2009
20090290856SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING VIDEO CONTENT RECORDINGS - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a digital video recorder (DVR) having a controller to record video content supplied by a media communication system, establish a threshold for utilization of a memory resource of the DVR, detect a utilization of the memory resource that exceeds the threshold, generate a notice describing the utilization of the memory resource at or after the time the threshold was exceeded, identify a communication identifier associated with a portable communication device, transmit the notice to the portable communication device according to the identified communication identifier, and receive a response message from the portable communication device that includes one or more instructions to manage the memory resource of the DVR. Other embodiments are disclosed.11-26-2009
20090175599Digital Life Recorder with Selective Playback of Digital Video - A method and apparatus for controlling the playback of video recorded by a sensing subsystem of a digital life recorder. The process identifies a selected video feed recorded by a camera of a sensing subsystem responsive to receiving user input. A segment of video from the selected video feed is identified using a personal computing device communicating with a digital life recorder. The digital life recorder records the selected video feed. A playback restriction associated with the segment of video is identified and generates a set of commands for restricting playback of the segment of video. A processor may then execute the set of commands.07-09-2009
20090175598Move processor and method - A method and apparatus for transferring protected digital AV content. The apparatus 07-09-2009
20100027976In-Band Data Recognition And Synchronization System - A method and apparatus for recognizing and synchronizing to in-band data at a multimedia device is provided. A content stream includes in-band data. The in-band data is processed and in-band data pattern data associated with the content stream are created. Metadata are attached to the event identification data. The event identification data are provided to multimedia devices which receive broadcasted multimedia content streams containing video programs with in-band data. The in-band data are processed and compared to the event identification data. If a match occurs, the multimedia device uses the metadata to perform specified actions.02-04-2010
20100027974Self Configuring Media Player Control - An apparatus and method for use in the playback of media assets is disclosed. Preferably, the apparatus includes at least a processor programmed with media request software, a network interface device communicating information between the processor and a network, and a non-volatile information storage medium loaded with media player program logic responsive to and interacting with the media request software, and a media player object library supporting a plurality of media player decoder modules responsive to and interactive with the media player program logic. Preferably, the non-volatile information storage medium communicates with the processor, and upon receipt by the network interface device of media requested from the network, the media player program logic analyzes the received media to determine in which format the media was received, and then automatically selects a media player decoder module from the plurality of media player decoder modules for playback of the received media.02-04-2010
20100202763VIDEO RECORDING AND PLAYING APPARATUS AND ITS CONTROL METHOD - A video recording and playing apparatus for recording and playing a broadcast program, according to the present invention, the apparatus comprises a recording unit to record broadcast programs on a storage unit, and a deletion unit to automatically delete a broadcast program recorded on the storage unit. The deletion unit determines, from among a plurality of broadcast programs recorded on the storage unit, a broadcast program which becomes a target of deletion, based on an audio signal or a rating of each broadcast program, in cases where a video recording capacity of the storage unit becomes smaller than a predetermined value.08-12-2010
20100202762SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an encoding module, a decoding module, and a controller which controls operations of the encoding module and the decoding module. The encoding module includes a first arithmetic module which subjects data to an encoding process by using a first apparatus unique value, and a transmission module which outputs the data that is encoded. The decoding module includes a reception module which receives the encoded data that is output from the encoding module, and a second arithmetic module which decodes the encoded data by using a second apparatus unique value. The first apparatus unique value and the second apparatus unique value are the same value that is shared by the encoding module and the decoding module.08-12-2010
20100202761GROUP CONTROL AND MESSAGING FOR DIGITAL VIDEO PLAYBACK SESSIONS - Group management of video device playback provides a mechanism for shared playback of recorded video content. Digital video playback devices are linked to a central management system through network connections which manages the shared playback, or a peer-to-peer network connection is used without the central management system. One user may be responsible for all actions affecting content playback, or all users may be permitted to affect content playback, with certain actions of those users limited in type or quantity. Group membership and group member permissions can be accomplished using the digital playback device through interactive interfaces implemented by the digital video playback device, or can be accomplished using a personal computer coupled to the device or central management system. Users may comment on shared playback using interactive video-based commentary functionality that may provide a text channel or graphical images that may be selected from a set of pre-configured commentary items.08-12-2010
20100172635Frame correlating content determination - Identifying and determining content in media, correlating among frames to find that content in other frames, and making a list of that content; and also describes a player which can play the media to include or exclude the content.07-08-2010
20090074386BROADCAST RECEIVER - A recordable/playable rate is measured for a storage device connected to an interface. When a new storage device is connected, whether or not a measurement is previously performed is determined. If the measurement is previously performed, “usable” is determined using the previous measurement result; if the measurement is not yet performed, “usable” or “unusable” is determined in accordance with a result of the measurement for measuring the recordable/playable rate performed by a measurement unit.03-19-2009
20100129064Drive recorder - An object of the present invention is to provide a drive recorder capable of recording video information at the time of an accident or the like and constant recording. The drive recorder according to the present invention has a controller that constantly records information captured by the imaging unit onto a nonvolatile recording medium, and records information captured by the imaging unit onto a nonvolatile recording medium when a predetermined recording condition is established.05-27-2010
20090087167MEDIA RECORDING AND PLAYBACK - A media recording device automatically records selected broadcast programmes according to categories specified by the user, without requiring the user to specify in advance which programmes are to be recorded. The recorded programmes are then presented to the user for selection, and the selected programmes may be played back immediately or saved for later playback. Each broadcast programme may be allocated a priority, and the device may decide which programmes to record or delete according to their relative priority. For each broadcast programme, a corresponding visibility period may be specified, during which the programme can be selected for playback and is not deleted. There may be a delay between the broadcast of the programme and the beginning of its visibility period. An expiry time may be specified for each programme, after which the programme is deleted. There may be a delay between the end of the visibility period and the expiry time.04-02-2009
20090162033METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING AND RENDERING PROGRAMS THAT CROSS SDV FORCE TUNE BOUNDARIES - A method is provided for recording a switched digital video (SDV) program received over a content delivery system. The method includes receiving a single program digital transport stream on a first SDV channel. The single program digital transport stream includes at least one program elementary stream and associated program specific information. The program elementary stream and the associated program specific information are stored. In response to a force tune request, a second SDV channel is tuned to on which a subsequent portion of the single program digital transport stream will be provided. After tuning to the second SDV channel, subsequent portions of the program elementary stream are stored in a content file in which previous portions of the program elementary stream are stored.06-25-2009
20100111504SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECORDING AND DISTRIBUTING MEDIA CONTENT - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a digital video recording (DVR) system having a controller to record video content supplied by an interactive television (iTV) communication system as directed by a plurality of users of the iTV communication system, receive from a communication device of one of the plurality of users a request for a portion of the recorded video content, identify a need to transcode the requested portion of the recorded video content according to one or more operating characteristics of the communication device, transcode the requested portion of the recorded video content to conform with the one or more operating characteristics of the communication device, and transmit to the communication device the transcoded video content. The DVR system can be located outside of the premises of each of the plurality of users. Other embodiments are disclosed.05-06-2010
20100092160METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING MULTIPLE USER LOCKS AND DELETION REQUESTS FOR A DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER - A method and system for managing multiple user locks and deletion requests on a digital video recorder (DVR) is disclosed. Files associated with the DVR can be protected from deletion by allowing users to lock a recorded file utilizing a number of locking strategies. The recorded file can also be locked by multiple users and the recording can be deleted when the users specifically remove the lock. A simpler interface for each user can be provided to prevent other users from deleting recorded files, which have not yet been viewed. Such an approach allows for an administrative override to prevent users from locking recordings and never unlocking in order to prevent the DVR exhausting disk space.04-15-2010
20100247082Digital Video Recording and Playback of User Displays in a Process Control System - A process control system user display provides a display image containing control system information. The system may include a digital recording module including an image capture module for making a real-time digital recording of at least a portion of the display image, the image capture module buffering a terminal portion of the real-time digital recording. A storage module may store at least a portion of the real-time digital recording. A real-time digital recording may contain at least a portion of the display image, wherein, at any particular time, the real-time digital recording includes information from the control system for a predetermined duration proximate the particular time, and at least a portion of the real-time digital recording may be stored. A desired portion of the digital recording may be played back, optionally with process control system event and/or continuous history.09-30-2010
20100195990APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING ONE OR MORE FILTER FILES WITH A PARTICULAR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION - A method, apparatus, computer program product and computer accessible code configured to link or otherwise associate content filters with a multimedia presentation, e.g., a movie. The content filter data includes an identifier value with an aspect ratio identifier or as a function of an aspect ratio for a particular multimedia presentation associated with the filter information. In one implementation, association between a filter set and a multimedia presentation involves a filtering application that searches a particular multimedia presentation to locate aspect ratio information and further searches filter information for a matching aspect ratio identifier.08-05-2010
20100195989IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND IMAGE REPRODUCING METHOD - An image reproducing apparatus includes: a memory which stores a plurality of motion picture files; an image reproducing controller which performs an analyzing operation to analyze the motion picture file; a first buffer which stores a result of analysis about the motion picture file, wherein the controller performs a reading operation to read out image data from the motion picture file stored in the memory; and a second buffer which stores the image data, wherein the controller reproduces the image data stored in the second buffer, based on the result of analysis stored in the first buffer. During the reproduction of the image data, the analyzing operation starts to analyze the motion picture file and the reading operation starts to read out the image data.08-05-2010
20100046932RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND METHOD, RECORDING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE PROGRAM - A BD-ROM stores a video stream and a graphics stream. The video stream represents a moving picture. The graphics stream is used for overlaying a multi-page menu on the moving picture, and includes interactive control information (ICS) and graphics data (ODS) used for generating the multi page menu. A PTS attached to a PES packet containing the interactive control information shows timing for the first presentation of a main page the multi-page menu in accordance with the proceeding of the video stream playback. In addition, the interactive control information includes information (selection_time_out_pts) showing a timeout upon which a button on a page of the multi-page menu is automatically activated, and information (user_time_out_duration) showing a timeout upon which a sub-page of the multi-page menu is automatically removed.02-25-2010
20080212946Personal Video Recorder With Storage Space Loans - Automated personal video recording for multi-user personal video recorders having a multiplicity of registered users, each user having allocated storage space on the PVR which allocated storage space for each user includes storage space upon which shows are recorded and storage space upon which shows have not been recorded (free space), including recording for a borrower a show owned by the borrower, the show having a storage space requirement exceeding the borrower's free space by a deficit amount; selecting, in dependence upon the deficit amount, one or more lenders, wherein the lenders are users, registered on the PVR, having free space; and borrowing, in dependence upon the deficit amount, from the lenders for the borrower, at least one loan amount of storage space. Embodiments include returning from the borrower to the lender the deficit amount after displaying the show to the borrower or upon repossession by a lender.09-04-2008
20100046931RECORDING AND PLAYBACK APPARATUS - A recording and playback apparatus including a recording unit configured to download additional information of a content stored in the server to perform a preparing operation for starting download of the content, and to download the content from the server upon completion of the preparing operation to record the downloaded content in the recording medium, and a display data creating unit configured to create data of a list image for displaying information of each content in all or part of contents stored in the recording medium. The display data creating unit creates the data of list image so that a list image displayed when the recording unit is downloading additional information is different from a list image displayed when the recording unit is downloading the content.02-25-2010
20100046930RECORDING AND PLAYBACK APPARATUS - A recording and playback apparatus includes a recording unit configured to download a content stored in the server and to record the downloaded content in the recording medium, an instruction receiver configured to receive an instruction for turning off a power supply of the recording and playback apparatus, and a power controller configured to control supply of power to the recording and playback apparatus according to the instruction received by the instruction receiver. The power controller stops the supply of power to the recording and playback apparatus upon completion of the download of the content, when the instruction receiver receives an instruction for turning off the power supply during download of the content done by the recording unit.02-25-2010
20100046929RECORDING AND PLAYBACK APPARATUS - A recording and playback apparatus includes a recording unit configured to download a content stored in a server and to record the content in a recording medium, an instruction receiver configured to receive a stop instruction for stopping download of the content done by the recording unit, and a controller configured to control the recording unit. The controller controls the recording unit so as to stop the download of the content when the instruction receiver receives the stop instruction for stopping download of the content, and to restart the download of the content when a predetermined time elapses in which the recording unit is in a stop state of the download.02-25-2010
20100046927System and Method for Retrieving a Previously Transmitted Portion of Television Program Content - A system comprises a storage and a processor. The storage is for storing a plurality of Internet protocol multicast video streams, each associated with a live television program content. The processor is in communication with the storage, and the processor is configured to receive the Internet protocol multicast video streams. The processor is also configured to receive a request for a previously transmitted portion of one of the Internet protocol multicast video streams from customer premises equipment in response to the customer premises customer requiring the previously transmitted portion for display. The processor is also configured to begin transmission of the previously transmitted portion as an Internet protocol unicast video stream to the customer premises equipment for immediate display.02-25-2010
20080205857RECORDING CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME - To select a recording device for recording a program in a digital television receiver to which a plurality of recorders (recording devices) are connected, control is performed to acquire image quality information about the program to be recorded and to compare the program image quality to be recorded with the recording image quality of a recording medium for each connected recording device. Based on the result of this comparison, a recorder is selected that can secondarily record the program onto a recording medium without compromising the program image quality.08-28-2008
20100272419DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER RECORDING AND RENDERING PROGRAMS FORMED FROM SPLICED SEGMENTS - A method and apparatus is provided for recording a program. The method includes storing, in response to a use request, at least one content file that includes first and second program segments that are spliced to form a single program. At least one index file is created and stored. The file index includes program specific information associated with the first and second program segments. The index file also includes an identification of a splice point denoting a transition between the first and second program segments. In addition, a splice index is created and stored. The splice index includes timing information specifying a time at which the splice point occurs.10-28-2010
20100008651ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND JOB EXECUTING METHOD - A purpose is to provide a user friendly electronic apparatus and a job executing method thereof. When a picture recording request instruction is issued to an HDD recording/reproducing apparatus 01-14-2010
20100008652REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A reproducing apparatus includes a reproduction unit configured to reproduce content data from a recording medium, a management unit configured to classify a plurality of content data recorded on the recording medium into a plurality of groups, and a control unit configured to, responsive to stopping reproducing content data, output to a display device inquiry information for classifying the content data into one of the groups.01-14-2010
20100008650MULTI-MODEL MODES OF ONE DEVICE - A portable media player may provide multi-modes for a user. Each mode may define different features and content that are customized for a particular mode. Based a selected mode, the media player may provide access to only content, features, hardware, user interface elements, and the like that the user wishes to have access to when the mode is enabled. The media player may provide the user different experiences, looks, and feels for each mode.01-14-2010
20090060474BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS AND RECORDING/REPRODUCING METHOD OF PROGRAM - According to one embodiment, a broadcast receiving apparatus includes the following module. In other words, the broadcast receiving apparatus includes: a tuner receiving desired program data from a broadcast wave; a recording control module making the program data received by the tuner recorded in a recording medium, with associating the program data with an apparatus code specific for the very apparatus; a program reproducing module reproducing a program by using the program data recorded in the recording medium; a reading module reading the program data and the apparatus code associated with the program data from the recording medium, when the program reproducing module reproduces the program; and a judging module comparing the read apparatus code read from the recording medium by the reading module with the apparatus code and judging reproduction allowabillty about the program data by the program reproducing module.03-05-2009
20090060472Method and apparatus for providing seamless resumption of video playback - Video data files are provided to a user for playback. Once playback begins, the methods and apparatus of the present invention enable a user to interrupt the video playback function and quickly resume playback prior to reloading the selected video file. The techniques of the present invention can store video data in a cache memory and, upon interruption, capture a frame of video data at approximately the time of the interruption. The captured frame and cache data can be used to provide the user with a unique menu option for resumption of the video playback at the moment of interruption.03-05-2009
20090060471METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING MOVIE-IN-SHORT OF CONTENTS - Provided are a method and apparatus for generating a movie-in-short (MIS). The method includes extracting metadata, in which predetermined points of time of content are recorded, generating a list of at least one MIS by using storage addresses of the points of time or reproduction points of time, which are indicated by the extracted metadata, storing the list, and reproducing a summary by reproducing the content during a predetermined time based on a point of time indicated by at least one MIS of the stored list.03-05-2009
20090060470Video information recording device, video information recording method, video information recording program, and recording medium containing the video information recording program - A control unit 03-05-2009
20090060468Systems and methods for recording popular media in an interactive media delivery system - In many aspects, systems and methods for recording popular media among a subset of users of an interactive media delivery system using interactive media guidance applications are provided. The systems and methods for recording the popular media generally relate to determining and selecting for recording the popular media according to popularity criteria.03-05-2009
20090060473Portable Video Media Device Holder - The objective of the invention is the handsfree, comfortable viewing of iPhones or video iPods in virtually any location. The invention is a portable, flexible, soft aluminum rod that is adjustable to one's personal preferences, with two clamps, one at either end. One clamp is an adjustable holder that grips a video media player device and the other clamp is an anchor which can be attached to any solid surface or object.03-05-2009
20090016697METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING TRANSPORT STREAM - Provided are method and apparatus for recording transport stream. Apparatus for recording transport stream includes a packet identifier (PID)-generating module which generates a PID for a packetized elementary stream (PES) packet; a management module which transmits the PES packet to be stored in a predetermined recording medium depending on whether there has been any change in the PID; a controller module which determines whether to record a first reference frame or a second reference frame of a video frame of the PES packet; and a packet-recording module which resets an initial recording location in the predetermined recording medium based on a result of the determination.01-15-2009
20090016696Audio/Video Playback Method for a Multimedia Interactive Mechanism and Related Apparatus using the same - An AV playback method for an interactive mechanism includes generating a designated file comprising a plurality of data created by a user and playback information comprising a play time and a display location of the data of the designated file, storing the designated file in a storage device through an interface provided by a first player, and the first player displaying each data in the designated file according to the corresponding play time and the display location indicated by the playback information while playing the multimedia film simultaneously. The data in the designated file is only displayed while the multimedia film is played, making no substantial change to the multimedia file itself.01-15-2009
20090016695CONTENT RECEPTION/RECORDING DEVICE, METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A content reception/recording device for selectively receiving and accumulating transmitted contents. The content reception/recording device comprises: a receiving unit; an accumulation medium; a storage unit storing therein free time slot information that indicates a free time slot in which a predetermined operation specified by a user is not performed; an obtaining unit operable to obtain transmission timing information that indicates timings at which contents are transmitted respectively; a determining unit operable to, when a plurality of accumulation target contents are transmitted in the free time slot, determine priorities of the contents for being accumulated in the free time slot, in accordance with the transmission timing information obtained by the obtaining unit; and a control unit operable to control the receiving unit to receive the accumulation target contents in accordance with the determined priorities and to accumulate the received contents in the accumulation medium.01-15-2009
20080317441SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECEIVING, STORING, AND RENDERING DIGITAL VIDEO, MUSIC, AND PICTURES ON A PERSONAL MEDIA PLAYER - A personal media player (PMP) uses a digital media processing system—comprising a video rendering subsystem, a music rendering subsystem, and a picture rendering subsystem—to produce moving-video (video), audio (music), still-graphics (picture), and other output rendered from media files ported to the PMP from another source. The PMP further comprises a user interface system, a display unit system, a power source system, and a data port system utilizing Universal Plug and Play functionality, all of which are coupled directly or indirectly to the digital media processing system. The physical components constituting the aforementioned systems and subsystems are then encased in a portable housing unit suitable for hand-held use and ready portability.12-25-2008
20080298780PROGRAM RECORDING AND PLAYING APPARATUS AND PORTABLE TERMINAL FOR RECORDING AND PLAYING PROGRAMS - A broadcast program recording and playing apparatus includes a program management unit that manages a database storing program information for broadcast programs. A transmission unit transmits the program information stored in the database to an electronic apparatus using wireless communication. Under the control of the electronic apparatus, a control unit controls an apparatus having functions of recording and playing the broadcast programs.12-04-2008
20100232769BANDWIDTH CONTROL METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM - A bandwidth control method, a bandwidth control device, and a bandwidth control system are provided. In the method, complexity information about the current video sequence of a video signal in each channel is acquired. Then, the complexity information about the current video sequence of the video signal in each channel is quantified, and a current-video-sequence complexity level of the video signal in each channel is obtained according to the complexity information. Finally, a total bandwidth is distributed to the video signal in each channel according to the current-video-sequence complexity level of the video signal in each channel. Therefore, a bandwidth is dynamically distributed to the video signal in each channel. In this way, the total bandwidth can be reasonably utilized, and an occurrence probability of video quality deterioration can be lowered.09-16-2010
20100158486Storage device and controller to selectively activate a storage media - In a particular embodiment, a system includes a controller adapted to determine a data transfer rate associated with at least one data stream to be written to a storage media and to selectively activate at least one of a first memory and a second memory based on the data transfer rate to record the at least one data stream.06-24-2010
20090016699Open API digital video recorder and method of making and using same - A digital video recorder is disclosed. The digital video recorder includes at least one memory device, a plurality of communication access points for receiving at least one program play, an open application programming interface associated with the at least one memory device, and at least one correlation engine in communication with the open application programming interface. The plurality of applications correspondent to the open application programming interface allow a user to manipulate metadata associated with ones of the programs plays and the metadata relates to interframe interactivity with detailed aspects of the ones of the program plays. The at least one correlation engine provides for correlation among at least for the interframes of the program play to ones of the interframes of other ones of the program plays, and among the interframe interactivity to the interframes of the program play to interframe interactivity with the other ones of the interframes of the other ones of the program plays.01-15-2009
20080253746Storage Capacity Configuration - A method for configuring the storage capacity of a recording apparatus. An AV content item is recorded (10-16-2008
20080240685Recording and reproducing apparatus - A recording and reproducing apparatus capable of recording and reproducing the signals of both a digital broadcast system and an analog broadcast system is disclosed. By utilizing the existing configuration efficiently, the cost increase due to the system change is minimized. Both the digital broadcast system and the analog broadcast system are connected to a connector to receive both digital and analog broadcast signals. The analog broadcast signal input through the connector is recorded in a digital broadcast signal recording unit of the digital broadcast system under the control of the control unit included in the digital broadcast system.10-02-2008
20080232783Personal Video Recording With Machine Learning For Messaging - Machine learning for control of a personal video recorder (“PVR”), including providing records of transmissions of messages; identifying a message point in operation of a PVR; selecting, in dependence upon the message point, a message to be transmitted; and determining in dependence upon the records of transmissions of messages whether to transmit the selected message. Embodiments include determining whether to transmit the selected message in dependence upon a frequency with which the message is transmitted to a user. Embodiments include transmitting to users messages prompting for responses identifying commands; storing records of transmissions of messages, including storing records of responses; and selecting a message to be transmitted in dependence upon the records of responses to messages. Embodiments include structuring the selected message in dependence upon the records of responses to messages, including inserting in the selected message choices for a set of sequenced commands.09-25-2008
20080232782Recording apparatus, image reproducing apparatus, and special reproduction method therefor - According to the present invention, there is provided an image reproducing apparatus for reproducing a digital broadcast based on the MPEG standard. When performing special reproduction by use of access-unit management information that is used to manage access units, the image reproducing apparatus reads ahead the access-unit management information and compares time stamps. As a result of the comparison, if it is judged that the absence of a piece of the access-unit management information exists, the special reproduction is then performed by use of simple information that is used to manage a stream.09-25-2008
20080232781Recording and Reproducing Apparatus File Accessing Method Av Data Managing Method, Av Data Managing Method, and Server - A recording and reproducing apparatus (09-25-2008
20080226264Recording medium handling apparatus and method - Some video recording and reproducing apparatus require predetermined initialization processing and so take a certain period of time after a power is turned on until library information is displayed. Also with removable recording media, it takes time from inserting a recording medium until library information appears on a display. To address this problem, a library function and apparatus are provided which display library information before the initialization processing is completed. Further, a library function and apparatus are provided which, when a recording medium that has been recorded by other video recording and reproducing apparatus is inserted, automatically update the library information.09-18-2008
20080226263Digest Watching System, and Reproduction Controlling Apparatus for Digest Watching - A digest view system includes an information providing server and a recording/reproducing device. The information providing server includes a segment information DB for storing segment information for identifying segments contained in the content digest. When performing a digest view, the recording/reproducing device acquires the segment information and creates digest data on the content recorded. In the recording/reproducing device, the digest data is corrected according to view support information for inserting an explanation screen acquired from the view support information DB of the information providing server, thus improving the quality of view of the segment contained in the digest.09-18-2008
20080219647Digital video recording device ticker playback system and method - The present invention is a system and method of controlling the playback of the event stream information of a particular television channel by a digital video recorder (DVR). The DVR is a computer system configured with a hard drive and video decoder/encoder devices. The hardware environment of DVR (09-11-2008
20080219646IMAGE PLAYBACK DEVICE AND METHOD AND ELECTRONIC CAMERA WITH IMAGE PLAYBACK FUNCTION - An image playback device, which may be part of an electronic camera, reads out recorded information that has been recorded on a recording medium. A time period discriminator receives the recorded information read out by the image playback device and discriminates periods of time during which recorded information agrees with certain pre-set conditions. Moving-picture image information contained in the recorded information is played back and displayed in accordance with results of the discrimination.09-11-2008
20080219645Reproducing Apparatus - Provided is a reproducing apparatus for correctly reproducing analog video signals on a display apparatus. The reproducing apparatus includes a reproducing part (09-11-2008
20090136215DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER SYSTEM WITH AN INTEGRATED DVD RECORDING DEVICE - A digital video recorder (DVR) system with an integrated DVD recording device accepts TV input streams in a multitude of forms. Analog TV streams are converted to an MPEG formatted stream for internal transfer and manipulation, while pre-formatted MPEG streams are extracted from the digital TV signal and presented in a similar format. Indexes within the MPEG stream are determined and saved at predefined intervals and are stored on a hard disk along with the MPEG program material and used to create navigation packets when writing to a DVD inserted in an integrated DVD player/recorder. When a program is requested for display from the hard disk or the integrated DVD player/recorder, the program material are extracted from the appropriate source and reassembled into an MPEG stream which is sent to a decoder. The decoder converts the MPEG stream into TV output signals and delivers the TV output signals to a TV monitor. User control commands are accepted which affect the flow of the MPEG stream allowing the user to view stored programs with special functions: reverse, fast forward, play, pause, index, fast/slow reverse play, and fast/slow play. The user can select program material stored on the hard disk to be written to a DVD and can also select program material stored on a DVD to be transferred to the hard disk.05-28-2009
20080199158Data processing apparatus and data processing method - A data processing apparatus is provided. The data processing apparatus includes a plurality of ports, a memory, a determining unit, and a processing unit. The plurality of ports are configured to input and output video data. The memory is configured to store the video data when the video data is recorded onto a recording medium and when the video data is played back from a recording medium. The determining unit is configured to determine whether video data, for which a video data playback request designating one of the plurality of ports has been issued, is stored in the memory, using data identification information for identifying video data and usage management information. The processing unit is configured to have the video data stored in the memory outputted from the designated port, when the determining unit determines that the video data is stored.08-21-2008
20080199157DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCING AND STORING APPARATUS, DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCING AND STORING METHOD, DIGITAL CONTENT STORING APPARATUS, DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCING AND STORING PROGRAM - A digital content reproducing and storing apparatus according to one aspect of the invention is configured to perform a storing operation while receiving TS packet constituting digital content and configured to perform a reproducing operation through a PES (Packetized Elementary Stream) obtained by demultiplexing the received TS packet or a read-out TS packet stored therein. The digital content reproducing and storing apparatus includes: a storing unit operable to: demultiplex the received TS packet to obtain the PES; add time information contained in the obtained PES to the received TS packet; and store the received TS packet with the time information added thereto; and a reproducing unit configured to specify a TS packet based on the time information corresponding to a designated prior time and perform the reproducing operation based on the specified TS packet.08-21-2008
20080199156APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING VIDEO SIGNALS - Conversion information regarding a method of frame-rate conversion executed in an image pickup apparatus is attached to video data, and the video data with the attached conversion information is passed to a playback apparatus. In the playback apparatus, an optimal image processing method is selected according to the conversion information.08-21-2008
20080199155System and Method for Video Recording, Management and Access - A server-based hosted application used to transmit and manage multiple media across the Internet. Digital video recorders (DVRs) collect media (such as video with or without audio) and record it to a local disk. DVRs are located in sites or stores where they are attached to cameras, microphones and point-of-sale (POS), or other data collection devices. The DVR accesses the Internet through a typical “residential” broadband connection. A hybrid peer-to-peer network allows peers (a DVR and an Internet browser) to directly transmit and receive video and audio (and other information, such as POS data). A hosted infrastructure tracks the presence of DVRs. A server-based application exposes a presence database to users. Users find DVRs via an Internet interface. Viewers can then connect to the DVR and its corresponding media collection devices (such as cameras, microphones and POS devices) and control collection and use of media information directly.08-21-2008
20080199154Apparatus and method with frame-by-frame display control - In recording the positional information of a video frame in a program stored in a removable hard disk unit in which MPEG transport data stream is recorded, there are recorded information indicating the position in the removable hard disk unit at which the video frame is recorded; a packet identifier identifying a transport packet storing a video elementary stream of a program to which the video frame belongs; and an offset frame number indicating the offset of the video frame from the head frame in a GOP to which the video frame belongs, or offset time stamp information with reference to the head frame.08-21-2008
20090148135Television Apparatus - The present invention provides a television apparatus that can reproduce and show a program when the program is stopped without a user performing troublesome operations even when the user is occupied with a sudden phone call or an unexpected visitor while he/she is watching television. A volume comparator starts recording of the program, which is currently being watched, by using a recording apparatus when a set volume value is lower than a threshold value or is set to a sound cancelling mode. Also, when a newly set volume value is higher than the threshold value or the sound cancelling is released, the volume comparator stops the display of the program that is currently being watched and starts reproducing display of the recorded program by returning to the recording start time point.06-11-2009
20100074598SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PRESENTING MULTI-DEVICE VIDEO BASED ON MPEG-4 SINGLE MEDIA - A system for presenting real-sense effect of multi-device video based on MPEG-4 single media includes a transmission apparatus for extracting objects from MPEG-4 media, analyzing behavior patterns of the objects to recognize situation of the behavior patterns of the objects based on an ontology profile, generating real-sense effect metadata depending on the recognized situation, and producing the real-sense effect metadata, the ontology profile and the MPEG-4 media along with document and action script into a single media for the transmission thereof; and reception apparatus for extracting, upon receipt the single media, the real-sense effect metadata from the received single media, collecting real-sense effect devices existing in reproduction environments, analyzing how to control any of the real-sense effect devices based on the ontology profile, and presenting the real-sense effect by using the real-sense effect devices.03-25-2010
20080212945METHOD FOR ACQUIRING DIGITAL CONTENT - A portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system and method for selecting, requesting, downloading, and playing audio and/or video data content files from an Internet-based database server. The wireless link is preferably implemented in accordance with the WiFi protocol, which allows connectivity to the Internet by being in proximity with a local base station or WiFi hotspot (i.e., publicly available local wireless access hub connected to the Internet). The portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system preferably include a security means for monitoring and blocking unauthorized use of the player apparatus and system. The player apparatus further preferably has the capability to communicate with other neighboring player apparatus for the purpose of exchanging content data files, playlists and personal messages.09-04-2008
20100074601File reproduction apparatus, file reproduction method, file reproduction method program and recording medium for recording file reproduction method program - The present invention is applied to reproduction of typically a fragment movie file having a QT format. In accordance with the present invention, management information associated with each block following a first block of the fragment movie file is modified to information compatible with management information associated with the first block and real data of the file is reproduced on the basis of the modified management information.03-25-2010

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