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Content request by location
A method of obtaining media content of an event, comprising: identifying a real-life event and, a time of said real-life event a geographic location of the real-life event; identifying a subset of a plurality of client terminals of users located in proximity to the geographic location of the real-life event at said time of said real-life event; sending a message to the subset of client terminals containing a request to acquire media content documenting the real-life event; and receiving at least one media content item documenting the real-life event from at least one client terminal of the subset of client terminals, the at least one media content item acquired by at least one user of the users using the at least one client terminal in response to the message.. .
Snap Inc.


Content request by location
A method of obtaining media content of an event, comprising: identifying a real-life event and, a time of said real-life event a geographic location of the real-life event; identifying a subset of a plurality of client terminals of users located in proximity to the geographic location of the real-life event at said time of said real-life event; sending a message to the subset of client terminals containing a request to acquire media content documenting the real-life event; and receiving at least one media content item documenting the real-life event from at least one client terminal of the subset of client terminals, the at least one media content item acquired by at least one user of the users using the at least one client terminal in response to the message.. .
Snap Inc.


Method and generating information associated with a lapsed presentation of media content
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, facilitating access to a synopsis of a missed portion of a media program, identifying subject matter in a segment of content in the media program that has not been presented, determining a particular time for presenting the summary according to the subject matter in the segment of content, and initiating a presentation of the summary at the particular time. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


Content replacement with onscreen displays
A method of content replacement with onscreen displays. The method can further include sending an overlay request to provide overlay content and an overlay format.
Sorenson Media, Inc.


System and managing and/or rendering internet multimedia content in a network
A system and a method render internet multimedia content in a network using an application to render the internet multimedia content and/or locally stored multimedia content on one or more rendering devices in the network. The application may provide web browser functions, such as, for example, receiving, processing, decoding and/or rendering the internet multimedia content.
Iii Holdings 2, Llc


System and methods for facile, instant, and minimally disruptive playback of media files
Provided herein are novel systems and methods of digital content delivery designed to be easy, instant, and minimally disruptive for the user. The novel systems and methods of the invention can provide the device user with an instant and ephemeral snippet of entertaining media, in a metered presentation controlled by the user.

Multimedia content management system and method
A multimedia content management system includes a mobile computing device and a backend server. The mobile computing device includes a memory programmed with a mobile application, a processor module, a wireless communication module configured to communicate over a wireless communication link, and a first multimedia device configured to capture a first video and a second video.

On demand product placement
In at least one aspect, methods and corresponding systems are provided herewith for mixing media and advertising content on demand the systems preferably include at least one computing device coupled over a communication network to a plurality of other devices. The at least one computing device is preferably operable at least to: receive a request for media content from a user of a device, retrieve a media file associated with the media content requested and product placement data, and mix the media file with product placement data such that the product placement appears in the media content disposed in at least a portion of a defined null space within the media file..
Cfph, Llc


Computer configured to display multimedia content
A computer can comprise a housing, a microprocessor disposed within the housing, a display, and a communication interface communicatively coupled to the microprocessor. The computer can be configured, responsive to locating decodable indicia within content viewable on the display, to decode the decodable indicia to produce at least one decoded message.
Honeywell International Inc. D/b/a Honeywell Scanning & Mobility


Media content feed format for management of content in a content hosting website
A system and method for providing a content feed file for a content file to a content host. The method comprises delivering the content file and the content feed file to the content host, wherein the content feed file comprises one or more policies and the one or more policies direct the content host to manage the content file according to the one or more policies.
Google Inc.


Media information presentation system

A media content placement system is provided. The system may determine a first parameter corresponding to a media object of a plurality of media objects displayed according to a presentation sequence, the first parameter based on a predetermined quantity of times a media object is displayed.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Method and system for generation of a table of content by processing multimedia content

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods of generation of a table of content by processing multimedia content. The method includes identifying a set of key-phrases from the multimedia content based on one or more external data sources.
Yen4ken, Inc.

Method and system for recommending multimedia segments in multimedia content for annotation

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods for recommending multimedia segments in multimedia content associated with online educational courses for annotation via a user interface. The method includes extracting one or more features associated with the multimedia content, wherein a feature of the one or more features corresponds to at least a requirement of an exemplary instance.
Yen4ken, Inc

Variable computing engine for interactive media based upon user biometrics

A system and method for implementing interactive media content is provided. Interactive media content is received for communication to a user through at least wireless earpieces.
Bragi Gmbh

Systems and methods for previewing and scrubbing through media content items

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can display a collection of media content items. A pressure-based user interaction is received via a graphical user interaction, the pressure-based user interaction identifying a first media content item of the collection of media content items.
Facebook, Inc.

Permission-based secure media content sharing

Embodiments of a system and method for sharing media content are generally described herein. A method may include receiving, from a first clearing device, a first indication of approval for sharing media content from an originating device, the first indication identifying the originating device, sending an encryption key for sharing the media content to the originating device, receiving an encrypted file, the encrypted file including the media content encrypted using the encryption key from the originating device, sending the encryption key and the encrypted file to a second clearing device, receiving, from the second clearing device, a second indication of approval for viewing media content, the second indication identifying a destination device, and sending, in response to receiving the second indication of approval, the encryption key and the encrypted file to the destination device..

Network video streaming with trick play based on separate trick play files

Network services encode multimedia content, such as video, into multiple adaptive bitrate streams of encoded video and a separate trick play stream of encoded video to support trick play features. The trick play stream is encoded at a lower encoding bitrate and frame rate than each of the adaptive bitrate streams.
Sonic Ip, Inc.

Systems and methods for digital media storage and playback

Methods and systems for storage and playback of broadcast media received via a local digital video recording (dvr) system. The system includes the dvr system configured to receive the broadcast media and upload the broadcast media to a storage server over a network.
Really Simple Software, Inc.

Satellite video content delivery system

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including determining a degradation of satellite reception in a first geographic area, receiving a weather report for the first geographic area to determine a weather condition, determining a movement of the weather condition to a second geographic area, determining an impairment vector based on the movement to the second geographic area to determine if equipment of customers of a satellite content provider will have an impaired reception of media content, initiating a streaming of media content to the equipment of the customers in the second geographic area according to the impairment vector, and disabling the streaming of the media content to the equipment of the customers in the second geographic area responsive to determining that the second geographic area is no longer impaired by the weather condition. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At & T Intellectual Property I, Lp

Peer-to-peer video data sharing

A method includes storing multicast transmission data at a peer-to-peer server. The multicast transmission data indicates multicast groups to which network elements are joined.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Method and satellite television service with alternate delivery capabilities

A distribution system for transmitting media content programs to premises equipment via a satellite transmission path addresses signal degradation caused by atmospheric conditions and other factors. Upon detection of a degradation of the satellite signal, the system may begin transmitting the content using an alternative signal path, such as a terrestrial ip network.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc

Media content sharing method and server

A media content sharing method is provided which includes receiving a query message including query information associated with a media content from a client device, determining whether a storage unit contains a target description file including at least a segment information including characteristics corresponding to the query information, whereby the storage unit stores a plurality of description files uploaded from a plurality of content providing devices, and transmitting a request message to a first content providing device which uploads the target description file, for requesting the first content providing device to provide a target media segment.. .
Novatek Microelectronics Corp.

Synchronous media rendering over a spatially extended wireless network

A system for media aggregation and rebroadcasting for synchronized rendering across multiple devices. The media rendering devices communicate synchronization signal information between one another to coordinate synchronized media rendering without external cues.
Blackfire Research Corporation

Secure transfer and tracking of data using removable nonvolatile memory devices

A protected memory source device including removable non-volatile memory durably stores a signature such as a serial number or identifier, which is used to mark protected multimedia content legally stored on the protected memory device. The protected multimedia content is moved from the source device to another device, such as a target device used to aggregated protected content in a library.

Automatic social media content timeline summarization method and apparatus

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in social media content generation and delivery 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.

Systems and methods for intelligent media content segmentation and analysis

There is provided a system including a non-transitory memory storing an executable code and a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive a media content including a plurality of frames, divide the media content into a plurality of shots, each of the plurality of shots including a plurality of frames of the media content based on a first similarity between the plurality of frames, determine a plurality of sequential shots of the plurality of shots to be part of a first sub-scene of a plurality of sub-scenes of a scene based on a timeline continuity of the plurality of sequential shots, identify each of the plurality of shots of the media content and each of the plurality of sub-scenes with a corresponding beginning time code and a corresponding ending time code.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Interactive mobile multimedia service kiosk

A multimedia kiosk includes: at least one power storage element; a media player; and at least one multimedia presentation element. A mobile interactive service podium includes: a frame; a set of displays coupled to the frame; a desktop coupled to the frame; a storage cabinet coupled to the frame; and a wireless communication module coupled to the frame.

Systems and methods for streaming media contents based on attribute tags

There is provided a system including a non-transitory memory storing a media library including an ordered plurality of media contents, each including a plurality of attribute tags, and a hardware processor configured to provide a user interface for display on a user device for navigating the media contents, receive a user input from the user device for playing one or more of the ordered media contents based on a first attribute tag of the plurality of attribute tags, stream a first portion of a first media content to the user device, based on the first attribute tag of the media content selected by the user input, and stream a second portion of a second media content to the user device following the first portion of the first media content, based on the first attribute tag of the media content selected by the user input.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

System architecture for universal emotive autography

A method of emotive autography includes calculating a plurality of classifiers associated with an individual user. Each of the classifiers indicates a preference of the user for an associated type of multimedia content.
Intel Corporation

Method and delivering media content and backup media content using multiple networks

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, providing a content stream to a media processor over a first network where the content stream comprises first media content, evaluating a quality of the first media content according to a quality threshold, and responsive to a determination that the quality of the first media content does not satisfy the quality threshold, providing to a cellular device second media content over a multicast-broadcast single-frequency network channel of a cellular network. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

System and sharing mobile video and audio content

Systems and methods for broadcasting media content include recording the media content by a mobile device and monitoring the recording to determine whether a threshold has been reached. The recorded content is segmented into chunks that can be encoded, compressed, and uploaded to a server for broadcasting to a specified list of recipients.
Alively, Inc.

Segmented wancasting

A content item can be produced at a first system in segments, and some or all of the content item can be transferred to second systems, via transfer of produced segments of the content item. Content preferences, database configuration and playback schedules can be configured with a remote media content processing system.
Iheartmedia Management Services, Inc.

System of real-time sharing scribbling and tracking information based on map and operating method thereof

A system of real-time tracking with scribbling information based on a map and an operating method thereof which share multimedia contents information inserted into a selected tracking course of an electronic map while communicating with a counterpart and write an experience and information acquired in a corresponding region as the multimedia contents to share designed tracking course information with the counterpart and allow each counterpart to additionally write multimedia information in designed contents information in person to share the multimedia information.. .
Papaya Corporation

Media stream generation based on a category of user expression

A method includes receiving, from a media server, a media stream that includes a group of segments of media content associated with a user-selected category. The group of segments includes a first segment corresponding to a portion of a first program and a second segment corresponding to a portion of a second program.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Method, system, and multimedia content delivery to cable tv and satellite operators

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for delivering multimedia content from the cloud to cable operators are disclosed. A device located at the cable headend or implemented in the cloud can receive a request for at least one media stream for playback on a broadcast media channel.

System and media experience data

A system for passive collection of media experience data to increase efficiencies in identifying and delivering desired media content. Behavioral data measured with a wearable device and camera sensors, including physical activity and physiological data, may be captured during a media content presentation and analyzed with media contextual and experiential data to measure media experience data and render media connectedness values between a subject and the presented media content.

Apparatus, satellite system fast channel change

Fast channel change systems and methods are operable to change channels to a newly selected media content event in response to a user request. An exemplary embodiment communicates a previously stored low resolution version segment of the newly selected media content event to a presentation system while the media device is performing a tuning operation to change channels to receive a currently broadcasting high resolution version of the newly selected media content event.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Method and provision of enhanced multimedia content

Ways to generate, store, and distribute optimized content are described. Content modification operations including color correction are stored as metadata that is embedded in each content item.
Thomson Licensing

Apparatus, accessing missed media content

Systems and methods are operable to retrieve at least a portion of a missed media content event. An exemplary embodiment detects an occurrence of a failed recording of at least a portion of a media content event of interest; transmits a notification of the detected occurrence of the failed recording of the at least the portion of the media content event of interest from a media device to a replacement content device; and receives, at the media device, at least a portion of missed media content corresponding to at least the portion of the media content event of interest that failed to record..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Multimedia servers that broadcast packet-switched audio with second screen content

An apparatus, system, or method may wirelessly send an audio component of a multimedia channel to one or more wireless computing devices while a visual component of the multimedia channel is playing on a video monitor. The extracted audio component of the multimedia content may be packetized into data packets and broadcast via a network such that the data packets can be received by the wireless computing devices and the audio component can be played by the wireless computing devices in synchronization with the visual component playing on the video monitor.

Method and delivering media content utilizing segment and packaging information

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving multicast multi-bitrate streams that include segment and packaging information for media content where the segment and packaging information includes fragment start and end boundary point markers for the media content, generating an adaptive bitrate stream for the media content according to the segment and packaging information, and providing the adaptive bitrate stream to an end user device via unicast. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Network-controlled time-shift live media and advertisement content play for learned abr video white spot coverage in a streaming network

A scheme for managing abr live media streaming of content in a wireless radio network environment that may have radio white spot areas. Upon determining that the wireless ue device executing an abr client application is in a radio white spot area, the current abr live media streaming session is time-shifted for a duration based on how long a service outage may last.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Client-assisted time-shift live media and advertisement content play for learned abr video white spot coverage in a streaming network

A scheme for managing abr live media streaming of content in a wireless radio network environment that may have outage areas. A wireless ue device is configured to determine its current location, speed and travel direction associated therewith and transmit the information to a network node, and receive estimated video outage area information from the network node in response.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Method for broadcasting protected multimedia contents

A method for broadcasting protected multimedia content includes, at predetermined intervals, having an access-rights server broadcast each new right of access to the broadcast multimedia content only to those terminals whose logins are included in a broadcast list. In response to a predetermined event, a terminal sends, to the access-rights server, via a point-to-point connection, a status message indicating, to the access-rights server, that the terminal is in its ready state.
Viaccess

Media system analysis and control

A method of processing media output events, each having a corresponding duration, from a plurality of media content receivers within a media distribution system, comprises: a. Dividing the output events into a plurality of segments, such that output events having similar properties are placed into the same one of said segments; b.
Sky Cp Limited

Systems and methods for incremental media processing based on utilizing client-side computation

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a media content item for which media processing is to be performed. State information associated with the media content item can be acquired.
Facebook, Inc.

System and enriching a concept database with homogenous concepts

A system and method for enriching a concept database with homogenous concepts. The method includes determining, based on signatures of a first multimedia content element (mmce) and signatures of a plurality of existing concepts in the concept database, at least one first concept; generating a reduced representation of the first mmce, wherein the reduced representation excludes the signatures of the first mmce that match the at least one first concept; comparing the reduced representation to signatures representing a plurality of second mmces to select a first plurality of top matching second mmces; generating, based on the reduced representation and the first plurality of top matching second mmces, at least one second concept; determining, for each second concept, whether the second concept is a homogenous concept, wherein each homogenous concept uniquely represents the same content; and adding each homogenous concept to the concept database..
Cortica, Ltd.

Search-based navigation of media content

Mechanisms are provided to allow for improved media content navigation. Metadata such as closed captioning, social media content, and tags associated with various media segments are analyzed to allow identification of particular entities depicted in the various media segments.
Mobitv, Inc.

Apparatus and recording transition history and selecting next playback from the transition history

An apparatus comprises a processor configured to play back a first media content segment; determine if a first source media content segment exists in a transition history, which is one of the first media content segment and a segment similar to the first media content segment, the transition history including transitions from at least one source media content segment to at least one destination media content segment; and if the first source media content segment exists, play back a first destination media content segment transitioned from the first source media content segment in the transition history.. .
Thomson Licensing

Methods and systems for media consumption

Methods and apparatus for increasing media consumption. The present invention can provide viewers increased access to content of interest across various platforms, such as online articles, online audio and video clips, and television and radio broadcasts.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Methods, systems, and media for identifying and presenting users with multi-lingual media content items

Methods, systems, and media for identifying and presenting users with multi-lingual media content items are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving a video content item; identifying a first language associated with the video content item; identifying content within the video content item; determining a likelihood that the video content item is a multi-lingual content item that is not language specific based on the identified content within the video content item; receiving a request for media content; determining a second language associated with the request for media content, wherein the second language is different from the first language; in response to determining that the second language that is different from the first language, determining whether to present the video content item based on the determined likelihood; and responsive to the request for media content, causing the video content item to be presented in response to determining that the video content item is deemed to be multi-lingual content that is not language specific..
Google Inc.

Systems and methods for simultaneous display of related social media analysis within a time frame

Described herein are systems and methods for analyzing social media data for assets and related sub-assets, and simultaneously displaying the analysis for assets, sub-assets, and contributing social media content items to give the user insight into the analysis. The analysis may be based on user selection of a time frame, and may also include a historical timeline that plots different lines for different assets.
Share Rocket, Inc.

Methods and systems for estimating quality of experience (qoe) parameters of secured transactions

An apparatus is provided for estimating one or more quality of experience (qoe) parameters associated with a specific terminal. The apparatus includes a traffic processor configured to acquire a plurality of transactions for providing multimedia content to a specific terminal.
Citrix Systems, Inc.

Apparatus, system, and multi-bitrate content streaming

An apparatus, system, and method for maintaining a programming lineup of adaptive-bitrate content streaming is provided. The apparatus includes a timeline module configured to maintain a programming lineup of media content available over a network.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Methods, systems, and media for recommending content based on network conditions

Methods, systems, and media for recommending content based on network conditions are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving, from a first user device, a request to present media content recommendations on the first user device; in response to receiving the request, determining information indicating a user context associated with the first user device and network connectivity information associated with a connection status of the first user device over a communications network; identifying a group of media content items to recommend based on the user context and the network connectivity information; and causing recommendations for the group of media content items to be presented on the first user device..
Google Inc.

Providing load balanced secure media content and data delivery in a distributed computing environment

A system and method for providing load balanced secure media content and data delivery in a distributed computing environment is disclosed. Media content is segmented and encrypted into a set of individual encrypted segments on a centralized control center.
Content Delivery Inc.

Joint quality management across multiple streams

Various implementations disclosed herein enable a more efficient allocation of one or more shared network resources amongst a plurality of client devices based on media content complexity and client device resource status in order to better manage perceptual playback quality. In some implementations, a method includes obtaining a plurality of resource constraint values associated with a plurality of client devices sharing a network resource, and jointly determining a respective encoding rate level selection and a corresponding resource allocation for each of the plurality of client devices based on a combination of one or more resource constraint values and the assessment of the respective perceptual quality level values, such that a combination of resulting quality levels satisfies a joint quality criterion..
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Method and graphic processor for managing colors of a user interface

An automated method and a graphic processor for managing colors for a user interface to be displayed over at least one multimedia frame provided by an electronic device. The user interface comprises at least one graphical item having at least one predetermined color.
Nagravision S.a.

Techniques for rendering advertisements with rich media

In one embodiment, an advertisement is matched to subject matter in a portion of rich media content, such as a digital video, flash™ animation, etc. For example, during the playing of rich media content, it may be determined by audio recognition techniques that the content's subject matter matches or correlates with an advertisement.
Tremor Video, Inc.

Methods, systems, and media for presenting links to media content

Methods, systems, and media for presenting links to media content are provided. In accordance with some implementations, a method for presenting links to media content is provided, the method comprising: receiving, from a user device, a search query for a media content item; identifying candidate providers that provide access to the media content item; receiving, for each candidate provider, provider interaction information relating to previous interactions between a user of the user device and a candidate provider; receiving, for each candidate providers, media link information related to links to the media content item by the candidate provider; ranking the candidate providers based on the provider interaction information and the media link information; identifying a subset of candidate providers to be associated with a presented link to the media content item based at least in part on the ranking; and causing a user interface with links to the media content item to be presented, wherein each link of links is associated with one of the subset of candidate providers..
Google Inc.

System and automatically localizing haptic effects on a body

Haptic effects are automatically localized on a user's body based on multimedia content or its associated metadata. A haptic effect generator analyzes multimedia content to determine haptic events that occur in the multimedia content.
Thomson Licensing

Systems and methods for adjusting audio based on ambient sounds

There is provided a system for use in an environment, the system comprising a microphone, a plurality of speakers, a memory storing an executable code, and a processor executing the executable code to receive a media content including an audio component, play the audio component of the media content over at least one of the plurality of speakers, detect, while playing the audio component, an ambient sound in the environment using the microphone, and adjust playing of the audio component of the media content for the at least one of the plurality of speakers based on the ambient sound in the environment.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Sharing television and video programming through social networking

In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system determine available media content from one or more content sources and query a social graph of a social-networking system for social content associated with a user of the social-networking system. The social graph includes nodes and edges connecting the nodes.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and augmenting media content

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, generating narrative descriptions corresponding to visual features, visual events, and interactions there between for media content, where the narrative descriptions are associated with time stamps of the media content, and presenting the media content and an audio reproduction of the narrative descriptions, wherein the audio reproduction is synchronized to video of the media content according to the time stamps. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p

Device and managing priorities for the downloading of multimedia contents

A method and device for managing downloading of a digital content available by progressive downloading onto a content server in a communication network. The content server is accessible via a service gateway of a local network including first and second terminals.
Orange

Media content reception and playback control

A receiving device and a method for controlling playback of a media content stream, the receiving device comprising a media player and being associated with a conditional access module is configured to receive, process and play back the media content stream. The receiving device comprises a service selection module configured to receive a user command during playback of a current media content stream and to forward the user command to a media content stream input selector included in the conditional access module.
Nagravision S.a.

Live data broadcast method and apparatus

A live data broadcast method is performed at a computer server that is communicatively coupled to a first terminal and a second terminal. The method includes: detecting, during live broadcast of content of a first application running in a foreground of the first terminal to the second terminal, that the first terminal switches the first application to run in a background of the second terminal; obtaining predetermined multimedia content associated with the live broadcast; sending instructions to the second terminal to play the predetermined multimedia content on the second terminal, the predetermined multimedia content being different from content of a second application running in the foreground; and communicating status updates related to the live broadcast with the first terminal and the second terminal, respectively..
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

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.

Notification extensions for applications

In some implementations, a computing device can use notification extensions for applications to preprocess a notification received by the computing device and present content associated with a notification. For example, applications installed on the computing device can provide a service extension for preprocessing the notification.
Apple Inc.

Method for controlled sharing of content among mobile devices

A digital content sharing and control method using a relay transceiver (i.e., a relay server), a byte constructor and a packaged byte strips is provided. A media file is stripped and packaged from the primary mobile device via object processor and packaging manager to be relayed to the secondary mobile device.

Conversion of text relating to media content and media extension apps

A first messaging app, in one embodiment receives text and detects that the text includes a url that refers to audio or audiovisual media content in a catalog of media content, and the messaging app obtains metadata about the media content and transmits the metadata to a second messaging app. Both the first and the second messaging app can operate, through interprocess communication, with its own music extension app that displays a user interface within a view hosted by the respective messaging app..
Apple Inc.

Methods and systems for altering video clip objects

The present disclosure relates generally to content delivery techniques in audio-visual streaming systems. The techniques include altering video or audio portions of media content based on user input or interaction.
Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.

Data processing system for managing activities linked to multimedia content

An activity management system, according to particular embodiments, is configured to provide a platform in which viewers may access multimedia content (e.g., one or more videos files, audio files, document files, image files, etc.). The activity management system is operable to present viewers with multimedia content where the multimedia content is divided in to segments.
Understory, Llc

Data processing system for managing activities linked to multimedia content

An activity management system, according to particular embodiments, is configured to provide a platform in which viewers may access multimedia content. The system is operable to present viewers with multimedia content where the multimedia content is divided in to segments.
Understory, Llc

User interfaces for retrieving contextually relevant media content

The present disclosure generally relates to retrieving and displaying contextually-relevant media content. In some embodiments, a device receives a request to display contextually-relevant media and, in response, displays a representation of a collection of media items relevant to a context of the device.
Apple Inc.

Systems and methods for providing non-intrusive advertising content to set-top boxes

Systems and methods are disclosed for providing non-intrusive advertising content to users. The method includes receiving user input reflecting user content preferences for receiving desired content related to specific topics in lieu of standard advertising slots while watching playable media content via a set-top box.
Oath Inc.

System and engagement and distribution of media content

Disclosed is a system and method for distributing media content. The system can include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor.

Presenting advertisements during media content seek

Technologies for presenting an advertisement on a media consumption device includes receiving a request to seek past a commercial included in media content played on the media consumption device, determining an advertisement based on the commercial, and presenting the advertisement to a user of the media consumption device during performance of the requested seek function. The advertisement may be, for example, an extracted frame or image of the commercial and may include a logo or phrase associated with a product or service advertised in the commercial.
Intel Corporation

System and delivering media based on viewer behavior

Methods, systems and devices are provided for communicating multimedia content over a service provider network. A network server may receive an audio-video stream from a content provider server, relaying the audio-video stream to a receiver device via the service provider network, receive an operating mode notification identifying a user behavior from the receiver device, and ceasing the relaying of the audio-video stream to the receiver device based on the user behavior.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc

System and video conversations

This disclosure describes methods and systems for viewing a collection of media objects, such as a video clip and associated responses (video, audio and text), in a seamless way. Provided with a media object and a series of responses and counter responses, a real time media combining methodology is coupled with a text and audio conversion process to generate a media stream, or downloadable media object, that contains the original media object and some or all of the associated responses.
Yahoo Holdings, Inc.

Secure media player

Communicate the unencrypted and/or encrypted section(s) of encoded data to the decoder for the decoder to process the unencrypted and/or encrypted section(s) of encoded data to render the media content information to one or more users, wherein the secure media player system does not store or allow storage, namely prevents storage. Of the section(s) of encoded data in a decrypted form to unprotected memory..

Apparatus and presenting media content

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, controller and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the controller, facilitate performance of operations that include receiving a media content including three-dimensional image content for presentation on a display device. A presence is determined of a viewer within a line-of-sight of the display device, wherein the viewer is without a viewing apparatus that facilitates viewing of the three-dimensional image content.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Mass re-formation of groups in a peer-to-peer network

A system in which wireless devices form a group in accordance with a peer-to-peer protocol and, at a later time, a device may send an invitation request to trigger the devices to re-form the peer-to-peer group. The invitation request may contain an identifier that is associated with a set of a plurality of devices.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

System and providing digital media content with a conversational messaging environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for providing access to digital media content within a conversational messaging environment, through the use of a conversational agent, generally referred to as a “bot”. A media content bot leverages a user's interaction with the bot, to access a media server, which in turn can determine one or more recommended items of media content that are appropriate for the user and/or their interaction.
Spotify Ab

Continuation of playback of media content by different output devices

Implementations relate to continuation of playback of media content by different devices. In some implementations, a method includes causing a stream of media content data to be received from a stream source and output by a first device to a user, where a portion of the data is buffered on the first device before output.
Google Inc.

Providing supplemental content with active media

A user viewing a presentation of media content can obtain related supplemental content through the same or a different interface, on the same or a different device. A listener or other such component can attempt to detect information about the media, such as tags present in the media, the occurrence of songs or people in the media, and other such information.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing audio content during trick-play playback

Systems and methods for providing playback of audio content during a trick-play mode in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. media content can include audio content and video content.
Sonic Ip, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing variable speeds in a trick-play mode

Systems and methods for providing variable trick-play mode playback of media content in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. A playback device stores images of the media content associated with presentation times and marker information for the media content that indicates the presentation time of moments of interest.
Sonic Ip, Inc.

Method and transmitting and receiving multimedia content

The present disclosure relates to a method of transmitting multimedia content in a broadcast communication system, and comprises the steps of: identifying protocol information mapped for each service corresponding to multimedia content; transmitting service-related information including the identified protocol information mapped for each service; and transmitting multimedia content corresponding to related services to a receiving side by using the identified protocol.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Method and an apparatus and a computer program for encoding media content

A method, apparatus and computer readable medium are provided for facilitating encoding of media content. In the context of a method, information is included in a manifest of available media content.
Nokia Technologies Oy

System and providing reliable and efficient data transfer

Systems and methods for providing reliable and efficient data transfer involving a user browser configured to run javascript which permits a user browser to communicate with components of a media distribution system. The user browser may request specific media content on the company website which may inform components of the media distribution system of the request.
Actiontec Electronics, Inc.

Systems and methods for generating, providing, and rendering quick load articles

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can transmit a quick load article request identifying a quick load article. One or more media content elements associated with the quick load article are received, the one or more media content elements comprising a first quick load embedded web content element.
Facebook, Inc.

System and early media buffering using prediction of user behavior

A system and method for early media buffering using prediction of user behavior. In accordance with an embodiment, a user interface displays a plurality of media options from which particular options can be selected.
Spotify Ab

Method and network equipment for establishing a manifest

Network equipment for establishing a manifest to be provided to a requesting terminal configured to receive a multimedia content divided into segments from a network equipment, each segment being available in one or more representations, said manifest listing available representations for the multimedia content and specifying a plurality of adaptation sets, each adaptation set defining a spatial object of the multimedia content, the spatial objects of the adaptation sets defining a whole spatial object is described. The network equipment includes at least one memory and at least one processing circuitry configured to define, in the manifest, a type of mapping of the multimedia content to the whole spatial object and a point of reference in one adaptation set of reference amongst the adaptation sets, and associate depth information with each adaptation set..
Thomson Licensing

Method, an apparatus and a computer program product for video object segmentation

The invention relates to a method and an apparatus implementing the method. The method comprises extracting region proposals from a media content; selecting a set of region proposals corresponding to an object in the media content; identifying objects of interest; determining an object-specific representation by an iterative tracking method; sampling positive examples from the set of tracked region proposal groups obtained from the iterative tracking method; and performing object segmentation..
Nokia Technologies Oy

Method and system for managing communications including advertising content

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that include combining an offer with media content to generate a notice within a portion of the media content, providing the notice in the designated portions of the media content with the notice during a media content presentation at equipment of a user, receiving an indication of interest in the portion, retrieving marketing information for the portion of the media content based on the user profile including location based information, time based information, and activity information, monitoring an activity of the mobile communication device to determine when the mobile communication device information satisfies a location, time, and activity information that matches the marketing information and determining a communication for the user based on the marketing information and the monitoring of the activity of the mobile communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

Secure recording and rendering of encrypted multimedia content

An authorized user obtains a packaging license that grants permission to use a particular recording device to generate multimedia content in accordance with specified license terms. The packaging license includes a content key that is used to encrypt the multimedia content at the point of capture on the recording device.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

System and improved scalability of database exports

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for providing improved scalability of database exports, for use in digital media content or other environments. Data can be stored within and/or provided by an environment which supports the use of persistent disks.
Spotify Ab

Discovering and displaying media content related to an electronic document

Systems, computer-readable storage mediums, and methods for discovering and displaying media content related to an electronic document. At a first computing device, document identifying information—which is one of: at least a portion of a network identifier or source code for the electronic document—for the electronic document is obtained.
Google Inc.

Recommending media content based on quality of service at a location

Systems and methods are described herein for a media guidance application that recommends media content to a user based on the media content likely to be available to a user at a given location and the quality of service at that location.. .
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Recommending media content based on the trajectory of the user

Systems and methods are described herein for a media guidance application that recommends media content to a user based on the media content likely to be available to a user at a given location or on a given device. The media guidance application may also automatically determine the given location or given device based on a current trajectory of the user, and recommend a media asset from the media content available at that location or on that device.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Media content reception and switching management

A multimedia receiver and a method for managing switching reception of a first media content stream to a second media content stream. The multimedia receiver comprises a receiving device associated with a conditional access module and a media player configured to playback content from the first media content stream or the second media content stream.
Nagravision S.a.

In-stream association of media content for video presentation

User-applied, in-stream association of media content with a video content item is disclosed. During presentation of a video content item, a user selects or otherwise identifies a media content item to be associated with the video content item.
Citizen, Inc.

Device and receiving media content

Provided is a media content receiving method of a media content receiving device. The method includes: receiving information on a content location information file; receiving the content location information file by using the information on the content location information file; measuring a current bandwidth; requesting a first media content through a first network on the basis of the current bandwidth and the content location information file; receiving the first media content through the first network; and consuming the first media content..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Presenting media guidance data based on the trajectory of the user

Systems and methods are described herein for a media guidance application that recommends media content to a user based on the media content likely to be available to the user at a given location and providing media guidance data for receiving the media content from a content provider at the location.. .
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Recommending a location based on quality of service at a location

Systems and methods are described herein for a media guidance application that recommends a location to consume media content based on the quality of service at various locations.. .
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Substituting alternative media for presentation during variable speed operation

A process that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a location of a video cue frame within multimedia data based on metadata, an audio track or a combination thereof. The multimedia data is forwarded to a multimedia presentation device and the video cue frame is detected within the multimedia data based on its location.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Automatic generation of network pages from extracted media content

Disclosed are various embodiments to extract portions of video or audio data from a media summary corresponding to a media content item available in a media content catalog according to one or more predefined rules. The extracted portions of video and audio data are used to generate one or more network pages detailing or describing the media content item..
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Television receiver privacy control

Controlling or limiting visibility into particular metadata associated with the transfer of media content from a source device or system to a receiving device or system.. .
Echostar Ukraine L.l.c.

Media content redirection

A content delivery server may allow users to redirect browsed content from one system to another. A user may install or activate a plug-in to a browser, such as an internet browser, and the plug-in may be linked to the user's account on another service.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc

Systems and methods for creating broadcast media channels playing media contents based on user ratings

There is provided a system including a non-transitory memory storing an executable code and a hardware processor executing the executable code to provide access to a plurality of media contents in a content repository, wherein each of the plurality of media contents has a rating, receive a rating input from a user device assigning a user rating to a first media content of the plurality of media contents, update the rating of the first media content based on the rating input, if the rating of the first media content exceeds a threshold, add the first media content to a programming queue of a broadcast channel, and transmit the first media content to a plurality of user devices on via the broadcast channel.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Synchronizing an application on a companion device

A media server machine may be configured to provide media content within a datastream. This datastream may be provided to a media device that is configured to present the media content on a display.
Opentv, Inc.

Client, live-streaming server and data stream using an information on a current segment of a sequence of segments

A client configured to retrieve a live-stream media content is shown. The client is configured to receive from a live-streaming server a media presentation description (mpd) describing live-stream media content composed of a sequence of segments and an information on a current segment of the sequence of segments.
Bitmovin Gmbh

Streaming data on data processes

A method, system and computer program product for servicing media content. In one embodiment, the media content is processed by having each of a group of services process increments of the media content, one increment at a time; and the order in which the services process these increments is orchestrated to process all of the media content in accordance with a defined procedure.
International Business Machines Corporation

Managing transitions between a local area network and a wide area network during media content playback

A device may receive a request, associated with media content, that includes a first segment identifier of a first set of segment identifiers that identify a set of remote locations, external from a local area network, from which a first set of segments of the media content are accessible. The device may determine, based on the first segment identifier and redirect information, a second segment identifier of a second set of segment identifiers that identify a set of local locations, internal to the local area network, from which a second set of segments of media content are accessible.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Computerized automatically creating and communicating media streams of digital content

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, 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.

Visual focal point composition for media capture based on a target recipient audience

Visual focal point composition of media capture based on a target audience is provided. An aspect includes activating a profile selection function via a media recording device and receiving, via the profile selection function, an identifier of a target viewer of media content.
International Business Machines Corporation

Apparatus and providing customized ratings for a user

An apparatus comprises a processor configured to receive first and second ratings of a first segment of a media content respectively from second and third users; assign first and second weights respectively to the first and second ratings according to relationship in a social network between the first and second users and between the first and third users respectively; adjust the first and second ratings using the first and second weights, respectively; combine the adjusted first and second ratings to form the customized rating data of the first segment for the first user; and deliver the customized rating data of the first segment to the first user; and a memory storing the customized rating data.. .
Thomson Licensing

Creating a narrative description of media content and applications thereof

This invention relates to creating a narrative description of media content. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method describes content of a group of images.
Google Inc.

Method for generating and reproducing multimedia content, electronic device for performing same, and recording medium in which program for executing same is recorded

Method for displaying multimedia content, electronic device for performing same, and recording medium in which program for executing same is recorded are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for displaying multimedia content comprises acquiring multimedia content including video data which is reproduced as a video, and slide data including a key scene which is matched with event time point in a reproduction time period of the video data and is displayed in a slideshow manner, acquiring a text data corresponding to the multimedia content, displaying the multimedia content in a first area according to a video mode for reproducing the video data as the video or a slideshow mode for displaying the key scene in the slideshow manner, displaying at least a portion of the text data in a second area; and adjusting the displayed text data according to the displayed multimedia content..

Display system for smart products

A display system and method of displaying media content on a display screen includes a processor that receives from an input device an indication that one of a plurality of vignettes has been selected. The selected vignette is accessed from a data store.
Target Brands, Inc.

Systems and methods for broadcasting data contents related to media contents using a media device

There is provided a system including a display, a wireless communication element, a non-transitory memory storing an executable code, and a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive an input signal including a media content and a data content associated with the media content, extract the data content from the input signal, display the media content on the display, and transmit the data content of the input signal to a user device using the wireless communication element.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Methods and systems for recommending providers of media content to users viewing over-the-top content based on quality of service

Methods and systems are described for recommending providers of media content to users viewing over-the-top content based on quality of service.. .
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Delivering content

In one embodiment there is disclosed a content delivery system comprising: a communications network; a media component connected to the communications network, the media component configured to deliver media content for playout at a user device; an auxiliary content component connected to the communications network for providing auxiliary content for playout at a user device; an engagement monitoring component configured to monitor user engagement with auxiliary content played out at the user device; a storage component which holds engagement monitoring data in association with user identifiers; a content control module configured to receive, from a user device, a request for auxiliary content to be inserted in a playout session for playout at the user device, and selectively control delivery of the auxiliary content based on the engagement monitoring data associated with a user identifier for the user device.. .
Piksel, Inc.

Media processing methods and arrangements

The present technology concerns cell phones and other portable devices, and more particularly concerns use of such devices in connection with media content (electronic and physical) and with other systems (e.g., televisions, digital video recorders, and electronic program directories). Some aspects of the technology allow users to easily transfer displayed content from cell phone screens onto a television screens for easier viewing, or vice versa for content portability.
Digimarc Corporation

Delivering content

In one embodiment, there is a content delivery system comprising: a communication network; a media component configured to transmit media content and associated metadata to user devices; a store holding permission vouchers for users of the system; an auxiliary content management component configured to: receive a request for auxiliary content insertion information from a user device, the request comprising an identifier of a user of the user device and an identifier of desired media content; access said store to determine permission for consumption of the desired media content in a resource constrained playout mode at the device based on at least one permission voucher for the user; generate auxiliary content insertion information based on the identifier of the user, the identifier of the desired media content and the at least one permission voucher; and transmit the generated auxiliary content insertion information to the user device.. .
Piksel, Inc.

Predicting content popularity

A method includes analyzing media data to determine characteristics of a media content item corresponding to the media data based on first visual information of the media content item. The method includes analyzing the characteristics of the media content item based on a media popularity data structure to generate a prediction of whether the media content item is likely to exceed a popularity threshold within a particular period of time.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Voice-controlled closed caption display

A method is implemented on a server system for initiating by voice display of closed captions (cc) for media content. The server system receives a voice message recorded by an electronic device, and determines that the voice message is a first cc initiation request including a user voice command to initiate closed captions and a user voice designation of a display device playing the media content for which closed captions are to be activated.
Google Inc.

System and optimizing online video streaming to a user

A system, method and computer program product for providing multimedia content. A content caching system communicates with client devices over a local network.
Aterlo Networks Inc.

Offline content distribution networks

Approaches, techniques, and mechanisms are disclosed for the secure distribution of media content to devices having minimal or no internet connectivity. Computing devices referred to herein as “local servers” are strategically deployed at various locations, such as stores and other public locations.
Vuclip (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Managing data transmissions over a network connection

In various example embodiments, a system and method for managing media bandwidth usage are disclosed. One disclosed method includes determining a network connection state of a computing device, receiving a request that requests media content, altering the request to request a synthetic representation of the media content instead of the media content in response to the network connection state being one of a set of predefined network connection states and the media content violating one or more restrictions of the network connection state, and requesting the media content in response to a user selecting the synthetic representation..
Ebay Inc.

Method and system for managing service quality according to network status predictions

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining predicted available bandwidths for an end user device, monitoring buffer occupancy of a buffer of the end user device, determining bit rates for portions of media content according to the predicted available bandwidths and according to the buffer occupancy, and adjusting bit rates for portions of media content according to the predicted available bandwidths and according to the buffer occupancy during streaming of the media content to the end user device over a wireless network. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Media content based on playback zone awareness

Systems and methods are provided for providing media content based on playback zone awareness. In one aspect, a computing system receives, via a network interface, zone data from the media playback system, wherein the zone data includes an indication of a particular zone of the media playback system, and wherein the particular zone comprises at least one playback device.
Sonos, Inc.

Multimedia keepsake system and method

A multimedia keepsake is created containing multimedia content created by a customer and stored online as content information. After the customer selects the type of keepsake, the content information is converted to keepsake information having a format appropriate for storage in the selected type of keepsake.

Systems and methods for sharing media content with recognized social connections

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can detect a set of images locally stored on a computing system. The computing system can be associated with a first user.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and system for app page recommendation via inference of implicit intent in a user query

In accordance with some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter, a method and a system for app page recommendation are provided. The method includes: based on social media contents generated by a user, establishing a parallel corpora comprising an implicit query database including a plurality of user implicit query texts, and an explicit query database including a plurality of user explicit query texts, wherein the plurality of user implicit query texts correspond to the plurality of user explicit query texts; receiving a voice user query from the user; converting the voice user query to a text query; extracting implicit intent text from the text query; inferring a user intent using the parallel corpora based on the extracted implicit intent text; ranking a plurality of app pages according to the inferred user intent; and recommending a subset of the plurality of app pages to the user based on the ranking..
Tcl Research America Inc.

Management of fuel dispenser media

Management of fuel dispenser media is provided. In general, a fuel dispenser can be in communication with a media library configured to facilitate delivery of media to the fuel dispenser for output therefrom.
Wayne Fueling Systems Llc

Media transfer among media output devices

A method is implemented to move media content display between two media output devices. A server system determines in a voice message recorded by an electronic device a media transfer request that includes a user voice command to transfer media content to a destination media output device and a user voice designation of the destination media output device.
Google Inc.

Automatic multimedia upload for publishing data and multimedia content

Disclosed herein is a method and system for utilizing a digital data capture device in conjunction with a bluetooth (bt) enabled mobile device for publishing data and multimedia content on one or more websites automatically or with minimal user intervention. A client application is provided on the bt enabled mobile device.
Cellspinsoft Inc.

System and providing user location-based multi-zone media

A system and method for providing user location-based multi-zone media. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a system and method that flexibly presents media content (e.g., audio content) to a user as the user moves throughout a premises.
Sound United, Llc

Systems and methods for ranking and providing related media content based on signals

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can detect a trigger to generate a set of media content items associated with at least one of a particular media content item or a user viewing the particular media content item. A plurality of content generators can be utilized to generate a plurality of subsets of media content items.
Facebook, Inc.

Time-sensitive content update

In one embodiment, a method includes determining available media content from one or more content sources and providing at least a portion of the available media content for display in a programming guide on a display device of a user. The programming guide includes a plurality of entries each associated with one of the available media content.
Facebook, Inc.

Detecting notable events and annotating multimedia data based on the notable events

A user device, such as a smart phone, may capture sensor data or interface with a wearable device, such as a smart watch, or another user device to capture sensor data related to the capture of multimedia content. The sensor data may relate to a user, other people, and/or an associated environment.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Method and system for sharing multimedia contents through a telecommunication network

A method shares multimedia contents among users through a telecommunication network. Each user is associated to a respective portable device with a module for connection to the telecommunication network.
Snappyfame Llc

Finding potentially viral media items

Systems and techniques are disclosed for publishing related media content based on the velocity measure for media content. The velocity measure for the media content may be determined based on a change in engagement rate such as a change in rate of sharing the media content via social media.
Mashable, Inc.

Methods, systems, and media for presenting a notification of playback availability

Methods, systems, and media for presenting a notification indicating playback availability are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: receiving interaction data corresponding to a user account authenticated on a first display device that is presenting a media content item, wherein the interaction data is associated with the first display device and a second display device; determining a user type based on the received interaction data; receiving local contextual data corresponding to the user account, wherein the local contextual data includes mobile application state information, media playback information, and connection information associated with the first display device and the second display device; determining that a notification of playback availability from of plurality of notifications is to be presented on the first display device based at least in part on the received interaction data, the determined user type, and the received local contextual data; and causing the notification to be presented on the first display device along with the media content item..
Google Inc.

Methods, systems, and media for media transmission and management

Methods, systems, and media for media transmission and management are provided. In some implementations, a method for media content management is provided, the method comprising: receiving a portion of a media data stream from a first computing device prior to the first computing device processing the portion of the media data stream; processing the portion of the media data stream to identify an object of interest within the media data stream; determining an entity associated with the object of interest; associating a content item with the object of interest based on the determined entity; generating a first representation of the portion of the media data stream, wherein the first representation is associated with the content item; receiving a second representation of the media data stream from a second computing device; determining whether the second representation matches the first representation; and transmitting the content item associated with the first representation to the second computing device for placement within the media data stream in response to determining that the second representation matches the first representation..
Google Inc.

Automated generation and presentation of lessons via digital media content extraction

An automated lesson generation learning system extracts text-based content from a digital programming file. The system parses the extracted content to identify a sentence, and key words within the sentences, to use as prompts in the lesson.
Wespeke, Inc.

Delivering content

The invention relates to a user device comprising: an output component for outputting media content to a user; computer storage holding a user model of a user, the user model comprising personal information of the user; an input component configured to receive a content identification document identifying pieces of content to be output to the user by the output component: a content modifier configured to modify the document received by the input component based on the user model of the user, the content modifier operable to filter out at least one piece of content identified by the content document to generate a modified identification document, wherein the output component is configured to interpret each piece of content identified in the modified identification document for outputting to the user, wherein the filtered out piece(s) of content is not provided to the user.. .
Piksel, Inc.

Specifying media content placement criteria

To control advertisement or other media content placement in content, content owners or other interested parties may include ad or media content placement metadata in the content item. Media content placement metadata may provide specifications such as a maximum media content (e.g., ad) duration, media content rating, media content size, payment information, placement location on a screen (i.e., for videos or images) and the like.
Nokia Technologies Oy

Digital media reproduction and licensing

Systems and methods for monetizing the reproduction of digital media content for the rights-holders of the digital media content. Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to determining whether a user of a media content item has a license to reproduce the media content item.

Providing media content based on media element preferences

A computing device is programmed to receive data collected from communications of a user. The computer identifies portions of the collected data including a keyword selected from a list of media content elements or lists of keywords associated with each of the media content elements.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Electronic meeting question management

Multimedia content is presented to a user. Questions presented by the user are monitored.
International Business Machines Corporation

Data delivery system and method

There is provided a data delivery system (10) for providing multimedia content data to users, wherein the data delivery system (10) includes a data server arrangement (120) for supplying the multimedia content data to the users, an advertisement content data server arrangement (140) for providing advertisement content data to the users, and a control centre arrangement for coordinating supply of the multimedia content data and the advertisement content data to the users. The users have spatially locally thereto computing hardware and associated display hardware for presenting the multimedia content data and the advertisement content data received at the users, wherein the computing hardware is operable to execute program instructions (50, 60) for presenting the multimedia content data and the advertisement content data received at the users.

Limited chain relay with virtual peer for multimedia distribution

A method includes evaluating a bandwidth capacity of an uplink between a first customer premises equipment device and a network node of a multimedia distribution network. The method includes transmitting a portion of multimedia content from the first customer premises equipment device to a second customer premises equipment device.

Methods, systems, and media for presenting supplemental information corresponding to on-demand media content

Methods, systems, and media for presenting supplemental information corresponding to on-demand media content are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: receiving an indication from a web browser extension executing within a web browsing application that a media content item is being presented on a content provider website; identifying the media content item being presented on the content provider website; determining whether supplemental content associated with the broadcasted media content item is available; in response to determining that the supplemental content is available, causing the web browser extension to present an indicator that the supplemental content is available; obtaining the supplemental content corresponding to the broadcasted media content item, wherein each piece of the supplemental content is associated with timing information of the broadcasted media content item; and causing a portion of the obtained supplemental content to be presented concurrently with the media content item in response to detecting that the indicator has been selected..

Downloading of media based on user profile

The present principles of the embodiments generally relate to an apparatus and a method for downloading of media content. In one exemplary embodiment, a mechanism for downloading multiple media assets in the form of a batch download is dependent on a profile of user which takes into account of media content consumption habits or behavior of a user.

Influencing content or access to content

A method of influencing access to website, social media or mobile application content is described. The method comprises identifying the occurrence of an item of live or previously broadcast media content, identifying consumer internet activity at the time of the occurrence of the item of media content, and identifying, from said detected consumer internet activity, a strategy to influence an internet search function, social media site or mobile application to display selected information.

Multimedia content management system

Approaches, techniques, and mechanisms are disclosed for the collection, distribution, and/or reporting of media content. According to an embodiment, media content items from one or more content providers are ingested into a content distribution system implemented by one or more server computer devices.

System for verifying physical proximity between media content receivers

The present invention relates to a system and a device for providing proximity control in a satellite television media content distribution system comprising at least a primary receiver and a secondary receiver, whereby authorization to access the conditional access media content is given if the primary and secondary receivers are verified to be within a single household. The invention uses lnb control signaling, by the primary receiver, to cause the lnb to down-convert signals from pre-determined transponders onto a pre-determined frequency in the l-band such that the secondary receiver may receive messages thus created through the primary receiver's controlling of the lnb..

Integrating social media with recordation of broadcast data

Social media and recordation of programs scheduled to be broadcast is provided. media content, including feedback data, is gathered and associated tags are extracted.

User defined rules for assigning destinations of content

A media guidance application is provided by which users can define rules for assigning user equipment devices as destinations for media content. For example, a user may define a rule by which selected media content having attributes that satisfy a user-defined condition are downloaded, recorded, or streamed to a particular, user-specified user equipment device.

Distributing media content via media channels based on associated content being provided over other media channels

Systems and methods are disclosed for providing access to media content via a media channel based on associated content being provided over a different channel. In some aspects, it is determined that a media identifier corresponds to media content provided over a first media channel.

Simultaneously rendering a plurality of digital media streams in a synchronized manner by using a descriptor file

A plurality of digital media streams are synchronized by using a descriptor file. The plurality of digital media streams includes a first digital media stream containing a digital audio narration of an originating work and a second digital media stream containing digital media content corresponding to the same originating work.

Apparatus and providing media content

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may, for example, receive a request for a telepresence seat at an event, obtain media content comprising event images of the event that are captured by an event camera system, receive images that are captured by a camera system at a user location, and provide the media content and video content representative of the images to a processor for presentation at a display device utilizing a telepresence configuration that simulates the first and second users being present at the event, where the providing of the first and second video content establishes a communication session between the first and second users. Other embodiments are disclosed..

Methods and systems for creating and providing a real-time volumetric representation of a real-world event

An exemplary virtual reality media provider system (“system”) includes a configuration of synchronous video and depth capture devices disposed at fixed positions at a real-world event. In real time, the video and depth capture devices capture two-dimensional video data and depth data for surfaces of objects at the real-world event.

Similar introduction advertising caching mechanism

A method for reducing bandwidth needed for streaming media content. The method includes identifying, by the streaming media server, a subset of a plurality of media content items having a portion of media data in common and extracting, by the streaming media server, the common portion from a first media content item of the subset; generating, by the streaming media server, a common media package comprising the extracted common portion, providing, by the streaming media server to a client media device, the common media package, and receiving, by the streaming media server from the client media device, a request for an item of content.

Interaction analysis systems and methods

Interaction-based ecosystems are presented. Interaction analysis engine analyze media content to derive a set of media features.

Maximizing advertising performance

A target value of a performance metric associated with an advertising schedule can be obtained at an automated media content scheduling system. An upper boundary value indicating a value of the performance metric at which corrective action to decrease a predicted value of the performance metric is to be taken can be determined.

Methods and systems for controlling access to virtual reality media content

An exemplary virtual reality media content access control system (“system”) selectively provides access to virtual reality media content for experiencing by a user of a media player client device (“client device”). In certain examples, the system detects a request from the client device to access an immersive virtual reality world that includes a virtual object assigned an access permissions profile, determines an access key and a device key associated with the request, validates the access key and the device key associated with the request, determines metadata associated with the access key, and selectively provides, based on the access permissions profile for the virtual object and on at least one of the device key associated with the request and the metadata associated with the access key, access to the virtual object for experiencing by the user of the client device as part of the immersive virtual reality world..

System and proximity-based personalized content recommendations

Systems and methods for generating and outputting personalized content recommendations are provided. When it is determined that two or more users are in close proximity to each other, the two or more users' respective media content libraries may be compared.

Classifying languages for objects and entities

Technology for media item and user language classification is disclosed. Media item classification may use models for associating language identifiers or probability distributions for multiple languages with linguistic content.

Method and system for dynamically generating multimedia content file

Disclosed herein is a method and system for dynamically generating multimedia content file. The method comprises receiving, by a multimedia content generator, description of an event from a user.

Methods and systems tracking head mounted display (hmd) and calibrations for hmd headband adjustments

Methods and systems are provided for head mounted display (hmd) implementations. One example implementation includes a circuit for communicating with a computing system that processes multimedia content for display in the hmd.

Automatic multimedia upload for publishing data and multimedia content

Disclosed herein is a method and system for utilizing a digital data capture device in conjunction with a bluetooth (bt) enabled mobile device for publishing data and multimedia content on one or more websites automatically or with minimal user intervention. A client application is provided on the bt enabled mobile device.
Cellspinsoft Inc.

Method and presenting dynamic media content

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set top box (stb) comprising a controller to analyze scheduled media content with limited temporal accessibility provided by a content provider, select a portion of the media content based on the analysis of the media content and a recipient media device to receive the portion of the media content, transmit the portion of the media content to a dvr to store the portion of the media content, and transmit a metadata pointer associated with the portion of the media content to a server. A request to accept the portion of the media content is received by the recipient media device via the server, and the portion of the media content is retrieved from the dvr by the server based on the metadata pointer when the recipient media device accepts the request.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Video media streaming device

According to an aspect, an apparatus may include a media streaming device including electronic circuitry configured to receive media content wirelessly from a media content source, and an output cord segment having a first end portion integrally coupled to a structure of the media streaming device, and a second end portion configured to be coupled to a receiving device, where the electronic circuitry is further configured to transmit the received media content through the output cord segment to the receiving device. The apparatus may include a power cord segment having a first end portion configured to be coupled to the media streaming device, and a second end portion configured to be coupled to a power source..
Google Inc.

Apparatus, control of media content event recording

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

Method and distribution channel for creating ancillary revenue streams from related media content

A method for creating revenue for content related to a broadcast program and a related subscription distribution channel and web page. The method includes providing a subscription distribution channel that is accessible by a user, obtaining the content related to the broadcast program, and making the content available to the user via the subscription distribution channel.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Method and managing communication sessions

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server operably coupled to an internet protocol multimedia subsystem network and an interactive television system, where the server receives a session transfer request from a first communication device, where the session transfer request includes identification information associated with a second communication device, and where the server transmits a message to the second communication device and transmits a media adjustment message to a media resource server of the internet protocol multimedia subsystem network. The media content is adjusted and transmitted to the second communication device responsive to the media adjustment message, where the adjusted media content is generated by the media resource server based on the identification information associated with the second communication device.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Portable media server for providing offline playback of copyright protected media

A portable media server for providing offline playback of copyright protected media includes a storage, a radio, an interface component, and a playback component. The storage is for storing one or more media content files for video playback.

Method and system for encoding and transmitting high definition 3-d multimedia content

One particular implementation of the present invention may take the form of a method and system for encoding decoding 3-d multimedia content. In one example, visual content having a plurality of source frames may be processed to create a plurality of first and second type frames from each of the plurality of source frames.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Systems and methods for variable compression of media content based on media properties

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can acquire a first media content item. First mage dimensions associated with the first media content item can be determined.
Facebook, Inc.

Streaming media state machine

The described technology is directed towards having multiple paths through streamed media content, such as a video. The content may be represented as a state machine of states, in which each state corresponds to one or more periods of one or more segments, and transitions to one or more other states.
Home Box Office, Inc.

Methods and providing alternative content

Methods and apparatus that facilitate providing alternative content to customer devices in systems supporting dash streaming are described. Various features relate to dynamically modifying and providing media presentation description (mpd) information to customer devices.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc

Systems and methods for providing multimedia content within an application and a security solution integrated therein

A system is provided for downloading, for distribution and for acoustic reproduction of a music album, which includes at least one or several digital music files and/or multimedia content in the form of one or several multimedia files assignable to the music file, wherein the music file and/or multimedia file are provideable as data sets for downloading, wherein the music file and/or multimedia file are as data sets pre-holdable grouped after downloading as a music album in a data memory of an end-user-device, wherein the music file and/or multimedia file is treatable by a treatment means, particularly in dependency to an authorization, and wherein the treated music file and/or multimedia file is transferable to an output device of the end-user-device, especially a speaker device with or without a display device, in such a way, that the music file and/or multimedia file is at least acoustically emittable to one user.. .
Appa Music Group Ug

Method and portable electronic device having a double screen

The invention relates to a method and to a portable electronic device having a double screen comprising the following steps: displaying an electronic file on a portable electronic device which includes a touch screen and an e-ink screen; differentiating between the text content and the multimedia content in said electronic file; displaying the text content on an e-ink screen of the portable electronic device; and displaying the multimedia content of the file on a touch screen of the portable electronic device.. .
TecnologÍa Sostenible Y Responsable Sl

System and presenting media contents in autonomous vehicles

In one embodiment, a first image of a physical object external to an autonomous vehicle is received, where the first image is captured by an image sensor attached to the autonomous vehicle. An image recognition is performed on the first image to derive one or more keywords related to the physical object.
Baidu Usa Llc

Mobile payment system with connected device and mobile payment method

The present disclosure provides a mobile payment system and a mobile payment method. The mobile, payment system includes an e-commerce platform, a connected device and a mobile device.
International Games System Co., Ltd.

System and breaking artist prediction in a media content environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for predicting artists that create media content who are more likely to increase in popularity. Users are determined who requested playback of media content items associated with one or more generators of popular media content within a window of time.
Spotify Ab

Systems and methods for identifying activities in media contents based on prediction confidences

There is provided a system comprising a memory and a processor configured to receive a media content depicting an activity, extract a first plurality of features from a first segment of the media content, make a first prediction that the media content depicts a first activity based on the first plurality of features, wherein the first prediction has a first confidence level, extract a second plurality of features from a second segment of the media content, the second segment temporally following the first segment in the media content, make a second prediction that the media content depicts the first activity based on the second plurality of features, wherein the second prediction has a second confidence level, determine that the media content depicts the first activity based on the first prediction and the second prediction, wherein the second confidence level is at least as high as the first confidence level.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Systems and methods for determining actions depicted in media contents based on attention weights of media content frames

There is provided a system comprising a label database including a plurality of label, a non-transitory memory storing an executable code, and a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive a media content including a plurality of segments, each segment including a plurality of frames, extract a first plurality of features from a segment, extract a second plurality of features from each frame of the segment, determine an attention weight for each frame of the segment based on the first plurality of features extracted from the segment and the second plurality of features extracted from the segment, and determine that the segment depicts one of the plurality of labels in a label database based on the first plurality of features, the second plurality of features, and the attention weight of each frame of the plurality of frames of the segment.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Systems and methods for identifying activities and/or events in media contents based on object data and scene data

There is provided a system including a non-transitory memory storing an executable code and a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive a plurality of training contents depicting a plurality of activities, extract training object data from the plurality of training contents including a first training object data corresponding to a first activity, extract training scene data from the plurality of training contents including a first training scene data corresponding to the first activity, determine that a probability of the first activity is maximized when the first training object data and the first training scene data both exist in a sample media content.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Systems and methods of performing searches within a text input application

The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for performing searches and displaying results within a messaging application. A computing apparatus, which may include a touch-sensitive display, displays a user interface which includes a messaging application interface and a compact search applet interface encompassing a portion of a messaging application interface.

User interface with media wheel facilitating viewing of media objects

A mechanism directed to extracting and displaying media content of a news feed or other structured document in a scrollable media wheel frame.. .
Facebook, Inc.

User detection by a computing device

In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally identifies a person's face, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the identification. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally determines a gaze location in a user interface, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the determination.
Apple Inc.

Method and system for bi-directional rich text, mobile broadcast messaging

In one aspect, a computerized method generating and managing a set of broadcast-application messages includes the step of providing a dashboard view that enables the creation of a broadcast-application message creation. The computerized method includes the step of receiving a user addressee instruction.

Methods, systems and media for interacting with content using a second screen device

Methods, systems, and media for interacting with content using a second screen device are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: receiving, from a remote media streaming device, a request to present media content items; sending, over the internet, interactive content to the media streaming device as a stream of video; causing the interactive content to be presented by the media streaming device; causing a notification to be sent to a computing device associated with the media streaming device indicating that the content being presented by the media streaming device is interactive content; receiving instructions from the computing device to control how an object depicted in the interactive content is presented; updating the interactive content based on the instructions; sending the updated interactive content to the media streaming device as a stream of video; and causing the updated interactive content to be presented by the media streaming device..

Frequency capping for media content

A method includes receiving, at a data processing device, a fingerprint of a media segment to be displayed on a media device and determining, by the data processing device, a number of times the media segment has been displayed on the media device based on the fingerprint. The method further includes determining, by the data processing device, whether the number of times the media segment has been displayed on the media device satisfies a threshold criterion.

Broadcast management services platform

A system for selectively controlling the distribution of media content to at least one client device over a plurality of distribution channels is provided. The system includes one or more broadcast management processors configured to receive feedback data including a usage metric corresponding to at least one of a characteristic associated with the at least one client device and a characteristic associated with at least one of the plurality of distribution channels.

Content delivery edge storage optimized media delivery to adaptive bitrate (abr) streaming clients

A system includes an interface unit to receive a request, from a media client, to obtain a segment of media content at an abr representation, and a transcoding unit. The transcoding unit includes a scalable decoder, hint stream decoder, and re-encoder.

Retrieving media content

A method and system for retrieving media data. The method comprises: receiving webpage data at an application running on a computing device; rendering a webpage based on the webpage data using a rendering engine native to the computing device; identifying a media element in the webpage, wherein the media element includes data identifying media data stored at a media server which is remote from the computing device; and replacing the media element in the webpage with a dummy element comprising code which, when executed, invokes a media handler provided by the application; retrieving, by the media handler, the media data from the media server; and providing the media data to a first media player component for playback..

Delivery of media content and associated metadata using a bonded cellular system

In one aspect, a bonded cellular system includes a client in communication with a transmitter having a number of cellular modems and a server in communication with a receiver. A file can be transmitted from the client to the server by parsing the file into data packets and dividing transmission of the packets among the number of cellular modems.

Transition points in an image sequence

Techniques are proposed for embedding transition points in media content. A transition point system retrieves a time marker associated with a point of interest in the media content.

Retrieval and display of related content using text stream data feeds

Mechanisms are provided for retrieving and presenting related content using text stream data feeds. Text stream data feeds such as caption information associated with media content or conversations associated with social networking applications are aggregated and used to retrieve related media content, text documents, and advertisements.

Application network usage management

Disclosed are various embodiments for monitoring network usage by client devices and enforcing compliance rules related thereto. A management component of a client application can be provided to identify a first function call made in the source code of the client application to invoke a media player function on the client device associated with a playback of media content received over a carrier network.

Receivers for optical narrowcasting

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.

Transitions between media content items

A system of playing media content items determines transitions between pairs of media content items by determining desirable locations in which transitions across the pairs of media content items occur. The system uses a plurality of track features of media content items and determines such track features of each media content item associated with each of transition point candidates, such as beat positions, of that media content item.

Social media and revenue generation system and method

A system and method of allowing guests of events to interact with one another. A user of an event system may log into the event system and create a user profile to be utilized in the event system.

Methods, systems, and media for language identification of a media content item based on comments

Methods, systems, and media for language identification of a media content item based on comments are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: obtaining a plurality of comments associated with a media content item; selecting a subset of the plurality of comments based on one or more criteria; assigning, for each comment in the subset of the plurality of comments, a vector of language probabilities, wherein each component of the vector is assigned a language probability that indicates the likelihood that the comment includes content in a language from a plurality of languages; combining the vector of language probabilities for each comment in the subset of the plurality of comments to generate a combined language vector; identifying a language associated with the media content item based on the combined language vector; and performing an action based on the identified language..

Method and system for summarizing multimedia content

A method and a system are provided for creating a summarized multimedia content. The method extracts one or more frames from a plurality of frames in a multimedia content based on a measure of area occupied by a text content in a portion of each of the plurality of frames.

Media content items sequencing

A media content item sequencing system determines a sequence for playback of selected media content items, such as media content items in a playlist. The system calculates similarities between all possible pairs of the media content items and determines a sequence of the media content items using the similarities.

System and methods thereof for adding multimedia content elements to channels based on context

A system and method for generating channels of multimedia content element. The method includes correlating between a plurality of signatures of the multimedia content to determine a plurality of contexts; correlating the plurality of contexts to determine a plurality of assumptions for the multimedia content element; clustering the assumptions to create at least one story cluster characterizing a situation featured in the multimedia content element; and adding the multimedia content element to at least one channel, wherein the at least one channel is determined based on the at least one story cluster..

System and compatability-based clustering of multimedia content elements

A system and method for compatibility-based clustering of multimedia content elements. The method includes generating at least one signature for the multimedia content element; analyzing, by at least one compatibility engine, the generated at least one signature to determine at least one compatibility score, wherein each compatibility engine is associated with at least one cluster of multimedia content elements, wherein each compatibility engine is configured to compare the generated at least one signature to signatures of the associated at least one cluster, wherein the at least one compatibility score is determined based on the comparison; determining, based on the at least one compatibility score, at least one compatible cluster; and adding, to each compatible cluster, the multimedia content element..

Kiosk system for downloading media content

A method, system, and apparatus, including a program encoded on computer-readable medium, for downloading media content files to mobile devices includes downloading media files from local storage on a kiosk to a mobile device over a high-speed wireless communication link using an application on the mobile device. A message can be sent to the mobile device to provide notification of a proximity of the device to a kiosk when a location of the device satisfies predetermined criteria associated with a location of the kiosk, and a download can be initiated after authenticating the device.
Spigot Media Corp.

Methods and systems for multimedia content

Embodiments of the invention may support monetization, analytics, secondary multimedia content, website functionality and micro-websites.. .

Symbiotic interactive video

In a method and accompanying system for providing symbiotic media content, one or more advertising units comprising advertising video content are received at a user device. During the playback of primary video content to a user of the device, a plurality of user interface controls are displayed, with each control being associated with a respective advertising unit.
Jbf Interlude 2009 Ltd

Predictive conditioning of multimedia for device synchronization

Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate anticipatory conditioning of multimedia content for delivery to one or more devices. A multimedia device may track and record correlations between each of a plurality of devices, wherein the correlations are based on the order in which one or more devices request synchronization of a piece of content following a request by a first device for synchronization of the same piece of content.
Arris Enterprises Llc

Stream boundary marking for dynamic content replacement

The implementation provides for controlled dynamic content replacement within media content. The media content is encoded in its original form with markers marking segments for time or condition triggered replacement.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Method and system for multi-media messaging and communications from mobile enabled networked devices directed to proximate organizations based on geolocated parameters

The method and system described herein automatically directs a user's posts or requests for assistance to the appropriate organization responsible for responding to or addressing the incident reported, as based on that user's location and the location of the appropriate organization. A query of a database of organizations, categorized by location and purpose, determines the appropriate organization relevant to a user's location and incident type and generates a full report for review as geolocated on a map with the associated multi-media content.
Vizsafe, Inc.

Mapping packet identifiers of received content to a constant value

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the mapping of packet identifiers to a constant value. A multimedia device may receive one or more pieces of multimedia content and may select a constant pid value for each of one or more component streams associated with the content.
Arris Enterprises Llc

System and organizing multimedia content

In one embodiment, a method including receiving, by a server, an input video and extracting features of the input video to produce extracted features. The method also includes comparing the extracted features of the input video with metadata stored in a metadata database storage and incorporating the input video into a matched video corresponding to metadata that matches the extracted features of the input video upon determining that the extracted features of the input video match metadata in the metadata database storage..
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

Method for providing access to media content through a server

A system for providing devices such as wcds, televisions, stereos, video game systems, etc. Access to media content through an entity such as a web server.
Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.

Athletic monitoring system having automatic pausing of media content

Systems and methods configured to be worn on a body of user for athletic performance monitoring, and having a sensor for capturing data associated with an athletic activity being carried out by the user. The captured sensor data may be used to identify a break in an athletic training session being carried out by the user, and in response, to automatically pause playback of media content to the user..
Nike, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing a multi-perspective video display

A method for providing video and audio perspectives of audio/video content is presented. In an example embodiment, a media content item is received that includes audio/video content having at least one video perspective and a plurality of audio perspectives for the at least one video perspective.
Opentv, Inc.

Delivering media content to a content consuming user

In the following, a content delivery system delivers a modified version of a media asset to a current content consuming user. Control information identifying a desired attribute of the modified version of the asset is received from the current content consuming user.
Piksel, Inc.

Video assets

A method and system for controlling viewing of multimedia content includes collecting viewing control profiles and associated viewing control passwords via an internet-protocol television portal, a web portal, and a mobile portal. The viewing control profile may be usable to restrict access to certain multimedia programs.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Apparatus and managing media content delivery for multiple communication devices

A system incorporating teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to monitor for a first adjustment made by a first communication device associated with a user where the first communication device is capable of presenting media content and where the first adjustment is associated with the presentation of the media content, determine a second adjustment to be made to a second communication device associated with the user where the determination is based at least in part on the monitored first adjustment where the second adjustment is associated with the presentation of the media content and where the second communication device is a battery-operated mobile device, and wirelessly communicate adjustment information to the second communication device that is representative of the second adjustment, where the adjustment information is adapted for allowing the second communication device to perform the second adjustment. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Device, system, and hybrid media content distribution

A device, system, and method synthesizes personalized linear television experiences from on-demand assets, live event video, streaming graphics, and dynamic ad insertion, where portions of the broadcast day are scheduled for globally shared viewing events, where other portions are scheduled for distinct programming for various audience segments. Vector graphics are streamed independently of the video and rasterized locally to improve quality and contextualization of the graphics layer while gaining the efficiency of leveraging the same cached video assets for linear and on-demand applications.
Viacom International Inc.

Networked public multi-screen content delivery

Interactive, multimedia content is presented on multiple display devices in public areas. The display device includes components for recognizing users in viewing areas and selecting content to present the recognized users.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Streaming synchronized media content to separate devices

Described are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, or computer program product embodiments for controlling streaming of media content. An embodiment operates by halting a presentation of future content from a buffer upon determining that the buffer is exhausted of content to present.
Roku, Inc.

Method and terminal device for providing multimedia content

Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose and provide a method and terminal device for providing multimedia content. The method for providing multimedia content includes: receiving a download request for multimedia content from a client; generating a first predetermined quantity of download information items according to the download request, where the download information items include download addresses of content slices of the multimedia content respectively, and the first predetermined quantity of content slices are a beginning first quantity of content slices of the multimedia content; and sending the first quantity of download information items to the client.
Lecloud Computing Co., Ltd.

Adaptive bit rate media streaming based on network conditions received via a network monitor

A method includes receiving, at a device from a content source, a portion of a particular chunk of media content a particular quality level during adaptive bit rate media streaming of the media content. The method includes receiving, at the device, network data related to network conditions associated with the device in response to receipt of the portion.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp.

Methods and systems for efficient distribution of virtual reality media content

An exemplary device renders, within a field of view of an immersive virtual reality world (“world”) presented on a display screen, content of the world based on a stream of a first content file comprising a first content sector of the world encoded in a high resolution and a second content sector encoded in a low resolution. The device detects user input to shift additional content included in the second content sector but not the first content sector into the field of view.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Prediction-based methods and systems for efficient distribution of virtual reality media content

An exemplary device renders, within a field of view of an immersive virtual reality world (“world”) presented on a display screen, content of the world based on a stream of a first content file comprising a first content sector of the world. The device predicts that a user will provide user input representative of a request to shift additional content included in a second content sector of the world but not the first content sector into the field of view.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Systems and methods for quick start-up of playback

Systems and methods for quick start-up of playback in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. media content may be encoded in a plurality of alternative streams and a quick start-up stream.
Sonic Ip, Inc.

Systems and methods for video/multimedia rendering, composition, and user-interactivity

An interactive video/multimedia application (ivm application) may specify one or more media assets for playback. The ivm application may define the rendering, composition, and interactivity of one or more the assets, such as video.
Intel Corporation

Methods and systems for point-to-multipoint delivery of independently-controllable interactive media content

An exemplary interactive media content provider system generates overall data representative of interactive media content. The exemplary interactive media content provider system concurrently provides the overall data to both a first media player device associated with a first user and a second media player device associated with a second user by way of a point-to-multipoint media delivery protocol.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Systems and methods for consumer-generated media reputation management

A computing system configured to gather social media content includes a memory; a content collection and ingestion system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to communicate with one or more computing systems to direct a search of a content source using a received collection to request and to ingest the results of the directed search into a data store; and a content management system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to display the ingested results on a display.. .

Media content system for enhancing rest

A media-playback device acquires a heart rate, selects a song with a first tempo, and initiates playback of the song. The song meets a set of qualification criteria and the first tempo is based on the heart rate, such as being equal to or less than the heart rate.
Spotify Ab

System and signature-based clustering of multimedia content elements

A system and method for signature-based clustering of multimedia content elements. The method includes generating at least one signature for a first multimedia content element; determining, based on the generated at least one signature, at least one tag for the first multimedia content element; searching, using the determined at least one tag, for at least one matching multimedia content element cluster in at least one data source, wherein each multimedia content element cluster includes a plurality of clustered multimedia content elements sharing a common concept; and adding the first multimedia content element to each matching multimedia content element cluster..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and generating driving alerts based on multimedia content

A system and method for determining driving decisions based on multimedia content. The method includes obtaining, in real-time during a trip of a vehicle, a first set of multimedia content elements captured by at least one sensor deployed in proximity to the vehicle; and generating, in real-time, a driving alert, when it is determined that at least one signature generated for the first set of multimedia content elements matches at least one signature generated for a matching multimedia content element of a second set of multimedia content elements, wherein each of the second set of multimedia content elements is associated with a predetermined potential cause of collision..
Cortica, Ltd.

Extensible workflows for processing content

A system and method is described for enabling a user to add extensions to one or more of the preconfigured workflows for processing media content. The extensions can comprise a custom task that is injected at a specified entry point in the preconfigured workflow, such as after completion of a particular task.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Device and generational social communication

Exemplary embodiments relate to a device for generational social communication, including a media contents processor configured to receive media content and additional information associated with the media content from a social network service (sns) server and display the same on display, a user option provider configured to provide at least one user-selectable option for the media content on the display, and a user option launcher configured to launch a selected user-selectable option when the user-selectable option is selected by a user, and a method for generational social communication using the same.. .
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

Intelligent automated assistant in a media environment

Systems and processes are disclosed for operating a digital assistant in a media environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a user can interact with a digital assistant of a media device while content is displayed by the media device.
Apple Inc.

Methods and systems for gaze-based control of virtual reality media content

An exemplary virtual reality media system presents a field of view of an immersive virtual reality world on a display screen of a media player device associated with a user. The field of view includes content of the immersive virtual reality world and dynamically changes in response to user input provided by the user as the user experiences the immersive virtual reality world.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Dynamic summaries for media content

Disclosed are various embodiments for providing dynamically generated summaries of media content, such as electronic books, audiobooks, audio series, video content series, and so on. An elapsed time since consumption of media content was ended is determined.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Interactive content acquisition using embedded codes

Methods and devices are provided to facilitate acquisition of information associated with a multimedia content through embedded watermarks. One such method includes obtaining a server code for embedding into a content.
Verance Corporation

Elementary bitstream cryptographic material transport systems and methods

Systems and methods for providing multimedia content from one process or component to another process or component over an unsecured connection are provided. One embodiment includes obtaining the cryptographic information, extracting the at least partially encrypted video data from the container file to create an elementary bitstream, enciphering the cryptographic information, inserting the cryptographic information in the elementary bitstream, providing the elementary bitstream to a video decoder, extracting the cryptographic information from the elementary bitstream at the video decoder, deciphering the cryptographic information, decrypting the elementary bitstream with the cryptographic information and decoding the elementary bitstream for rendering on a display device using the video decoder..
Sonic Ip, Inc.

Methods and systems of facilitating sharing of information among service providers

Methods and systems for a media guidance application that aggregates media content and media guidance data for users. For example, the media guidance application may aggregate content from numerous providers and provide the content through a single interface.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Methods and systems of recommending media assets to users viewing over-the-top content

Methods and systems for a media guidance application that aggregates media content and media guidance data for users. For example, the media guidance application may aggregate content from numerous providers and provide the content through a single interface.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

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.

Cross-platform end caps

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing a call to action at the end of a resource. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a request for media content to present on a user device, the request including a second request for third-party content to present with the media content, identifying, user device capabilities that describes information about system compatibility for the user device, determining third-party content to present with the media, the third-party content including a first presentation time duration indicative of a length of time the third-party content is presented, determining that an end cap is compatible with the user device and related to the third-party content, the end cap providing an interactive opportunity to request subsequent resources for the user device, and transmitting data to present the third-party content, the end cap, and the media..
Google Inc.

Cross-platform end caps

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing a call to action at the end of a resource. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a request for media content to present on a user device, the request including a second request for third-party content to present with the media content, identifying, user device capabilities that describes information about system compatibility for the user device, determining third-party content to present with the media, the third-party content including a first presentation time duration indicative of a length of time the third-party content is presented, determining that an end cap is compatible with the user device and related to the third-party content, the end cap providing an interactive opportunity to request subsequent resources for the user device, and transmitting data to present the third-party content, the end cap, and the media..
Google Inc.

Systems and methods for enhancing media with optically narrowcast content

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc



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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