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Video or audio bookmarking (e.g., bit rate, scene change, thumbnails, timed, entry points, user manual initiated, etc.)

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386 - Television signal processing for dynamic recording or reproducing

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20120201511SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RENDERING TEXT ONTO MOVING IMAGE CONTENT - A method for rendering text onto moving image content. The method comprises receiving a request to translate dialog associated with moving image content, transmitting an interface, transmitting a time-stamped transcription, and receiving a translation of the dialog.08-09-2012
20120201510MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS, MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - One disclosed aspect of the embodiments relates to a technique, when a moving image file is divided and divisional moving images are reproduced simultaneously in a plurality of display areas, for allowing a user to easily search for a desired scene in the entire moving image more quickly. A moving image reproducing apparatus divides a moving image to generate a plurality of divisional moving images and reproduces the divisional moving images simultaneously. If the user issues an instruction to divide a first divisional moving image that is being reproduced and generate a plurality of second divisional moving images, in response to the instruction, the apparatus acquires a reproduction position of the first divisional moving image. The apparatus starts reproduction of the plurality of second divisional moving images at a position corresponding to the acquired reproduction position.08-09-2012
20120163771METHOD, SYSTEM, USER EQUIPMENT, AND SERVER EQUIPMENT FOR VIDEO FILE PLAYBACK - The present invention provides a video file playing method, and also a corresponding user end. Wherein, a video file is downloaded from a server and added with an index area, where the index area includes a start address, a next file address, a start time; the video file is inserted into a local video file queue, so that a next file address of an index area of a previous video file of the video file is the start address of the index area of the video file, and the next file address of the index area of the video file is a start address of an index area of a next video file of the video file.06-28-2012
20120170907SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STREAMING CONTENT TO BLU-RAY DEVICES - A standard Clip Information (“CLPI”) file is pre-defined for use in a Blu-ray environment. The CLPI file is structured to specify a set of parameters that are determined independent of any particular content segment. A content segment is structured to conform to the standard CLPI file, including to the set of parameters. The standard CLPI file is used to stream the content segment to the Blu-ray player.07-05-2012
20130077937APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING REMOTE STREAMING AUDIOVISUAL MONTAGES - An apparatus and method for creating and performing an audio-visual montage assembled from tagged audio files matched with tagged video or graphic or photo image files in a hand held computation device and preferably performed on an external display device such as a television or computer monitor that may also have associated audio performance systems.03-28-2013
20130077938MULTIMEDIA OBJECT CORRELATION USING GROUP LABEL - In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a process for correlating a plurality of multimedia objects with a plurality of recording devices is described. The process may be implemented to generate a group label for a recording group, wherein the group label corresponds to a specific time and a specific location for the recording group. The process may include receiving, from a recording device, a join request seeking to join the recording group. The process may also include, upon approval of the join request, transmitting the group label to the recording device, wherein the group label is used by the recording device during generating of a multimedia object.03-28-2013
20120183274AUDIOVISUAL SYSTEM WITH INTERACTIVE SEAMLESS BRANCHING AND/OR TELESCOPIC ADVERTISING - A method is described for playing stored continuous play content having a temporal flow. At least one segment of the continuous play content is associated with a plurality of links to other segments. The method includes playing at least one segment with temporal flow, determining whether a content expansion is desired, linking to and playing the expansion, if desired, or linking to and playing a continuing segment if the expansion is not desired. The method includes an additional link from the expansion to the continuing segment of the first segment such that the continuing segment is played after the expansion segment has been played. Other teachings include methods for playing stored content, for capturing and playing content, for capturing segment and linkage descriptions, storage mechanisms referencing the continuous play content and linkages and apparatuses for capturing and playing such content.07-19-2012
20130209064METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RETRIEVING METADATA FOR MANAGING VIDEO DATA - A method and an apparatus for retrieving information for managing video data involving link information associating metadata with the video data. A metadata indicator is used to indicate that metadata exists in a stream with the linking information. Link information also associates the metadata with location information to identify where additional information on the video data, which is described by the metadata, may be found. Using the method or apparatus, a single metadata unit is able to be associated with a plurality of video data units, or a plurality of metadata units are able to be associated with a single video data unit, in order to provide more information on the video data.08-15-2013
20130084054ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND PLAYBACK CONTROL METHOD - According to at least one embodiment, an electronic apparatus determines whether or not a received packet is a first packet in which a random access indicator flag is set. The random access indicator flag indicates that the first packet is a start packet in a packet group required to carry a randomly accessible video frame. If the received packet is the first packet, the apparatus acquires a time stamp indicating a presentation time of the randomly accessible video frame from the first packet or another received packet having the same packet identifier as the first packet, and generates index information indicating the presentation time and a storage position of the first packet in a buffer.04-04-2013
20130084053System to merge multiple recorded video timelines - A video recording and playback network comprises a video source, a plurality of recorders, a local server, and a client device. The plurality of recorders records video from the video source. The local server generates a playlist comprising one or more ordered video segments which together cover a desired time range. The playlist associates one of the plurality of recorders with each video segment. The client device plays back video according to the playlist by streaming each video segment, in sequence, from the associated recorder.04-04-2013
20130089301METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING VIDEO FRAMES IMAGE WITH IMAGE REGISTRATION INFORMATION INVOLVED THEREIN - A method of processing a plurality of video frames includes: obtaining image registration information of the video frames, wherein the image registration information is used to transform different video frames into one coordinate system; and searching for a plurality of target video frames corresponding to a selected scene among the video frames by using the image registration information. A playback method of a video stream includes: receiving a playback request for a selected scene; searching the video stream for target video frames corresponding to image registration information of the selected scene, wherein the image registration information is used to transform different video frames into one coordinate system; and performing a playback operation according to the target video frames found in the video stream.04-11-2013
20130089300Method and Apparatus for Providing Voice Metadata - A method and apparatus associates voice metadata with a content item such as a recorded program using a content guide. In one embodiment, a process presents the content guide to a viewer. The viewer makes a first request to select a content item listed in the content guide, and this first request is received by the processor. In response to the first request, the processor presents content information for the selected content item. The content information may include one or more voice metadata options for the selected content item. The method and apparatus may be implemented in a digital video recorder (DVR). A DVR content searching method is also disclosed. In one embodiment, search parameters are received at the DVR, and the DVR searches through an index of voice metadata associated with one or more content items stored at the DVR.04-11-2013
20130051760SCREENING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, SCREENING MANAGEMENT METHOD AND PROGRAM PRODUCT - There is provided a screening management system including a content accumulation unit for accumulating a plurality of video contents to be screened, a playlist management unit for managing a playlist defining an order of screening the video contents accumulated in the content accumulation unit and managing a file indicating one or a plurality of video contents to be screened in a specific place in the playlist, and a schedule management unit for managing the playlist according to a screening time. The playlist is a list in which a plurality of frames are arranged, and video content to be screened is indicated by a first frame among the plurality of frames, and the file is indicated by a second frame among the plurality of frames.02-28-2013
20130051759Time-shifted Telepresence System And Method - A time-shifted telepresence system is provided. The system includes a first node. The first node includes prerecorded content. The first node transmits the prerecorded content to a node device in at least one other node during an event in accordance with a meta tag associated with the prerecorded content. The prerecorded content comprises a media recording of a non-present user.02-28-2013
20130051756Systems and Methods of Detecting Significant Faces in Video Streams - Systems and methods of processing video streams are described. A face is detected in a video stream. The face is tracked to determine a video clip associated with one of a plurality of individuals. The video segment is assigned to a group of video clips based on the associated individual. A significant face is detected in the group of video clips when the detected face meets one or more significance criteria. The significance criteria describes a face-frame characteristic. A representation of the significant face is displayed in association with a representation of the group of video clips. The order of the significance criteria is adjusted through a user interface.02-28-2013
20130051755METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING MEDIA PLAYBACK FROM A DIFFERENT DEVICE - Transfer of media playback from a first device to a second device is based on a media entry point identifier. For example, a movie playing on a source device such as a movie theater screen may be quickly and easily transferred to a user's handheld device for playback on the handheld device or vice versa. Playback of the transferred media begins at or near a point within the transferred media at which the user requested media playback transfer. In one embodiment, media playback transfer relies on information captured from the source device, such as a video frame, a media progress bar, or a visual code. In another embodiment, the user device is associated with a user account that is different from the user account associated with the source device or the source device simply is not associated with a user account. In another embodiment, transfer of the media playback involves applying to the user device the settings of the source device.02-28-2013
20130051754VIDEO TAGGING SYSTEM - A video tagging system allows users to actively interact with video content. The video staging system includes a server hosting a website providing users with an interface through which users may interact with the video tagging system. The video staging system also includes a tag information database maintaining information regarding tags created by users. The interface includes a video player upon which video content is displayed as a video and a tag display presenting tags associated with the video. The video content and the information regarding tags are maintained separately.02-28-2013
20130071089CATEGORY CREATING PROGRAM, CATEGORY CREATING APPARATUS, AND CATEGORY CREATING METHOD - A category creating apparatus receives a piece of music, extracts video image information included in the received music, and decomposes the extracted video image information with respect to each characteristic of the extracted video image information. Then, the category creating apparatus creates, with respect to each piece of decomposed video image information, a category representing the characteristic of the piece of video image information. The category creating apparatus extracts, from the video image information in the received music, character information and decomposes the extracted character information into words. The category creating apparatus creates, for each decomposed word, a category associated with the word.03-21-2013
20130071087VIDEO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A system and method for managing video data and metadata associated with the video data is disclosed. In one embodiment, a content management system receives video data and metadata associated with the video data, such as a title, a thumbnail image and a subject matter identifier. Instructions for a media player used to present the video data using a destination site are also generated to simplify distribution of the video data to one or more destination sites. The content management system further enables a user to edit the stored video data to customize placements of advertisements or other data within the video data by identifying one or more cue points in the video data. A data store is coupled to the content management system to store the video data and the metadata associated with the video data.03-21-2013
20130071088METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING SUMMARY VIDEO - A method and apparatus are provided for displaying a summary video. According to the method, various effects may be automatically determined according to an attribute of a file, and a video may be automatically summarized to have various effects and be displayed.03-21-2013
20130058627INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Provided is an information processing device including a data processing unit for performing a process of reproducing content including music content. The data processing unit performs the content reproduction process using a scenario in which reproduction control information is recorded and a playlist file including designation information on the content to be reproduced, the playlist file has playitem information including the designation information on a stream file in which the content as reproduction target data is stored, and position information corresponding to an entry mark corresponding to a boundary position between each playitem and a link point set within a reproduction section of each playitem, the scenario has control information for a scene that is a content portion divided by the entry mark and the link point, and the data processing unit performs the reproduction control, performs transitioning of the scene to be reproduced and switching of the control information.03-07-2013
20130058626SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVER-BASED PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDING AND RETRIEVAL - The disclosed embodiments relate to a method, an apparatus, and computer-readable medium storing computer-readable instructions for recording and retrieving videos.03-07-2013
20130058628RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYBACK APPARATUS, RECORDING APPARATUS, PLAYBACK METHOD, AND RECORDING METHOD - A recording medium enables special playback processing although part of the AV stream recorded therein is transformed. An AV stream, a first EP map, and a second EP map are recorded on the recording medium. In the AV stream, a part of the multiplexed stream including a first video stream and a second video stream is transformed. The first EP map indicates one or more entry points of the first video stream and the second EP map indicates one or more entry points of the second video stream. TS packets constituting I-pictures of the first video stream are indicated by every 4N-th entry point in the first EP map, and TS packets constituting I-pictures of the second video stream are indicated by the entry points whose presentation time is closest to the presentation time of any one of the every 4N-th entry point in the first EP map.03-07-2013
20110013882VIDEO AUDIO RECORDING/PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND METHOD - During video audio recording, key frames are temporarily stored from the video audio stream to be recorded, and metadata is later generated from the temporarily stored key frames. Even if a CPU or system configuration of a relatively low performance is used, metadata generation can be carried out in parallel with the video recording operation.01-20-2011
20120224833APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SEGMENTING VIDEO DATA IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - In one embodiment, a method for segmenting video data in a mobile communication terminal includes acquiring sensor data periodically together with video data during video shooting, and segmenting the video data based on the acquired sensor data.09-06-2012
20130163958INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a process including receiving a setting of an anchor to a subject in an image included in a video; determining whether a movement amount between the subject to which the anchor has been set in a predetermined image in the video and the subject in another image included in the video is greater than or equal to a predetermined value; and storing, in a storage unit, an identifier of the another image that is a determination target, and position information of the anchor, when the movement amount is determined to be greater than or equal to the predetermined value.06-27-2013
20130163956Method and System for Displaying a Timeline - A method of displaying a timeline of recorded video comprising the steps of dividing the recorded video into timespans, providing a thumbnail and a timestamp for each timespan that has recorded video, providing a gap and a timestamp between thumbnails for each timespan in which there is no recorded video, displaying a first timeline containing the provided thumbnails and timestamps and the provided gaps and timestamps having an uncompressed format, receiving user input requesting that the first timeline be compressed, removing the gaps and their respective timestamps from the first timeline and moving the thumbnails and their timestamps located on either side of the gaps so that the thumbnails on either side of the gaps are adjacent to provide a compressed timeline, and displaying the compressed timeline.06-27-2013
20120114302METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USE IN CONTROLLING PLAYBACK OF CONTENT IN RELATION TO RECORDED CONTENT - Some embodiments provide methods of playing back multimedia content relative to a portable storage medium to detect, at a playback device, an initial access to a portable storage medium; request pre-roll content corresponding to content recorded on the portable storage medium; and disguise the requesting of the pre-roll content and receiving of the pre-roll content such that a user of the playback device does not experience a delay in playback of content while the pre-roll content is being received, wherein the disguising comprises: playing back disguise content, locally accessible by the playback device, while requesting and receiving the pre-roll content at the playback device; and halting playback of the disguise content and initiating playback of the pre-roll content received from the remote source such that the user of the playback device does not perceive a delay associated with obtaining the pre-roll content from the remote source.05-10-2012
20120114301CLOSED CAPTION TAGGING SYSTEM - A closed caption tagging system provides a mechanism for inserting tags into an audio or video television broadcast stream prior to or at the time of transmission. The tags contain command and control information that the receiver translates and acts upon. The receiver receives the broadcast stream and detects and processes the tags within the broadcast stream which is stored on a storage device that resides on the receiver. Program material from the broadcast stream is played back to the viewer from the storage device. Tags indicate the start and end points of a program segment. Program segments such as commercials are automatically replaced by the receiver with new program segments that are selected based on various criteria.05-10-2012
20120237183METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING POPULAR NETWORK VIDEO SEGMENTS - A method for identifying popular segments of a network video comprising: receiving video player operation information for a plurality of video players operated by users accessing the network video; evaluating a popularity measure for one or more segments of the network-video using the received operation information so as to identify popular segments of the network video.09-20-2012
20120237182Sport Program Chaptering - In certain implementations, a method consistent with the invention involves at a television receiver device, receiving a television program depicting a sports program, where data associated with the sports program is represented in a score graphic that is displayed on a television display overlaying images of the sports program; storing the television program depicting the sports program; analyzing the score graphic to identify a change in at least one element of data displayed in the score graphic from one video frame to a subsequent video frame; and storing a chapter mark associated with the time that the change in the element of data displayed in the score graphic occurred. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.09-20-2012
20130163959CONTENT PLAYING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A content playing apparatus and method are provided, the content playing apparatus including: a receiver which receives content including a video and an audio; a storage unit which stores the received content; a processor which processes the content to play the stored content; an output unit which outputs a video and an audio of the played content; and a controller which generates an index of the video based on properties of the audio, and plays a part of the video corresponding to the properties of the audio at the part of the video by referring to the index.06-27-2013
20130163957System and Method for Fingerprinting Video - Disclosed are various embodiments of generating video fingerprints. Scene changes can be detected in a video and a video fingerprint generated based upon a time at which the scene change occurs as well as time intervals between the scene changes relative to adjacent scene changes. A video can be captured and analyzed by comparing scene changes detected in the video to those described by the video fingerprint.06-27-2013
20110299831MOVING IMAGE CODING METHOD, MOVING IMAGE CODING DEVICE, MOVING IMAGE RECORDING METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, MOVING IMAGE PLAYBACK METHOD, MOVING IMAGE PLAYBACK DEVICE, AND MOVING IMAGE PLAYBACK SYSTEM - A moving image coding method that can prevent playback discontinuity without an increase in processing load during playback is provided.12-08-2011
20110299830APPLICATION RUNNING DEVICE - To provide an application life cycle management method for use in switching a movie work that is a playback target within a storage medium on which a plurality of movie works are stored, which is equivalent to one for use in replacement of BD-ROM discs. When a playback target is switched within a local storage on which a plurality of movie works are stored, a playback device, which includes an input unit for issuing a movie work switching request, performs processing with use of a user operation performed on the input unit as a trigger, instead of the medium status change between ejection and insertion. This allows application life cycle management equivalent to one in the case of BD-ROM disc replacement.12-08-2011
20120189274RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING DEVICE, ENCODING DEVICE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND REPRODUCTION OUTPUT DEVICE - A pair of main-view and sub-view video streams, a graphics stream, and playlist information are recorded on a BD-ROM disc. The sub-view video stream includes metadata arranged in each GOP. The metadata includes a correspondence table associating offset identifiers and offset information. The offset information defines offset control for each picture in a GOP. Offset control is processing to provide a left offset and right offset for the horizontal coordinates in a graphics plane to generate a pair of graphics planes that are respectively combined with main-view and sub-view video planes. The playlist information includes a stream selection table for each playback section. When the stream selection table associates a stream number with a packet identifier of a graphics stream, one of the offset identifiers is further allocated to the stream number.07-26-2012
20120082430METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLAYING MOVING PICTURE FILES - A method for playing a moving picture file in which at least one video data and at least one audio file or data is arranged non-sequentially, in order to prevent performance deterioration due to frequent search for video and audio information is provided. The method includes calculating a total reproduction time of the at least one video data and the at least one audio data, calculating an amount of collected data of which total reproduction time is shorter than a predetermined total reproduction time while data of which total reproduction time is longer is reproduced, and collecting the data of which total reproduction time is shorter among the calculated amount of collected data while the data of which total reproduction time is longer is reproduced.04-05-2012
20120099839ENTRY POINT REGISTERING METHOD AND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, an information storage medium having an area in which ESOB type A/ESOB type B is recorded and an area in which HDVR_MG (or VMG) for managing ESOB type A/ESOB type B is recorded is used. HDVR_MG includes identification data (SFI_ID/C_TY) for determining whether an object to be managed is of ESOB type A or ESOB type B. HDVR_MG is read from the information storage medium. If the contents of identification data (SFI_ID/C_TY) indicate ESOB type A, entry points are registered at a specific reproducing time (at intervals of L minutes). If the contents of identification data (SFI_ID/C_TY) indicate ESOB type B, entry points are registered at a specific packet arrival time (at intervals of L minutes).04-26-2012
20120099838DATA STREAM STORAGE SYSTEM - A device for recording at least part of a data stream including a recording module to record records divided among a plurality of segments, the records including a record for each instance of an event type of the data stream, each segment covering a range of the positions in the data stream such that different segments cover different ranges of positions in the stream, record the value of each instance, create a refresh region in each segment, the refresh region including data from the most recently recorded instance of each event type, create a plurality of links between the records to enable traversing the records in position order, and create an indexing table including an entry for each segment, the entry for each segment including the range of the positions covered by the records of the one segment. Related apparatus and method claims are also included.04-26-2012
20120099837INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, PROGRAM STORING MEDIUM, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND PROGRAM - The present invention facilitates reading in advance information on addresses where data of each reproduction path to be reproduced is stored. Clip AV stream 04-26-2012
20110299829IMAGE VOICE PLAY APPARATUS - An image voice play apparatus for playing an AVI file includes: a control portion that when an instruction for a time search is issued, estimates the “number of voice chunks in one movi chunk,” determines in which AVI chunk a voice chunk for the time search is situated, reads an idx1 chunk in the “determined AVI chunk” without reading an idx1 chunk in an AVI chunk other than the “determined chunk,” and determines a play start position that corresponds to the time search.12-08-2011
20120027382PICTURE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - A picture processing apparatus and a control method of the same are provided. The picture processing apparatus includes a receiver which receives scrambled transport streams constituting different kinds of pictures; a storage unit; a demultiplexer which seizes payload unit start identification (PUSI) contained in a header of the transport stream, and outputs packetized elementary stream (PES) start information and PES interval information about an interval between a first transport stream having a PUSI equal to 1 and a second transport stream having a PUSI equal to 1; and a controller which stores the received transport streams in the storage unit, determines the kind of pictures on the basis of a picture size determined from the PES interval information, and indexes a location where the pictures are stored on the basis of the PES start information.02-02-2012
20120027381RECORDING/READING APPARATUS, METHOD OF GENERATING TAG LIST FOR RECORDING/READING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL UNIT FOR RECORDING/READING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, there is provided a control block including a read control processor for reading designated content, a time information processor for processing time information. A controller returns, to a user terminal, a response signal, and information indicating a second absolute time point when an operation is executed in response to a request signal generated by the user terminal at a first absolute time point. The controller stores time difference information indicating a time difference between the first and the second absolute time points. When responding to a further request signal sent from the requester via the network, the controller sets, as tag time information, time information obtained by correcting, using the time difference information, a current relative time period for which the designated content is read.02-02-2012
20120027380AUTOMATICALLY BOOKMARKING DIGITAL CONTENT - Described herein are embodiments of systems and methods relating to bookmarking digital content. In one such embodiment, a method of bookmarking digital content is described. The method involves locating digital content and obtaining navigation information associated with the digital content. From this navigation information, bookmark information is calculated.02-02-2012
20120027379VIDEO PROCESSING METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Video processing methods include correlating a video frame in a video stream with event data in a data stream based on a video frame time stamp and an event data time stamp, the time stamps being based on a time scale that is independent, and recording the correlation in a database. Other video processing methods include receiving a query for a video frame and searching for event data in a database. The database has an event data table and a video data table used in locating the video frame. Further video processing methods include receiving a query to retrieve a video clip for each of a plurality of plays, searching for event data in a database, locating the video clip for each of the plurality of plays, and compiling the video clips into a compiled video stream lacking video frames that do not satisfy the query.02-02-2012
20110164857SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NETWORK-BASED BOOKMARKING - Systems and methods according to the exemplary embodiments provide for bookmarking of content in IPTV systems. Upon receipt of a bookmark storing request, an IPTV server can obtain information associated with the content to be bookmarked from an electronic program guide (EPG). The IPTV server can then determine a position in the content at which the content is to be bookmarked based upon the information received from the EPG. A bookmark can then be stored by the IPTV server including a content identifier and the position.07-07-2011
20120189273METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING HIGHLIGHTS FROM SCORED DATA STREAMS - A method and system for generating highlights from scored data streams is disclosed. According to one embodiment, media content containing time-stamped payloads is received in a data stream from one or more sources. The received media content is recorded in a buffer for a predetermined period of time and sliced into data buckets. For each of the data buckets, a score is assigned according to user-provided keywords. The data buckets are recorded along with the assigned score to generate highlights from the one or more sources using the scores of the recorded data buckets.07-26-2012
20110262104REPRODUCTION DEVICE, REPRODUCTION METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, APPLICATION, AND AUTHORING DEVICE - A playback device plays back a plurality of digital streams constituting a stream sequence while sequentially downloading the streams from an external resource contains time information indicating the current stream sequence playback time and state information indicating whether each stream is in a playable or non-playable state, and comprises an executor operable to execute an application corresponding to the stream sequence and a playback controller operable to control stream sequence playback. The application includes playback interval information for each stream, and specifies the subsequent stream to be played back after the current stream according to the playback interval information. When the state information of the subsequent stream is not the playable state, the playback controller performs one of a trickplay operation for extending the display duration of the current stream or a substitute video playback operation after the current stream in accordance with a request from the application.10-27-2011
20110194832REPRODUCING DEVICE AND REPRODUCING METHOD - The present invention provides a technique for easily achieving a resume function for moving image content stored in one file in a removable recording medium.08-11-2011
20110170838METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING SECOND MULTI-MEDIA CONTENT ITEMS IN A LIST OF FIRST MULTI-MEDIA CONTENT ITEMS - A method of distributing second multi-media content items into a list having at least one first multi-media content item is provided. The list of the first multi-media content item is to be reproduced on a personal TV system. A playlist of first multi-media content items is selected from a plurality of first multi-media content items available on different TV channels. Potential second multi-media content items from a plurality of available second multi-media content items are determined by matching information from the first and second multi-media content items. At least one of the determined second multi-media content items are selected based on a user profile, metadata of the first and second multi-media content items and/or a distribution scheme for distributing the second multi-media content items into the playlist of the first multi-media content items.07-14-2011
20100284667INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING DEVICE, AND RECORDING METHOD - There is provided a information recording medium containing a title of an AV content formed by a partial section as a part or whole of a digital stream. The information recording medium contains a play list having information for specifying a title by identifying the position of the partial section in the digital stream and the reproduction order, a program for controlling reproduction of the title by calling the play list, an “Index” containing a “Top Menu” for identifying a menu and a “Program IDRef” for identifying a program while correlating them, and an “Extension” containing a “Top Menu” and a “Play List ID” while correlating them.11-11-2010
20120294584REPRODUCING DEVICE, METHOD OF REPRODUCING STREAM FILE, AND PROGRAM - There is provided a reproducing device including a stream acquiring unit that acquires a stream file, a stream dividing unit that divides the stream file to be appropriate for a predetermined play list and a predetermined clip information file and generates a division stream file, and a stream reproducing unit that reproduces the division stream file based on the predetermined play list and the predetermined clip information file.11-22-2012
20130216203KEYWORD-TAGGING OF SCENES OF INTEREST WITHIN VIDEO CONTENT - Extraction of scenes of interest from video content is disclosed, which includes: collecting comments from a comment server, which contain keywords associated with the video content; segmenting the video content into scenes; measuring the number of ones of the comments which were posted for each scene, as a post count; detecting ones of the scenes, each of which has the post count equal to or larger than a predetermined number, as a plurality of scenes of interest; extracting, per each scene-of-interest, at least one of the keywords which is contained in the comments with a number equal to or larger than a pre-selected number, as a comment keyword; and tagging each scene of interest with the comment keyword, per each scene-of-interest.08-22-2013
20120106926RECORDING MEDIUM, REPRODUCING DEVICE, RECORDING METHOD AND REPRODUCING METHOD - On a BD-ROM, PlayList information is recorded. The PlayList information includes MainPath information and SubPath information. The MainPath information specifies one of a plurality of AVClips as a MainClip, and defines a primary playback section (PlayItem) on the MainClip. The SubPath information specifies, among the rest of the AVClips, one AVClip as a SubClip, and defines, on the SubClip, a secondary playback section (SubPlayItem) to be synchronized with the primary playback section. The SubPath information includes In_Time information and Out_Time information which indicate In_Time and Out_Time, respectively, of the SubPlayItem. In_Time and Out_Time of the SubPlayItem match In_Time and Out_Time of the PlayItem.05-03-2012
20110170839Method and apparatus for synchronizing data streams containing audio, video and/or other data - Several data streams contain video, audio and/or other data. Some of the data streams are pre-recorded in a multiplex on a storage medium while other data streams are located out of the data stream multiplex on the storage medium. The data streams are synchronized using a navigation file (List_of_PlayItems), which comprises descriptors (PlayItems, SubPlayItems) pointing to parts of said data streams, wherein said descriptors define the arrangement in time for said data streams by means of data sub stream paths.07-14-2011
20110170840SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING PLAYLISTS - Systems and methods for automatically generating a playlist of series assets and systems and methods for grouping assets of a playlist in clusters are provided. In one embodiment, series assets may automatically be included into a playlist for that series. In another embodiment, an interactive media guidance application may group assets in clusters based on one or more user selected parameters or may group assets in cluster based on automatically determined parameters. In yet another embodiment, the interactive media guidance application may group assets in clusters and display at least one identifier in connection with each cluster to indicate a basis for forming the cluster. The identifier may be a key word or catch phrase that succinctly identifies a trait or characteristic of assets in a particular cluster associated with the identifier.07-14-2011
20110200301RECORDING MEDIUM, PROGRAM, AND REPRODUCTION METHOD08-18-2011
20110268422Method, system, and medium for providing broadcasting service using home server and mobile phone - A method, system, and medium of providing various types of broadcast services such as a record, a summary, a navigation and a real-time event service with respect to a broadcast content, utilizing a home server, according to a user's request. A broadcast service providing method includes: storing broadcast summary data, navigation data and real-time event data which is generated by analyzing received broadcast data according to a broadcast record request from a user's portable device, in a database; and providing the user's portable device with a streaming service with respect to the stored broadcast summary data, the navigation data and the real-time event data, according to a summary selection request from the user's portable device.11-03-2011
20110200300CLOSED CAPTION TAGGING SYSTEM - A closed caption tagging system provides a mechanism for inserting tags into an audio or video television broadcast stream prior to or at the time of transmission. The tags contain command and control information that the receiver translates and acts upon. The receiver receives the broadcast stream and detects and processes the tags within the broadcast stream which is stored on a storage device that resides on the receiver. Program material from the broadcast stream is played back to the viewer from the storage device. Tags indicate the start and end points of a program segment. Program segments such as commercials are automatically replaced by the receiver with new program segments that are selected based on various criteria.08-18-2011
20110206346PLAYBACK APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND PLAYBACK METHOD - An Interactive Graphics Decoder 08-25-2011
20110008013METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN AUDIO/VIDEO PLAYER TO PLAY BACK AUDIO BACKGROUND, AND ASSOCIATED AUDIO/VIDEO PLAYER - A method for controlling an audio/video player to play back audio background includes: after a storage medium storing at least one still image file is loaded into the audio/video player, searching for an audio file corresponding to the still image file; and selectively playing back the audio file as the audio background during playing back of the still image file. An audio/video player includes: at least one loading module arranged to load at least one storage medium into the audio/video player; and a control circuit. After a storage medium storing at least one still image file is loaded into the audio/video player, the control circuit searches for an audio file corresponding to the still image file, and selectively plays back the audio file as audio background during playing back of the still image file when the audio file exists in the storage medium.01-13-2011
20120033941REPRODUCTION DEVICE, PROGRAM, REPRODUCTION METHOD - A playback apparatus that, when it is incorporated in a home theater system, judges via the HDMI whether an apparatus such as a speaker 02-09-2012
20120070125Method and Apparatus for Scrub Preview Services - In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a method of streaming media with a media preview includes generating a preview data by extracting preview information from a media file to be streamed. The preview data has a multi-dimensional hierarchical data structure having a plurality of layers with increasing content of the preview information in each layer of the plurality of layers. The preview data is configured to provide a differentiated preview service.03-22-2012
20130216201SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALIGNING TAGS TO SPECIFIC VIDEO FRAMES - Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for receiving from a user a tag associated with a specific temporal location in video content. The system then aligns the tag associates the tag with the specific temporal location, and if necessary, modifies the video content to be playable directly from that specific temporal location.08-22-2013
20130216202METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SUBTITLE SYNCHRONIZATION IN MULTIMEDIA CONTENT - In accordance with an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method comprises receiving a request for synchronization of a subtitle text data with multimedia content. The method also comprises accessing summarization data associated with at least a portion of the multimedia content. The summarization data comprises text data generated from at least the portion of the multimedia content. The text data is compared with at least a portion of the subtitle text data for determining presence of the text data in the subtitle text data. The subtitle text data is synchronized with the multimedia content based on the determination of the presence of the text data in at least the portion of the subtitle text data.08-22-2013
20110229109CHAPTER INFORMATION CREATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - A chapter information creation apparatus calculates, from field-of-view information, a position of a video image having a narrow field of view whose ratio to the size of a field of view of a video image having the widest field of view, among a plurality of hierarchically-encoded video images, is less than or equal to a threshold value. Chapter information is then created if a moved distance over a fixed period is greater than or equal to a threshold value. Chapter information is created for other video images if, based on a result of analyzing the video image having widest field of view, a change in that video image is detected. Chapter information for the video image of each layer included in video image data obtained by hierarchically encoding video images having different fields of view can thereby be created using a simple method.09-22-2011
20130121664SYNOPSIS FRAMES AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A synopsis video includes a plurality of synopsis frames manufactured by using plural chronological source frames which include a plurality of foreground objects. Each of the foreground objects appearing in one of the synopsis frames just exists at one position of the synopsis frame. At least one portion of the foreground objects appearing in one of the synopsis frames originates from the source frames of different times. One of the foreground objects that originates from a later source frame appears in a later synopsis frame, and the foreground object that originates from a former source frame appears in a former synopsis frame.05-16-2013
20130121665PLAYBACK APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING APPLICATION-SYNCHRONIZED PLAYBACK - A playback apparatus includes a package management unit operable to generate package information by merging files recorded on a first recording medium and a second recording medium, in accordance with merge management information. A selection unit is operable to detect a plurality of playable titles from the package information and select one of the detected titles as a current title. A processing unit is operable to execute an application specified in the current title and that is included in the package information. A playback control engine is operable to control playback of a digital stream in the current title and that is included in the package information. Status registers each store a parameter relating to a playback status of the digital stream, and backup registers each save one of the status registers.05-16-2013
20120033940REPRESENTING VIDEO CONTENT - Representing a video by a frame of the video. Processing a frame by receiving a first frame of a video; dividing the received first frame into at least one region; and for each region, obtaining a pixel value from a each of a plurality of pixels of the region; and determining variability among the obtained pixel values. For a determined variability less than a predetermined threshold, processing at least one subsequent frame.02-09-2012
20110103765RECORDING DEVICE, RECORDING METHOD,PLAYBACK DEVICE, PLAYBACK METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - The present invention relates to a recording device, a recording method, a playback device, a playback method, a program, and a recording medium, which enable the GOP structure of a Dependent view video stream obtained by encoding, for example, in accordance with the H.264 AVC/MVC profile standard to be defined and recorded in a recording medium such as a BD or the like.05-05-2011
20100290757Recording / Reproducing Device, System and Server - [PROBLEMS] It is possible for a viewer to quickly locate an aiming program while it is unnecessary to make a program recording reservation. [MEANS FOR SOLVING THE PROBLEMS] A digital recording and reproducing device (11-18-2010
20120141091DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD - Disclosed is a display device that makes recording and scheduling programs chosen by a user simpler than was conventionally possible. While viewing a broadcast program of any channel on the display device, a user gives an instruction for different-channel program guide display (S06-07-2012
20120141090METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING DIGITAL DATA RATE AND DIRECTIONAL PLAYBACK CHANGES - Various methods and systems permit digital data, such as video data, audio/video data, audio/video/subpicture data and the like, to be processed in a manner that permits playback at different speeds in both forward and reverse directions. Various embodiments are also directed to handling playback rate changes in a manner that can enhance the experience of a user.06-07-2012
20120195571IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus includes a selector. A selector selects a desired frame image from among a plurality of frame images forming each of one or at least two moving images. A creator creates a still image based on the frame image selected by the selector. A first reproducer reproduces any one of one or at least two still image created by the creator, in response to a still-image reproduction instruction. A detector detects, from among one or at least two moving images, a specific moving image having a frame image which is a basis for the still image reproduced by the first reproducer when a predetermined operation for the still image reproduced by the first reproducer is accepted. A second reproducer reproduces the specific moving image detected by the detector by using the frame image noticed by the detector as a reference.08-02-2012
20100303441SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OVERTIME VIEWING - A method and system for adding overtime to a video recording are described. The method and system include providing a personal video recorder (PVR) operative to record a video stream, providing a multimedia content item on the video stream, providing metadata accessible to the PVR, the metadata being associated with the multimedia content item and including at least a first metadata item and a second metadata item, recording the multimedia content item at the PVR for a first amount of time, the first amount of time being indicated by the first metadata item, continuing to record the multimedia content item after the end of the first amount of time, for a second amount of time based, at least in part, on at least one parameter in the second metadata item. Related methods and apparatus are also described.12-02-2010
20130136417INFORMATION PROCESSOR, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processor includes: a recording portion configured to record a table describing a correspondence relationship between reproduction information in accordance with which reality information as reality of contents is specified to be reproduced and which is adapted to share the same reality information with any other suitable reproduction information, and the reality information to which the reproduction information refers, with respect to all of pieces of reproduction information recorded in a recording medium, in one file; a deleting portion configured to delete the reproduction information instructed; and an updating portion configured to update the table when the reproduction information is deleted.05-30-2013
20110150419CONTENT REPRODUCTION ORDER DETERMINATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD AND PROGRAM THEREOF - A system comprising: a extraction unit that extracts from each content a signal feature series, being a series of signal features caused to correspond to positions on a time axis of the content; a generator for detects mutual similarity sections, being sections in which the signal features for different contents are similar to each other, from said signal feature series for each content, and generates the content to which each mutual similarity section belongs, information for specifying the position of the above mutual similarity section on the time axis of the content, and a link indicative of a correspondence relation of the mutual similarity section as mutual similarity section link information; and a determination unit that determines a reproduction order of the content based upon a relationship of the position of the mutual similarity section on the time axis of the content that said mutual similarity section link information indicates.06-23-2011
20110123170INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An information processing device and method whereby low-delay transmission synchronous playback of an image can be realized in a surer manner. A timestamp control unit of a transmission device performs adjustment of a timestamp value in which smoothing of a transmission rate by a smoothing unit is taken into consideration according to change in a frame rate (frame thinning-out rate or the like) so as to prevent an image from failure during playback at a reception device. A synchronization control unit calculates synchronized playback point-in-time using point-in-time corresponding to a timestamp value after updating to which encoded data has been added. The device may be applied to an image transmission system, for example.05-26-2011
20110123169METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO IMAGE DATA RECORDING AND PLAYBACK - A video data recoding method suitable for recording computer sessions. Each video image frame is divided into multiple blocks. A server processes the video frames and transmits only changed blocks for each frame to a video log server. The video log server stores the changed blocks with block indices in a data file. The video log server also maintains a virtual frame table which stores, for each block of the frame, the data location within the data file where the most recent occurrence of that block is stored. The virtual frame table is continuously updated as changed blocks are stored in the data file. The video log server further stores a snapshot file containing snapshots of the virtual frame table at predetermined time points, along with time stamps and a next changed frame location. The data file and the snapshot file are used to reproduce the video images.05-26-2011
20100310233RECORDING MEDIUM FOR STORING INFORMATION FOR STILL PICTURE, RECORDING AND/OR REPRODUCING METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREFOR - A recording medium for storing information for still pictures, and a recording/reproducing method and apparatus therefor, stores data for a plurality of still pictures and audio data added thereto in one file or a space having a logically one-dimensional order, rather than in each file, and still picture group information for separating the still picture data into a predetermined maximum number of groups in order to manage the still pictures at a group level. The still picture group information includes general information for still picture groups, and information for still pictures in each still picture group. The general information for each still picture group includes the start position of a first still picture in each still picture group, and the information for still pictures in each still picture group includes the sizes of video data and audio data for each still picture.12-09-2010
20100303443VIDEO RECORDING APPARATUS AND EXTERNAL TERMINAL - A video recording apparatus capable of recording video data and additional information related to a predetermined position of the video data includes a first recording medium for storing the video data, a second recording medium for storing the additional information, a communication unit operable to communicate with an external terminal, a recording position storage unit operable to record latest information representing a recording position of video data currently being recorded, a recording state management unit operable to send the information representing the recording position to the external terminal via the communication unit, when receiving a predetermined signal from the external terminal via the communication unit, an additional information management unit operable to receive the additional information and information representing the recording position of the video data to which the additional information is to be added from the external terminal via the communication unit, and a recording medium control unit operable to relate the received additional information to the video data based on the received information representing the recording position so as to record the video data to the second recording medium.12-02-2010
20100310231EDITING APPARATUS, EDITING METHOD, AND EDITING PROGRAM - Herein disclosed are an editing apparatus, an editing method, and an editing program allowing quick editing of video data. In order to clip a section in the video data and play it to be broadcasted as a replay, receiving a request to start playback from a desired position, an in-point is set in response to the request, and an out-point is set in response to a request to finish playback. Then, other video data from the video data of a section between the in-point and the out-point is generated.12-09-2010
20100322592METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODIFYING THE PRESENTATION OF CONTENT - Described herein are methods and apparatus for the identification of locations in a presentation stream based on metadata associated with the presentation stream. Locations within a presentation stream are identified using location information and/or signature data associated with the presentation stream. The identified locations within a presentation stream may be utilized to identify boundaries of segments within the presentation stream, such as segments of a show. The boundaries of the segments may then be utilized to change the volume of segments or playback a segment at a non-real time presentation rate.12-23-2010
20130142496INFORMATION RECORDING AND REPRODUCING METHOD USING MANAGEMENT INFORMATION INCLUDING MAPPING INFORMATION - According to one embodiment, there is provided an information playback method, comprising reading out management information used to manage one or more video titles from an information storage medium, the medium storing an advanced content including the management information in which a title timeline indicating playback timings of objects of each video title being individually defined, and playing back objects of each video title in accordance with the title timeline defined in the readout management information.06-06-2013
20110110646CREATING AND VIEWING CUSTOMIZED MULTIMEDIA SEGMENTS - A system for creating and viewing customized multimedia segments allows a user to create event identification data from in-band data in a program stream. The in-band data is processed and compiled into event identification data associated with the content stream. The event identification data identifies patterns or sequences of in-band data associated with events in the content stream. Metadata are also included in the event identification data. The event identification data is provided to multimedia devices which receive multimedia content streams containing content streams with in-band data. The in-band data are parsed and compared to the event identification data. If a match occurs, the multimedia device uses the metadata to identify events or perform specified actions.05-12-2011
20110033168METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FAST SEEKING WITHIN A MEDIA STREAM BUFFER - A method of seeking within a time shift buffer includes receiving a media stream from a remotely located media source over a network, and generating a time shift buffer associated with the media stream. The time shift buffer includes a number of frames with keyframes provided at a certain intervals. When a seek request associated with a desired time within the media stream is received, the system determines a nearest keyframe within the set of keyframes that is previous to and closest in time to the desired time, displays the nearest keyframe, then considers in turn each of the frames subsequent to the nearest keyframe until a desired frame corresponding to the desired time is reached displayed. The system cancels the previous examining step and determines a new nearest keyframe in the event a second seek request is received.02-10-2011
20110033169INFORMATION REPRODUCING SYSTEM USING INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - According to one embodiment, there is provided an information reproducing method. The method includes, from an information storage medium storing stream data having a plurality of advanced packs each including a resource file and an advanced ID to identify the resource file, acquiring respective advanced IDs, identifying respective resource files based on the respective advanced IDs, and reproducing the identified respective resource files.02-10-2011
20110044605METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR MOBILE SURVEILLANCE AND EVENT RECORDING - A data-encoding system includes a source of unencoded data, and a first encoder interoperably coupled to the source, wherein the first encoder is adapted to receive the unencoded data, encode the unencoded data, and output encoded data at a first data rate. The data encoding system further includes a second encoder interoperably coupled to the source, wherein the second encoder is adapted to receive the unencoded data, encode the unencoded data, and output encoded data at a second data rate in which the second data rate exceeds the first data rate. This Abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an Abstract that allows a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain subject matter of the technical disclosure. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.02-24-2011
20110116761BROADCAST RECEIVER - A broadcast receiver (05-19-2011
20120033942ENHANCED NAVIGATION SYSTEM USING DIGITAL INFORMATION MEDIUM - A new navigation function is added to a legacy DVD-Video. A player unit plays back recorded contents, that include video contents or AV contents and ENAV contents associated with contents (menu, chapter) of the video contents, from a DVD-Video disc. The video contents of the DVD disc are played back by a video playback engine. The ENAV contents of the DVD disc are played back by an ENAV engine. The ENAV engine controls playback of the ENAV contents and that of the video contents in combination, connection, and/or synchronism with each other according to the played-back contents of the ENAV contents.02-09-2012
20110129199FACILITATING PLAYBACK OF RECORDED CONTENT CONTAINING A SERVICE TRANSITION - A method for facilitating playback of recorded content having a service transition point is provided. The method includes recording content containing a pre-transition service and a post-transition service, in which the pre-transition service occurs prior to the service transition point and the post-transition service occurs after the service transition point. The method also includes generating a content change file having content change records associated with the pre-transition service, the service transition point, and the post-transition service, and communicating the content and the content change file to a playback device configured to play the recorded content.06-02-2011
20110243527VIDEO PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND RESUME PLAYBACK METHOD - In response to a power-off operation occurring during playback of a BD-J Title by a video playback apparatus, data of a resume Movie Object is created and stored for playing an AV data interval between a current playback position of the AV data and a position that is a predetermined time after the current playback position. If the video playback apparatus is turned on again thereafter, the resume Movie Object is played based on the stored data of the resume Movie Object and then playback and output of the BD-J Title having been ready to be played during playback of the resume Movie Object are started from the end position of the AV data interval.10-06-2011
20110243528AUTHORING METHOD, AUTHORING DEVICE AND PROGRAM - There is provided an authoring method including the steps of generating a first materialization file not including material data itself and referencing a recording position of the material data to mount a first real image having a stream data structure of a first file system, the first file system including time-division multiplexed material data, generating a second materialization file not including material data itself and referencing a recording position of the material data to mount a second real image having a stream data structure of a second file system, the second file system being different from the first file system including time-division multiplexed material data, and arranging the first materialization file and the second materialization file under a directory of a first virtual image to generate the first virtual image.10-06-2011
20110243526Video/Audio Player - A video/audio player includes a video/audio data input section that inputs video/audio data, a playback control section that controls playback of the input video/audio data, a chapter point setting section that detects an end point of a given interval of the input video/audio data, and sets a chapter point to the detected end point, and an automatic skip interval setting section that detects the given interval of the input video/audio data as an interval to be automatically skipped. The playback control section automatically skips the given interval set by the automatic skip interval setting section at the time of reproducing the input video/audio data, and upon receiving a skip instruction from a user, skips a reproducing playback position to a chapter point temporally after and closest to the reproducing playback position among the chapter points set by the chapter point setting points.10-06-2011
20120243849Time Shifting by Concurrently Recording and Playing a Data Stream - A video stream may include portions that are stored while other portions are being displayed. In one embodiment, a portion of the video stream may be stored in digital storage media at one instance while in the next instance another portion of the stream is being read out of the storage media.09-27-2012
20120243848Augmented Reality System for Re-Casting A Seminar with Private Calculations - Computer-implemented techniques for viewing a recorded presentation are described. The techniques include receiving by one or more computers a request from a user to view a recorded presentation, retrieving, by one or more computing systems, a segment of the recorded presentation that is comprised of plural segments and information specifying times of occurrences of trigger events associated with corresponding segments in the recorded presentation, retrieving by the one or more computers private information of the user relevant to a first segment of the recorded presentation based on a first trigger event, generating, by the one or more computing systems, a re-cast first segment of the recorded presentation, with the re-cast first segment including the private information of the user, and sending by the one or more computing systems, the re-cast segment to a computing device associated with the user.09-27-2012
20110176788Method and System for Associating an Object to a Moment in Time in a Digital Video - A system and method for object association with a digital video. The method includes determining a marked moment in a timeline of a source digital video by a computer. The marked moment is associated with an object, and more particularly, the marked moment is associated with a representation of the object. For instance, in one implementation, the marked moment is associated with a caption including textual commentary related to the marked moment and/or the digital video.07-21-2011
20110176787SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED RECORDING OPTIONS OF MEDIA CONTENT - Systems and methods for providing enhanced recording options for media content are provided. The systems and methods permit users to view or otherwise access samples of media content before deciding whether to record additional episodes of the media content or to perform other media guidance application functions. An interactive media guidance application implemented at least partially on a user's equipment displays at least one media content listing. A user may then select to record a sample or portion of the media content listing. After the user has subsequently viewed at least a portion of the recorded media content, the interactive media guidance application may provide an option to record an entire version of the recorded sample, record another episode of the media content, record an entire series of the media content, erase the recorded sample, or perform other media guidance application functions.07-21-2011
20110075991APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECORDING AV STREAMS ONTO A RECORDING MEDIUM WITH REPRODUCTION PATH CHANGE POINT FEATURES - The present invention facilitates reading in advance information on addresses where data of each reproduction path to be reproduced is stored. Clip AV stream 03-31-2011
20110249955PROGRAM SENDING CONTROLLING APPARATUS, PROGRAM SENDING CONTROLLING METHOD AND PROGRAM - Disclosed herein is a program sending controlling apparatus, including: a retaining section adapted to retain a playlist in which cues which are progressing units of a program are disposed in a time series; an apparatus controlling section adapted to control on-air of a broadcasting-related apparatus based on the playlist; an editing section adapted to edit the playlist; a detection section adapted to detect, in response to editing carried out for the playlist corresponding to the program, presence or absence of a syntax error in the playlist; and a display controlling section adapted to cause the playlist corresponding to the program to be displayed and cause, when the syntax error is detected, an error indication to be displayed at a position of that one of the cues of the displayed playlist which corresponds to the detected syntax error.10-13-2011
20110069934APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING OBJECT BASED AUDIO FILE, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PLAYING BACK OBJECT BASED AUDIO FILE - Provided are an apparatus and method for providing an object based audio file, and an apparatus and method for playing back an object based audio file. The object based audio file producing apparatus may include a bitstream generator to generate a bitstream about an object based audio file including a plurality of audio object frames and a file header for an object based audio service; and a bitstream transmitter to transmit the bitstream to the object based audio file playback apparatus. The plurality of audio object frames may include a frame storing a audio source in which all of a plurality of audio frames is mixed and a frame storing each of the audio objects.03-24-2011
20110075990Video Bookmarking - The video bookmark feature allows a user to tag an item or segment of interest within audio/video content being watched. Each tag, or bookmark, can contain within it metadata associated with the content captured by the receiver at the time the bookmark was recorded; further information can be derived via interaction over the Internet with a service provider. Applications supported by video bookmarks include telescoping ads, capturing screen shots for later review or printing, and retrieving more information about any arbitrary subject being viewed, whether it is a scene in a program, an advertisement, or other associated information about the subject. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.03-31-2011
20120148214INSERTION AND USAGE OF METADATA IN DIGITAL VIDEO - Some embodiments provide a method of capturing digital video. According to this method, the digital video is received at a first rate. The received digital video includes metadata. The method uses the metadata to store the digital video at a second rate that is different from the first rate. In some embodiments, the first rate is an encoded rate, while the second rate is the digital video's native shooting rate. The digital video's native shooting rate can be any arbitrary rate up to, but not including, the encoded rate. Some embodiments provide a method of outputting digital video from a computer. From a storage structure of the computer, this method retrieves a video clip. In this video clip, the method embeds a metadata structure and records a set of metadata in this structure. The method then outputs the video clip with the embedded metadata.06-14-2012
20120201512Method and apparatus for executing software applications - Consumer electronic devices, such as e.g. high-definition movie players for removable storage media such as optical discs, may provide possibilities for advanced interactivity for the user, implemented as software applications. A question arising generally with such software applications is what the life cycle of such an application is, and who may control it. The invention provides a method for executing software applications within a playback device for audio-video data, wherein data from a first removable storage medium are read for a software application to be executed within said playback device, and the data comprise an indication defining a termination condition for the application. Based on said termination code and depending on how the medium holding the application is ejected, the application is terminated or may survive.08-09-2012
20110150422Recording Medium Containing Moving Picture Data And Additional Information Thereof And Reproducing Method And Apparatus Of The Recording Medium - The present invention relates to a recording medium containing moving picture data and additional information thereof and to reproducing method and apparatus of the recording medium. The present recording medium has script files including additional information about moving picture data, e.g., scene descriptive text and introduction of characters, etc. In addition, information linking each script file with a section of moving picture data to be presented with contents of the script file is included in a link data file or is contained in a filename of the script file. In reproduction of the recording medium, a script file linked with presently reproduced moving picture data section is determined and searched for based on the link data file or every filename of the script files, and contents of the found script file are presented together with the presently reproduced moving picture data. Furthermore, previously presented additional information is removed depending on data or filename of the found script file.06-23-2011
20110150421INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND PLAYBACK DEVICE FOR PLAYING BACK 3D IMAGES - To aim to increase the use efficiency of a screen on which a subtitle is displayed together with a stereoscopic image. A video shift mode is set for each subtitle. When a stereoscopic image is played back, in accordance with the video shift mode of the subtitle, a video plane is shifted upward or downward to perform cropping processing of collecting black frames provided in the upper end and the lower end of the screen in either one of the upper end and the lower end so as to save a display region of the subtitle.06-23-2011
20100303440METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY PLAYING A MEDIA PROGRAM AND AN ARBITRARILY CHOSEN SEEK PREVIEW FRAME - A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for playing a media program and providing a preview frame of the media program in response to a seek command is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises the steps of accepting a seek command in the user computer; generating a seek request from the seek command, the seek request including information identifying an arbitrarily chosen seek preview media program frame associated with the media program; retrieving the arbitrarily chosen seek preview media program frame; and rendering the received arbitrarily chosen seek preview media program frame in the playback component of the MPP.12-02-2010
20100310232IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM - There is provided an imaging device including, an operating portion on which are input a recording start instruction and a recording stop instruction, a recording portion that records onto a recording medium moving images that are picked up during a recording period from the recording start instruction to the recording stop instruction, a thumbnail generation portion that generates a plurality of thumbnail images that represent each of sections obtained by time division of the moving images, and a display control portion that displays a recorded image verification screen on a display portion immediately after the recording stop instruction, the plurality of thumbnail images being arranged in chronological order on the recorded image verification screen.12-09-2010
201003034423D MODE SELECTION MECHANISM FOR VIDEO PLAYBACK - The invention relates to a signal comprising video information and associated playback information, the video information and associated playback information being organized according to a playback format, the video information comprising a primary video stream for two-dimensional (2D) display, and an additional information stream for enabling three-dimensional (3D) display, wherein that the associated playback information comprises display information indicating the types of display possible. The invention also relates to a method and device for playback of such a signal, the method comprising receiving the video information and the associated playback information, processing the display information to determine that both two-dimensional (2D) display possible and three-dimensional (3D) display are possible for the received video information; determining a playback setting of a playback device indicating whether the video information should be displayed two-dimensional (2D) or three dimensional (3D); and processing for display either the primary video stream or the primary video stream and the additional information stream, in accordance with the playback setting of the playback device.12-02-2010
20110158605METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSOCIATING AN OBJECT TO A MOMENT IN TIME IN A DIGITAL VIDEO - A system and method for associating location data with a marked portion of a digital video. The method includes determining a marked moment in a timeline of a source digital video. The method further includes determining location data related to the marked moment and associating the location data with the marked moment.06-30-2011
20110150420METHOD AND DEVICE FOR STORING MEDICAL DATA, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR VIEWING MEDICAL DATA, CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS, SIGNALS AND DATA MEDIUM - A method and apparatus are provided for storing medical data comprising at least one fixed image, termed a significant image, and a video sequence to which the significant image belongs. The method includes: tagging of at least one significant image in the video sequence acquired; determination of at least one item of time synchronization information, representative of the position of the significant image in the video sequence, as a function of a synchronization reference; generation of at least two medical imaging information objects, according to a predetermined standard, including a first object, termed the video object, and at least one second object, termed the significant image object; and storage and/or transmission of the medical imaging information objects and of the time synchronization information.06-23-2011
20120201513Method and apparatus for executing software applications - Consumer electronic devices, such as e.g. high-definition movie players for removable storage media such as optical discs, may provide possibilities for advanced interactivity for the user, implemented as software applications. A question arising generally with such software applications is what the life cycle of such an application is, and who may control it. The invention provides a method for executing software applications within a playback device for audio-video data, wherein data from a first removable storage medium are read for a software application to be executed within said playback device, and the data comprise an indication defining a termination condition for the application. Based on said termination code and depending on how the medium holding the application is ejected, the application is terminated or may survive.08-09-2012
20100322593Employing Artifacts for Video Indexing - One or more embodiments disclosed herein provide methods and systems for indexing video recordings of scenes using artifacts. More specifically one or more embodiments provide methods which identify artifacts in video recordings and index the video recordings according to the artifacts. These methods and systems also output portions of the video recordings according to the artifact-based indexing.12-23-2010
20110064381METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING VIDEO TRANSITIONS - The disclosure addresses methods and apparatus for evaluating video presentations, particularly those displaying a succession of generally static images to identify the transition from a first image to a second image. The change of images facilitates the insertion of chapter markers which may be later used to index the content of the video and to facilitate navigation to selected content in the video. In one implementation, a difference measurement will be made between selected frames of the video presentation and evaluated with a statistical measure of the magnitude of the difference measurements, such as a Root Mean Square analysis. In preferred implementations, all processing will be done in the digital domain.03-17-2011
20100329633Method, system, and apparatus to derive content related to a multimedia stream and dynamically combine and display the stream with the related content - A method, system, and apparatus are disclosed. In one embodiment method includes receiving multimedia data from a source device. Then the method determines one or more pieces of content information from the received multimedia data through a content awareness algorithm. Next, the method searches one or more data repositories for relational information associated with the content information. Then the method retrieves any found relational information from the one or more data repositories. Finally, the method displays the retrieved relational information alongside the multimedia data on a display device.12-30-2010
20100329635VIDEO REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A video reproducing apparatus for reproducing video data, comprises: a group classify unit for classifying the video data into groups upon a degree of similarity of video characteristic; an importance degree determine unit for determining on whether a video belonging to the group is the video or not, being high in a degree of importance, among those within the group, which are classified by the group classifying unit; a reproduction time setup unit for setting up reproduction time of video for each video, depending on the degree of importance, which is determined by the importance degree determine unit; a unit for holding the degree of importance and the reproduction time that are set up; and a video output unit for outputting the video to a video display unit so that it is displayed in accordance with the reproduction time that is set up, or in the above, further comprises: a reproduction order setup unit, which is configured to set up reproduction order of video for each video, by means of the importance degree determine unit and depending on the video a characteristic quantity; and wherein the video output unit, which is configured to output the video to a video display unit so that it is displayed in accordance with the reproduction order that is set up.12-30-2010
20100329634METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAY OF A VIDEO FILE - A method and system for display of a video file are provided in which multiple time segments of the video file are displayed simultaneously to enable small changes to be identified in less time than viewing the entire file in a single playback. The method includes dividing a first portion of a video file into multiple segments each of a same time duration and sending each of the multiple segments of the first portion of the video file to be played simultaneously in multiple windows of a display device. The method then includes dividing a second portion of a video file starting at the end of the first portion, into multiple segments each of a same time duration and sending each of the multiple segments of the second portion of the video file to be played simultaneously in multiple windows of the display device. The method is repeated for subsequent portions until the entire video file has been played.12-30-2010
20100296793RECORDING MEDIUM FOR STORING INFORMATION FOR STILL PICTURE, RECORDING AND/OR REPRODUCING METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREFOR - A recording medium for storing information for still pictures, and a recording/reproducing method and apparatus therefor, stores data for a plurality of still pictures and audio data added thereto in one file or a space having a logically one-dimensional order, rather than in each file, and still picture group information for separating the still picture data into a predetermined maximum number of groups in order to manage the still pictures at a group level. The still picture group information includes general information for still picture groups, and information for still pictures in each still picture group. The general information for each still picture group includes the start position of a first still picture in each still picture group, and the information for still pictures in each still picture group includes the sizes of video data and audio data for each still picture.11-25-2010
20120148213VIDEO DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS AND VIDEO DISTRIBUTION METHOD - A video distribution apparatus includes an extraction unit configured to extract a significant scene for each user by weighting on metadata indicating contents of a video, as weighting settable for each user who watches the video, a generation unit configured to generate a timeline indicating a position of a currently reproduced scene in the entire video during a video reproducing operation based on the significant scene extracted by the extraction unit, and a display control unit configured to display the timeline generated by the generation unit on a display unit. The timeline is displayed in such away as to have an expanded time width for an area where extracted significant scenes are present in a concentrated manner, compared to a time width for an area where significant scenes are not present in the concentrated manner.06-14-2012
20100329636Video playback apparatus - A video playback apparatus includes a first unit which inputs a viewing time of video data to be played back, a second unit which extracts scenes on a basis of a power of audio in the video data or a movement of image in the video data so that a sum of the time of the extracted playback scenes is within the viewing time, and a third unit which plays back the extracted scenes.12-30-2010
20110085780Systems and Methods for Indexing Media Files Using Brainwave Signals - A method may include selecting a media file and determining if the selected media file has been indexed. If the media file has not been indexed, the method may include playing the selected media file on a media device while simultaneously measure a brainwave signal of a user with a sensor, where the brainwave signal indicates an attention level of the user. Next, the method may include indexing the media file by correlating the measured brainwave signal to the media file and storing the media file and the measured brainwave signal in storage device.04-14-2011
20110097055INFORMATION REPRODUCING APPARATUS - The present invention provides an information reproducing apparatus which can directly and intuitively designate a reproduction point, as desired by a user, on the basis of a change in level of a visually-provided information amount. An optical disk reproducing apparatus 04-28-2011
20110188833DISC PLAYBACK DEVICE AND DISC PLAYBACK METHOD - Disclosed is a disc playback apparatus and disc playback method that make it possible to automatically start playing back content such as a BD-J title of a BD-ROM disc, especially the main body of a movie or similar work. In a disc playback apparatus (08-04-2011
20120308205Method and mobile terminal for previewing and retrieving video - A method for previewing and retrieving a video is disclosed. The method includes: (12-06-2012
20120308204METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A DISPLAY OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT USING A TIMELINE-BASED INTERFACE - A touch screen control method for controlling a playback of multimedia content using a timeline-based interface includes detecting a selection at a specific location on the timeline; and selectively zoom-displaying an area around the location where the selection is detected the position on the timeline where the event trigger has occurred.12-06-2012
20120308201REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - A reproduction apparatus includes a calculating portion that calculates a packet position corresponding to specified reproduction time based on header information contained in an image and sound file when reproduction time is specified by an operating portion, and a reproducing portion that starts reproduction of image and sound from a packet of the calculated packet position.12-06-2012
20120308202INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Provided is an information processing apparatus including a metadata acquisition unit for acquiring section metadata indicating an appearance section of each target object appearing in a video, a section information display unit for displaying, using the section metadata, section information visually expressing a section in which each target object appears among all sections constituting the video, and a reproduction control unit for causing to be reproduced, in a case one section is selected by a user from sections displayed as pieces of section information regarding a certain target object, a video frame of the selected section.12-06-2012
20120308203IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A depth map generating unit generates depth information indicating the depth of a subject in each pixel of frames of a moving image. An additional information generating unit generates additional information regarding a change between continuous frames. A reading and writing unit writes a depth map and the additional information on the recording medium and reads the depth map and the additional information from the recording medium. A depth map correcting unit corrects the depth map read by the reading and writing unit based on the additional information read by the reading and writing unit. The reading and writing unit performs overwriting with the depth map corrected by the depth map correcting unit on the recording medium. The present technology is applicable to an image processing apparatus that generates depth information indicating a sense of depth of a stereoscopic image.12-06-2012
20110116762INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PLAYING DEVICE, PLAYING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relating to an information processing device, information processing method, playing device, playing method, and program that enables playing of stereo image (3D image) contents appropriately.05-19-2011
20110305430ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND MOVIE PLAYBACK METHOD - According to one embodiment, an indexing module is configured to analyze a plurality of still images and to generate index information indicative of attributes of the plurality of still images. The index information comprises recognition results of a plurality of face images in the plurality of still images. An extracting module is configured to extract first still images and second still images from the plurality of still images based on the index information. The first still images include face images of a selected person, the second still images are relevant to the selected person, and the second still images comprise at least a still image including a face image of another person relevant to the selected person. A player module is configured to play back a movie using the extracted first still images and the extracted second still images.12-15-2011
20120039582VERIFICATION AND SYNCHRONIZATION OF FILES OBTAINED SEPARATELY FROM A VIDEO CONTENT - The invention relates to a playback device for playback of a video content and of a file obtained separately from the video content. The invention is for a system wherein a file to be played with a movie is obtained from an uncontrolled source such as the Internet. Obtaining a file from such a source creates a number of issues due to the lack of control. The file obtained may not correspond to the intended movie or to the intended language and may not be synchronized with the movie. The invention proposes: 1) to verify that the separately obtained file corresponds to the movie; 2) if the separately obtained file corresponds to the movie, to determine whether it is synchronized with the movie; 3) if the separately obtained file is not synchronized with the movie, to synchronize it. The correspondence can be verified based on language, key phrases relating to the movie, or timing.02-16-2012
20120039581MOVING IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, MOVING IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided a moving image processing apparatus, including a cut transition detection unit configured to detect inter-cut transition from a moving image including a plurality of cuts, a cut grouping unit configured to group the plurality of cuts into cut groups based on a degree of similarity among the cuts, an inter-cut distance calculation unit configured to calculate inter-cut distances based on inter-cut temporal distances in the moving image, an inter-cut group distance calculation unit configured to calculate inter-cut group distances by summing up the inter-cut distances, which are calculated with respect to the plurality of cuts, in each cut group, and a cut structure image generation unit configured to generate a cut structure image including representative images of the cuts belonging to the cut groups and information indicating the inter-cut group distances.02-16-2012
20110064382RECORDING MEDIUM, REPRODUCTION DEVICE, PROGRAM, REPRODUCTION METHOD - A BD-ROM stores PlayList information. The PlayList information defines a playback section of each of a plurality of AV clips and includes MainPath information and SubPath information. The MainPath information designates one of the AV clips as a Main Clip and defines a portion of the Main Clip as a primary playback section. The SubPath information designates another one of the AV clips as a SubClip and defines a portion of the SubClip as a secondary playback section that is to be played back in synchronism with the primary playback section. The BD-ROM stores, the one of the AV clips designated as the SubClip along with an EP_map. The EP_map shows a plurality of entry points on the SubClip in a one-to-one correspondence with entry times on the SubClip timeline.03-17-2011
20110317979BOOKMARK EXCHANGE - A bookmark communicates precisely the location within an asset where a video clip referenced by the bookmark can be found as well as the start and stop times of the video clip. A subscriber watches a program on a video device or other platform. When the subscriber decides to create a bookmark, the subscriber pauses the program. A bookmark interface is initiated, wherein the subscriber creates a bookmark references a video clip of the program. The first subscriber then selects at least one other subscriber to send the bookmark to. A second subscriber receives the bookmark. The receipt of the bookmark activates a bookmark interface that is displayed on the video device of the second subscriber. The second subscriber initiates an action associated with the bookmark, which may include selecting to watch the video clip associated with the bookmark.12-29-2011
20110317981SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED MEDIA PERSONALIZATION - A system for generating edited video, the system comprises a storage module configured to store a plurality of video tags; a network interface configured to receive an unedited video clip and a video tag selection from a user device and automatically transmit and edited video to a video sharing website; and a transformer module configured to generate an edited video based on the unedited video clip and the video tag selection.12-29-2011
20110317980INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing device includes: a processor determining whether a basic stream that can be reproduced singly and an extended stream used for reproduction with the basic stream forming a video stream of contents to be copied are interleaved with respect to each data in a predetermined unit and recorded in a first recording medium based on control information recorded in the first recording medium; and a recording controller, in the case of a determination that the basic and extended streams are interleaved with respect to each data in the predetermined unit and recorded, designating a first file among the first file that manages the basic stream and allowing copying of the basic stream to a second recording medium, and designating a second file that manages the extended stream and allowing copying of the extended stream to the second recording medium.12-29-2011
20110317982VIDEO SEGMENTATION - A method of segmenting a sequence of video images according to scene activity, the method comprising: defining a first series of nodes in a first multi-dimensional space, each node corresponding to an image of the sequence of video images; defining a transformation function that maps each of the first series of nodes to a corresponding node in a second multi-dimensional space having a lower dimensionality than the first multi-dimensional space; applying said transformation function to each of the first series of nodes to define a second series of respective nodes in the second multi-dimensional space; applying a data clustering algorithm to the second series of nodes to identify clusters of nodes within the second multi-dimensional space, the data clustering algorithm being constrained by a measure of feature distance between a pair of clusters of nodes and a measure of temporal distance between the pair of clusters of nodes; determining a representative image from each cluster of nodes and plotting each representative image with respect to a measure of the elapsed time of the sequence of video images to form an scene density curve indicating the underlying scene change activities; and segmenting the sequence of video images in accordance with local minima and/or maxima of the scene density curve.12-29-2011
20120308200CONTIGUOUS MEDIA PLAYBACK - In one embodiment of the invention, a method for contiguous media playback comprises recording a first media content and storing the recorded first media content in a first media file; recording a second media content and storing the recorded second media content in a second media file; playing the first media file; determining if the second media content was recorded within a predefined window of and from a same channel as the recording of the first media content; determining a user preference for contiguous playback; and if the second media content was recorded within a predefined window of and from a same channel as the recording of the first media content and if the user preference is for contiguous playback, playing the second media file contiguous with the first media file.12-06-2012
20120002939RECORDING APPARATUS/METHOD/MEDIUM AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS/METHOD - The present invention relates to recording and reproducing methods, recording and reproducing apparatuses, and a recording medium. In conventional techniques, even when recorded program contents are 3D-(stereoscopic view)-corresponding contents or non-3D-corresponding contents, there has been no means to easily distinguish the difference therebetween. Furthermore, there has been a problem that a virtual play list in which 3D contents and non-3D contents are mixed is unintentionally generated. In the present invention, the above described problems are solved by recording a 3D flag in a play list file. Furthermore, upon generation of a virtual play list, the set value of the recorded 3D flag is obtained, and whether 3D contents and non-3D contents are mixed or not is checked, thereby solving the problems.01-05-2012
20120002944REPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND REPLAY APPARATUS - A replay control method of controlling reply means for replaying video content executed by a computer, the method includes: accepting one or more keywords; retrieving, from pieces of correspondence information each containing fraction part information specifying a piece of video content and a fraction part in the piece of video content, and a word string expressed in the fraction part, each piece of correspondence information whose word string contains at least one of the accepted one or more keywords; and making the replay means replay the fraction part specified by each retrieved piece of correspondence information.01-05-2012
20120002943RECORDING MEDIUM, REPRODUCING DEVICE, RECORDING METHOD, AND REPRODUCING METHOD - On a BD-ROM, PlayList information is recorded. The PlayList information includes MainPath information and SubPath information. The MainPath information and SubPath information include connection_condition information and sp_connection_condition information, respectively. The connection_condition information and sp_connection_condition information indicate that, when the connection state between two MainClips referred to with the MainPath information is seamless connection (CC=5), the connection state between two SubClips referred to with the SubPath information is also seamless connection (SP_CC=5). In the case of CC=5 and sp_CC=5, IN_time of PlayItem is equal to IN_time(SubPlayItem_IN_time) of SubPlayItem.01-05-2012
20120002942APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DECODING DATA FOR PROVIDING BROWSABLE SLIDE SHOW, AND DATA STORAGE MEDIUM THEREFOR - A decoding apparatus and method for producing a browsable slide show and a data storage medium therefor. The decoding apparatus having a mainstream decoder, which decodes mainstream packet data including image data to be reproduced in a browsable slide show; a sub-audio decoder, which decodes sub-audio packet data including audio data attached to the image data; a mainstream system time clock (STC) counter, which provides an STC sequence for controlling the decoding time of the mainstream packet data to the mainstream decoder; and a sub-audio STC counter, which provides an STC sequence for controlling the decoding time of the sub-audio packet data to the sub-audio decoder. Accordingly, it is possible to seamlessly reproduce sub-audio data even when a user selects a forward or reverse play in the middle of reproducing still image data with the sub-audio data attached thereto in a browsable slide show.01-05-2012
20120002941RECORDING APPARATUS/METHOD/MEDIUM AND REPRODUCTION APPARATUS/METHOD - An apparatus which easily discriminates 3D (stereoscopic vision) contents from non-3D contents among recorded program contents can be provided. Further, a unit to prohibit unintentional generation of a virtual play list where 3D contents and non-3D contents are mixed can be provided. For these purposes, a 3D flag is recorded in a play list file. Further, upon virtual play list generation, the recorded 3D flag set values are obtained and it is checked whether or not 3D contents and non-3D contents are mixed.01-05-2012
20120002940RECORDING APPARATUS/METHOD/MEDIUM AND REPRODUCTION APPARATUS/METHOD - An apparatus which easily discriminates 3D (stereoscopic vision) contents from non-3D contents among recorded program contents can be provided. Further, a unit to prohibit unintentional generation of a virtual play list where 3D contents and non-3D contents are mixed can be provided. For these purposes, a 3D flag is recorded in a play list file. Further, upon virtual play list generation, the recorded 3D flag set values are obtained and it is checked whether or not 3D contents and non-3D contents are mixed.01-05-2012
20120002945RTP-FORMATTED MEDIA CLIPS - A transmitter (01-05-2012
20130011118MANAGING AND EDITING STORED MEDIA ASSETS - Methods and systems are described for providing editing tools that allow a user to manipulate media provided by a media content source. Media editing tools may include content analysis tools capable of extracting information from the media content itself, and may include segment identification and editing tools. Editing tools may be created by a user, and stored or shared with other users. Users may be able to specify and customize a set of storage space requirements that impose constraints on the type, quantity and content of stored assets. Automatic storage management tools provide tools with which stored and to-be-stored assets may be transformed in order to maintain satisfaction of storage preferences and requirements.01-10-2013
20120207448Audio Device, Video Device and Computer Program - A portable audio player holds a current playback list in which audio files which are playback targets are registered. An audio device holds a creation condition of a current playback list specified by the audio device last in a state where the portable audio player was connected, and a title which was a last playback target, and, when the portable audio player is connected, if information about the current playback list can be acquired from the portable audio player, makes the portable audio player resume playing back the current playback list and, if information cannot be acquired, makes the portable audio player create the current playback list under the held condition and start playing back the held title.08-16-2012
20120008917USER CONTROLLED MULTI-DEVICE MEDIA-ON-DEMAND SYSTEM - A method for providing configurable access to media in a media-on-demand system also can include delivering the media to a first client device in a format compatible with the first client device; interrupting the delivery of the media; recording a bookmark specifying a position in the media where the interruption occurred; and resuming delivery of the media to a second client device, the resumed delivery beginning at a position in the media specified by the recorded bookmark. The method further can include identifying device properties for each of the first and second client devices; delivering the media to the first client device in a format compatible with the identified device properties for the first client device; and, delivering the media to the second client device in a format compatible with the identified device properties for the second client device.01-12-2012
20120008916APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR AN IMPROVED VIDEO STREAM - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for an improved video stream. The method involves taking video of a location and mapping points of interest that are in the range of the camera. Tags are associated with various points of interest and are inserted into the video stream and displayed to the users. Tags may include advertisements and information about particular locations. In certain embodiments, proprietors pay a fee to have a tag associated with their location. The user may be able to remotely control the camera to view a particular area, with the tags appearing at appropriate locations. Video streams from numerous cameras at varying locations may be made available on a website, and end users may select the camera they are interested in and control the camera via the website.01-12-2012
20120057846MOVING PICTURE PROCESSING APPARATUS, MOVING PICTURE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A moving picture processing apparatus including a representative picture selection unit for selecting a predetermined number of representative pictures that are representative of a plurality of pictures from a plurality of pictures of a moving picture, and a configuration image generation unit for generating a configuration image in which the predetermined number of representative pictures are reduced at a fixed ratio and arranged in order of appearance of the representative pictures of the moving picture. The representative pictures are selected as the predetermined number of pictures adjusted to maximize a display occupancy rate of the configuration image in a predetermined range of display area.03-08-2012
20120057845Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program - An information processing apparatus includes: a selection section to select frames of thumbnail targets, as thumbnail frames, from a moving image including frames continuous in terms of time; a division section to divide the selected thumbnail frames in units of pages each including thumbnail frames continuous in terms of time; a reproduction speed input section to receive a designation of a reproduction speed of the moving image; a reproduction processing section to reproduce the moving image at the designated reproduction speed; and a thumbnail display processing section to display thumbnail images in the units of pages including a latest thumbnail image with a thumbnail image of a thumbnail frame closest to a time of day of the reproduced moving image as the latest thumbnail image, and display the thumbnail images that include at least the latest thumbnail image and are continuous in a time sequence in a distinguishable form.03-08-2012
20120020643THUMBNAIL GENERATING APPARATUS AND THUMBNAIL GENERATING METHOD - A thumbnail generating apparatus includes a moving image extracting portion, a reduction and enlargement ratio calculating portion and a reducing and enlarging unit. The moving image extracting portion extracts a moving image corresponding to a period shorter than a reproduction time of moving image based on the number and area of face detection regions obtained from face detection information generated by detecting a face of person included in the moving image. The reduction and enlargement ratio calculating portion integrates the face detection regions at intervals of certain time based on the face detection information of the moving image extracted by the moving image extracting portion, and calculates a reduction and enlargement ratio of the moving image based on the integration result such that a face of person included in the moving image extracted by the moving image extracting portion is largely displayed. The reducing and enlarging unit reduces or enlarges the moving image extracted by the moving image extracting portion based on the reduction and enlargement ratio calculated by the reduction and enlargement ratio calculating portion to generate a moving image thumbnail01-26-2012
20120020642METHOD FOR DETECTING PROGRAM OVERLAPPING PORTION AND AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING DEVICE USING THE SAME - A data recorder records (n−1)th episode data and n-th episode data of a drama series, where n is an integer of two ore more. An audio decoder generates respective audio data of these episodes. An overlapping portion determiner extracts and compares a tail portion of the audio data of the (n−1)th episode and a head portion of the audio data of the n-th episode to detect an overlapping portion, and records an overlapping time between the (n−1)th and n-th episodes to an overlapping time storage. A recorded data editor deletes a portion of the (n−1)th episode data corresponding to the overlapping time recorded in the overlapping time storage, from a tail end of the (n−1)th episode data, and records the resulting (n−1)th episode data as (n−1)th episode edited data to the data recorder.01-26-2012
20120063742ENTRY POINTS FOR 3D TRICKPLAY - Providing entry points for 3D video data is described. An entry point unit (03-15-2012
20120301108VIDEO STREAM INDEX GENERATION AT A VIDEO CONTENT TRANSMITTER - A method of generating and using indexing information for video content is presented. In the method, an index stream for a video stream is generated at a video content transmitter. The video stream includes video frames, and the index stream includes an index for each of at least some of the video frames within the video stream. The video stream and the index stream are transmitted from the video content transmitter to a video content receiver, which receives and stores the video and index streams. Further, at the video content receiver, the index stream is processed to locate the video frames within the video stream that are associated with at least some of the indexes of the index stream, and at least some of the located video frames of the video stream are presented to an output device under control of a user of the video content receiver.11-29-2012
20120301107Recording and Reproducing Apparatus - When a recording and reproducing apparatus additionally records a title in a BD, a title number of the recorded title is additionally stored in a management information file and also, order of storage of all the title numbers in the management information file to which the title number has been added is sorted based on attribute information included in title information in accordance with a sort type, and subsequently, the management information file is updated with the sorted data. Consequently, the order of storage of the title numbers in the management information file in the BD is changed in order of a user's intention and the titles are reproduced in accordance with the order of storage of the title numbers.11-29-2012
20120301106GENERATING CONTENT DATA FOR A VIDEO FILE - A method for generating content data for a video file (11-29-2012
20120301105SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RETRIEVING CASUAL SETS OF EVENTS FROM UNSTRUCTURED SIGNALS - A method for providing improved performance in retrieving and classifying causal sets of events from an unstructured signal can comprise applying a temporal-causal analysis to the unstructured signal. The temporal-causal analysis can comprise representing the occurrence times of visual events from an unstructured signal as a set of point processes. An exemplary embodiment can comprise interpreting a set of visual codewords produced by a space-time-dictionary representation of the unstructured video sequence as the set of point processes. A nonparametric estimate of the cross-spectrum between pairs of point processes can be obtained. In an exemplary embodiment, a spectral version of the pairwise test for Granger causality can be applied to the nonparametric estimate to identify patterns of interactions between visual codewords and group them into semantically meaningful independent causal sets. The method can further comprise leveraging the segmentation achieved during temporal causal analysis to improve performance in categorizing causal sets.11-29-2012
20120155835APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING HARMFULNESS MAPS - Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for generating harmfulness maps. The apparatus includes a harmfulness determination unit and a harmfulness map creation unit. The harmfulness determination unit generates harmfulness determination information by determining the degrees of harmfulness of some sections of multimedia content based on the time of playback of the multimedia content. The harmfulness map creation unit generates a harmfulness map of the multimedia content by marking the harmfulness determination information of the sections in a time sequence in graphical information form.06-21-2012
20120155833Method of Processing a Sequence of Coded Video Frames - A method of processing a sequence of coded video frames conveyed by a digital data stream, where each frame represents an image, includes receiving the sequence of coded video frames at a recording device, determining a frame interval between presentation of an ith coded frame of the sequence and an (i+1)th coded frame of the sequence, calculating a stream time stamp for the ith coded frame, and calculating a stream time stamp for the (i+1)th coded video frame based on the stream time stamp for the ith coded video frame and the previously determined frame interval.06-21-2012
20120155834Bookmarks in Recorded Video - In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes a video recording system including a user interface to enable a user to enter commands. A bookmark manager is to generate bookmarks corresponding to locations in the videos being recorded based on bookmark commands received, to assign end points for the bookmarks, and to generate a program based on selection of one or more of the recorded videos and selection of at least a subset of the bookmarks associated with the one or more recorded videos. A video record/playback manager is to control recording of the videos and the associated bookmarks and to present the program by playing the at least a subset of the associated bookmarks for the one or more of the recorded videos. Playback of each of the at least a subset of the associated bookmarks is to end at the assigned endpoint.06-21-2012
20120106927METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRAVERSING A MULTIPLEXED DATA PACKET STREAM - A method for traversing a multiplexed data packet stream including choosing a starting location in a multiplexed data packet stream; making a hi-directional search from the starting location to locate a nearest system stream object; and traversing the system stream as a doubly-linked list of objects. Traversing the system stream preferably includes traversing object links of the doubly-linked list of objects. The objects are further preferably cached with an LRU process. Multiple disjoint locations in the system stream can be accessed with a virtual linked list. The virtual linked list can be used to search forwardly; backwardly, or both forwardly and backwardly.05-03-2012
20110103766Media Stream Processing05-05-2011
20100290759METHOD AND APPARATUS TO FACILITATE THE EFFICIENT IMPLEMENTATION OF TRICK MODES IN A PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDING SYSTEM - A method and apparatus are disclosed for facilitating efficient operation of trick modes in a personal video recording (PVR) system. Stream-navigation data from a data stream is captured and pre-processed to generate a frame-correlated NAV table comprising one entry for each frame within the data stream, during recording of the data stream. The stream-navigation data comprises start code data, content rating data, and conditional access data that is embedded in the data stream. During playback of the data stream in a user-selected trick mode, the frame-correlated NAV table is used to generate command packets that are sent to a data decoder along with selected frames of the data stream. The selected frames are decoded based on information in the command packets and certain selected frames may be displayed as part of the trick mode.11-18-2010
20120315013CAPTURE, SYNCING AND PLAYBACK OF AUDIO DATA AND IMAGE DATA - A capture device includes a microphone, a camera, a memory, and a processor. The microphone is configured to record audio data, the camera is configured to capture image data, the memory is configured to store the recorded audio data and the captured image data, and the processor is configured to link the recorded audio data with the captured image data based on a timestamp of the image data, and store the linked audio data and image data in a same record in the memory.12-13-2012
20120121232METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING DATA - A method and apparatus for reproducing data are provided. The method and apparatus involve receiving a first signal for marking a desired reproduction position in media data; storing reproduction information for reproducing the media data from the desired reproduction position without searching for reference data in the media data; and reproducing the media data by using the reproduction information if a second signal is received so as to request the media data to be reproduced from the desired reproduction position.05-17-2012
20120257873RECORDING/REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD AS WELL AS RECORDING MEDIUM - The invention provides a recording/reproduction apparatus and method as well as a recording medium wherein, when nondestructive editing is executed for an AV signal, the AV signal can be reproduced seamlessly without suffering from any interruption. Information representative of states (an A type, a C type, a D type, or an E type) of an IN point and an OUT point on a Clip, designated by a Playitem, of a Playlist in which at least more than one Playitems are arranged in the order of reproduction is described in a block Playitem( ).10-11-2012
20120257872INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes: a recording and reproduction control unit that records content on a predetermined recording medium and that reads and reproduces content from the predetermined recording medium, wherein the recording and reproduction control unit transmits and records information necessary for reproducing deleted content to a different information processing apparatus when it is intended to delete the content as a deletion target recorded on the predetermined recording medium, and synthesizes and reproduces the deleted content on the basis of the information from the different information processing apparatus when it is instructed to reproduce the deleted content.10-11-2012
20120121235MOVING IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING THUMBNAIL IMAGE GENERATION PROGRAM, AND THUMBNAIL IMAGE GENERATION METHOD - In a moving image processing apparatus, a thumbnail image generation unit acquires moving image data stored in a moving image data storage unit, extracts a thumbnail image from the acquired moving image data based on determination data acquired by a determination data acquisition unit, generates thumbnail image data indicating the extracted thumbnail image, and stores the generated thumbnail image data in a thumbnail image data storage unit. A thumbnail image output unit outputs the thumbnail image data stored in the thumbnail image data storage unit. A determination data acquisition unit acquires determination data for determining a transition of enthusiastic backing of a viewer of a broadcast program during a broadcast time of the broadcast program in which moving image data is broadcast.05-17-2012
20120121233REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A reproducing apparatus includes a reproducing section picking up any signals compressed in a plurality of different compression methods from a recording medium. The recording medium records the signals compressed in a plurality of different compression methods and record management information denoting association of the signals compressed in a plurality of different compression methods with each other, respectively. A decoding section decodes the signal picked up from said recording medium, and a recording section records reproduction management information including reproduction-interruption information in the reproducing section associated with the record management information onto the recording medium.05-17-2012
20120121234PLAYBACK DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING FUNCTIONALITY BASED ON EVENT INFORMATION RETRIEVED FROM A PLAYLIST - Instead of using events stored in the datastream itself applications can retrieve event information from the playlist on a record carrier such as DVD and blu-disc. By retrieving the event information from the playlist changes in the event information do not require reprocessing of the data stream. In addition the application knows before the start of the playback of the data stream where the events are located and what functionality in terms of resources is required. A better scheduling of resources is thus possible.05-17-2012
20120315015AUTOMATIC 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.12-13-2012
20120315012Weighted Playlist - The playback of content from a playlist is disclosed. A user may influence the probability of a specific item from a content playlist being selected during the execution of a pseudo-random (shuffle) algorithm.12-13-2012
20120128325AUTHORING DEVICE AND AUTHORING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an authoring apparatus configured to generate writing data to be stored in an optical disc from a video content data, includes an indexing processor configured to generate face image indexing information includes face images extracted from the video content data and time stamp information representing a time point at which each extracted face image appears in the video content data, a setting module configured to set segments along with a time axis in the video content data, wherein a number of the segments is not larger than a number of chapters being able to be set in the writing data, and a generation module configured to generate menu screen data for displaying a menu screen displaying buttons on a display screen, the buttons on which face images are displayed respectively and for jumping to the segments in which the face images appearing.05-24-2012
201201283243D AUTHORING TOOL ENSURING NO BUFFER UNDERRUN UPON JUMPS - Systems and methods are provided to implement a technique for providing 3D content, such as on optical media like Blu-ray® discs. In one implementation, a 3D authoring tool executing on a computer system manages how to construct an image for replication where the image handles jumps without buffer underruns, the jumps caused by layer switching or by moving from or to branches in a multi-branch story line.05-24-2012
20120128323SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RENDERING TEXT ONTO MOVING IMAGE CONTENT - A method for rendering text onto moving image content. The method comprises receiving a request to translate dialog associated with moving image content, transmitting an interface, transmitting a time-stamped transcription, and receiving a translation of the dialog.05-24-2012
20120128322Geographical Location Information/Signal Quality-Context Based Recording and Playback of Multimedia Data from a Conference Session - Playback of multimedia data associated with a recorded conference session is simplified, particularly for a person who participated in the conference session from a mobile device. At a recording server that is in communication with a plurality of endpoints in a conference session, multimedia received from the plurality of endpoints participating in the conference session is recorded. The recording server obtains geographical location information for at least one mobile endpoint participating in the conference session as the at least one mobile endpoint moves. The recording server temporally correlates the geographical location information for the at least one endpoint with recorded multimedia data for the conference session. The recording server stores data tags for the geographical location information for the at least one mobile endpoint in association with the recorded multimedia data for subsequent use in indexing to map data to retrieve a portion of the recorded multimedia data for playback.05-24-2012
20120163772REPRODUCING DEVICE, REPRODUCING METHOD, PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A reproducing method includes: a keyword specifying step of specifying a plurality of keywords corresponding to one unit being reproduced; a keyword switching step of switching the plural keywords that have been specified, by every constant or different time interval, to choose one keyword; and a list display step of allowing the symbols of the respective contents of video or sound relating to each of the keywords that have been chosen by the keyword switching step to be switched and to be listed.06-28-2012
20120163770SWITCHED ANNOTATIONS IN PLAYING AUDIOVISUAL WORKS - In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining a link to a video program; obtaining metadata that relates to the program and that defines, for a specified time point in the program, annotations to be invoked at the specified time point; wherein the annotations comprise: a graphic image; one or more filters, each of the filters comprising a key and one or more matching values; and optionally a reference to a video segment, an electronic document, program code statements, or a programmatic call; during playing the video, detecting that the video program is playing at the specified time point; in response to the detecting: for each particular annotation for the specified time point, retrieving a current value for the key, and causing to display the graphic image associated with that particular annotation only when the current value of the key matches one of the matching values of one of the filters.06-28-2012
20120134646SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIGITAL VIDEO HIGH ACCURACY FAST FORWARD, REWIND AND SKIP - In various embodiments, a recording and playback manager of a digital video recorder (DVR), set top box, receiver or other device stores and accesses statistics in a statistics file related to average distances between reference frames (e.g., intra frames or I-frames) within blocks of the video data of the recording. Accessing these statistics during playback enables the system to more accurately locate reference frames to display while executing the playback in a trick mode such as fast forward, rewind or skip. The average distance between reference frames for a particular block of video data may be used to jump from one reference frame to the next reference frame in that block during playback in trick mode.05-31-2012
20120134648VIDEO SEARCH DEVICE, VIDEO SEARCH METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, PROGRAM, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A video search device extracts a plurality of objects each contained in a different one of frames of a video, assigns a weight value to each of the extracted objects based on a time-series feature of the frame containing the object, and searches for an object similar to each of the extracted objects based on the extracted objects each having the weight value assigned thereto.05-31-2012
20120213491RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYBACK DEVICE, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - The recording medium 08-23-2012
20120134647DISC PLAYER DEVICE - According to the present invention, provided is a disc player device (05-31-2012
20120213490FACIAL DETECTION, RECOGNITION AND BOOKMARKING IN VIDEOS - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for facial bookmarking in videos. In one aspect, methods include receiving a digital video comprising video data, processing the video data to detect features indicative of a human face in the digital video, determining, from the video data, a first frame, in which the features indicative of the human face are detected in the digital video, determining first timestamp data corresponding to the first frame, determining, from the video data, a second frame, in which the features indicative of the human face are detected in the digital video, determining second timestamp data corresponding to the second frame, generating an identifier corresponding to the human face, generating a data set including the identifier, the first timestamp data and the second timestamp data, and appending the data set to the video data to provide annotated video data.08-23-2012
20120230653METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION - A method and system for digital cinema presentation are disclosed. The method provides for automatic comparison of a playlist against at least one attribute relating to digital content, and automatically skipping one or more compositions during playout of content in the playlist based on the comparison results.09-13-2012
20120170906SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADAPTIVE BITRATE STREAMING OF MEDIA INCLUDING SUBTITLES - Systems and methods for adaptive bitrate streaming of media including subtitles utilizing Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment of the invention includes requesting and buffering portions of video from at least one of the alternative streams using a playback device, requesting information indicative of a font utilized by a font-rendering engine to render text from a selected subtitle stream, downloading at least one font file when the font is not present on the playback device, requesting and buffering at least a portion of the selected subtitle stream, decoding the buffered portions of video using a decoder on the playback device, rendering the portions of the subtitle stream corresponding to the buffered portion of video using a font-rendering engine configured by the at least one downloaded font file, and performing synchronized playback of the decoded video and rendered subtitles using the playback device.07-05-2012
20120177342RECORDING MEDIUM, REPRODUCTION DEVICE, PROGRAM, REPRODUCTION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A playback apparatus and method that executes an application while playing back a digital stream. A mixer is configured to, when a flag included in a playlist is set to ON, mix an output of a click sound using sound data with an audio output of the digital stream when a user performs an operation on an application while the application is executed. When the flag is set to OFF, the mixer refrains from mixing the output of the click sound with the audio output.07-12-2012
20120230652SPLICING SYSTEM - A device including a module to receive a stream including an insertion content item and first timecodes, a module to record the stream, a module to receive a live stream including a timeslot and second and third timecodes, a clock to provide a clock reading updated based on at least some of the third timecodes, a module to retrieve the recorded stream so that the insertion content item can be at least partially rendered during at least part of the timeslot, a module to calculate a desired timecode of the first timecodes from which to start rendering the recorded stream for output at real-time speed based one of the first timecodes, second timecodes, and third timecodes or the clock reading, and a module to render the recorded stream for output at real-time speed from the desired timecode. Related apparatus and methods are also described.09-13-2012
20120315014AUDIO FINGERPRINTING TO BOOKMARK A LOCATION WITHIN A VIDEO - A method and system for identifying video segments for subsequent playback. Audio from an audio-visual presentation playing on a primary screen device is retrieved using a secondary screen device. At least one audio fingerprint is generated from the retrieved audio. The at least one audio fingerprint is sent to an audio fingerprint server. The audio fingerprint server obtains information identifying the audio-visual presentation and a relative time within the audio-visual presentation corresponding to the at least one audio fingerprint. The obtained information is used for subsequently retrieving the audio video presentation from a video content server.12-13-2012
20120082433METHOD OF SETTING A SYSTEM TIME CLOCK AT THE START OF AN MPEG SEQUENCE - Method to enable a local system time clock counter (STC) of a receiving recording device to lock to program clock reference (PCR) information comprised in a received real time sequence of information signal packets, such as MPEG2 Transport Stream packets. The method comprising determining the number of cycles between arrival of the first information signal packet and the arrival of the information signal packet comprising the first Program Clock Reference (PCR) information. This information is stored as an attribute of the stored sequence.04-05-2012
20120082432System and Method of Playback and User Interface for Video Players - A method and a system of displaying a user interface to control playback and features that may be associated with a prerecorded media. A media player, such as a DVD player, a personal computer, a home media server, a high definition video player, an optical player, a hard drive based player, or a software DVD-ROM player receives streams of video from different media and displays its content. Simultaneously, and without interrupting the video playback, a user interface is overlaid on the video image. The user interface may include menu selections to control the playback of the video including scene selection, settings, and viewing rights. The user interface may include menu selections to control features associated with the video such as Documentaries, Games, Purchases, Activities, Commentaries, Outtakes, Karaoke, Trailers, Songs, Wishlists, and Events.04-05-2012
20120263436AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO GENERATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF GENERATING AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO SIGNALS - An audio and/or video generation apparatus which is arranged in operation to generate audio and/or video signals representative of an audio and/or video source, the audio and/or video generation apparatus including a recording unit which is arranged in operation to record the audio and/or video signals on a recording medium, wherein the audio and/or video generation apparatus is arranged to receive metadata associated with the audio and/or video signals generated by a data processor, the recording unit being arranged in operation to record the metadata on the recording medium with the audio and/or video signals. The data processor may be arranged to receive signals representative of the time codes of the recorded audio/video signals, and the metadata may include time code data representative of the in and out points of a take of the audio/video signals generated by the data processor.10-18-2012
20120263434Per-Subscriber Adaptive Bit Rate Stream Management Method - Consistent with embodiments of the present invention, a system may be provided to provide per-subscriber stream management comprising: a client capable of receiving a playlist containing a subset of segments associated with a video asset; a video application server to request subscriber state information and to build state representations in a subscriber database on a per-subscriber basis; a media segmenter capable of providing the video asset in multiple bit rates; a subscriber state manager capable of managing the current state of one or more subscribers in a subscriber database; and a stream manager capable of requesting the assignment of bandwidth from a wireless infrastructure on a per-subscriber basis.10-18-2012
20120263433Detecting Key Roles and Their Relationships from Video - Tools and techniques for acquiring key roles and their relationships from a video independent of metadata, such as cast lists and scripts, are described herein. These techniques include discovering key roles and their relationships by treating a video (e.g., a movie, television program, music video, and personal video, etc.) as a community. For instance, a video is segmented into a hierarchical structure that includes levels for scenes, shots, and key frames. In some implementations, the techniques include performing face detection and grouping on the detected key frames. In some implementations, the techniques include exploiting the key roles and their correlations in this video to discover a community. The discovered community provides for a wide variety of applications, including the automatic generation of visual summaries or video posters including acquired key roles.10-18-2012
20120263435AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO GENERATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF GENERATING AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO SIGNALS - An audio and/or video generation apparatus which is arranged in operation to generate audio and/or video signals representative of an audio and/or video source, the audio and/or video generation apparatus comprising a recording unit which is arranged in operation to record the audio and/or video signals on a recording medium, wherein the audio and/or video generation apparatus is arranged to receive metadata associated with the audio and/or video signals generated by a data processor, the recording unit being arranged in operation to record the metadata on the recording medium with the audio and/or video signals. The data processor may be arranged to receive signals representative of the time codes of the recorded audio/video signals, and the metadata may include time code data representative of the in and out points of a take of the audio/video signals generated by the data processor.10-18-2012
20120093482BOOKMARKING MEDIA PROGRAMS FOR SUBSEQUENT VIEWING - A method, system, apparatus, and computer program product provide the ability to bookmark a media program for subsequent viewing. A first interface is displayed and identifies a first media program. Via the first interface, a user requests that the first media program be recorded as a bookmark in a list of maintained bookmarks. The list of bookmarks is displayed. A user selects one of the bookmarks from the list and in response, the first media program is displayed to the first viewer.04-19-2012
20120093481INTELLIGENT DETERMINATION OF REPLAYS BASED ON EVENT IDENTIFICATION - A system for intelligently determining replay locations in a multimedia content stream based on identifying events in the multimedia content stream is provided. In one embodiment, events in the multimedia content stream are identified by analyzing information in the multimedia content stream, in real time. In another embodiment, events in the multimedia content stream are identified by analyzing the viewing behavior and an emotional response from users viewing the multimedia content, in real time. One or more replay locations in the multimedia content stream are determined based on the events identified in the multimedia content stream. The multimedia content stream with the replay locations are displayed to a user via a user interface in the user's processing device.04-19-2012
20120263437HUMAN INTERACTION TRAJECTORY-BASED SYSTEM - A method and associated apparatus for using a trajectory-based technique to detect a moving object in a video sequence at incorporates human interaction through a user interface. The method comprises steps of identifying and evaluating sets of connected components in a video frame, filtering the list of connected components by comparing features of the connected components to predetermined criteria, identifying candidate trajectories across multiple frames, evaluating the candidate trajectories to determine a selected trajectory, eliminating incorrect trajectories through use of the interface and processing images in said video sequence responsive to the evaluating and eliminating steps.10-18-2012
20110019969INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM STORING MULTI-ANGLE DATA AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING THE MULTI-ANGLE DATA - An apparatus and method for reproducing multi-angle data in a seamless manner, even during a change of angle, and an information storage medium on which the multi-angle data is recorded. AV data divided into clips, which are recording units, is recorded on the information storage medium. Additional information regarding jump points is recorded on a space of the information storage medium other than where the clips are recorded. The apparatus for reproducing the multi-angle data includes a reading unit which reads data from the information storage medium, and a reproducing unit which reproduces the data read by the reading unit by searching for and reproducing clips corresponding to the read data when the read data is multi-angle data, and, if there is an angle change command, reproducing clips for a new angle from a jump point of the clip for the new angle.01-27-2011
20120269493METHOD OF REPRODUCING A STILL PICTURE FROM A RECORDING MEDIUM, METHOD OF DECODING THE STILL PICTURE AND THE RECORDING MEDIUM - In the method, video data is reproduced from the recording medium, and an I-picture and a number of P-pictures are output as a still picture based on the reproduced video data. The output data may then be received and decoded for display.10-25-2012
20120321281Systems and Methods for Recording Content within Digital Video - A method for recording user content within a digital video is provided. The method may display a visual timeline associated with the digital video at a user interface, reserve one or more frames of the digital video for insertion of the user content, temporally indicate the reserved frames on the visual timeline using one or more visual tags, retrievably store the user content at a storage device, associate the user content to the reserved frames of the digital video, and enable the user content to be played back in parallel with the digital video at the reserved frames. The user content may include any one or more of text data, audio data, image data and video data. The reserved frames may be selected based on input provided by a user through the user interface.12-20-2012
20120321282INTERESTING SECTION EXTRACTING DEVICE, INTERESTING SECTION EXTRACTING METHOD - Interesting section extracting device 12-20-2012
20110235995METHODS FOR RESERVING INDEX MEMORY SPACE IN AVI RECORDING APPARATUS - A method for reserving memory space for storing chunk sizes during Audio Video Interleave (AVI) recording, wherein an AVI file contains a plurality of interleaved audio-video (A/V) chunks, includes: recording the AVI file sizes to the second storage; when the second storage reaches capacity, moving at least a first A/V chunk size to the first storage; and after the recording has finished, reading stored A/V chunks from the first storage to the second storage to create an index chunk.09-29-2011
20110235994METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING PLAYING OF MONITORING VIDEO RECORD - The present invention discloses a method and a system for controlling playing of monitoring video record. The controlling playing method includes the following steps: A. during the process of recording a monitoring video record, detecting a picture of a video record in real time and marking a time index for dynamic frame(s) in the video record; B. during the process of playing the monitoring video record, obtaining the lime index and playing the dynamic frame in the monitoring video record according to the time index. The controlling playing system includes: video record recording means, motion detecting means and video record playing means, wherein the video record recording means is configured to record a monitoring video record; the motion detecting means is configured to detect a picture of the video record in real time and mark a time index for a dynamic frame(s) in the video record during the process of recording the monitoring video record by the video record recording means; and the video record playing means is configured to obtain the time index from the motion detecting means and play the dynamic frame(s) in the monitoring video record according to the time index during the process of playing the monitoring video record. The present invention reduces the time of playing monitoring video record greatly without missing any effective information.09-29-2011
20110235993AUDIO-BASED CHAPTER DETECTION IN MULTIMEDIA STREAM - A multimedia processing system identifies chapter breaks in a program represented by multimedia data through an analysis of audio content of a portion of the multimedia data so as to identify an interval that potentially represents a chapter break. This audio analysis can include an analysis to identify changes in high frequency edges in the audio content, an analysis to identify changes in the total energy in a central frequency band of the audio content, an analysis to identify patterns of sequentially repeating values in the audio content, an analysis to identify changes in bitrate, or some combination thereof. One or more variances in the audio information at (e.g., before) the start of the interval and the audio information at (e.g., after) the end of the interval then may be used to identify or otherwise characterize the interval as representing an actual chapter break. Further, a chapter represented by two consecutive chapter breaks can be identified as an advertisement based on the duration between the two consecutive chapter breaks and thus the multimedia processing device can implement a “commercial skip function” by omitting playback of the portion of the multimedia data representing the chapter responsive to the chapter being identified as an advertisement.09-29-2011
20120087638PLAYING PROGRESS INDICATING METHOD FOR TIME-SHIFTED TELEVISION AND TELEVISION SET - The present disclosure provides a playing progress indicating method for time-shifted television and a TV set, which can calculate a time value indicated by a program time-shifted progress indicia by use of a time scaling unit and provide a very intuitive time progress indicator for a user. Therefore, the playing progress indicating method for time-shifted television and the TV set of the present disclosure are intuitive and convenient to use.04-12-2012
20120087637METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING AND REPLAYING VIDEO BROADCASTS - A system is presented for replaying a broadcast sports event using a video on demand or personal video recording system. Metadata is created that subdivides the original broadcast into segments, and associates descriptive information with each segment. Playlists that specify an ordered subsequence of the sequence may be selected and used to present a variety of expanded or condensed versions of the sporting event to a viewer. Navigation controls including segment lists, specially formatted screen displays, and special functions under the control of a user-operated remote control, facilitate the interactive selection and control of the presentation.04-12-2012
20120087636MOVING IMAGE PLAYBACK APPARATUS, MOVING IMAGE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A moving image playback apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire main object information, which is usable to identify a frame image in which an object determined as a main object has appeared, from a moving image. The apparatus includes an extraction unit configured to extract, based on the acquired main object information, frame images in which the main object is present from sequential sections in which the object determined as the main object is the same and the main object is continuously present in the moving image. The apparatus further includes a display control unit configured to perform control to arrange and display, in order of time, a plurality of frame images extracted by the extraction unit.04-12-2012
20120087635VIDEO PLAYING APPARATUS AND LOCATION SEARCH METHOD THEREOF - A video playing apparatus includes a receiver which receives a video signal comprising a plurality of video frames and having no index information about location and time of the plurality of video frames; a user input unit which receives a target time for searching in the received video signal; a signal processor which processes and outputs a video signal corresponding to the target time; and a controller which calculates an average value of ratios of location change to time change by interpreting time and location of the plurality of video frames processed until receiving the target time among the plurality of video frames, when receiving the predetermined target time through the user input unit, and controls the signal processor to process and output the video signal of location corresponding to the target time on the basis of the calculated average value.04-12-2012
20120087634METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSITIONING MEDIA OUTPUT AMONG TWO OR MORE DEVICES - In at least some embodiments, the present invention relates to methods and systems for enabling media content to be utilized or output by way of media presentation devices. In one such embodiment, a method includes receiving at a first cloud a first signal from a first media presentation device indicative of a request or command that a content signal transmission be paused, and sending a second signal including bookmark information from the first cloud to a second media presentation device. The method further includes receiving a third signal from the second media presentation device, the third signal being indicative of a further request or command that the transmission of the media content signal be resumed, and resuming the transmission. In additional embodiments, the present invention relates to methods of operating a media presentation device so as to perform a resumed displaying of video media content.04-12-2012
20120288256IMAGE REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - An image reproduction apparatus sequences and reproduces multiple moving pictures while eliminating linking and editing operations. A list display unit lists on a screen thumbnails corresponding to each of multiple moving pictures recorded on recording media. A selection unit selects and orders, according to selection operations, multiple thumbnails displayed by the list display unit. Based on the multiple thumbnails selected and ordered by the selection unit, a reproduction unit reproduces the moving pictures corresponding to each of the thumbnails by reproducing them in that order. A display displays moving pictures sequenced in order by the reproduction unit on a screen.11-15-2012
20130011120CONTENT PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a content processing apparatus and method, and a program capable of more easily grasping details of content of a moving image.01-10-2013
20130011119METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY TAGGING MEDIA CONTENT, MEDIA SERVER AND APPLICATION SERVER FOR REALIZING SUCH A METHOD - Method for automatically tagging media content that includes the steps of a media server obtaining capture tagging information from that media content upon capturing thereof and sending the capture tagging information and said media content to an application server. The application server tagging the media content with tagging information comprising at least part of the capture tagging information.01-10-2013
20130022334INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A data recording/playing configuration capable of easily acquiring attribute information on a frame constituting a 3D image recorded on a recording medium. The attribute information of the 3D image is recorded in each of hierarchized management information files as an attribute in units of management data of each of the management information files. When a coding method is a frame sequential method, frame identification data indicating whether each frame is a left-eye image (L image) or a right-eye image (R image) are recorded; and when the coding method is an inter-view reference coding method where any one of L and R images is referred to during decoding, base image identification data indicating which one of the L and R images is a base image are recorded. Thereby, a playing apparatus can determine an attribute of a frame without performing analysis of data to be played.01-24-2013
20130022333VIDEO CONTENT PLAYBACK ASSISTANCE METHOD, VIDEO CONTENT PLAYBACK ASSISTANCE SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM - Having the object of facilitating the cued playback of important scenes even for video content on which cue point information has not been conferred, a video content playback assistance method includes steps of: acquiring identical video correspondence information that indicates the correspondence relation of identical video, which are identical partial video contained in common in a plurality of items of video content; when cued playback is instructed, specifying the points of identical video in video content based on the acquired identical video correspondence information and specifying cue points based on the points of identical video that have been specified, and reproducing video from the specified cue points based on the video content.01-24-2013
20130177294INTERACTIVE MEDIA CONTENT SUPPORTING MULTIPLE CAMERA VIEWS - A video file is created from a plurality of video segments according to one or more predefined parameters. Each video segment corresponds to a different camera view of a common temporal event. A computing device initiates playback of the video file within a first video segment corresponding to a first camera view. Responsive to a user input command, the computing device changes a playback position of the video file from a current frame number of the first video segment to a destination frame number of a second video segment of the video file. The destination frame number has a predefined relationship to the current frame number. The computing devices continues playback of the video file from the destination frame number within the second video segment corresponding to a second camera view to provide a different perspective of a subject captured in the plurality of video segments.07-11-2013
20130177295ENABLING COPY AND PASTE FUNCTIONALITY FOR VIDEOS AND OTHER MEDIA CONTENT - Concepts and technologies are described herein for enabling copy and paste functionality for videos and other media content. In accordance with the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, text associated with media content can be displayed in an interface via which the text can be selected, exported, copied, and/or pasted into application programs. In some embodiments, the media content includes a payload and metadata. The metadata can define the text to be displayed. The metadata also can define timing information, styles information, positioning information, actions, and/or other aspects of the text. Output including the payload and the overlay can be generated and presented or stored.07-11-2013
20130177296GENERATING METADATA FOR USER EXPERIENCES - A system and method for efficiently managing life experiences captured by one or more sensors (e.g., video or still camera, image sensors including RGB sensors and depth sensors). A “life recorder” is a recording device that continuously captures life experiences, including unanticipated life experiences, in image, video, and/or audio recordings. In some embodiments, video and/or audio recordings captured by a life recorder are automatically analyzed, tagged with a set of one or more metadata, indexed, and stored for future use. By tagging and indexing life recordings, a life recorder may search for and acquire life recordings generated by itself or another life recorder, thereby allowing life experiences to be shared minutes or even years later.07-11-2013
20130094835RECORDING/READING APPARATUS, METHOD OF GENERATING TAG LIST FOR RECORDING/READING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL UNIT FOR RECORDING/READING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, there is provided a control block including a read control processor for reading designated content, a time information processor for processing time information. A controller returns, to a user terminal, a response signal, and information indicating a second absolute time point when an operation is executed in response to a request signal generated by the user terminal at a first absolute time point. The controller stores time difference information indicating a time difference between the first and the second absolute time points. When responding to a further request signal sent from the requester via the network, the controller sets, as tag time information, time information obtained by correcting, using the time difference information, a current relative time period for which the designated content is read.04-18-2013
20130114940PRESENTING LINEAR AND NONLINEAR CONTENT VIA DVR - Embodiments related to the presentation of linear content and non-linear content in an integrated user experience are disclosed. One embodiment provides a method of identifying linear content and non-linear content for presentation via a video recording device. The method includes detecting a trigger to perform a search for content items, and providing, responsive to the trigger, a search request to one or more metadata sources, each metadata source containing locations of one or more of linear content items and non-linear content items available at one or more content sources. The method further includes receiving from each metadata source a search response including metadata associated with available content at one or more of the content sources, and outputting a list of content items identifying one or more linear content items and one or more non-linear content items from one or more metadata sources.05-09-2013
20130101270METHOD OF STORING STATUS INFORMATION ABOUT CONTENT REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOWING CONTENT TO BE AUTOMATICALLY REPRODUCED USING THE STATUS INFORMATION - Provided are a method of storing status information in a first content reproducing device, and a method of allowing content to be automatically reproduced in a second content reproducing device based on the status information stored in the first content reproducing device. The method of storing status information includes: monitoring an operation of the first content reproducing device; generating status information about the monitored operation; and storing the status information in the first content reproducing device. The method of allowing content to be automatically reproduced includes: checking if the first and second content reproducing devices are connected to each other; reading a log file recording the status information from the first content reproducing device if the first and second content reproducing devices are connected to each other; interpreting the status information; and selectively performing an operation according to a result of the interpreting.04-25-2013
20130129316Methods and Apparatus for Tutorial Video Enhancement - A plurality of segment transitions in a video data stream is identified. The identifying the plurality of segment transitions includes recognizing an interface feature of a first application interface displayed in the video data stream and generating metadata associating a selected segment transition with a particular point in the video data stream. The interface feature indicates the selected segment transition among the plurality of segment transitions in the video data stream. A navigation system for navigating among the plurality of segment transitions in the video data stream is provided. Responsive to input, navigation to the selected segment transition is performed and the video data stream is displayed from the particular point.05-23-2013
20130129318METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING DATA STREAMS CONTAINING AUDIO, VIDEO AND/OR OTHER DATA - Several data streams contain video, audio and/or other data. Some of the data streams are pre-recorded in a multiplex on a storage medium while other data streams are located out of the data stream multiplex on the storage medium. The data streams are synchronized using a navigation file (List_of_PlayItems), which comprises descriptors (PlayItems, SubPlayItems) pointing to parts of said data streams, wherein said descriptors define the arrangement in time for said data streams by means of data sub stream paths.05-23-2013
20130129317Client Playback of Streaming Video Adapted for Smooth Transitions and Viewing in Advance Display Modes - Systems and methods are presented for adaptively streaming a time-ordered sequence of video frames from a video server, across a wide area network, to a remote client video device, to accommodate advanced video display modes. Based on indications received from the remote client, the video server obtains and sends to the remote client encodings of video frames adapted to facilitate smooth, timely transitions between display modes at the client, and optimal playback quality across all modes, subject to various operational constraints. Advanced playback modes include fast forward and reverse, slow forward and reverse, frame-by-frame stepping, and other modes that specify displaying video frames on the client at a rate different from the normal display rate, or that specify displaying video frames in a different order than the normal time-ordering of the sequence of video frames. The systems and methods may be incorporated into collaborative online video editing environments.05-23-2013
20130136418REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND REPRODUCING METHOD - To more flexibly reproduce moving image data obtained by capturing a plurality of frames within the period of a single frame of display output while changing the exposure condition. For example, moving image data, which has been obtained by capturing a plurality of frames within the period of a single frame of display output while changing the exposure condition, is stored in a recording portion. When the moving image data is reproduced from the recording portion, a single frame is selected and output by a reproduced frame selecting portion for each period of a single frame of display output. If a user operation instructing to make the displayed image darker, in response to this user operation, a frame having an exposure condition of underexposure is selected and output from the moving image data to be reproduced from the recording portion for each period of a single frame of display output.05-30-2013
20110211811SELECTING A VIDEO IMAGE - Enabling a selection of a video image is described. A selection of a representative image is received [09-01-2011
20110211810METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR MOBILE SURVEILLANCE AND EVENT RECORDING - A data-encoding system includes a source of unencoded data, and a first encoder interoperably coupled to the source, wherein the first encoder is adapted to receive the unencoded data, encode the unencoded data, and output encoded data at a first data rate. The data encoding system further includes a second encoder interoperably coupled to the source, wherein the second encoder is adapted to receive the unencoded data, encode the unencoded data, and output encoded data at a second data rate in which the second data rate exceeds the first data rate. This Abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an Abstract that allows a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain subject matter of the technical disclosure. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 CFR 1.72(b).09-01-2011
20120275765RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYBACK DEVICE, SYSTEM LSI, PLAYBACK METHOD, GLASSES, AND DISPLAY DEVICE FOR 3D IMAGES - A recording medium in which a left-view video stream and a right-view video stream are recorded in an interleaved transport stream file. The interleaved transport stream file is identified by a combination of (i) an equivalent identification number being equivalent with the file reference information and (ii) a file extension indicating that video streams are stored in the interleaved manner, the equivalent identification number. Among Extents that constitute the interleaved transport stream file, Extents constituting the left-view or right-view video stream are identified as a normal-format transport stream file by a combination of (i) the equivalent identification number being equivalent with the file reference information and (ii) a file extension indicating that video streams are stored in a normal manner.11-01-2012
20120275764CREATION OF VIDEO BOOKMARKS VIA SCRIPTED INTERACTIVITY IN ADVANCED DIGITAL TELEVISION - According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for creating and/or altering a video bookmark is described. The method comprises an operation of processing a request from a downloaded scripted object to create a video bookmark. The video bookmark may be information that is used for performing an action involving additional information related to the video content being played at a time of the request. Thereafter, the video bookmark is created based on the request.11-01-2012
20120275763INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus includes a reproduction processing unit executing a process of reproducing a content item from a recording medium. The reproduction processing unit reads scenario data, which is reproduction sequence definition information of the content item stored in the recording medium, and a program, which executes reproduction control of the content item based on the scenario data, from the recording medium and reproduces the content time under the control of the program. The scenario data includes a plurality of different scenarios defining a plurality of different content item reproduction sequences. The reproduction processing unit executes a process of acquiring scenario selection information, a process of selecting the scenario based on the acquired scenario selection information, and the process of reproducing the content item based on the selected scenario.11-01-2012
20120275762Personalized Recordings Including Bookmarks - Personalized recordings may be provided. A first request to record an asset may be received. The first request may be associated with a first user and may include at least one first option. Next, a second request to record the asset may be received. The second request may be associated with a second user and may include at least one second option. Then the asset may be recorded consistent with the at least one first option and the least one second option. Next, a “my recordings list” associated with the first user may be displayed. In response to the displayed “my recordings” list associated with the first user, a request to play the asset may then be received. Next, in response to the received request to play the asset, the asset may be played consistent with the at least one first option.11-01-2012
20100290758MOVING IMAGE ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A moving image encoding method of encoding a moving image while switching between variable-length encoding schemes. In this method, a continuous unit to be continuously reproduced is determined (S11-18-2010
20100316353METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDNG STREAM LINKING IN AUDIO/VIDEO DISK MEDIA - A method and apparatus for providing stream linking in audio/video disk media is disclosed. The present invention sets-up an audio/video stream on a disk drive, uses read and write commands for accessing contiguous data and, given an established stream, establishes a linked stream by sending a linked stream request with the number of a primary stream to the drive. The new stream inherits the beginning and ending addresses of the primary stream. Passed pointer detection is enabled for linked stream pointers passing primary stream pointers12-16-2010
20100316352MOVING PICTURE REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - In a moving picture reproduction apparatus such as an optical disc player 12-16-2010
20100316351SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING VIDEO FILE - Provided is a method and system for providing a video file. The method includes registering, by a transmitter, a video content and a contents index indicating location information for a given section in the video content, transmitting, by the transmitter, the registered contents index to a receiver, when the registered video content is requested, and transmitting, by the transmitter, the requested video content to the receiver.12-16-2010
20130156400RECORDING EXTENSION OF DELAYED MEDIA CONTENT - Presented herein is a method of extending a recording in a media content receiver of a media event that is delayed. In the method, a recording of media content is begun at an expected start time for the media event based on a recording timer, wherein the recording timer indicates the expected start time and an expected end time for the media event. After beginning the recording, the media content being recorded is analyzed to determine an actual start time for the media event. The actual start time is then compared with the expected start time. If the difference between the actual start time and the expected start time exceeds some predetermined value, the expected end time is adjusted to extend the recording. The recording is then ended at the adjusted end time.06-20-2013
20120281968Bookmarks and Watchpoints for Selection and Presentation of Media Streams - Selection and presentation of media streams, in which presentation is not limited by order imposed by the digital content representative of those media streams, in response to bookmarks and watchpoints settable and usable by a user. Bookmarks reference a location within the media stream, not necessarily pre-selected and possibly dynamically selected, in which a presentation can be started or restarted therefrom. Watchpoints reference a location within the media stream, or a presentation state for the media stream, in which an action can be triggered thereby. Bookmarks and watchpoints provide a general technique for presenting selections from media streams in response to metadata.11-08-2012
20120281967Bookmarks and Watchpoints for Selection and Presentation of Media Streams - Selection and presentation of media streams, in which presentation is not limited by order imposed by the digital content representative of those media streams, in response to bookmarks and watchpoints settable and usable by a user. Bookmarks reference a location within the media stream, not necessarily pre-selected and possibly dynamically selected, in which a presentation can be started or restarted therefrom. Watchpoints reference a location within the media stream, or a presentation state for the media stream, in which an action can be triggered thereby. Bookmarks and watchpoints provide a general technique for presenting selections from media streams in response to metadata.11-08-2012
20120281966METHOD FOR SKIPPING MULTIMEDIA FILE AND MULTIMEDIA APPARATUS THEREOF - A multimedia file skipping method. The skipping method adds obtained increased amount of time to a current decoding time stamp to determine a target time stamp, determines a PCR (Program Clock Reference) corresponding to the target time stamp as a PCR prediction value; determines a position offset corresponding to the PCR prediction value as a target position offset according to a linear relationship between the PCR and position offset of the multimedia file; and skips to the target position offset and plays the multimedia file from this position. By the aforementioned, it is not necessary to set a time stamp index file, and calculation is performed by utilizing the linear relationship between the PCR and the position offset, and thus the amount of calculation is reduced, time cost is reduced, and skipping speed is significantly improved.11-08-2012
20120281965L-CUT STREAM STARTUP - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for starting playback of an audio portion of digital media content before a video portion of the digital media content is received. An advantage of the disclosed technique is that the perceived delay from the time when a user selects the digital media content to when playback of the digital media content begins is reduced. The audio may be faded-in and one or more still frames of video data may be displayed while the video stream is retrieved. Additionally, a license for DRM (Digital Rights Management) encryption of the title content may be retrieved before starting playback of the video stream, so that the digital media content that is retrieved is also protected.11-08-2012
20130156401DISK PLAYBACK APPARATUS - When a disc player device (06-20-2013
20130183022Information Processing Device, Information Processing Method and Program - The present invention relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of easily adding an annotation to content and providing an application, which utilizes the annotation.07-18-2013
20110293242RECORDING APPARATUS, REPRODUCING APPARATUS, RECORDING/REPRODUCING SYSTEM, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND PROGRAM - There is provided a recording apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire a video stream, a switch indication detecting unit configured to detect a switch indication with reference to the acquired video stream, the switch indication indicating switching of a content type between a 3D video content and a 2D video content, a switch information generating unit configured to, on the basis of the detected switch indication, generate switch information, the switch information indicating switching of the content type between the 3D video content and the 2D video content in the video stream, and a recording unit configured to record the switch information while correlating the switch information with the acquired video stream.12-01-2011
20110305431DATA PROCESSOR - To provide means for editing a content data stream quickly.12-15-2011
20110311199SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED MEDIA PERSONALIZATION - A method of generating edited video, the method comprises receiving, at a server, an unedited video from a user device; receiving, at the server, user input indicating one or more effects to apply to the unedited video from the user device; generating, at the server, a plurality of intermediate representations of the unedited video; and generating, at the server, an edited video based on, at least in part on the unedited video, the user input, and one of the plurality of intermediate representations.12-22-2011
20110311198ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes an indexing module, a first playback module, a first image select module, an image extraction module, and a second playback module. The indexing module is configured to generate index information indicative of attributes of a plurality of still images. The first playback module is configured to play back a first moving picture by using the plurality of still images. The first image select module is configured to select a first still image from the plurality of still images. The image extraction module is configured to extract a still image group including still images relevant to the first still image, based on the index information. The second playback module is configured to play back, in place of the first moving picture, a second moving picture by using the still image group.12-22-2011
20110311197PLAYLIST CREATING METHOD, MANAGEMENT METHOD AND RECORDER/PLAYER FOR EXECUTING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, a recorder/player including, a section identifying module configured to set a section designated by an initial point and an end point in an image being played back and to provide identification information to identify the section, a playlist creating module configured to set a playback order of playing back the section set by the section identifying module in accordance with an arrangement of the identification information or in accordance with descriptions of the identification information corresponding to the playback order, and a storage configured to retain the identification information set by the section identifying module.12-22-2011
20130188923SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPILING AND PLAYING A MULTI-CHANNEL VIDEO - A system and method including retrieving a multi-channel video file with a first video segment and a second video segment; assigning a rank to the first video segment and second video segment; and rendering at least the first and second video segment in a player interface, synchronized to a timeline of the multi-channel video file, and comprising: playing the first video segment in an active stream, progressing a timeline of the multi-channel video file when video is played in the active stream, when the timeline progresses to a synchronized time of the second video segment, playing the second video segment in the active stream and displaying the first video segment as a selectable video channel if the rank of the second video segment is greater than the rank of the first video segment, and otherwise displaying the second video segment as a selectable video channel.07-25-2013
20130188924METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR COORDINATING PLAYING OF MEDIA STREAMS - Methods and systems are described for coordinating playing of media streams. In one aspect, an access by a media player to a presentation device to play a media stream is detected. Additionally, presentation focus information is accessed for determining whether the media player has presentation focus for playing the media stream. Further, it is determine, based on the presentation focus information, that the media player has presentation focus for playing the media stream. Still further, in response to determining the media player has presentation focus, it is indicated that the media player is allowed to play the media stream via the presentation device.07-25-2013
20130188925DEVICE FOR RECORDING AND REPRODUCING IMAGE, METHOD FOR RECORDING AND REPRODUCING IMAGE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Provided are an image recording and playing method including generating a play list including 3D information and recording the generated play list to a recording medium.07-25-2013
20130195424ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND INDEX GENERATION METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus receives a first packet group of a stream of content data. The apparatus includes a first detector, a second detector and an index generator. The first detector detects a first packet of the first packet group, the first packet including program information. The second detector detects a start packet of a second packet group from the first packet group, the second packet group carrying a randomly accessible video frame. The second detector detects a time stamp from the start packet or another packet having the same packet ID. The index generator generates index information indicating a storage position of the first packet in a buffer and the time stamp.08-01-2013
20130195425RECEIVING APPARATUS, RECEIVING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Provided is a receiving apparatus, including: a stream receiver unit configured to receive a broadcast transport stream; a partial-transport-stream recorder configured to create a partial transport stream from the received broadcast transport stream, and to record the partial transport stream in a recording medium; an event generating section configured to generate an event, the event relating to the received broadcast transport stream; and a private-descriptor inserting section configured to create a private descriptor, the private descriptor being information on the generated event, and to insert the private descriptor in a section of the partial transport stream.08-01-2013
20130195426IMAGE EDITING APPARATUS AND THUMBNAIL GENERATING METHOD - An image editing apparatus includes: a processor that: (i) generates an editing information indicating a content of editing applied to at least one of frames included in a video stream, and performs an editing process in which the editing is applied to the at least one frame; (ii) specifies a subject frame to be edited from among the frames, based on the editing information; and (iii) generates a thumbnail for the subject frame to which the editing has been applied, and outputs the generated thumbnail.08-01-2013
20120082431METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SUMMARIZING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT - In accordance with an example embodiment a method and apparatus is provided. The method comprises calculating an attribute for a set of encoded frames of a multimedia file. A frame attribute of at least one encoded frame of the set of encoded frames is compared with a threshold value, which is based on the attribute for the set of encoded frames. An encoded frame of the set of encoded frames is selected as a primary summary file of the multimedia file based on the comparison of the frame attribute of the at least one encoded frame with the threshold value.04-05-2012
20120093483IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A CPU divides a moving image file at a divided frame position, thereby generating a first divided moving image file including a first frame and another divided moving image file. The CPU detects a frame position where an object appears for the first time in the reproduction order from the other divided moving image file, and generates a file that describes the detected position as a new face information management file. The CPU controls a recording/reproduction control circuit to store the generated new face information management file in a recording medium in association with the other divided moving image file.04-19-2012
20130209061MULTIMEDIA PLAYING CONTROL METHOD, PLAYING CONTROL MODULE AND PLAYING TERMINAL - The present invention provides a multimedia playing control method, playing control module and playing terminal. The method comprises: detecting a position indicated by a user on a speed bar displaying a playing speed of a multimedia file; and amplifying and displaying the time period to which the position corresponds by a predetermined amplifying parameter, such that the user selects a playing moment according to the amplified and displayed time period. With the embodiments of the present invention, a playing speed may be precisely allocated to a desired position, without being affected by the size of the display screen of the playing terminal, the size and playing time of the played multimedia file, the size of the speed bar, and the playing mode, and solve the technical problems existed in the prior art.08-15-2013
20130209062DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A display control apparatus: in a virtual three-dimensional space in which is disposed a three-dimensional model of an object contained in a moving image picked up by performing successive imaging operations once by using an imaging device, draws a plurality of thumbnail images extracted from the moving image to the respective positions of the imaging device at the time when the thumbnail images were picked up and draws information that relates the thumbnail images in order in which they were picked up, thereby generating a bird's eye-display image which provides a bird's-eye-view drawing of the virtual three-dimensional space containing the three-dimensional model and the thumbnail images; and causes a display unit to display the bird's eye-display image.08-15-2013
20130209063DIGITAL RECEIVER AND CONTENT PROCESSING METHOD IN DIGITAL RECEIVER - The present invention relates to a digital receiver and a content processing method in a digital receiver. One embodiment of a digital receiver for 3D service according to the present invention comprises: a download module which performs a control such that a time-stamp is added to an input 3D-video elementary stream, and the input 3D-video elementary stream is stored; a PVR module including an upload module, which extracts the stored 3D-video elementary stream and uploads a system clock on the basis of a time-stamp value of the extracted 3D-video elementary stream; a decoder which decodes the uploaded 3D-video elementary stream; a formatter which formats decoded 3D video data based on an output format; and an output unit which outputs the formatted 3D video data.08-15-2013

Patent applications in class Video or audio bookmarking (e.g., bit rate, scene change, thumbnails, timed, entry points, user manual initiated, etc.)