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US20100316354 Preference setting in a computer system  
A profile of likelihoods of actions that will occur on a computer is stored. The computer may be likely to be off between time periods, e.g., between midnight and 7 am. Some action is taken...
US20120082434 Systems and Methods for Settings Management Across Multiple Titles  
Systems and associated methods for managing application settings across titles are described. A settings management application allows for setting, saving and accessing preferences for one or more...
US20130336635 METHODS 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...
US20090148132 INFERENTIAL PROCESSING TO ASCERTAIN PLURAL LEVELS OF PICTURE INTERDEPENDENCIES  
Systems and methods that receive a video stream comprising a sequence of compressed pictures, the compressed pictures comprising a plurality of levels of picture importance including a first...
US20120183274 AUDIOVISUAL 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...
US20090175589 EDITING DIGITAL FILM  
An apparatus and method for editing digital picture computer files and digital audio computer files is disclosed herein. The apparatus and method for editing involves recording digital picture...
US20080267578 INSERTION OF VIRTUAL VIDEO INTO LIVE VIDEO  
The present virtual video muting technique seamlessly inserts a virtual video into a live video when the user does not want to reveal his/her actual activity. The virtual video is generated based...
US20090254265 VIDEO MAP TECHNOLOGY FOR NAVIGATION  
There remains a need for a navigation technology that is amenable for use in conditions prevalent in developing countries. The embodiments disclosed herein achieve this by providing a video map...
US20110200304 FEATURE ACTIVATION ON OCCURRENCE OF AN EVENT  
A cable provider could offer a promotional feature, such as live pause of video, above and beyond a tier of service to which the customer subscribes, limiting the feature to being activated only...
US20110274409 ADVERTISEMENT SCHEME FOR USE WITH INTERACTIVE CONTENT  
A method for use in advertising includes initiating playing of interactive content, suspending playing of the interactive content, displaying an advertisement, and resuming playing of the...
US20150016802 GOAL-BASED VIDEO DELIVERY SYSTEM  
A system is provided that facilitates achieving a goal associated with a particular video asset. The system may provide an interface through which a user may specify control parameters that are to...
US20130028573 GOAL-BASED VIDEO DELIVERY SYSTEM  
A system is provided that facilitates achieving a goal associated with a particular video asset. The system may provide an interface through which a user may specify control parameters that are to...
US20100322594 Video Playback System And Method  
A method in a video playback system for playing a video with a specific playback speed in accordance with a video feature and a playback record is described. The system allows the playback record...
US20150131970 MULTIMEDIA FILE PLAYBACK METHOD, PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND SYSTEM  
This application discloses a multimedia file playback method, a playback apparatus, and a system. The multimedia playback method includes: when a multimedia file is run for the first time,...
US20110103767 TIME DEPENDENT REPLACEMENT OF STORED BROADCAST CONTENT  
A method for time dependent replacement of stored broadcast content, wherein such method replaces a time period of broadcast as a function of how many minutes, hours, days, weeks or months have...
US20110222834 PLAYBACK TERMINAL, TIME-OF-DAY MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND CONTENT PLAYBACK SYSTEM  
A playback terminal (10) prevents a problem that content cannot be viewed because of a time adjustment carelessly made to a clock by a user. The playback terminal (10) receives content and usage...
US20130209066 SOCIAL NETWORK-DRIVEN MEDIA PLAYER SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A media player enables users to playback content, including movies, television programs, and the like. The media player includes the ability to vary playback so as to insert, delete, reorder, or...
US20150104148 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPLACING A COMMERCIAL IN A RECORDED PROGRAM  
A method of playing back, by an electronic device, a recorded program having a first commercial inserted therein is disclosed. The method comprises steps of if a date of playing back the recorded...
US20090136208 Virtual Video Clipping and Ranking Based on Spatio-Temporal Metadata  
A video data and metadata storage and retrieval system including storage apparatus for storing a plurality of recorded video portions and metadata describing a plurality of geographical locations...
US20140341543 METHOD FOR PLAYING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT, A RELATED SYSTEM AND RELATED PLAYBACK MODULE  
The present invention relates to a method, a related system and a related playback module for playing multimedia content from a Multimedia content Source wherein first an audio signal is extracted...
US20130077933 ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PLAYING MULTIMEDIA FILES  
An electronic device for playing multimedia files includes a storage unit, an input unit, a control unit, and a play unit. The storage unit stores a number of multimedia files. The control unit...
US20100014828 VIDEO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD  
Systems and methods for video management facilitate operations on a video file based on a transcript or other annotations about the video file. On a stand-alone DVD player, DVD menu components...
US20090162023 DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME WITH MENU OPTIONS SETTING FUNCTION AND METHOD OF SETTING THE MENU OPTIONS  
A method for setting menu options for a digital photo frame includes a memory configured for storing a plurality of multimedia files. The method further includes outputting a menu of at least one...
US20140301716 CONTENT-BASED UNIQUE MATERIAL IDENTIFIERS  
A unique material identifier (UMID) for a media file that was not provided with a UMID at its point of origination is generated by using the content of the file, and is independent of the time of...
US20090208184 VIDEO 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...
US20090257734 ON-VEHICLE VIDEO PLAYBACK APPARATUS  
Provided is an on-vehicle video playback apparatus, which facilitates appropriate playback of contents on a WAN which have to be played back synchronously with contents recorded on a video disc....
US20130051767 Selection of Resolutions for Seamless Resolution Switching of Multimedia Content  
Systems and methods for the selection of resolutions for seamless resolution switching of multimedia content in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the...
US20140178047 GESTURE DRIVE PLAYBACK CONTROL FOR CHROMELESS MEDIA PLAYERS  
Disclosed are configurations for controlling media using a chromeless media player. Gestures performed on a touch sensitive screen are used to modify the behavior of the media player. In one...
US20120243850 TRICK PLAY ADVERTISING  
A device receives trick play signals during a playing of content. The device determines a trick play being request based on the trick play signals. The device further estimates a length of an...
US20060104616 Video camera and remote recording system  
A system for recording audio and video comprises at least one video camera device (100), each camera device comprising a subsystem for capturing (112) at least video data, a storage device (107)...
US20080266458 Digital Video Zooming System  
A system for preparing a digital video stream for zooming by a content consumer system, including a video frame processor to prepare a plurality of video frames of the digital video stream, a zoom...
US20090304350 DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER CONTENT FILTERING  
A system may include a digital video recorder. The digital video recorder may provide a list of recorded television programs, receive selection of a television program in the list of television...
US20130136420 STEREOSCOPIC MENU CONTROL  
A method and an apparatus for controlling the appearance of a stereoscopic menu during playback of video data are described. The stereoscopic menu comprises at least one graphical elements, which...
US20070206922 Information presentation system  
An information presentation system for supporting interactions based on presentation of various pieces of information in a scene where persons face each other, the information presentation system...
US20140308023 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIDEO SUMMARIZATION AND NAVIGATION BASED ON STATISTICAL MODELS  
The disclosed method calculates video time density functions based on inter-frame mutual information or other similarity measures. The method includes acquiring a video sequence from memory,...
US20120315010 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIDEO SUMMARIZATION AND NAVIGATION BASED ON STATISTICAL MODELS  
The disclosed method calculates video time density functions based on inter-frame mutual information or other similarity measures. The method includes acquiring a video sequence from memory,...
US20110299833 READING DEVICE, PROGRAM, AND READING METHOD  
The application manager 37 conducts “application signaling” when a first disc is replaced with a second disc. At this point, an application is continued if it is written in an application...
US20120063743 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE PRESENTATION PROVISION  
A method of receiving and playing a composite video, wherein the composite video includes at least a video asset and a non-video asset in separate files. The method comprising: receiving the...
US20090304362 Content Storage Using Quotas  
Content storage using quotas as described. In an implementation, an apparatus comprises memory to store content obtained via a network connection and one or more modules to manage storage of the...
US20100014825 USE OF A SECONDARY DEVICE TO OVERLAY DISASSOCIATED MEDIA ELEMENTS ONTO VIDEO CONTENT  
A system and method are provided for utilizing a secondary device to overlay disassociated media elements onto video content presented to a user via a primary device. In general, an overlay...
US20060222321 TRICK PLAY RESISTANT AD INSERTION  
Trick play resistant advertisements. Specified commercials could be recognized by the software in set-top boxes to prohibit the use of trick play for the duration of the commercial. The...
US20090208191 PROGRAM INFORMATION DISPLAYING PROGRAM AND PROGRAM INFORMATION DISPLAYING APPARATUS  
A program information displaying apparatus includes a CPU, and displays a plurality of program information in tabular form. For example, users register accounts as user information in the program...
US20130188927 Methods And Systems For Identifying And Accessing Multimedia Content  
Methods, systems, and subsystems for identifying and accessing multimedia content are provided. One system is specifically provided for automatically selecting a content source for accessing a...
US20120008918 System and method for multiple rights based video  
There is provided a system and method for multiple rights based video. Source video assets may be analyzed to identify segments associated with a restricted scope of rights, and replacement assets...
US20140064703 PLAYBACK DEVICE, PLAYBACK METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT  
A playback device performs playback of a digital stream and executes an application, the digital stream and the application being included in a title recorded on a recording medium, wherein the...
US20080013917 Information intermediation system  
The present invention relates to a system and method of synchronizing a first and a second motion pictures from a first and a second source in a digital environment by bringing together said...
US20090175599 Digital Life Recorder with Selective Playback of Digital Video  
A method and apparatus for controlling the playback of video recorded by a sensing subsystem of a digital life recorder. The process identifies a selected video feed recorded by a camera of a...
US20150131969 STREAMING GAME SERVER VIDEO RECORDER  
A content provider may operate computing nodes configured to provide graphics rendering services to a client running a game or other application. A graphics frame may be rendered and encoded in a...
US20120170912 DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEM  
The erasion level appending range of a file is instructed. According to this instruction, the erasion level is set. When this setting range does not agree with the cell unit of the current cell,...
US20090097822 METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING THE READING BY A USER EQUIPMENT OF MCCH (MBMS POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT CONTROL CHANNEL) INFORMATION  
A video playing device includes a classification unit 121 classifying a video or a video section to be played according to a degree of user's necessary concentration on a video, a user's...