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 Automatic multimedia upload for publishing data and multimedia content patent thumbnailAutomatic 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 patent thumbnailSystem 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 patent thumbnailSystems 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 patent thumbnailTime-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 patent thumbnailDetecting 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 patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailFinding 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 patent thumbnailMethods, 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 patent thumbnailMethods, 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 patent thumbnailAutomated 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

Dynamically adjusting media content cache size

Disclosed are various embodiments for dynamically adjusting the amount of media content to be cached by a client device streaming media from a streaming device. An initial amount of media content is transmitted for caching to the client device from the streaming device.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Upstream fault detection

Techniques are described for detecting faults in media content based on the behavior of users viewing the media content. Embodiments stream a first instance of media content to one or more users.
Netflix, Inc.

Frame devices for a socially networked artwork ecosystem

The present disclosure describes methods, systems, and computer program products for a using one or more customized electronic devices to enable connection with an artwork ecosystem and social network so that content can be customized, delivered, and displayed to a user so as to maximize the user experience. A frame device receives, from a central server, media content item data, and determines whether the user preferences stored at the frame device allow a media content item associated with the received media content item to be presented.

System and providing supplemental information related to media content

A method of providing supplemental information synchronized with a piece of media content being played and related to a current state of the piece of media content being played is provided. The supplemental information may be transmitted to an electronic device in synchronization with the playing of the piece of media content on an audio/visual display interface.
Redbox Automated Retail, Llc

Methods and systems for detecting, verifying, preventing and correcting or resolving unauthorized use of electronic media content

A method of detecting, verifying, preventing and correcting or resolving unauthorized use of electronic media content. In one embodiment, the method comprises providing an electronic system that allows auditors to register to audit the use of electronic media content, providing the auditors with information through the electronic system regarding a unique identifier that identifies one or more items of electronic media content, owners of electronic media content or other intellectual property or users who have subscribed to the use of electronic media content, obtaining information from auditors through the electronic system regarding unauthorized use of the electronic media content and verifying that the information received from auditors is complete..

Customized media content delivery system and method

Methods, systems, and vehicles are provided that utilize a communication system that may include infotainment systems and telematics systems along with land network and call center functions to target audio content to an occupant of the vehicle, e.g., the driver or a passenger. The systems, methods and vehicle may seamlessly replace broadcast content segments of broadcast programming with targeted content..
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Media content manipulation

Manipulation of media content is described. In one aspect, a media content device can receive input representing one or both of a beginning or end of a playback time of a portion of media that should be excluded from playback.
Sugarlock, Inc.

Speedy clipping

Provided is a system for efficiently creating snippets or clips from media assets without re-encoding the entire portion of already encoded media content falling within the snippet boundaries. The system partitions and encodes the original media asset as set of slices with each slice encoding a different temporal chunk of the media asset.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Apparatus, systems, and methods for integrating digital media content into other digital media content

Some embodiments of the present disclosure provide a content integration system. The content integration system is configured to retrieve a source digital content, retrieve a target digital content, identify a region within the target digital content for placing or integrating the source digital content, and place or integrate the target digital content onto the identified region of the source digital content.
Uru, Inc.

Methods and systems for interaction with digital signage board

A method and a system are provided for interaction with a digital signage board. An electronic device receives, via a transceiver, a first metadata associated with a first grid displayed on the digital signage board that is configured to display a plurality of multimedia content items in a plurality of first cells of the grid.
Xerox Corporation

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 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.. .

Management of information from verified experts

Techniques are described for a system for providing expert information by verified experts in response to currently circulating assertions such as social media postings. In one example, a method includes identifying one or more authors of respective contents issued by one or more registered expert content sources as verified experts associated with tagged topics that are tagged in association with the respective contents.
International Business Machines Corporation

Quantifying social influence

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving social network data associated with a first user of one or more social-networking systems, calculating one or more social influence factors for the first user based on the social network data, where the social influence factors include a size of the first user's audience on the social-networking systems and one or more content-related factors based on social media content generated by the first user on the social-networking systems, determining a social influence score of the first user based upon the social influence factors, and performing an action based on the social influence score of the first user. The social network data may include one or more sizes of the first user's audience on each of the corresponding social-networking systems, and the size of the first user's audience may be based on a sum of the audience sizes..
Facebook, Inc.

Methods, systems, and media for providing media guidance based on detected user events

Methods, systems, and media for providing media guidance are provided. In some implementations, a method for providing media guidance is provided, the method comprising: receiving device data from a mobile device associated with a display device; identifying a media content item being presented on the display device; determining a first indication that the mobile device has been interacted with during the presentation of the media content item; storing a first timestamp corresponding to the first indication; determining a second indication that the interaction with the mobile device has ceased; storing a second timestamp corresponding to the second indication; receiving an indication that the media content item is to be played back; determining, using a hardware processor, a first playback position in the media content item based on the first timestamp; and causing the media content item to be presented from the determined first playback position in response to receiving the indication..
Google Inc.

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems and methods

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated.
Nike, Inc.

Delivery of targeted media content

Technology for a user equipment (ue) is disclosed. The ue can receive a group filter element that includes group information for one or more files or sessions corresponding to targeted media content, which can be associated with a group identification (groupid) element.
Intel Ip Corporation

Interactive content acquisition using embedded codes

Methods and devices are provided to embed a watermark message in a multimedia content to facilitate acquisition of associated information. One such method includes obtaining a server code that is assigned by a registrar entity and identifying a particular domain name that is registered to a registrant entity.
Verance Corporation

Fingerprint layouts for content fingerprinting

A method is disclosed for identifying the media content. The method includes receiving fingerprint media content from a content provider to obtain a first set of fingerprints, the first set of fingerprints including a first subset of fingerprints in a first fingerprint layout and a second subset of fingerprints in a second fingerprint layout.
Sorenson Media, Inc.

Apparatus and providing information in conjunction with media content

An apparatus and method for providing information in conjunction with media content, including a receiver, wherein the receiver receives at least one of a transmission of media content and a broadcast of media content, wherein the media content includes at least one of broadcast media content and entertainment media content, and further wherein the receiver receives information regarding the media content, a processor for processing at least one of the received media content and the received information regarding the media content, a display device for visually displaying the information regarding the media content, and/or a speaker device for audibly announcing the information regarding the media content.. .

Systems and methods for creating custom media channels

There is provided a system including a memory and a processor configured to display a programming guide for a first media channel including a first media content scheduled to play at a first broadcast time and a second media channel including a second media content scheduled to play at a second broadcast time, receive a user input for creating a custom channel, the custom channel including the first media content obtained from the first media channel and the second media content obtained from the second media channel, create a custom content for the custom channel, in response to the user input, by obtaining the first media content from the first media channel at the first broadcast time and obtaining the second media content from the second media channel at the second broadcast time, receive a request for playing the custom channel, and display the custom content of the custom channel on a display.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

System and methods for automatically obtaining cost-efficient access to a media content collection

Systems and methods for automatically obtaining cost-efficient access to a media content collection are provided. A user selection of a media content collection, which consists of a number of media assets, is received.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Automatically determining restored availability of multi-channel media distributors for authentication or authorization

Methods and systems are provided for automatically identifying restored availability of multi-channel media distributors for authentication or authorization. For example, during a period of reduced availability for a multi-channel media distributor, the entitlement service diverts some or all requests from reaching the multi-channel media distributor.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Media content recommendation

Embodiments of the present application disclose a media content recommendation method and device. The method may comprise: receiving recognition information, sent by a client, for identifying target serial media content; identifying the target serial media content according to the recognition information, and searching a media resource database obtained beforehand for at least one target resource address and parameter information of the target serial media content provided by each target resource address, the at least one target resource address being the resource address providing the target serial media content, the parameter information of the target serial media content provided by each target resource address at least including the number of a currently updated episode or chapter of the target serial media content provided by this target resource address; sending, to the client, a prompt message of the at least one target resource address, the prompt message of a target resource address including the parameter information of the target serial media content provided by the target resource address.
Beijing Kingsoft Internet Security Software Co., Ltd.

Personalized multimedia content driven by user preferences

One embodiment may take the form of an apparatus for providing personalized multimedia content to a user of a television system based on the user's preferences. In one implementation, a television receiver of a television system may monitor the habits and usage of the users of the system.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Multi-camera system content capture and management

Synchronization of simultaneously captured media in a multi-camera system is performed using a consistent file structure within the cameras. A primary camera receives a bitmap describing the file and folder utilization of each of one or more secondary cameras.
Gopro, Inc.

System and managing media content

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media distribution system having a controller to identify a plurality of media presentation devices of a user of the media distribution system, identify one or more distribution preferences supplied by the user for distributing media content to the plurality of media presentation devices, receive media content from one of a plurality of media sources of the user, determine a media content type from the received media content, and distribute the received media content to one or more of the plurality of media presentation devices according to the one or more distribution preferences and the media content type. The one or more distribution preferences comprise in part media content distribution arrangements assigned by the user between the plurality of media sources of the user and the plurality of media presentation devices of the user.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

System and leveraging machine learning to deliver time-sensitive content over optimal devices and channels

Systems and methods are described for leveraging machine learning to deliver time-sensitive media content offers to a consumer over an optimal device and channel. In an implementation, a server system transmits media content offers over an optimal device and channel to a user.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Method for controlling multimedia and electronic device

The present disclosure provides a method for controlling multimedia and electronic device, the method includes: configuring a target area and multimedia content to be played in the target area; detecting whether a current geographic location is located in the target area or not; controlling the multimedia device to be turned on, and controlling the multimedia device to start playing the multimedia content when the current geographic location is located in the target area; and controlling the multimedia device to be turned off when the current geographic location is located outside of the target area.. .
Le Shi Internet Information & Technology Corp., Beijing

Webpage media playback

Examples described herein involve facilitating playback of media content via a webpage. An example implementation involves a computing device: identifying one or more playback zones including at least one respective playback device; transmitting, via a web browser, a webpage request; receiving a webpage that includes a link to a media item; modifying the received webpage to include a representation associated with the link; causing, via the web browser, display of the modified webpage; responsive to a selection of the representation, causing display of the option; and responsive to a selection of the option, causing display of a list of the one or more playback zones, wherein at least one playback zone of the one or more playback zones is selectable to cause the media item to be added to the playback queue associated with the at least one playback zone..
Sonos, Inc.

Contextual search for gaming video

Techniques and architectures of a system may provide, among other things, a contextual help video based, at least in part, on the state of play of a user of a video game or the state of other types of interactive media content. For example, such video may be useful for self-learning using contextual video that provides useful information to the player (or a user of interactive media content).
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Generating recommendations for media assets to be displayed with related text content

Certain embodiments involve creating multimedia content with text and media assets that illustrate the text. Multiple sentences are ranked on various features.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

System and detecting abnormality identifiers based on signatures generated for multimedia content elements

A method for detecting abnormality identifiers based on multimedia content element signatures. The method includes causing generation of at least one signature for at least one input multimedia content element, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata representing the concept; comparing the generated at least one signature to a plurality of signatures of a plurality of reference multimedia content elements to determine at least one matching reference multimedia content element; and detecting, based on the comparison, at least one abnormality identifier for the at least one input multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and signature-enhanced multimedia content searching

A method for signature-enhanced multimedia content searching. The method includes searching through a plurality of input multimedia content elements by comparing a query to at least one tag assigned to each input multimedia content element, wherein at least one of the at least one tag assigned to each input multimedia content element is assigned based on at least one signature generated for the input multimedia content element, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata representing the concept..
Cortica, Ltd.

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.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and system for hardware agnostic detection of television advertisements

A system and method for hardware agnostic detection of one or more advertisements broadcasted across one or more channels includes extracting a first set of audio fingerprints and a first set of video fingerprints. The method also includes generating a set of digital signature values corresponding to an extracted set of video fingerprints, and normalizing each frame of a pre-determined number of frames of a video.
Silveredge Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Method and system for supervised and unsupervised detection of television advertisements

A system and method for detecting one or more advertisements broadcast on a channel in real time includes a step of extracting a first set of audio fingerprints and a first set of video fingerprints. The first set of audio fingerprints and the first set of video fingerprints correspond to a media content broadcast on the channel.
Silveredge Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Apparatus and media content presentation

A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, accessing, by a system comprising a processor, a content display configuration corresponding to a plurality of feed selections from a plurality of media content feeds, a plurality of display selections from a plurality of available displays, and a plurality of pairing selections assigning each feed selection of the plurality of feed selections to at least one display selection of the plurality of display selections, and transmitting a plurality of displayable content streams according to the content display configuration. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Mobility Ii Llc

Method and managing viewing of media content

A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, generating parental control information for each of a plurality of users according to options selected from a plurality of media program tags retrieved from a library, detecting a first user of the plurality of users according to biometric information of the first user, identifying the parental control information associated with the first user, tuning to a first media channel responsive to receiving a first request, receiving in the first media channel a first media program tag associated with a first media program, and enabling presentation of the first media program at a presentation device responsive to detecting from the parental control information associated with the first user that the first media program tag is included in a first list of unrestricted media program presentations. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Mobility Ii Llc

Method and system for detection of television advertisements using broadcasting channel characteristics

A system and method for detecting one or more advertisements broadcasted on a channel in real time includes a step of receiving a live feed, with the live feed being associated with a media content broadcast on the channel in real time. The method also includes a step of deriving one or more characteristics associated with one or more properties associated with the channel.
Silveredge Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Method and system of standardizing media content for channel agnostic detection of television advertisements

A system and method for standardizing media content for channel agnostic detection of television advertisements includes normalizing each frame of a video corresponding to broadcast media content on the channel. The method also includes deriving one or more characteristics corresponding to one or more features.
Silveredge Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Media intelligence suite

A device may receive an indication to determine status information associated with a media content delivery of media content. The media content may be delivered via a content delivery system.
Accenture Global Services Limited

Association of user interactions at a first venue with the user for use in a second venue

There is provided a server and method for association of user interactions of a first venue and a second venue. The server including a memory storing a user profile of a user and a hardware processor, wherein the hardware processor may be configured to receive first user interactions of the user with a first system in a first venue, the first user interactions including a request for playing a first media content using the first system in the first venue, store the first user interactions of the user in the user profile of the user in the memory, determine, after storing, the user is in a second venue, retrieve from the user profile, after determining, the first user interactions, and provide, after retrieving, a custom presentation to the user using a second system in the second venue, wherein the custom presentation is based on the first user interactions..
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

System and use of cyclic play queues in a media content environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for use of cyclic play queues in a media content environment. A cyclic list data structure that can be initially populated with a list of media content items to be played at a media device, exposes a cyclic list of sequences of media content items, and supports operations to modify portions of the cyclic list to provide a cyclic play queue of media content items.
Spotify Ab

Methods and systems for generation, curation, and presentation of media collections

Systems and methods are provided for receiving, at a server computer, a plurality of content messages from a plurality of content sources, each content message comprising media content, for each of the plurality of content messages received, associating the media content with a predetermined media collection, and storing the content message in a database. The system and methods further providing for causing the plurality of content messages to be displayed on an operator device with other content messages associated with the media collection, determining that a predetermined trigger related to the media collection has been activated, updating an identifier of the media collection from a first indicator to a second indicator indicating an action needs to be taken on the media collection, and causing the updated identifier with the second indicator to be displayed on an operator device..
Snapchat, Inc.

Systems and methods for managing interactive features associated with multimedia content

Methods and systems for managing interactive features associated with multimedia content are disclosed. One method includes applying a container to multimedia content using one or more computing systems, the container defining an interface through which metadata external to the multimedia content is linked with one or more portions of the multimedia content.
Unisys Corporation

Telecommunications call augmentation system

A method of augmenting a telecommunications call, the method comprising: detecting a telecommunications call event at a user telecommunications device; selecting an item of media content, the item of media content being associated with the calling party; augmenting the call with the item of media content; detecting a user interaction with the device in response to the item of media content; and transmitting information relating to the user interaction to the calling party.. .
Incall Limited

System and providing contextually appropriate overlays

A method and system for providing contextually appropriate overlays. The method includes causing the generation of at least one signature for each of at least one input multimedia content element, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata describing the concept; correlating the concepts represented by the generated signatures to determine at least one context of the at least one input multimedia content element; determining, based on the at least one context of the at least one input multimedia content element, at least one contextually relevant reference multimedia content element, wherein each contextually relevant multimedia content element has a context matching at least one of the determined at least one context above a predetermined threshold; and causing an overlay of the at least one contextually relevant reference multimedia content element on the at least one input multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

Augmented mobile media

In an item of media content, one or more essential segments and one or more non-essential segments are identified. One or more essential segments is selected for inclusion in playback of the item of media content.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

System and recommending trending content based on context

A system and method for method for recommending trending content. The method includes causing generation of at least one signature for each of at least one input multimedia content element, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata describing the concept; comparing the generated signatures to signatures of a plurality of reference multimedia content elements, wherein each reference multimedia content element is associated with a context indicating a trend; determining, based on the comparison, at least one trending multimedia content element of the at least one input multimedia content element; and generating a recommendation notification, wherein the recommendation notification includes at least one of: the at least one trending multimedia content element, and an indication of the at least one trending multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and determining driving decisions 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, trip multimedia content elements captured by at least one sensor deployed in proximity to the vehicle; identifying, based on at least one signature generated for each trip multimedia content element, at least one matching event multimedia content element, wherein each event multimedia content element demonstrates an event and is associated with a corresponding driving decision; and determining, in real-time, at least one driving decision, wherein each determined driving decision is associated with one of the identified at least one event multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and determining analytics based on multimedia content elements

A system and method for determining analytics based on multimedia content elements. The method includes causing generation of at least one signature for at least one input multimedia content element, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata representing the concept; comparing the generated at least one signature to a plurality of signatures of reference multimedia content elements to determine at least one matching reference multimedia content element, wherein each reference multimedia content element is associated with at least one predetermined analytic; and determining, based on the comparison, at least one analytic, wherein the determined at least one analytic includes the at least one predetermined analytic associated with each matching reference multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and customizing a display of a user device based on multimedia content element signatures

A system and method customizing a display of a user device based on multimedia content elements. The method may include detecting a trigger event; identifying a user profile of the user device, wherein the user profile includes one or more signatures indicating a user interest; accessing signatures for a plurality of multimedia content elements; comparing the signatures of at least one of the plurality of multimedia content elements with the one or more signature of the user profile; and customizing the display of the user device, wherein the customized display includes the at least one interesting multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

Multimedia file repair methods and apparatus

Improved methods, systems and apparatus for storing and repairing multimedia files are provided that overcome the limitations of existing multimedia file repair technologies. Backup copies of the multimedia container information associated with given multimedia content data are stored, along with the multimedia content data, on an external storage detachably coupled to a recording device.
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd

System and color beat display in a media content environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for color beat display in a media content environment. A media device, operating as a client device, can receive and play media content provided by a media server, or another system or peer device.
Spotify Ab

System and methods for preventing interruptions due to battery drain during streaming media sessions between devices

A cloud server intermediates in a streaming media session from a source to a receiving device for a media content. Upon determining that time remaining to complete the streaming media session for the media content is greater than time of remaining battery power for the source, the cloud server redirects the streaming media session to the receiving device.
Google Technology Holdings Llc

Tracking-based branching of media content

A method for controlling media content and an apparatus are described. The method comprises providing media content including a plurality of virtual objects and a plurality of triggers, each of the triggers being associated with at least one of the virtual objects; presenting the media content to a plurality of viewers; continuously receiving tracking data of the viewers, matching the tracking data to the triggers; if the tracking data matches at least one trigger, branching the media content into a plurality of branches including a main branch and at least one auxiliary branch, each auxiliary branch associated with at least one viewer; for each matched trigger, automatically adjusting the virtual object(s) associated with the matched trigger in the corresponding auxiliary branch, simultaneously presenting the branches of the media content to respective viewers, and joining the auxiliary branch(es) with the main branch..
Calay Venture S.à R.l.

Network cooperation-based low power type charged broadcasting set-top box and controlling method therefor

A network cooperation-based low power type charged broadcasting set-top box and a controlling method therefor, the set-top box sub-dividing a standby mode of the set-top box into an active standby mode, in which only background functions are processed without processing a main function, and a passive standby mode, in which no functions are processed; extending the passive standby mode occupation time to more than that of the active standby mode; and including a way of transitioning between operating modes by exchanging information regarding the set-top box through an inter-cooperation between a charged broadcasting network and the set-top box, thereby reducing the power consumption of a processor (soc) which processes multimedia contents and minimizing the power consumption while the set-top box is in standby mode.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Television content management with integrated third party interface

Systems, methods and devices manage second screen media content that is associated with live or previously-recorded television programming while the programming is being viewed by a user. A control application provides an html5 or other application program interface (api) that allows advertisers, retailers or other third parties to access the remote control application for providing useful features..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Systems, methods, and devices for scanning broadcasts

The various embodiments disclosed herein provide methods, systems, and devices for capturing broadcast streams, analyzing the broadcast streams to obtain information about the media content transmitted in the broadcast streams, obtaining additional information about the media content if available, and assigning a unique event identifier specific to the instance of broadcast of the broadcast stream and/or media segment transmitted in the broadcast stream. In other embodiments, the unique event identifier is broadcasted to broadcast receiving devices.
Stratosaudio, Inc.

Methods and alerting users to media events of interest using social media analysis

Methods, systems, and computer program products for alerting users to media events of interest using social media analysis are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes collecting user media preferences indicating events of interest to a given user; buffering at least a portion of media content associated with the collected user media preferences of the given user; monitoring social media for one or more events of interest to the given user based on the collected user media preferences of the given user; identifying at least one event that satisfies one or more predefined interest criteria for the given user based on the monitored social media contributions of other parties and the collected user media preferences of the given user; and notifying the given user of the at least one event of interest..
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for live media content matching

Systems and methods for matching live media content are disclosed. At a server, obtaining first media content from a client device, herein the first media content corresponds to a portion of media content being played on the client device, and the first media content is associated with a predefined expiration time; obtaining second media content from one or more content feeds, wherein the second media content also corresponds to a portion of the media content being played on the client device; in accordance with a determination that the second media content corresponds to a portion of the media content that has been played on the client device: before the predefined expiration time, obtaining third media content corresponding to the media content being played on the client device, from the one or more content feeds; and comparing the first media content with the third media content..
Google Inc.

Network-based event recording

A system includes a media device including a processor programmed to receive sensor data indicating a field of view of a user and adjust a field of view of a video capture device in the media device to correspond to the field of view of the user. The processor receives media data from the video capture device and stores the media data, together with metadata including time indicia for each segment in the media data.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Processing of multimedia data

Techniques for providing media content in a broadcast scenario to a streaming player. In order to compensate a problem of variable segment sizes, which leads to the variation in the reception intervals of the media segments, it is proposed to estimate the segment availability time for requesting subsequent media segments.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Method and producing and reproducing augmented reality contents in mobile terminal

A method and an apparatus produce and reproduce augmented reality (ar) contents in a mobile terminal. In the method, contents are produced.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Systems, methods and articles to facilitate cross-channel programmatic purchasing of advertising inventory

Systems and methods for providing an advertisement platform where buyers and sellers can trade advertisement inventory programmatically at local, national, and/or worldwide levels. The advertisement platform server system may include an advertiser facing interface which permits advertisers to generate a request for orders (rfo) for an advertisement campaign which spans multiple advertisement channels.
Wideorbit Inc.

Systems and methods for unobtrusively displaying media content on portable devices

A method of displaying media content on a display screen of a communication device. The method includes receiving an indication of a state transition of a first activity of an application program being executed on a processor of the communication device.
Iqzone, Inc.

Adaptive recommendations of user-generated mediasets

This disclosure relates to adaptive recommendations for user-generated mediasets. A mediaset component provides for users to generate mediasets.
Google Inc.

System and searching based on input multimedia content elements

A system and method for searching based on input multimedia content elements. The method includes obtaining at least one signature for each of at least one input multimedia content element, each signature representing a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata representing the concept; determining, based on the obtained signatures, at least one context of the at least one input multimedia content element; generating, based on the determined at least one context, at least one query; and searching in at least one data source using the generated at least one query..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and identifying trending content based on context

A system and method for identifying trending content based on context. The method includes generating at least one signature for each of a plurality of multimedia content elements, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata describing the concept; correlating the concepts of the generated signatures to determine at least one context of each multimedia content element, wherein each context represents a sentiment; and identifying, based on the determined contexts, at least one trending multimedia content element, wherein the context of each trending multimedia content element meets a sentiment threshold..
Cortica, Ltd.

Systems and methods for dynamically creating hyperlinks associated with relevant multimedia content

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for dynamically creating hyperlinks associated with relevant multimedia content in a computer network. A hyperlink generation module receives an electronic text file from a server.
Tivo Solutions Inc.

Computer-implemented providing multimedia content and device

A computer-implemented method for providing multimedia content and a device are provided. The method includes: acquiring, at one or more computing devices, a keyword; acquiring, at one or more computing devices, a display list, in which the display list includes at least one display result acquiring, at one or more computing devices, multimedia content related to the keyword in the at least one display result according to the keyword; and providing, at one or more computing devices, the multimedia content in a corresponding display result in the display list.
Beijing Baidu Netcom Science And Technology Co. Ltd.

Content management platform and device for displaying subscription and user-commissioned content

The invention relates to providing user-commissioned multimedia content, subscription-based multimedia content, and other types of multimedia content displayed through one or more user display devices that may be remotely controlled by different devices over a network and by different users. A system may control functionality and content of a digital picture frame device and other types of display devices.
Electric Objects, Inc

System and determining parameters based on multimedia content

A system and method for determining parameters based on multimedia content. The method includes generating at least one signature for at least one multimedia content element, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata describing the concept; analyzing the generated at least one signature, wherein the analysis includes matching the generated at least one signature to a plurality of other signatures; and determining, based on the analysis, at least one parameter for each multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and methods for determining access permissions on personalized clusters of multimedia content elements

A method and system for determining access permissions to personalized clusters of multimedia content elements are provided. The method includes receiving a permission index designating at least the content description of at least one personalized cluster and an authentication factor; analyzing the content description; checking if there is at least one personalized cluster that matches the analyzed content description; and generating privacy metadata for each matching personalized cluster, wherein the privacy metadata includes at least the authentication factor associated with the respective content description matching the personalized cluster, wherein the generate privacy metadata determines access permission to the matching personalized cluster..
Cortica, Ltd.

Centralized media marketplace

A centralized media marketplace system for data preservation, maintenance, collection, archiving and distributing digital audio and video media assets from one or more sources. The centralized media system having a media library, a metadata repository, and a syndication and pay-per-view marketplace for inputting, acquiring, managing and distributing media content over a wide area network.

Presenting content items and performing actions with respect to content items

A method for presenting content items includes receiving, by a user device, a request for a media content item hosted by a content sharing platform, and providing, by the user device, a graphical user interface (gui) comprising a first gui portion having a first media player to play the requested media content item, and a second gui portion having a second media player to play an additional media content item associated with a particular portion of the requested media content item. The method further includes in response to the first media player beginning to play the particular portion of the requested media content item, causing the second media player to play the additional media content item..
Google Inc.

Method and providing adaptable media content in a communication network

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for determining an emotional characteristic associated with a user according to biologic information received from a mobile communication device, receiving, from the mobile communication device, availability information associated with the user, modifying a first version of a media selection according to the emotional characteristic of the user to generate a second version of the media selection, and transmitting the second version of the media selection to the mobile communication device associated with the user for presentation at the mobile communication device. The modifying can include selecting, for inclusion in the second version of the media selection, a first portion of the first version of the media selection corresponding to the emotional characteristic.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

Content display controls based on environmental factors

Approaches are described for controlling and filtering the display of content by computing devices. In particular, a mobile computing device can adjust the playing of media content (e.g., audio, video, images, games, ringtones) according to situational appropriateness and other environmental factors occurring around the device.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Wireless speaker system

An audio playback device may include a speaker configured to play media content, at least one interface including a switch, a transceiver configured to one of transmit the media content to first audio playback device and receive the media content from a second audio playback device; and a controller configured to receive a signal indicative of a user input that is received at the switch for a time duration and to one of transmit the media content to the second audio playback device via the transceiver for playback of the media content at the second audio playback device and to receive the media content from the second audio playback device via the transceiver based on the time duration.. .
Harman International Industries, Inc.

Systems and methods for video streaming based on conversion of a target key frame

In a computing device for streaming media content, information relating to a video bitstream is transmitted to a client device for displaying a user interface. An input signal is received from the client device indicating a desired start time in the video bitstream.
Cyberlink Corp.

Service signaling recovery for multimedia content using embedded watermarks

Methods, devices, systems and computer program products facilitate accessing metadata associated with a primary audio visual content. Upon reception of a primary content, one or more watermark messages are extracted from the primary content obtain a server code and an interval code.
Verance Corporation

Media channel identification with video multi-match detection and disambiguation based on time of broadcast

Disclosed herein are methods and systems to help disambiguate channel identification in a scenario where fingerprint data of media content being rendered by a media presentation device matches multiple reference fingerprints corresponding respectively with multiple different channels. Upon detecting such a multi-match, a server or other entity will perform disambiguation based at least in part on a comparison of time of broadcast of the media content being rendered by the media presentation device with time of broadcast of the media content represented by the reference fingerprints.
Gracenote, Inc.

Media channel identification with multi-match detection and disambiguation based on location

Disclosed are methods and systems involving location-based disambiguation of media channel identification, in a scenario where a fingerprint of media content being rendered by a media presentation device matches multiple reference fingerprints corresponding respectively with multiple different media channels. Upon detecting such a multi-match situation, a server or other entity will use a location of the media presentation device as a basis to disambiguate between the matching reference fingerprints and thus to determine the channel on which the media content being rendered by the media presentation device is arriving..
Gracenote, Inc.

Presenting media content from multiple, distinct media content sources

Techniques described herein may be used to provide a media program (e.g., a television program, a sporting event, a movie, advertisement, etc.) to a user by obtaining portions of the media program from multiple, distinct media content sources. A client device, such as a set-top-box (stb), may receive present an ongoing media program to a user.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

System and segment relevance detection for digital content using multimodal correlations

A system and method for media content evaluation based on combining multi-modal inputs from the audiences that may include reactions and emotions that are recorded in real-time on a frame-by-frame basis as the participants are watching the media content is provided. The real time reactions and emotions are recorded in two different campaigns with two different sets of people and which include different participants for each.
Monet Networks, Inc.

Media channel identification with video multi-match detection and disambiguation based on audio fingerprint

Disclosed are methods and systems to help disambiguate channel identification in a scenario where a video fingerprint of media content matches multiple reference video fingerprints corresponding respectively with multiple different channels. Given such a multi-match situation, an entity could disambiguate based on an audio component of the media content, such as by further determining that an audio fingerprint of the media content at issue matches an audio fingerprint of just one of the multiple channels, thereby establishing that that is the channel on which the media content being rendered by the media presentation device is arriving..
Gracenote, Inc.

Media channel identification with multi-match detection and disambiguation based on single-match

Disclosed herein are methods and systems to help disambiguate channel identification in a scenario where fingerprint data of media content matches multiple reference fingerprints corresponding respectively with multiple different channels. Upon detecting such a multi-match, a server or other entity will perform disambiguation based on a determination that a segment of the fingerprint data matches a reference fingerprint corresponding with just a single channel, such as a reference fingerprint representing commercial or news programming content specific to just the single channel.
Gracenote, Inc.

Method and system for detecting and responding to changing of media channel

A computing system receives from a media presentation device a query fingerprint stream representing media content being presented by the media presentation device, where the query fingerprint stream has been determined to represent a first channel. The computing system then detects that a threshold mismatch exists between the received query fingerprint stream and a reference fingerprint stream representing the first channel, thus indicating a likelihood that the media presentation device has transitioned from presenting the first channel to presenting a second channel.
Gracenote, Inc.

Synchronizing playback of digital media content

A guest digital device joins a playback session hosted by a host digital device and synchronizes playback of digital media content with playback on the host digital device. This enables multiple users to listen to or view media at the same time on their respective devices.
Amp Me Inc.

System to communicate media

A system for communicating media is disclosed. Such a system may include, for example, a media broken into a plurality of independent segment files that may represent sequential portions of the media.
Affinity Labs Of Texas, Llc

Server, method and computer program product for adaptive streaming of media content to a client

Embodiments of the invention relate to a server, method and computer program product for adaptive streaming to a client. The media content is encoded as at least two streams having a different quality level, each stream comprising consecutive segments.
Alcatel Lucent

Social dialogue listening, analytics, and engagement system and method

Embodiments of social media listening, analytics, and engagement systems and method are described herein where a system user may listen to and analyze social media content based on one or more key terms. The system may expand the key terms and listen to additional social media content based on the expanded terms.
Liquid Grids

System and efficient identification of developmental anomalies

A system and method for identifying developmental anomalies. The method includes obtaining a first set of at least one multimedia content element showing at least one crop and captured using a first set of at least one capturing parameter; obtaining normal development data for the at least one crop, wherein the normal development data represents at least one normal development characteristic of the at least one crop; analyzing, via machine vision, the first set of at least one multimedia content element to identify a first set of at least one characteristic of the at least one crop; determining, based on the first set of at least one characteristic and the normal development data, whether a suspected anomaly is identified; and verifying if the suspected anomaly is an anomaly using a second set of at least one multimedia content element captured using a second set of at least one capturing parameter..
Prospera Technologies, Ltd.

Method of targeting web-based advertisements

Embodiments of the invention provide a computer-implemented method of participating in a web-based content provision process, e.g. An ad-bidding process for proposing an ad to serve for an ad impression.
Realeyes OÜ

Audience migration information

A server machine obtains media content information and event records, which include session data. The session data including consumer identifiers identifying consumers, and content provider identifiers identifying media stations.
Iheartmedia Management Services, Inc.

System and per-viewing and per-timeframe commerce

A method for per-viewing and per-timeframe commerce includes: creating and transmitting, over a network, by a server-side computing device, a message or packet comprising one or more of user's unique identifier, selected viewing identifier, customization preferences of the user, media content unique identifier, per-viewing identifier, per-timeframe identifier, and sub-account preferences of the user, of one or more of media content and product merchandise, the customization preferences and sub-account preferences of the user obtained by the client device, and customized by the server-side computing device, the per-viewing identifier and per-timeframe identifier, processed by the server-side computing device computing device using one or more of a media content provider's unique identifier and media content database, obtained by a client device, to display tile images associated with the media content unique identifier, and streamed or downloaded, over the network, to a client-side playback device that is substantially synchronized with the server-side computing device.. .

Method and device for reproducing content

Provided is a device including: a display unit configured to display handwritten content based on an analog handwritten input of a user; a user input unit that receives a user input of selecting a portion of the handwritten content displayed on the display unit; and a control unit reproduces a segment of multimedia content, which corresponds to the portion of the handwritten content, from the multimedia content synchronized with the handwritten content.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Controlling access to secured media content

A technique includes controlling access to secured media content. The access control includes, in response to a principal attempting to access secured media content, challenging authentication of the principal to access the secured media.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp

Methods and systems for generation, curation, and presentation of media collections

Systems and methods are provided for receiving, at a server computer, a plurality of content messages from a plurality of content sources, each content message comprising media content and associated with a predetermined media collection, for each of the plurality of content messages received, analyzing each of the plurality of content messages to determine a quality score for each of the plurality of content messages, and storing each of the plurality of content messages in a database along with the quality score for each of the plurality of content messages. The systems and methods further provided for receiving, from an operator device, a threshold percentage for the media collection, determining a subset of the plurality of content messages associated with the media collection to be made available to the operator device based on the threshold percentage received from the operator device and the quality score for each of the plurality of content messages, and causing only the subset of the plurality of content messages associated with media collection to be displayed on the operator device for the media collection..
Snapchat, Inc.

Prioritizing media content requests

Examples described herein may include a computing device receiving, from a first playback device, a request for first media content associated with a first playback operation. The computing device sends, to the first playback device, the first media content, and while sending that content, receives, from a second playback device, a request for second media content associated with a second playback operation, this request including information characterizing the second playback operation.
Sonos, Inc.

Sharing of multimedia content

There is provided mechanisms for sharing multimedia content. A method performed by a sharing device comprises acquiring at least one of a current multimedia content segment and a current state of a screen sharing application executed by the sharing device.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Sharing media content

Among other things, a method includes receiving, from a user of a user interface of a media authoring application, first settings specifying a destination for media content authored in the media authoring application, the destination selected from a set of destinations supported by the media authoring application, and second settings specifying a set of media characteristics of media content authored in the media authoring application, and generating data representing a user interface element usable to provide media content authored in the media authoring application to the destination specified in the first settings at the set of media characteristics specified in the second settings.. .
Apple Inc.

Methods, systems, and media for creating and updating a group of media content items

Methods, systems, and media for identifying and updating a group of media content items are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving indications of filtering criteria; identifying a first collection of media content items, wherein the first collection of media content items includes media content items associated with a particular topic; identifying a first group of candidate media content items, wherein the first group of candidate media content items includes media content items not included in the first collection of media content items; creating a second collection of media content items by applying the stored filtering criteria to the first collection of media content items and the first group of candidate media content items; and causing a user interface that indicates the second collection of media content items and the identifier of the collection of media content items to be presented..
Google Inc.

Multimedia location trends management

A computer implemented method for the management of multimedia contents based on the location trends of a system is disclosed. In one of the embodiment, an adaptive method is used to query, display, organize, interact and rate the multimedia contents based on the target location criteria with the purpose of providing a location trending presentation.

Method, apparatus and article for delivering media content via a user-selectable narrative presentation

A narrative includes a number of serially connected narrative segments combined by a director or editor in a defined sequence to tell a story. Quite frequently a number of different narrative segments are available to the director or editor.
Mindsightmedia, Inc.

Crowd sourced dynamic generation of trick mode data

Generating trick mode data from streaming media content is described herein. A media device receives streaming media content.
Roku, Inc.

Media content download time

A system can include a memory to store machine readable instructions. The system can also include a processing unit to access the memory and execute the machine readable instructions.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp

Methods and systems of dynamic content analysis

Methods and systems of dynamic content analysis for categorizing media contents are provided. Data regarding the media contents that a user is watching on one or more devices is obtained, and the environment in which the user is watching the media contents may be captured.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Playing control method and terminal

A playing control method and a terminal are provided. The method includes the following.
Shenzhen Skyworth Software Co.,ltd

System and delivering interactive trigger events

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a media processor identifies a first key and a second key associated with media content received over a network, and prepares a display object according to the first key that includes a selectable object. The media processor transmits a request to a remote server including the second key; the server returns first additional content and control code associated with the second key.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Fingerprinting media content using hashing

A server device includes memory to store: a database of frame fingerprints ordered sequentially by media item number and frame number for media items, and a hash table containing (key, value) entries each including a hashed frame fingerprint and index number(s) to the database. A processor coupled to the memory is to, for an input set of hashed frame fingerprints, select a most recent hashed frame fingerprint.
Sorenson Media, Inc.

Fast start of streaming digital media playback with deferred license retrieval

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for deferring license retrieval when streaming digital media content. The perceived delay between the time a user selects the protected digital media content to when playback of the protected digital media content begins is reduced because retrieval and playback of an unprotected version of a portion of the digital media content starts before the license and protected version of the digital media content is received.
Netflix, Inc.

Automatic delivery of media content to a device

A method includes generating, at a media device, a user profile based on first data received from a portable device. The first data indicates media content sent to a display device of the portable device by an application on the portable device.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc

Methods, systems and media for presenting a virtual operating system on a display device

Methods, systems, and media for presenting a virtual operating system on a display device are provided. In some implementations, a method for presenting a virtual operating system user interface (virtual os ui) is provided, the method comprising: receiving a request to provide the virtual os ui for a display coupled to a media receiving device; selecting applications; generating the virtual os ui including the applications; causing the media receiving device to present the virtual os ui on the display; receiving signals from a remote control to select a second application; executing the second application; causing the media receiving device to present the second application on the display; receiving signals from the remote control to select media content; causing the media receiving device to request the selected media content; and causing the media receiving device to present the requested media content using the display..
Google Inc.

Re-sharing media content on a network

Implementations generally relate to the sharing of media content. In some implementations, a method includes providing a grid view in a user interface, where the grid view displays media content items that have been shared in a network.
Sony Network Entertainment International Llc

Mobile media content delivery

A system and method are disclosed for managing the wireless delivery of streaming media content to a user equipment (ue) device. A ue device establishes a network connection with a local wireless network, which in turn is associated with a wireless network region with a corresponding data infrastructure server.
Blackberry Limited

Multi-streaming multimedia data

A method for multi-streaming multimedia content data over a network to affiliated client devices is provided. A manifest including a list of universal resource indicators (uris) for different segments of multimedia content data for selected primary multimedia content and a list of uris for different segments of multimedia content data for at least one alternate multimedia content related to and different from the selected primary multimedia content is built and made available for download over the network with a transfer protocol.
Google Technology Holdings Llc

System and client-initiated playlist shuffle in a media content environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for client-initiated playlist shuffle in a media content environment. A shuffle logic is configured to provide a shuffle order for a plurality of media content items, including associating each media content item with a placement interval within which the media content item can be placed, and a weight that determines the average position of the placement interval; associating each media content item with a random value that indicates a random offset or position within its placement interval; calculating an ordering score for each media content item based on its weight plus its random offset into its placement interval; collecting indications for the plurality of media content item that reflect their ordering scores; and placing the plurality of media content items into the shuffle order, for subsequent playback by a media device..
Spotify Ab

Systems and methods for tiling optically narrowcast signals

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

Voice control of a media playback system

A voice input comprising a command word, one or more media variable instances, and one or more zone variable instances is received. A media playback system command which corresponds to the command word is determined.
Sonos, Inc.

Techniques for determining absolute color values for multimedia content elements

A system and method for determining at least one absolute color value for a target area. The method includes configuring a light source to emit light toward the target area, wherein the target area includes at least one crop; causing a capturing device to capture at least one artificial illumination multimedia content element showing the at least one crop in the target area while the light source emits the light; receiving, from the capturing device, the captured at least one artificial illumination multimedia content element; analyzing, via machine vision, the captured at least one artificial illumination multimedia content element; and determining, based on the analysis, at least one absolute color value of the at least one crop, wherein the at least one absolute color value is utilized to calibrate a plant monitoring system..
Prospera Technologies, Ltd.

System and distributing multimedia content

A portable web widget for distribution of multimedia content over a computer communications network, the web widget adapted for viral distribution and execution in a web browser on a client device wherein the widget includes a content retrieval component communicatively coupled to an application server over the computer communications network, the content retrieval component configured to retrieve one or more multimedia display files and metadata into an embedded electronic commerce store in the web widget after it enters an active operational mode, the widget also including a content preview component configured to enable a streamed execution of a portion of the multimedia content files associated with each of the multimedia display files from a multimedia content distribution system executing on the application server, and a transaction processing component operative to execute and complete a commercial transaction in the embedded electronic commerce store pertaining to the multimedia content files.. .

Displaying media content on portable devices based upon user interface state transitions

A method of displaying media content on a display screen of a communication device including a processor and a memory including program code, an application program, and a user application. The application program includes a plurality of activities associated with a plurality of display windows rendered by the display screen.
Iqzone, Inc.

Digital media content comparator

A system for acquiring digital content identified in a celebrity content list without disclosing the list, includes a database storing at least one celebrity content list, the list being associated with a particular celebrity and identifying digital content selected by the celebrity. A request is received from a user's computing device for a specific quantity of content associated with a particular celebrity content list and the particular celebrity content list is retrieved from the database.

System and assigning multimedia content elements to users

A method and system for assigning a multimedia content element to a user. The method includes generating at least one signature to the multimedia content element; determining, based on the generated at least one signature, whether the multimedia content element exists in a database; and assigning a unique identifier of the user to the multimedia content element, when it is determined that the multimedia content element does not exist in the database..
Cortica, Ltd.

Shortening multimedia content

A method to display a representation of multimedia content that includes a progress bar. The method includes shortening a portion of the multimedia content having a start time and an end time from an original length to a shortened length based on a received indication and modifying the progress bar to represent the shortened portion of the multimedia content.
International Business Machines Corporation

Perceptual characteristic similarity for item replacement in media content

Systems and techniques for employing perceptual characteristic similarity for item replacement in media content are presented. The system can include an identification component, a matching component and a replacement component.
Google Inc.

Systems and methods for controlling color temperature

Controlling the color temperature of a composite light source including at least one discrete-spectrum light source is disclosed. For example, the color temperature of a composite light source including at least one discrete-spectrum light source may be determined and/or adjusted based on one or more of the ambient color temperature of a space, the actual temperature of the space, the relative brightness of the space, the occupancy of the space, a time clock, a demand response command (e.g., from an electrical utility), the absolute location of the composite light source, the location of the composite light source relative to other light sources, inputs from a camera or other external devices, the operation of appliances or other machines in the vicinity of the composite light source, media content being utilized in the vicinity of the composite light source, and/or other sensor inputs..
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Notifying users that were early consumers of popular media content

Systems and methods are provided for notifying a user regarding early consumption of a popular content item. In one or more aspects, a system includes an identification component configured to identify a user that was among a first x percentage of users to access a content item that is ranked as a popular content item based in part on total number of times the content item was previously accessed, a notification generation component configured to generate a notification identifying the user as being among the first x percentage of users to access the popular content item, and a notification posting component configured to send the notification to a device or an account of the user..
Google Inc.

Method and computer program product for selectively displaying advertisments during media playback

A method and computer program product for creating an end media file and/or selectively displaying advertisements during playback of media. Beneficially, such a system, method, and computer program product would create unique interactive marketing capabilities for a media provider and enhance the media content viewing experience for a viewer.

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

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

Method, computer program product and server for streaming media content from a server to a client

Embodiments of the invention relate to a server for streaming media content to a client and a corresponding method and computer program product. The media content is encoded as at least one stream, wherein the stream is divided into consecutive segments.
Alcatel Lucent

Injecting streaming media into a playlist

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for determining that a user is playing a playlist on a wireless device, offering an insertion opportunity to a third party, receiving a request from the third party to insert a media content into the playlist, wherein the media content is not part of the playlist, and injecting the media content into the playlist without the user's intervention. Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for receiving information about a user playing a playlist on a wireless device, determining, based on the information, a media content for the user, wherein the media content is not part of the playlist, and requesting a playlist service provider to inject the media content into the playlist, without the user's intervention..
Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.

Content comparison testing on linear media streams

A method is disclosed to include receiving first viewership information for a media segment displayed on a first electronic device, the first viewership information including a first viewership event associated with the media segment, where media content includes at least the media segment. The method can include receiving second viewership information for an overlay content segment displayed on a second electronic device, the second viewership information comprising a second viewership event associated with the overlay content segment.
Sorenson Media, Inc.

Synchronizing multiple over the top streaming clients

Systems and methods for synchronizing the playback of ott or other time sensitive content on multiple playback devices is disclosed. The systems and methods include receiving time information based on a network time source in the playback devices.
Sonic Ip, Inc.



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
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