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 Media content transceiving method and transceiving apparatus using same patent thumbnailMedia content transceiving method and transceiving apparatus using same
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for transceiving media content through the internet. A media transmitting method according to one embodiment of the present invention transmits media content through the internet, and comprises the steps of: configuring the media content with a plurality of representations; dividing each of the plurality of representations into a plurality of segments; dividing each of the plurality of segments into a plurality of sub-segments; generating a plurality of time reference values corresponding to each of the plurality of sub-segments; and transmitting any one of the representations, wherein the representation being transmitted comprises the plurality of time reference values.
Lg Electronics Inc.


 Linking multiple entities associated with media content patent thumbnailLinking multiple entities associated with media content
In one embodiment, a method includes determining that media content being viewed by a user comprises a plurality of entities, accessing information indicative of the plurality of entities, and querying a social graph of the social-networking system for social content associated with each of the plurality of entities and one or more other users of the social-networking system. The social graph includes user nodes that are each associated with a particular user of the social-networking system.
Facebook, Inc.


 Media content crowdsource patent thumbnailMedia content crowdsource
The provisioning of media content to computing devices that might not normally have access thereto. Example types of media or media content may include advertising media, broadcast media, social media, news media, and others..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


 Apparatus,  buffering of media content patent thumbnailApparatus, buffering of media content
media content presentation systems and methods are operable to present media content received by a media device, wherein the media device comprises a plurality of tuner systems. An exemplary embodiment tunes the plurality of tuners to receive different broadcasting media content streams each comprising a streaming media content event; communicates the streaming media content events from the receiving tuner to a corresponding tuner buffer of the tuner system; and stores a portion of the streaming media content events into the corresponding tuner buffers.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


 Auto pause when disturbed patent thumbnailAuto pause when disturbed
A device and method of automatically pausing media content executing on the electronic device are provided. Sound within an ambient environment in which the electronic device resides is monitored, and the sound in the ambient environment is compared to a prescribed sound threshold.
Sony Mobile Communications Inc.


 Media-production system with social media content interface feature patent thumbnailMedia-production system with social media content interface feature
In one aspect, an example method includes (i) accessing, by a computing system, data associated with a program schedule for a video program; (ii) based on the accessed data, selecting, by the computing system, a social media (sm) content item; (iii) providing, by the computing system, a user interface that (i) outputs the selected sm content item, and facilitates modifying the program schedule such that the program schedule refers to the selected sm content item; (iv) based on the modified program schedule, generating, by the computing system, video content that includes the selected sm content item; and (v) transmitting, by the computing system, to another computing system, the generated video content for presentation of the generated video content on the other computing system.. .
Tribune Broadcasting Company, Llc


 Intelligent buffering of media streams delivered over internet patent thumbnailIntelligent buffering of media streams delivered over internet
A multimedia content stream that includes a series of segments may be received where each segment corresponds to a respective predicted seek position of a plurality of predicted seek positions in the multimedia content stream. A likelihood of receiving a seek request from a user to move from a current playout position in the multimedia content stream to one of the predicted seek positions in the multimedia content stream may be determined.
Google Technology Holdings Llc


 System and  distributing media content associated with an event patent thumbnailSystem and distributing media content associated with an event
A device includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including receiving, via a transmission, a first set of video segments. Each video segment of the first set of video segments includes multiple video frames of a video stream associated with an event.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


 Dynamic compression of multimedia content based on social and relational context patent thumbnailDynamic compression of multimedia content based on social and relational context
In one aspect, a computer-implemented method for compressing content based on a social factor, an environmental factor, and a relational factor is described. The method may include monitoring access to the content, forming, by a processor, a contextual evaluation based on the monitored access and determining an importance of the content based on the contextual evaluation.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Using quality information for adaptive streaming of media content patent thumbnailUsing quality information for adaptive streaming of media content
Different representations are associated with an instance of media content, and a representation can include multiple portions of media content. A respective quality value and bitrate can be associated with each of the portions.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


Capture, recording, and streaming of media content

An electronic device screencasts media content. The screencasting includes selecting a media content layers to include in an encoded stream.
Google Inc.

Method, device, and system for scheduling transmission and reception of media contents

Disclosed is a method, performed by a client, of scheduling reception of media contents, the method including determining a plurality of network connections enabling the reception of the media contents between the client and a server, predicting a buffering timing at which segments of the media contents received in a unit of a buffer size of the client are received through some of the determined plurality of network connections, generating scheduling information for allocating the segments of the media contents to be allocated to the some network connections to each of the plurality of network connections at the predicted buffering timing, and transmitting the generated scheduling information to the server.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Technologies for end of frame detection in streaming content

Technologies for end of frame marking and detection in streaming digital media content include a source computing device communicatively coupled to a destination computing device. The source computing device is configured to encode a frame of digital media content and insert an end of frame marker into a transport stream header of a network packet that includes an encoded payload corresponding to a chunk of data of the frame of digital media content.

Technologies for scalable capability detection for multimedia casting

Technologies for casting digital media content include a source computing device communicatively coupled to a destination computing device. The source computing device is configured to transmit a set of identifiers of the source computing device to the destination computing device and receive a set of identifiers of the destination computing device from the destination computing device.

Detection and management of error conditions for wirelessly delivered multimedia content

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the identification of multimedia content playback errors at a client device. Methods, systems, and computer readable media described herein are operable to monitor for packet loss and underflow conditions at a client device, alert instances of packet loss and/or underflow conditions, and initiate troubleshooting of problems in the delivery of content from an access point to the client device.
Arris Enterprises, Inc.

System for media distribution and rendering on spatially extended wireless networks

A system for media distribution and rendering over a spatially extended wireless network, comprising a plurality of media rendering devices configured as nodes in a spatially extended wireless network. The media rendering devices dynamically establish a hierarchical arrangement wherein a first media rendering device acts as a root node of the hierarchical arrangement.
Blackfire Research Corporation

Computerized automatically creating and applying a filter to alter the display of rendered media

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems.
Yahoo! Inc.

Classified relation networking optimization platform in open wireless architecture (owa) mobile cloud terminal device

A fully user-centric mobile relation networking management of business networking, personal networking and general social networking for mobile terminal device with relation networking services adaptively and securely optimized by converged wireless connections based on open wireless architecture (owa) mobile cloud infrastructure powered by mobile dna to enable highly secured relation networking with geographic location properties of mobile users and mobile devices for media contents to be delivered through business relation networking and personal relation networking as well as delivered through any on-line platforms across internet.. .

Systems for electronic exchange of information about available items

Systems and methods for exchanging information about available items are provided. A method that can be performed at a server system includes: receiving media content relating to an available item from an electronic device of a listing user; receiving one or more keyword attributes that define attributes of the available item, the keyword attributes being generated by the listing user; and receiving location data identifying the location of the available item.
Dubizzle Middle East Fz-llc

System for producing promotional media content and method thereof

A system for producing promotional media content includes a strategic meta information analysis processing unit configured to process various types of pieces of strategic meta information in various formats to an unstructured data batch having a certain weight value, a media content analysis processing unit configured to classify and analyze each meta information by similarity by using meta information of various types of media content or meta information actively extracted by analyzing each media content, an association analyzing unit configured to calculate association between strategic meta information processed through the strategic meta information analysis processing unit and the media content processed through the media content analysis processing unit, and a media content synthesizing unit configured to finally synthesize promotional media content by using the various types of strategic meta information, the media content, and the association information calculated by the association analyzing unit.. .
Korea Electronics Technology Institute

Media delivery system

A media delivery system that may be used for tracking the number and type of human impressions of media content rendered by the system during the time the media was rendered is provided. The media delivery system includes a rendering device for rendering media content, an environmental sensor for sensing impressions and other environmental variables and a computing device configured to gather data related to the external states detected by the environmental sensor.
Vulcan Ip Holdings Inc.

Method and system for webpage processing

The present invention discloses a method for webpage processing and the system thereof, which comprises steps of: when a handheld device is visiting an html text file, the file will be parsed, addresses of multimedia contents in the file will be separated according to the current tag, and composed into a corresponding playlist, before distributed to a plurality of matched devices, while the html text file will be reorganized after the separation; the handheld device then opens the reorganized html file and shows the corresponding text format webpage, while a playback device plays the corresponding multimedia contents. The present invention takes full advantages of the playing back functions of each family used playback device, to play multimedia content, while a handheld device is used to show the text information only, and a playback device plays the corresponding multimedia contents, according to the type of data it is suitable to deal with..
Shenzhen Skyworth-rgb Electronic Co., Ltd

User interface for screencast applications

An electronic device determines that an application has been launched for which screencasting is available. In response, the device displays a screencast control panel.
Google Inc.

Presentation of the media content on mobile devices

A system, computer-implemented method and computer-readable medium for generating a magazine edition menu, is provided. Dimensions of a display screen on a mobile device are determined.
Google Inc.

Multimedia content search and recording scheduling system

Techniques described herein enable searching for multimedia content and for downloading or scheduling the recording of the multimedia content. The multimedia content may have been previously stored on one or more databases.
Tivo Inc.

Accessibility for live-streamed content

According to one embodiment, a method for improving accessibility to a plurality of live-streamed media content is provided. The method may include generating a plurality data corresponding to a media source, whereby the media source may be a video game engine, a teleconferencing program, or a television broadcast.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for the reuse of encoding information in encoding alternative streams of video data

Systems and methods for reusing encoding information in the encoding of alternative streams of video data in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, encoding multimedia content for use in adaptive streaming systems, includes selecting a first encoding level from a plurality of encoding levels using a media server, determining encoding information for a first stream of video data using the first encoding level and the media server, encoding the first stream of video data using the media server, where the first stream of video data includes a first resolution and a first bitrate, selecting a second encoding level from the plurality of encoding levels using the media server, and encoding a second stream of video data using the encoding information and the media server, where the second stream of video data includes a second resolution and a second bitrate..
Sonic Ip, Inc.

Vehicle based content sharing

An infotainment system in a vehicle includes at least one processor configured to, in response to occurrence of a trigger condition defined by an invitation from a source remote from the vehicle and identifying media content and to acceptance of the invitation, select a medium carrying the media content to play the media content. The trigger condition may be a current location of the vehicle matching a specified location, a weather condition at a current location of the vehicle matching a specified weather condition, a current speed of the vehicle exceeding a specified speed, a current date matching a specified date, or a current time of day matching a specified time of day.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Offloading a distribution server task to a media gateway

A server offloads one or more tasks to a first media gateway. The server receives, from the first media gateway that is receiving a video stream of a television channel, a first message that indicates that the first media gateway is eligible to process a request for media content of the television channel that otherwise would be processed by the server.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

Comment link for shared streaming media content

Embodiments relate to providing a method for an authenticated user of an item of streaming media content to create a shareable clip of a portion of the item. The method comprises using an interface on a first device to accept, from the authenticated user, a first input to define the clip and a second input to create a comment; creating an identifier, uniquely corresponding to the authenticated user and the clip; and sending the identifier and the comment to a second user in a form that includes a clickable link.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Network America Llc

System and multimedia redirection for cloud desktop conferencing

In certain information handling system environments, remote conferencing may require the transmission of multi-media content. The server may query a client that has joined the remote conference to determine if the client supports the encoding format of the multi-media content.
Dell Products L.p.

System for media rebroadcasting for synchronized rendering across multiple devices

A system and method for media rebroadcasting for synchronized rendering across multiple devices, comprising a first media rendering device configured to receive media content from a media source and rebroadcast at least a portion of the media content to each of a plurality of second media rendering devices using the network interface, wherein each of the second media rendering devices renders its received media content synchronously with the rendering of the first media rendering device.. .
Blackfire Research Corporation

Method and system for active learning

A method and system for conducting interactive classroom learning that can utilize a plurality of electronic audio and video equipment, mobile computing devices, and processing servers, interconnected via a first network infrastructure in a classroom or presentation hall to deliver seamlessly interactive multimedia contents to each of one or more participants in classroom or presentation hall; wherein the participants comprises one or more lecturers or presenters, and one or more students or audiences. The method and system allow the control and coordination of the electronic audio and video equipment, mobile computing devices, and the processing servers to deliver the interactive multimedia contents to the participants in the classroom or presentation hall simultaneously and to facilitate the information input-output interactions to and from the participants; wherein the interactive multimedia contents can be divided into multiple parts or streams, and each being personalized for each or each subset of the participants..
Active Learning Solutions Holdings Limited

Methods, systems, and media for presenting recommended media content items

In accordance with some implementations of the disclosed subject matter, mechanisms for presenting recommended media content items are provided. In some implementations, a method for providing media guidance is provided, the method comprising: receiving a query from a user; determining search terms from the received query; determining location information corresponding to the user and popularity information associated with a plurality of media content items and a plurality of content sources; selecting a media content item from the plurality of media content items based at least in part on the popularity information associated with each of the plurality of media content items and the search terms from the received query, wherein the selected media content item is available from the plurality of content sources; selecting at least one content source from the plurality of content sources based at least in part on the location information associated with the user and the popularity information associated with each of the plurality of content sources; and causing a recommendation interface to be presented to the user, wherein the recommendation interface includes the selected media content item that is provided from the at least one selected content source..
Google Inc.

System and overlaying content on a multimedia content element based on user interest

A method and system for overlaying content on a multimedia content element. The method includes: partitioning the multimedia content element into a plurality of partitions; generating at least one signature for each partition of the multimedia content element, wherein each generated signature represents a concept; determining, based on the generated at least one signature, at least one link to content; identifying, based on the generated at least one signature, at least one of the plurality of partitions as a target area of user interest; and adding, as an overlay to the multimedia content element, the determined at least one link to content, wherein the at least one link is overlaid on the at least one target area..
Cortica, Ltd.

Automated integration of video evidence with data records

A computer system receives event data associated with data records in a database, receives metadata corresponding to a digital media content file (e.g., a video, audio, or image file), compares the event data with the metadata, automatically identifies a matching event based on the comparison, and automatically tags the content file by modifying the metadata based on event data associated with the matching event. In one usage scenario, the digital media content file may be used as evidence in a criminal investigation.
Taser International, Inc.

Apparatus and processing media content

An apparatus and method pertaining to transmitting media content recorded by a media recorder in combination with metadata. That metadata can include information regarding one or more of technical information regarding the media recorder (such as, but not limited to, information that categorically characterizes the media recorder as regards a type of media recorder and/or information regarding technical specifications for the media recorder), orientation information regarding the media recorder when recording the media content (such as, but not limited to, information that corresponds to a field of view when recording the media content), and parameter settings regarding the media recorder when recording the media content (such as, but not limited to, information regarding selectively variable parameters such as zoom settings and digital imaging sensitivity settings)..
Blackberry Limited

Frequency capping for media content

A method, system, or device to display media segment on an electronic device. The method includes receiving a fingerprint for a media segment and a unique identifier (uid) from an electronic device and determining a media segment id for the media segment using the fingerprint.
Sorenson Media, Inc.

Sequentially overlaying media content

A method, system, or device to determine when media content has been displayed. The method can include receiving a unique identifier (uid) and fingerprint for a media segment.
Sorenson Media, Inc.

Video integration

According to one aspect, a web optimized user device is provided. The web optimized device reduces complexity and facilitates interaction with web-based services and content.
Litl Llc

Recommending media content to a user based on information associated with a referral source

Systems and methods for recommending media content to a user based on information associated with a referral source that referred the user to a media item provided by a source of the media content are presented. In one or more aspects, a system is provided that includes a presentation component that presents, via user a interface, a first media item associated with a media presentation source referred to a user through a referral source.
Google Inc.

Quality of service system for a service provider that provides media content via a satellite media distribution system and a terrestrial media distribution system

A method includes receiving, at a processor of a server, first quality of service (qos) data from a first device and second qos data from a second device. The first qos data is associated with a satellite media distribution system (mds) and the second qos data is associated with a terrestrial mds.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Method and automated shaping of multimedia content

Methods and systems for shaping content include determining a degree of compression for a piece of content, using a processor, based on a user's cognitive state and a set of temporal circumstances. The piece of content is modified to constrain its play time in accordance with the degree of compression..
International Business Machines Corporation

Revenue-generating electronic multi-media exchange and process of operating same

In a process for creating media content, media submissions are requested and electronically received from end users and stored in a computer database. The submissions are searched for material to be included in the media content, and cross-checked against the other submissions for originality and timeliness.
Virtual Creative Artists, Llc

Platform content moderation

Systems and methods for moderating branded content provided by users to an online content publishing and distribution network are described. In some embodiments, a content management system stores user-generated or user-created content, and creates and shares links associated to the user-generated content to online networks and other sites, where other users share, consume, and/or interact with the content (e.g., videos and other multimedia content)..
Vivoom, Inc.

Global media lists for mobile devices

Systems and methods are disclosed for sharing global lists of media content among multiple apps executing on various client devices. A global list can include a plurality of records for media, each of which can include pointers to media stored elsewhere, a unique identifier for the media, a list identifier for the media, and/or metadata for the media.
Roovy, Inc.

Media consumption context for personalized instant query suggest

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for generating suggested search queries. One method includes receiving, during a search session, a request for a suggested search query; in response to receiving the request for the suggested search query, identifying an entity that is associated with an item of media content; generating a suggested search query based on the identified entity; and providing data that causes the generated suggested search query to be presented in a user interface..
Google Inc.

History-based key phrase suggestions for voice control of a home automation system

In one embodiment, history-based key phrase suggestions are provided for voice control of a home automation system. A host controller builds a history database that maintains a history of events, each event indicating one or more services activated, one or more scenes activated or one or more types of media content presented by the home automation system.
Savant Systems, Llc

Systems and methods for providing a multi-perspective video display

Methods and systems for providing a multi-perspective video display are presented. In an example embodiment, a media content item including visual content and at least a portion of audio content associated with the visual content is received.
Opentv, Inc.

Text data associated with separate multimedia content transmission

Text data associated with multimedia content is transmitted to a mobile device while the multimedia content is shown on a separate network and remote apparatus. The mobile device requests the text data associated with the multimedia content and can optionally send hints to help determine which multimedia content text should be transmitted.
Thomson Licensing

Character based search and discovery of media content

Mechanisms are provided for character-based and image-based media content search and discovery. Character images or entity images are mapped to corresponding media content.
Mobitv, Inc.

Methods and systems for selecting media content based on a location of a user relative to a viewing area

Methods and systems are discussed herein for a media guidance application that aggregates content of multiple types and from multiple sources. Furthermore, the media guidance application may create a personalized presentation of this content.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Methods and systems for media content aggregation

Methods and systems are described for a media guidance application that manages user access to content provided by a plurality of content providers. In particular, the media guidance application may automatically manage and recommend content providers which a user should request access to..
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Sharing television and video programming through social networking

In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system provide social content for display in a mobile application running on a mobile device of a user of the social-networking system. The mobile application is configured to display the social content and an interface for selecting media content to view on a display device.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and system for presenting additional content at a media system

A media system, receives a received sequence of media content, for presentation at the media system and generates a comparison fingerprint of the received sequence of media content. The comparison fingerprint is for comparison with a plurality of reference fingerprints so as to identify the received sequence of media content.
Gracenote, Inc.

Systems and methods for identifying a source of media content based on a log of content identifiers

Systems and methods are described for identifying a content source of media content being transmitted to a viewer in situations when a specific media asset is being transmitted to the viewer from two different content sources nearly simultaneously. For example, if a certain movie is being broadcast at nearly the same time by two different channels, the system is able to identify the channel that the viewer is watching.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Systems and methods for identifying a source of media content based on a log of fingerprints

Systems and methods are described for identifying a content source of media content being transmitted to a viewer in situations when a specific media asset is being transmitted to the viewer from two different content sources nearly simultaneously. For example, if a certain movie is being broadcast at nearly the same time by two different channels, the system is able to identify the channel that the viewer is watching.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Apparatus, control of media content event recording

Systems and methods are operable to record a media content event at a media device. An exemplary embodiment grabs a series of subsequently received image frames from the media content event that is being recorded after a monitored real time reaches a closing credits monitor time, wherein the closing credits monitor time is a recording end time less a predefined duration.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Synchronizing media content tag data

Tag data is created from in-band data in a media content item by a remote location while the media content item is being broadcasted by a content provider and received by the remote location. The tag data identifies locations in the media content item which enables media devices to accurately jump to particular locations in the media content item based on the tag data..
Tivo Inc.

Generating control information for use in transmission with a multimedia stream to an audiovisual device

Control information for configuring an audiovisual device to present multimedia content according to a first service type may be generated. A method may include generating first control information for configuring an audiovisual device to decode a multimedia stream, generating first data that indicates a structure of the first control information, and transmitting the first data and the first control information.
Coherent Logix, Incorporated

Communications recorder system

A method for analysing performance of a media recording system in a telecommunications network comprising the steps of selecting an extension within a telecommunications network, the extension capable of exchanging communication media, designating a time period within which communication records for the extension should be analysed, receiving communications data for the network extension, the communications data comprising data associated with communications involving the extension with the time period, receiving media data for the network extension, the media data comprising data associated with recorded media content of communications involving the extension within the time period, comparing the communications data with the media data to determine the performance of the communications recording system.. .
Integrated Research Limited



Media Content topics:
  • Media Content
  • Content Management
  • Storage Device
  • Distributed
  • Multimedia
  • Computing Device
  • Compilation
  • Motion Estimation
  • Digital Video Recorder
  • Social Media
  • Electronic Device
  • Mobile Application
  • Cookie File
  • Content Awareness
  • Fingerprint


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