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 Intelligent amplifier amplification patent thumbnailIntelligent amplifier amplification
Embodiments are provided for intelligently activating an amplifier in a playback device based on proximity detection. The playback device may be in a quasi-idle state when the playback device is not rendering media content.
Sonos, Inc.


 Media content based on playback zone awareness patent thumbnailMedia content based on playback zone awareness
Systems and methods are provided for providing media content based on playback zone awareness. In one aspect a server associated with a service provider may be configured to receive zone data identifying a name of a zone associated with a playback device, identify, based on the zone data, media content based on the zone data, and provide the media content to the playback device.
Sonos, Inc.


 Methods, systems, and media for presenting suggestions of media content patent thumbnailMethods, systems, and media for presenting suggestions of media content
Methods, systems, and media for presenting suggestions of media content are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: determining an item of media content; determining a probability of the item of media content being watched at one or more times based on at least one of: a characteristic of a person; a characteristic of a group; and a characteristic of the item of media content; creating a user interface which suggests that the item of media content be watched at one or more times based on the determined probability; and presenting the user interface..
Google Inc.


 Interactive programming guide patent thumbnailInteractive programming guide
Techniques of providing an interactive programming guide with a personalized lineup are disclosed. In some embodiments, a profile is accessed, and a personalized lineup is determined based on the profile.
Gracenote, Inc.


 Method and  providing media content patent thumbnailMethod and providing media content
A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a system comprising a processor, first media content from a service provider network over a high resolution channel at a first resolution, determining whether a first resolution exceeds a resolution threshold for viewing the first media content, transmitting a notification to the service provider network that the first resolution exceeds the resolution threshold, receiving the first media content from the service provider network over the high resolution channel at a second resolution according to the notification, wherein a difference between the first resolution and the second resolution provides unused bandwidth on the high resolution channel, and receiving second media content from the service provider network over the unused bandwidth of the high resolution channel. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


 Determining user engagement with media content based on separate device usage patent thumbnailDetermining user engagement with media content based on separate device usage
The various embodiments described herein include methods and systems for determining user engagement with media content. In one aspect, a method is performed at a computer system.
Google Inc.


 Apparatus and  providing media services subject to viewing restrictions patent thumbnailApparatus and providing media services subject to viewing restrictions
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, determining that a communication device is outside of a restricted viewing area associated with media content and transmitting the media content for presentation at the communication device responsive to that determination. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


 System and  early media buffering using detection of user behavior patent thumbnailSystem and early media buffering using detection of user behavior
A system and method for early media buffering using prediction of user behavior. In accordance with an embodiment, a client device user interface displays a plurality of media options, each of which is associated with a corresponding media content, for example a media channel or video stream, that can be received from a media server system for playing at the device, or at a controlled device.
Spotify Ab


 Methods and apparatus of encoding real time media content patent thumbnailMethods and apparatus of encoding real time media content
Methods, apparatus and systems of parallel encoding and publishing media content in a plurality of encoded formats. One exemplary embodiment includes the steps of receiving at least a first portion of a first content stream; communicating the first portion of the stream to a plurality of encoders including a first through nth encoder, operating said first through nth encoders in parallel to perform different encoding operations in real time to generate first through nth encoded versions of said first portion of content; monitoring the encoding status of each of the first through nth encoders; determining when at least the first through nth encoders are done processing the first portion of the stream, and publishing, in response to determining that the first through nth encoders are done processing the first portion of the stream, at the same time, the successfully encoded versions of the first portion of the stream..
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc


 Indication of trickplay availability via remote control device patent thumbnailIndication of trickplay availability via remote control device
A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for receiving a controllability indicator at a portable communication device, the controllability indicator received from a stationary communication device. The controllability indicator indicates whether a trickplay feature is available for controlling a presentation of multimedia content, and is determined from a characterization of the multimedia content.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


Privacy aligned and personalized social media content sharing recommendations

Systems and methods are provided that facilitate selecting videos to share in a messaging session. A system is provided that includes an accessible data mining component configured to generate a first set of data associated with a messaging session between a user and one or more other user, the first set of data excluding data that is inaccessible to the user and comprising data that is accessible to the user, and an identification component configured to identify a set of media items based on the first set of data.
Google Inc.

Distributed secure data storage and transmission of streaming media content

Disclosed is a method for the distributed storage and distribution of data. Original data is divided into fragments and erasure encoding is performed on it.
Cloud Crowding Corp.

Visitor identification based on feature selection

Techniques are described in which a service operates to identify consumers corresponding to visitor interactions with resources available from a service provider. Features are selected to use for matching of clickstream data collected for unknown visitors to profiles established for known visitor ids.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Media content analysis system and method

Disclosed herein is an intelligent agent to analyze a media object. The agent comprises a trained model comprising a number of state layers for storing a history of actions taken by the agent in each of a number of previous iterations performed by the agent in analyzing a media object.
Yahoo! Inc.

Playback of media content according to media preferences

Methods and systems described herein relate to management of media playback based on media preferences. A computing device may receive data indicating that a media item is available to be played by a media playback system.
Sonos, Inc.

System and identifying influential social media and providing location-based alerts

The invention relates to systems and methods of identifying social media influencers and providing location-based alerts based on social media content items posted to social media providers from monitored locations. The system may identify a user who visited a specified location based on a social media content item posted by the user from the specified location.
Geofeedia, Inc.

System and removing contextually identical multimedia content elements

A system and method for removing contextually identical multimedia content elements. The method includes analyzing a plurality of multimedia content elements to identify at least two multimedia content elements of the plurality of multimedia content elements that are contextually identical; selecting, from among the at least two contextually identical multimedia content elements, at least one optimal multimedia content element; and removing, from a storage, all multimedia content elements of the group of contextually identical multimedia content elements other than the at least one optimal multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

Facilitation of concurrent consumption of media content by multiple users using superimposed animation

Embodiments of apparatus, computer-implemented methods, systems, devices, and computer-readable media are described herein for facilitation of concurrent consumption of media content by a first user of a first computing device and a second user of a second computing device. In various embodiments, facilitation may include superimposition of an animation of the second user over the media content presented on the first computing device, based on captured visual data of the second user received from the second computing device.
Intel Corporation

Method and presenting media content

A system that incorporates the present disclosure may include, for example, a method for receiving from a first media device a selection of replacement content, where the replacement content corresponds to a portion of media content presentable by the first media device, and where replacement content is selected according to a plurality of options presented by the first media device as the portion of the media content is being presented. The method may further include retrieving the replacement content with a metadata pointer provided with the media content, transmitting to a second media device a request to accept the replacement content, and transmitting the replacement content to the second media device for presentation at the second media device in response to receiving an acceptance response from the second media device.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Method and processing managing multimedia content

A method and an apparatus for processing multimedia content are provided. The electronic apparatus is configured for integrally displaying on a browser media interface at least one multimedia content included in at least one web page.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Multimedia control center

Techniques and systems for centralized access to multimedia content stored on or available to a computing device are disclosed. The centralized access can be provided by a media control interface that receives user inputs and interacts with media programs resident on the computing device to produce graphical user interfaces that can be presented on a display device..
Apple Inc.

Social media processing with three-dimensional audio

According to one embodiment, the grouping and arrangement of sound sources within a three-dimensional sound space can be based on attributes of the sound source. The content presented in the three-dimensional sound space can comprise social media content.
Avaya Inc.

Method for content-based non-linear control of multimedia playback

A system and method are provided for content-based non-linear control of video data playback. A multimedia database having multimedia data including multimedia content data is searched based on a user query to determine a first set of multimedia data.
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.

Apparatus and monitoring and control on a network

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to present an overlay that is combined with a presentation of media content, collect one or more user-generated remarks from each of a plurality of computing devices where the one or more user-generated remarks are temporally associated with media content presented at the plurality of computing devices according to the overlay, monitor one or more user-generated comments from each of the plurality of computing devices, and selectively filter the one or more user-generated comments from each of the plurality of computing devices. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Apparatus and managing a presentation of media content

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to detect a media device operating externally to the communication device actively engaged in presenting media content, detect an incoming communication session initiated by another communication device, present a notice identifying the media device and the media content being presented by the media device, detect a directive to modify an operation of the media device to mitigate interrupting a communication session with the other communication device, and instruct the media device to modify its operation according to the directive. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

Method and gathering and using geocoded information from mobile devices

Methods and apparatus for using geocoding information from a user's mobile device to determine program and advertising media content to deliver to the user.. .
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Systems and methods for encoding alternative streams of video for playback on playback devices having predetermined display aspect ratios and network connection maximum data rates

Systems and methods for adaptive bitrate streaming of alternative streams of video encoded at resolution and sample aspect ratio combinations and maximum bitrates in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a source encoder configured to encode a source video stream as a plurality of alternative streams of video for playback on a playback device includes a processor configured to receive multimedia content including source video data having a primary resolution, a primary sample aspect ratio, and a primary frame rate and to encode the source video data as alternative streams of video, where the resolution and sample aspect ratio of at least one of the alternative streams of video are selected to have an aspect ratio that is the same as a predetermined display aspect ratio and at least one of the alternative streams is encoded at a maximum bitrate..
Sonic Ip, Inc.

Method for enhancing media content of a picture

Said stored video corresponds to a video captured during the filming of said scene, a start or an end of said stored video being function of a time when said picture is taken.. .

Content insertion in streaming media content

A method includes accessing, at a media content provider system, a media stream corresponding to a first media content item. The method further includes generating a media content file based on the media stream and a second media content item that is different than the first media content item.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Real-time placeshifting of media content to paired devices

Methods, devices, and systems are provided for placeshifting a media program. An exemplary method involves a media device storing identification information for a client device coupled to a network and receiving a request to transfer a media program available for presentation on a primary display device in a first format via the media device.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Monitoring streaming media content

Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to monitor streaming media are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include combining first metering data extracted from first media included in a transport stream being sent to a media device with second metering data obtained independently of the first media to form combined metering data, the combined metering data not being decodable by a meter associated with the media device.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc

Bathing unit control system providing multimedia functionality, telephone functionality and/or data network access functionality and bathing unit system including same

A bathing unit control system suitable for controlling a set of bathing unit components in a bathing unit system and having multimedia control functionality is provided. The bathing unit control system includes a bathing unit controller suitable for issuing signals for controlling the set of bathing unit components in the bathing unit system.
Gecko Alliance Group Inc.

Modifying media schedule based on cross-platform detection of content trigger

An automated media scheduling system maintains information associating multiple different content triggers with multiple different content adjustment parameters. The media scheduling system monitors media content across multiple media platforms for a content trigger.
Iheartmedia Management Services, Inc.

In-vehicle content delivery system operable in autonomous mode and non-autonomous mode

Multimedia content may be delivered to content consumer devices via a content-delivery network. Encrypted content and cryptography keys for decrypting the content may be distributed from a data center to various nodes of the content-delivery network, each node acting as a semi-independent content-delivery system.
Gogo Llc

Intelligent identification of multimedia content for grouping

An intelligent synchronization tool ensures access to desired content in a manner that automatically keeps the content current on the portable media device. A variation threshold or user-specified degree of content variation may be introduced among content downloaded to a user's mobile device to prevent the user from becoming bored.
Facebook, Inc.

Accessibility management system for media content items

A system operates to manage accessibility of media content items based on a user's performance of a repetitive motion activity. The system can generate rule data based on a rule designed to permit access to certain media content items.
Spotify Ab

Configuration of ambient light using wireless connection

The present invention relates to a method and system for providing ambient light based on visual media content being displayed on a display of a host device. The host device has a wireless connection to at least one lighting device.
Sony Corporation

Audio preferences for media content players

Disclosed herein are system, method, and tangible computer readable medium for creating a desired audio effect for a user. The method includes operations including: causing a plurality of speakers to play test signals, each test signal being specific to one of the speakers; receiving from a remote device recorded frequency responses of the speakers resulting from the playing of the test signals; creating one or more filters to match an audio profile selected by a user; applying the filters to the recorded frequency responses to obtain filtered transformations of the speakers; and transmitting the filtered transformations to the speakers; wherein the filtered transformations are applied at the speakers to thereby achieve the user audio profile..
Roku, Inc.

Broadcast transmission device, broadcast reception device, operating broadcast transmission device, and operating broadcast reception device

An operating method of a broadcast reception device, according to an embodiment of the present invention includes receiving a broadcast signal; receiving media content presentation information including information necessary to present media content based on the broadcast signal; and presenting the media content based on the media content presentation information.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Solid-state capture of broadcast media

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for the solid state capture of broadcast media. Multimedia content is received by a first tuner over one or more channels.
Roku, Inc.

Media device

A portion of media content being outputted to a user by a media device is identified as follows. A user input is received from the user at the media device during the outputting of the media content.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Aggregation system for generating and providing an enriched program schedule for media content

A device may receive, from a source device, first information relating to programs provided by a media content service provider. The programs may include media content.
Accenture Global Services Limited

Method of delivering and protecting media content

There is also provided a method on a device of protecting media content from unauthorised playback. The method comprises receiving at the device a request to play media content, wherein the requested media content is encrypted.

Dynamic screen replication and real-time display rendering based on media-application characteristics

A portable system including a processor and a storage device comprising computer-executable code that, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to perform various operations including receiving visual media content from a source, and determining an application characteristic selected from a group consisting of an application identity and an application category associated with a subject application stored at the portable system and/or at a host device in communication with the portable system. The operations further include determining, based on the application characteristic, which of multiple available codecs a host device should use to process the visual content, sending, to the host device, a communication indicating the codec for use in processing the visual content, and sending the visual content to the host device for display rendering using the codec determined..
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Method and system for remotely controlling consumer electronic devices

A media system replaces content in a first sequence of media content. The media system presents the first sequence of media content to an end-user and generates a fingerprint of the sequence of media content.
Gracenote, Inc.

Sharing television and video programming through social networking

In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system determine information associated with a product displayed on a display device and access a database of known products. The one or more computer systems of the social-networking system determine, by comparing the database of known products with the determined information associated with the product, an identity of the product displayed on the display device.
Facebook, Inc.

Methods, systems, and media for presenting media content items belonging to a media content group

Methods, systems, and media for presenting media content items belonging to a media content group are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: retrieving metadata associated with video content segments, wherein the metadata includes user metadata, description metadata, and time metadata; generating subsets of video content segments from the video content segments based on the user metadata, wherein each of the subsets of video content segments is grouped into media content groups by: normalizing the description metadata; determining a similarity score between the normalized description metadata for a first video content segment and a second video content segment in the subset of video content segments; and determining whether to place the each of the first and second video content segments into a media content group based on the similarity score; arranging the video content segments within each of the media content groups based on time metadata; and causing at least one of the arranged media content groups to be presented in the video window in response to receiving a request for a video content item..
Google Inc.

Media content processing method

The present invention concerns a method of encoding a media bitstream of a media content. The media bitstream comprises a payload portion for the media content, and an overhead portion, different from the payload portion.
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (epfl)

Systems and methods for combining multiple frames to produce media content with simulated exposure effects

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can capture media content including an original set of frames. A plurality of subsets of frames can be identified, based on a subset selection input, out of the original set of frames.
Facebook, Inc.

Caching streaming media to user devices

A content streaming system automatically caches media simultaneously to multiple user devices in response to a bookmark event to allow a user to subsequently play the automatically stored media on any of the multiple user devices. The content streaming system includes a streaming agent at the content provider that stores a bookmark.
International Business Machines Corporation

Interactive content streaming over live media content

A computer implemented method and an interactive content overlay and streaming system (icoss) for overlaying user media content (umc) on content data streams (cdss) and synchronizing the cdss in real time with the umc are provided. The icoss renders an interactive space editor with content panels on a graphical user interface on a user device.
Giga Entertainment Media Inc.

Independent control of interactive streaming media

In one general aspect, a method can include receiving, at a server computing device, a launch request to launch and stream media content pertaining to a game session, the launch request being provided by a mobile device, selecting, using the launch request, a media host configured to stream the media content, verifying a user associated with the mobile device and launching the game session for streaming to the user on a device other than the mobile device. In addition, the method can include during the game session and while streaming the media content, receiving a plurality of real time control requests from the mobile device, and executing the control request by compositing, in real time, the at least one change and the media content and to produce a composite display and transmitting, to the device other than the mobile device, the encoded composite display for streaming in real time..
Google Inc.

Caching streaming media to user devices

A content streaming system automatically caches media simultaneously to multiple user devices in response to a bookmark event to allow a user to subsequently play the automatically stored media on any of the multiple user devices. The content streaming system includes a streaming agent at the content provider that stores a bookmark.
International Business Machines Corporation

System and interactive remote movie watching, scheduling, and social connection

Disclosed is a media sharing system that provides shared experiencing of licensed media content such as movies. The system includes a web server that communicates with multiple client devices over the intern& whereby a user's multiple social contacts can participate in a synchronized stream of licensed media content such as movies.
Paramount Pictures Corporation

Validating toll-free access to streaming media content using a signature

A device may determine a resource identifier for accessing a segment of streaming media content. The device may determine that a signature associated with the resource identifier is not stored in memory.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Managing unprofessional media content

This disclosure relates to systems and methods that include storing less than a threshold number of media content activity levels for media content objects at an online social networking service, identifying, using the stored media content activities, a threshold number of media content objects associated with a higher number of the media content activities occurring over a recent threshold period of time, receiving an indicator indicating that one of the identified media content objects is unprofessional, and propagating the indicator to each activity that includes the unprofessional media content object.. .
Linkedln Corporation



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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