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Content delivery network request handling in wireless communication systems
A wireless communication network serves media content to a wireless communication device. The wireless communication network receives registration notices for the wireless communication device from downstream content delivery networks (dcdns) when the wireless communication device registers with the dcdns.
Sprint Communications Company L.p.


Single button selection to facilitate actions in a communications network
Single button selection to facilitate actions in a communications network are provided herein. In one embodiment, a method can comprise facilitating, by a network device of a wireless network and comprising a processor, a first transmission of a multimedia content stream to a communications device.
The Directv Group, Inc.


Media content distribution
A method includes receiving media content at a media server and encoding the media content to form a first content stream. The method includes encoding an audio portion of the media content to form a second content stream having a first bit rate.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


Attention diverter responsive to determination of viewer and content
Aspects provide for attention diversion selection and presentment in response to observer identity and content attributes executes steps on a computer processor. In response to determining that a portion of content that has objectionable content with respect to a first observer of a presentation of media content will be presented to the first observer and to a second observer over an upcoming future presentation period of time, a computer processor selects a competing sensory stimulus that is indicated as interesting to the first observer and sufficiently distracting during the future time period that it will interfere with comprehension by the first observer of an objectionable attribute of the objectionable content portion as a function of historical data applicable to the first observer.
International Business Machines Corporation


Tv mode change in accordance with number of viewers present
This application is directed to changing a tv operating mode based on a potential relationship among viewers of a connected tv. In some implementations, a method includes: determining viewer identities and identifying the potential relationship among the viewers or a subset of the viewers; in accordance with a determination that the potential relationship allows the viewers to share private information, placing or maintaining the connected tv in or into a first operating mode that is unrelated to media content being displayed and allows personal information to be displayed on the connected tv; and in accordance with a determination that the potential relationship does not allow the viewers to share private information, placing or maintaining the connected tv in or into a second operating mode that is unrelated to the media content and does not allow personal information to be displayed on the connected tv..
Google Llc


Methods and systems to meter media content presented on a wireless communication device
An example apparatus to monitor media that is presented via a mobile device includes: an application monitor to determine when media presentation software is being executed by the mobile device; and a metering information collector to collect at least one of a signature or a code of the media presented by the media presentation software based on the media presentation software being executed by the mobile device.. .
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


Methods and systems to meter media content presented on a wireless communication device
An example apparatus to generate media metering information includes a display to present selectable options for a user to select one of a plurality of levels of anonymity to be used in association with generating the media metering information indicative of media content presentations; a processor to access an anonymity selection of one of the levels of anonymity, the levels of anonymity including no anonymity, partial anonymity, and total anonymity; and a metering information generator to generate the media metering information in association with the anonymity selection.. .
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


Content-adaptive digital content adjustment method and system
Disclosed herein is a content-adaptive digital media content adjustment system, method and architecture. Playback rate of a media content item comprising audio and video content can be increased by removing a portion of the content item's audio content and a corresponding portion of the content item's video content.
Oath Inc.


System and automatically selecting encoding/decoding for streaming media
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for encoding media content based on network quality of service parameters. A system configured to practice the method determines quality of service parameters for a network between a media server and a media client.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


Providing options to live stream multimedia content
In one embodiment, a set-top box determines whether to communicate a notification to a user device to live stream multimedia content. The notification comprises an option to initiate live streaming of the multimedia content.
The Directv Group, Inc.


Scene-aware selection of filters and effects for visual digital media content

Provided are mechanisms and processes for scene-aware selection of filters and effects for visual digital media content. In one example, a digital media item is analyzed with a processor to identify one or more characteristics associated with the digital media item, where the characteristics include a physical object represented in the digital media item.
Fyusion, Inc.

Method and distributing media content

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, initializing a boundary estimate for an optimization of a linear programming model describing a network of media servers for servicing requests for media content items from subscriber devices, where the boundary estimate is an estimate of an infeasible solution of the linear programming model, and calculating iteratively, using an exponential potential function, additional boundary estimates for the linear programming model, wherein the calculating resolves to an improved boundary estimate that corresponds to placement of copies of the media content items at the media servers subject to a set of constraints on storage capacity of media servers and on bandwidth for communication links in the network. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Transport path-aware quality of service for mobile communications

Embodiments provide quality of service for media content delivery over capacity-constrained communications links to user devices by exploiting usage models and path awareness. For example, one or more uncongested beams can be identified as preceding one or more congested beams (e.g., by computing a congestion map) along a predicted transport path of a user device moving through a multi-beam satellite communications system.
Viasat, Inc.

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.

Methods and systems for generating holographic animations

Methods and systems are described herein for improved techniques for consuming and interacting with media content. Specifically, the media guidance application may generate holographic animations that move from a holographic structure from which a user has selected a media asset and direct the user to a display device capable of presenting the media asset.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Enhanced digital media platform with user control of application data thereon

A method includes, through a digital platform, encoding a digital media file related to a message from a publisher with decodable data, generating a modified digital media file therefrom, capturing, through a client application of a mobile device of a client user, the modified digital media file playing on a broadcasting device to generate capture data therefrom, and generating a response action of the client user based on analyzing the capture data. The method also includes associating the response action to the message of the publisher, automatically interpreting, through the client application, the modified digital media file to decode the decodable data therein, enabling initiation of the response action without interrupting an experience of concurrent sensing of media content through the broadcasting device by the client user, and providing a capability to the client user to control data thereof generated through the initiated response action..

User segment identification based on similarity in content consumption

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for identifying user segments. In particular, the systems and methods described herein evaluate user session logs to gather media content consumption history information associated with a plurality of users.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Asynchronous advertising

A podcast system and method are provided to select and deliver media ads over a network to a user device and to insert the media ads in media content subscribed to and delivered over the network to the user device. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc

Media content analysis system and method

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

Secure recording and rendering of encrypted multimedia content

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

Cognitive notification for mental support

Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting a change in a person's mental state using biometric data and correlated social media content, and notifying a caregiver based on the detected change. A method includes: monitoring, by a computer device, biometric data of a user; monitoring, by the computer device, social media content of the user; determining, by the computer device and based on the biometric data and the social media content, that the user has experienced a changed mental state; and notifying, by the computer device, a caregiver of the changed mental state..
International Business Machines Corporation

System and navigating a field of view within an interactive media-content item

A system and method for providing an interactive media content with explorable content on a computing device that includes rendering a field of view within a navigable media content item; rendering at least one targetable object within the media content item; through a user input mechanism, receiving a navigation command; navigating the field of view within the media based at least in part on the received user input mechanism; detecting a locking condition based, at least in part, on of the targetable object being in the field of view and entering a object-locked mode with the targetable object; and in the object-locked mode, automatically navigating the field of view to substantially track the targetable object of the object-locked mode.. .
Google Technology Holdings Llc

Distributed healthcare communication system

A graphical audio station of a nurse call system is operable to permit a user to perform one or more of the following functions: establish a two-way voice communication link with another computer device in another patient and/or with a another computer device located in another staff work area and/or with a wireless communication device carried by caregiver and/or with a telephone of the healthcare facility; broadcast a voice page to a group of other selected computer devices; compose and send a text message to a portable device that is carried by a caregiver and that has wireless communication capability; browse web pages and/or view multimedia content, such as videos, hosted on servers of the healthcare facility and/or that are accessible via the internet; view and/or acknowledge and/or answer and/or cancel alerts or nurse calls originating in a plurality of patient rooms.. .
Hill-rom Services, Inc.

Automatic performance or cancellation of scheduled recording

A machine controls a device configured to record media content in accordance with a recording schedule. The machine detects that the device is scheduled to record first media content.
Opentv, Inc.

System and controlling media content capture for live video broadcast production

A system and method is provided for minimizing delay time for controlling media content capture during live video broadcast production. The system includes a video production receiver that receives media content streams from one or more cameras that includes live media content captured by the cameras and encoded in a first encoding format.
Gvbb Holdings S.a.r.l.

System and a generating personalized playlist of highlights of recorded multimedia content

Disclosed herein is a system and method for generating personalized playlist of highlights of plurality of recorded multimedia content. One or more recorded multimedia content is selected based on relative scores assigned to each of the plurality of recorded multimedia content based on predetermined configurable rules and profile information of the user.
Wipro Limited

Luminance comfort prediction and adjustment

One or more levels of maladaptation are calculated relative to frames of media content having abrupt jumps from periods of low illumination to bright illumination when visual acuity may be lost and/or discomfort may be experienced. These levels of maladaptation may be correlated with subjectively determined levels of perceived luminance discomfort.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Circular visual representation of media content

According to one implementation, a system for visualizing media content includes a computing platform including a hardware processor and a system memory, storing a content visualization software code. The hardware processor is configured to execute the content visualization software code to receive a media file, parse the media file to identify a primary content and metadata describing the primary content, and analyze the metadata to determine representative features of the primary content.
Disney Enterprises Inc.

Data processing system for managing activities linked to multimedia content when the multimedia content is changed

An activity management system is configured to allow users to access multimedia content where the multimedia content is divided in to segments. While a user is viewing or interacting with the multimedia content, the user can submit one or more activities (e.g., comments, questions, replies, or reactions) using a graphical user interface.
Understory, Llc

Conditional playing of advertisements based on monitered user activity levels

Systems and methods for providing an advertisement user based on monitored user activity levels and user engagement levels. A monitoring component monitors user interaction with a device at which media content is being played.
Google Inc.

Multimedia content distribution and recommendation system

A multimedia content distribution system can receive and store multimedia content items from content providers. The system may also receive and store content distribution information from a variety of different data sources that is related to the multimedia content items and the distribution of the multimedia content items.
Accenture Global Solutions Limited

Automated extraction tools and their use in social content tagging systems

The present invention relates to novel methods, tools and systems that provide for true automatic tagging of social content that overcome the deficiencies of existing techniques, and their requirement of static tag creation. In particular, the present invention relates to automated extraction tools and their use in creating tags through automated analysis of social media content, and further using the created tags in systems to associate the tag with the original content, e.g., based on user settings..

Location-based generation of multimedia content

One or more embodiments described herein can provide for location-based generation of multimedia content. In some embodiments a system comprises: a first generation component configured to generate a first set of multimedia content corresponding to a first location of a vehicle; a second generation component configured to generate a second set of multimedia content corresponding to a second location of the vehicle; an interaction component configured to facilitate generation of detailed information associated with a first subset of multimedia content of the first set of multimedia content or a second subset of multimedia content of the second set of multimedia content based on a set of received input data; and a presentation component configured to display the first set of multimedia content, the second set of multimedia content, the first subset of multimedia content or the second subset of multimedia content at a user interface..

Systems for dynamic resistance training

Systems and methods for dynamic resistance training are provided that include the use of a dynamic force module. The dynamic force module includes an actuator and controller adapted to control the actuator according to a force profile that specifies the relationship between an operational parameter of the actuator and a measured parameter associated with a user performing an exercise.
Liftlab, Inc.

Wireless network architecture for providing media content

A method includes receiving, at a base station from a first mobile device, where the first data request is associated with first data of a first data type. The method includes, based on the first data type of the first data, transmitting the first data to the first mobile device.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc

Multimedia content search system

Techniques described herein enable a service to receive search requests from client systems and perform an integrated search across databases containing informational data for broadcast content and broadband content. The service receives the search request from the client device and formulates a query for at least one broadband database and at least one partner broadcast database.
Tivo Solutions Inc.

Contextual user interface based on media playback

A contextual user interface based on playback of media content is described. An assistant device can determine that a display device (e.g., television) within its environment is playing back media content on different channels.
Essential Products, Inc.

Contextual user interface based on media playback

A contextual user interface based on playback of media content is described. An assistant device can determine that a display device (e.g., television) within its environment is playing back media content on different channels.
Essential Products, Inc.

Coax server acting as proxy between coax transmission infrastructure and internet protocol (ip) transmission infrastructure for media content

A coax server acts as a proxy between a coax transmission infrastructure and an internet protocol (ip) transmission infrastructure. An incoming request is received from a particular one of a plurality of coax client devices on the coax infrastructure.
Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.

Contextual user interface based on shared activities

A contextual user interface based on shared activities is described. An assistant device can determine that a display device (e.g., television) within its environment is playing back media content via a channel watched by a user.
Essential Products, Inc.

Method and system for controlling a user receiving device using voice commands

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that performs operations including receiving one or more media processor commands generated by a voice processing system that synthesizes the one or more media processor commands according to voice data provided by a portable device by way of an adapter, and executing the one or more media processor commands to generate an updated presentation of media content. The adapter converts a first radio frequency (rf) signal to a second rf signal comprising the voice data, the first rf signal generated by the portable device according to a first rf protocol, the second rf signal conforming to a second rf protocol that differs from the first rf protocol, and the second rf signal comprising routing information to route the voice data to the voice processing system.
The Directv Group, Inc.

Contextual, two way remote control

A mobile device is coupled to a computer system configured to access media content sources and play media content items provided thereby on a media device. The mobile device receives a first control specification that includes a plurality of first information items each associated with one of the media content sources and a first action definition.
Google Llc

Contextual, two way remote control

This application is directed to enabling interaction between computer devices. A first computer device is configured to access internet-based media content sources and play media content items provided thereby on a media device.
Google Llc

Media production system with score-based display feature

In one aspect, an example method includes (i) selecting, by a computing system, a media content item from a set of multiple media content items; (ii) identifying, by the computing system, a set of operations that a media production system and/or a media broadcast system performed in connection with the selected media content item; (iii) for each operation in the identified set of operations, determining, by the computing system, a respective operation score; (iv) using, by the computing system, the one or more determined operation scores to determine a media content item score of the selected media content item; (v) repeating (i)-(iv) above for each remaining media content item in the set of multiple media content items; and (vi) displaying a reference to each media content item in the set of multiple media content items, wherein the displayed references are arranged based on the determined media content item scores.. .
Tribune Broadcasting Company, Llc

Media access policy and control management

Embodiments for media access policy and control management by one or more processors. A user is identified using biometric data to enable enforcement of one or more media policies for controlling access to media content for one or more types of computing devices.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for detecting and removing traceable identifying audio content from media content

Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting and removing traceable identifying audio content from electronic media content. One method includes: receiving, over a network, media content to be broadcast or distributed, the media content including audio data; determining whether the audio data of the media content includes traceable identifying audio content defined by an audio identifier; generating new audio data based on the audio data of the media content when an audio identifier is determined to be include in the audio data; removing audio data from the media content when the audio identifier is determined to be include in the audio data; adding the new audio data to the media content when the audio data is removed from the media content; and broadcasting or distributing the media content having the new audio data to one or more user devices..
Oath (americas) Inc.

Storage of metadata and images

Media capture apparatus and methods for obtaining metadata. Metadata may be collected and stored in a container independent of audio and/or image (media) content.
Gopro, Inc.

Demographic-based targeting of electronic media content items

An online system stores user profiles of users performing past user interactions with content items. The system receives a new content item and extracts a new feature vector from an image in the new content item using image analysis.
Facebook, Inc.

Perspective-based dynamic audio volume adjustment

Perspective-based dynamic audio volume adjustment. A method obtains multimedia content, the multimedia content including video frames of a scene and audio content for playing in conjunction with display of the video frames.
International Business Machines Corporation

Intelligent amplifier activation

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

Methods, systems, and media for presenting supplemental content relating to media content based on state information that indicates a subsequent visit to the content interface

In accordance with some implementations of the disclosed subject matter, mechanisms for presenting recommended media content items are provided. In some implementations, a method for providing media guidance is provided, the method comprising: receiving a request for supplemental content relating to a program being presented by a media device; causing a content interface to be presented on a mobile device; identifying the program that is being presented on a media device; determining keywords associated with the program, wherein each of the keywords is associated with a particular portion of the program; obtaining and storing supplemental content items corresponding to the program based on the keywords; causing the content interface to present a first supplemental content item; receiving state information associated with the mobile device that indicates a subsequent visit to the content interface; and causing the content interface to present a second supplemental content item based on the state information..
Google Llc

Media content search results ranked by popularity

Media content search results ranked by popularity is described. In embodiment(s), a search request for television media content can be initiated by a viewer, and television media content that is relevant to the search request can be identified.
Rovi Technologies Corporation

Systems and methods for networked music playback

Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to facilitate connection to a multimedia playback network are disclosed. An example method provides content to a local playback network.
Sonos, Inc.

Transmitting a prioritized audio stream along with multimedia content

A method includes receiving, at a server from a first content source, a media content stream. The media content stream includes native video content and native audio content.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Method for processing media content and technical equipment for the same

The invention relates to a method and apparatus for implementing the method. The method comprises receiving a first captured stream of an event from a first multicamera; providing on a head mounted display a presentation of the first captured stream; receiving at least a second captured stream of the event from at least a second multicamera, wherein the first and the second captured streams have been captured simultaneously from different perspectives of the event; switching the presentation of the first captured stream on the head mounted display to a presentation of the second captured stream, wherein the switching comprises rendering on the head mounted display a presentation of at least one view between the first and second multicameras, wherein the rendering depends on the intrinsic and extrinsic parameters of the at least two multicameras..
Nokia Technologies Oy

Just-in-time variable adaptive encoding and delivery of media content

Techniques are described for just-in-time variable adaptive encoding and delivery of media content. Fragments of media content are encoded at bitrates corresponding to available bandwidth of client devices.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Customized contextual media content item generation

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by determining topics of electronic communications between users and generating customized media content items based on such topics. The media content can be generated for a variety of topics and shared with other users.
Snap Inc.

Computer based developing, managing and distributing mixed media content in the travel services industry

A computer based system and methods for developing, managing and distributing mixed media content in an eclectic array of product and service attributes in the travel services industry is described herein. The invention is comprised of a hub with an application programming interface (api) as such its components include a data structure for associating descriptive information, multimedia elements such as photos, videos and tours with product offerings and customer profiles using novel targeting rules that associate the features with specific airline flights, itineraries and customers..
Routehappy Inc.

Methods and systems for generating cluster-based search results

Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that intuitively and efficiently allows a user to navigate a large amount of media content on a variety of user devices. Specifically, the media guidance application may provide a user with cluster-based search results.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

System and method to integrate content in real time into a dynamic real-time 3-dimensional scene

System integrating content in real-time into dynamic 3d scene includes external server including cms, a device including content integrating engine to process in real-time 3d scenes, and display device to display combined 3d scene output. Cms searches for social media posts on social media servers.
Lazzeri Societa Agricola A R.l.

Multimedia message service method and system

Disclosed is a server including a transceiver, and a controller configured to receive, via the transceiver from a terminal, multimedia contents, store the multimedia contents, receive, via the transceiver from the terminal, a request for establishing one of a plurality of access modes with respect to the multimedia contents, wherein the plurality of access modes includes a restricted mode where at least one user designated by the terminal is allowed to access the multimedia contents, and a public mode where all users are allowed to access the multimedia contents, establish an access mode for the multimedia contents based on the request, and transmit, if the request includes information on the at least one user, via the transceiver to the at least one user, a notification that the at least one user is allowed to access the multimedia contents, based on the information on the at least one user.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

System for presenting media content

A process that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, selecting a media content item and constructing a tout message based on the media content item. Information associated with the media content item is included within the tout message, which includes a selectable link.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Methods and systems for recommending media content related to a recently completed activity

Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that recommends media content based on activities recently performed by a user. For example, in response to determining that a user recently finished the laundry, the media guidance application may recommend a movie that other users accessed after finishing the laundry..
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Selection and presentation of context-relevant supplemental content and advertising

Media content is paired with context-relevant supplemental content, and the media and supplemental content are provided to a user. A media stream containing the media content may be received from a source system, and context information about the media content is determined from information about the media stream.
Sling Media L.l.c.

Systems and methods for securely streaming media content

Systems and methods are provided for securely providing a media stream from a server device to a remote player via a communications network. A request for a connection is received from the remote player at the server device via the communications network.
Sling Media L.l.c.

Signaling of important video information in file formats

A device for processing media content obtains data from a box within a file conforming to a file format for a video codec, the box comprising a syntax structure that includes the data, the file being associated with the media content and the media content being coded according to the video codec; and determines, based on the data obtained from the box, whether to accept or reject the media content associated with the file. A device for generating media content generates data in a box within a file conforming to a file format, the box comprising a syntax structure that includes the data, the file being associated with the media content, wherein the data is for use in determining whether a client is to accept or reject the media content associated with the file; and outputs the file..
Qualcomm Incorporated

Method and content presentation in association with a telephone call

A method and apparatus are provided for presenting multimedia content to a caller and/or a called party in association with a telephone call. Content may be presented pre-ring (before the called party's telephone rings), in-call, and/or post-call.

Contextual generation and selection of customized media content

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging software and systems by generating and selecting customized media content items (such as images) with avatars of different users within electronic messages based on the context of communications between the users. For example, users of different mobile computing devices can exchange electronic communications with each other, and the system can analyze these communications to present options for media content items containing the users' avatars based on content in the communications, actions or events taken by or involving the users, or combinations thereof.
Snap Inc.

Methods, systems, and media for detecting a presentation of media content on a display device

Methods, systems, and media for detecting a presentation of media content on a display device are provided. In accordance with some implementations, methods for detecting a presentation of media content on a display device are provided, the methods comprising: detecting, using a light sensor, light levels in the light sensor's surroundings; generating a signal representing the light levels; detecting, using a hardware processor, at least one variation in light levels indicative of a presentation of a video scene based on the signal; detecting at least one variation in light levels indicative of a scene change subsequent to the video scene based on the signal; and determining that media content is being presented on a display device in response to detecting the variation in light levels indicative of the presentation of the video scene and the variation in light levels indicative of the scene change..
Google Llc

Real-time mobile multi-media content management system for marketing, communication and engagement

A real-time mobile multi-media content management and communications system for marketing and engagement. The system comprises a processor, a storage and instructions for a multi-media user interface module, a multi-media content collection module, and a multi-media templating module, a communications module, where the modules provide a user with real-time multi-media content management to market and engage third parties..
Ivory Clay

Alternative search methodology

A system and method for searching for new and/or updated media content is provided. Content is acquired using a plurality of apis and the content is consolidated with the newest content identified.

Techniques to modify a document using a latent transfer surface

Techniques to modify a document using a latent transfer surface are described. An apparatus may comprise a document editing subsystem comprising a transfer surface creation module operative to embed a latent transfer surface in the document.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Virtual machine based content processing

A set of techniques is described for enabling a virtual machine based transcoding system. The system enables any transcoding provider to make their transcoding service available to other users over a network.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Vehicle detection for media content player

A system for automatically initiating a travel mode of a media-playback device is disclosed. The system operates to evaluate vehicle presence factors and determine whether the vehicle presence factors indicate that the media-playback device is in a vehicle.
Spotify Ab

System and providing access to media content associated with events, using a digital media content environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for providing access to media content associated with events, using a digital media content environment. A media application enables display of a memory event timeline, including a plurality of memory events, to provide an improved presentation of media consumption by a user that resembles a person's memory or recollection of such events.
Spotify Ab

System and use of crowdsourced microphone or other information with a digital media content environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for use of crowdsourced microphone or other information with a digital media content environment. A user may bring their media device with media application to a venue/performance, for example a theater, or a music concert, or other event which the user desires to attend.
Spotify Ab

Multi-zone media providing multi-zone media

A multi-zone media system and method for providing 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

Dynamic scheduling and channel creation based on real-time or near-real-time content context analysis

A hardware media content packaging and distribution system that handles distribution of one or more channels to be viewed on one or more of a plurality of consumer devices, receives a media feed and a first programming schedule of a first channel of the one or more channels from a source device. Instructions are received from a programming service and/or a user-preference is received from a first consumer device of the plurality of consumer devices on which the first channel is viewed.
Turner Broadcasting System, 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

Channel scheduling with content placement opportunities and a bidding-based exchange system

A media content packaging and distribution system that handles the distribution of one or more channels, receives a programming schedule of a channel of the one or more channels which includes one or more content placement opportunities (cpos). At least a cpo from the one or more cpos, associated metadata, and one or more channel parameters of the channel is communicated to an exchange system to facilitate a bidding procedure to populate the cpo with a media item related to a winning bid in the bidding procedure.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Multicast transmission method, apparatus and system for ott media

A multicast transmission method for ott media is provided. According to the method, a terminal sends media description request information corresponding to ott media to a multicast server; the terminal receives media description information fed back by the multicast server based on the media description request information, wherein the media description information may include multicast information, and the multicast information may include multicast group information; and the terminal receives, according to the multicast group information, a multicast packet from the multicast server, wherein the multicast packet is generated by encapsulating a media index file corresponding to the media description request information and/or a media content file corresponding to the media description request information..
Zte Corporation

Dynamic channel versioning in a broadcast air chain

A media content packaging and distribution system that controls creation and distribution of a channel to be viewed on user-computing devices associated with a plurality of regions, receives a media feed of the channel from a distribution source device. Targeted content for a plurality of segments of the received media feed for each of the plurality of regions may be determined based on defined endpoint data that includes information related to the plurality of regions.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Personalized, event-driven, and location-based consumption of media content

A personalized, location-based experience of consuming a media event is provided. A user computing entity comprising a processor, memory, network interface configured to communicate via at least one network, and location sensor identifies a media event that a user is expected to want to consume.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Automatic content recognition and verification in a broadcast chain

A graphics verification system that handles content of a channel in a broadcast chain, partitions an on-screen view of the channel into a plurality of sections based on an overlay of a plurality of graphics on the on-screen view of the channel. The content may comprise media content and may include video, audio and/or ancillary data that is associated with any portion of a particular content.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Methods and systems for generating a menu icon indicative of a status of an application

Systems and methods are provided herein for displaying a status of an application. An account status of the user with respect to an application is determined.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Digital video file generation

The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for personalizing media content. Personalization digital media templates can be retrieved that designate (i) particular types of media content to be combined with particular preselected digital video files and (ii) particular times within particular preselected digital video files at which the particular types of media content are to be combined with the particular preselected digital video files, the particular times being relative to the times within the preselected digital video files at which emotionally impactful moments occur.
Lion Global, Inc.

Dynamic scheduling and channel creation based on external data

A media content packaging and distribution system that handles distribution of channels to be viewed on consumer devices receives a media feed and a first programming schedule of a first channel from a source device, and receives audience-based parameters from an external data source over a distribution system. Media items to be inserted in the media feed of the first channel are determined based on the audience-based parameters and defined parameters.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Dynamic channel versioning in a broadcast air chain based on user preferences

A media content packaging and distribution system that controls distribution of a channel to be viewed on a plurality of user-computing devices associated with a plurality of specific subscriber accounts, receives a plurality of user-preferences from at least one of the plurality of user-computing devices over one or more communication mediums, and generate a plurality of customized media feeds of a media feed of the channel, based on at least the received plurality of user-preferences. The generated plurality of customized media feeds represents a plurality of user-specific versions of the channel.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Systems and methods to transition between media content items

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to detect a concept reflected in a first media content item to which a user is provided access. It is determined that the concept has a threshold level of relevance to the user.
Facebook, Inc.

System and association of a song, music, or other media content with a user's video content

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for association of a song, music, or other media content with a user's video content. The system enables a user to associate a song, music, or other media content that is associated with an audio clip and a song metadata of a media content, with a video they are about to create, or have created, to create a video moment.
Spotify Ab

System and accessing multimedia content

Devices, systems, and methods are described herein that comprise a multi-screen application which allows users to establish communication sessions with other users of the multi-screen application as well as allowing the user to request multimedia content using the same multi-screen application interface. The user makes a connection request to establish a multimedia session by entering a name or phone number.
Bce Inc.

Media content management device

A media content management device includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method for providing management of media content. The device may receive media content from a data source and determine a set of media operations that can be performed by the device on a locally stored copy of the media content on the storage means or by a cloud storage system on a remotely stored copy.
Western Digital Technologies, Inc.

Adaptively updating content delivery network link in a manifest file

An online system more efficiently streams multimedia content over the internet for play back on client devices with varying computing power and network bandwidths by generating enhanced manifest files that more efficiently identify suitable media representations of the multimedia content. Each media representation has multiple media segments according to predefined byte ranges and a manifest file, which identifies location of the media file, bitrates, resolution, byte range, total duration, and other metadata.
Facebook, Inc.

Effectively fetch media content for enhancing media streaming

An online system more efficiently streams multimedia content over the internet for play back on client devices with varying computing power and network bandwidths by generating enhanced manifest files that more efficiently identify suitable media representations of the multimedia content. Each media representation has multiple media segments according to predefined byte ranges and a manifest file, which identifies location of the media file, bitrates, resolution, byte range, total duration, and other metadata.
Facebook, Inc.

Vehicle detection for media content player connected to vehicle media content player

A system for automatically initiating a travel mode of a media playback device is disclosed. The system operates to determine that the media playback device is connected to a vehicle media playback system based on an identifier provided from the vehicle media playback system.
Spotify Ab

System and protecting systems from malicious attacks

The disclosed embodiments include a method of disarming malicious code in a computer system having a processor. The method comprises receiving, by the computer system, input content, and rendering, by the processor, any malicious code included in the input content inactive for its intended malicious purpose without applying a malware detection algorithm to the input content.
Votiro Cybersec Ltd.

System and programming of song suggestions for users of a social messaging environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for programming of song suggestions for users of a social messaging environment. The system enables a user to add media content, for example a song or music, to a video, for sharing with other users.
Spotify Ab

Sharing of content viewed by a user

Embodiments described herein enable a user to share content with another user. In embodiments, a portion of the multimedia content presented by an output device (e.g., a streaming media player, a set-top box, etc.) may be selected for sharing (e.g., with one or more user(s)).
Caavo Inc

Customizing manifest file for enhancing media streaming

An online system more efficiently streams multimedia content over the internet for play back on client devices with varying computing power and network bandwidths by generating enhanced manifest files that more efficiently identify suitable media representations of the multimedia content. Each media representation has multiple media segments according to predefined byte ranges and a manifest file, which identifies location of the media file, bitrates, resolution, byte range, total duration, and other metadata.
Facebook, Inc.

Generating manifest file for enhancing media streaming

An online system more efficiently streams multimedia content over the internet for play back on client devices with varying computing power and network bandwidths by generating enhanced manifest files that more efficiently identify suitable media representations of the multimedia content. Each media representation has multiple media segments according to predefined byte ranges and a manifest file, which identifies location of the media file, bitrates, resolution, byte range, total duration, and other metadata.
Facebook, Inc.

Content streaming system

A method of downloading media content to a content player is provided, including receiving a command at a content player to deliver media content; transmitting the command from the content player to a first server; determining that the command is a request to deliver media content from a content provider; transmitting a request to a content server of the content provider from the first server based on the determined request to deliver the media content from the content provider; receiving, at the first server, a first information link from the content server in response to the request; transmitting the first information link to the content player; downloading a first portion of a media file to the content player from the content server using the first information link; and delivering at least a portion of the media file to the user.. .
Logitech Europe S.a

Systems and methods to transition between media content items

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to detect a concept reflected in a first media content item to which a user is provided access. It is determined that the concept has a threshold level of relevance to the user.
Facebook, Inc.

Space based correlation to augment user experience

Systems, apparatuses, and/or methods to augment a user experience. A correlater may correlate a physical three-dimensional (3d) play space and a setting space of media content.

Method and multi-experience adaptation of media content

A method or apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method for adapting media content of a source device for a recipient device. Characteristics of a first environment of a source device and of a second environment of a recipient can be identified.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

System and user interfaces for preference based micropayment processing

A micropayment processing system and method of processing micropayments for media content are described. In one embodiment, the system includes a drop-down widget that is displayed on the display device of a data processing system, wherein the widget is immune to ad blocking.
Mitoc Group Inc.

System and measuring and predicting content dissemination in social networks

Methods and systems for measuring and predicting content dissemination in social networks includes computing a “virality score” for popularity of social media content, a “pattern” of diffusion of the content, and a “hype” parameter of such content without requiring a “friendship graph” or “information diffusion” structured data. It also includes an iterative, predictive model, which predicts future performance (or future rate of dissemination) of the content while mitigating a class imbalance problem inherent in predicting viral posts, and which provides updates to the model based on actual performance results..
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 to present reactions to media content in a virtual environment

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to receive a recording of an expression of a content provider in response to a digital environment. The expression can be based on at least one of gestures, body movement, speech, and sounds of the content provider.
Facebook, Inc.

System and disarming malicious code

The disclosed embodiments include a method for disarming malicious code in a computer system having a processor. The method comprises accessing, by the computer system, input content, wherein the input content includes a plurality of data units having a value representing media content, and adjusting, by the processor, a data unit value of at least a portion of the data units, wherein the portion of the data units and an adjustment of the data unit value are determined so as to render any malicious code included in the plurality of data units inactive for its intended malicious purpose while not interfering with an intended use of the input content..
Votiro Cybersec Ltd.

Targeted crawler to develop and/or maintain a searchable database of media content across multiple content providers

A system is described that includes an electronic program guide (epg) data receiver and a media content catalog enhancer. The epg receiver is configured to receive epg data from an epg data provider.
Caavo Inc

System and use of a media content bot in a social messaging environment

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

Media content item recommendation system

A media content item recommendation system recommends media content items based on one or more attributes of a seed playlist. The recommended media content items can be determined from a plurality of existing playlists that have been created over a period of time.
Spotify Ab

Universally interactive request for information

A request for information (rfi) system is provided for use in communications networks including broadcast networks and the internet. In one implementation, a code identifying an item of media content of interest (e.g.
Invidi Technologies Corporation

Systems and methods to transition between media content items

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to detect a concept reflected in a first media content item to which a user is provided access. It is determined that the concept has a threshold level of relevance to the user.
Facebook, Inc.

Personalized, event-driven, and location-based consumption of media content

A personalized, location-based experience of consuming a media event is provided. A user computing entity identifies a media event that a user is expected to want to consume based on profile information corresponding to the user.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Playlist trailers for media content playback during travel

Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for media content playback during travel are provided. An example method a method of generating a playlist trailer for a media playback device, the method comprising: identifying a plurality of media content items from a playlist for inclusion in a playlist trailer identifying snippets from the identified plurality of media content items; and combining the identified snippets to generate a playlist trailer..
Spotify Ab

Media content playback with state prediction and caching

Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for predicting user and media-playback device states are provided. Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for representing cached, user-selected, and streaming content are also provided..
Spotify Ab

Media content playback during travel

Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for media content playback during travel are provided. An example method of generating a user interface for a media playback device.
Spotify Ab

Display of cached media content by media playback device

Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for caching media content at a media-playback device are provided. Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for representing the cached, user-selected, and streaming content are also provided..
Spotify Ab

Media content identification and playback

Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for identifying and playing media content are provided. An example media-playback device for identifying and playing media content for a user traveling in a vehicle includes an audio identification engine and a media playback engine.
Spotify Ab

User interface for media content playback

Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for a user interface for media content playback, such as during travel, are provided. An method of media playback by a media playback device, the method comprising: playing a media content item of a selected playlist of a selected group of playlists; generating a user interface displaying a graphic associated with the media content item that is playing; when an input associated with a first dimension is received into the user interface, playing another media content item of the selected playlist; when an input associated with a second dimension is received into the user interface, playing another media content item of another selected playlist of the selected group of playlists; and when an input associated with a third dimension is received into the user interface, playing another media content item of another selected playlist of another group of playlists..
Spotify Ab

Multi-user bookmarking of media content

Ways to generate and utilize bookmarks in association with media content are described. Each bookmark may be associated with a user (210 or 320).
Thomson Licensing

Duration-based customized media program

Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for building customized media programs for a specified duration are provided. An example media-playback device for generating customized media programs for a route to a specified duration includes a user preferences engine to determine a user's listening preferences, a duration engine to determine a duration of the route, and a duration-based media program engine for building a playlist of news and entertainment media content based on the duration of the route and the preferences of the user..
Spotify Ab

Method, app and system for simultaneous function of wifi antenna and cellular data antenna

A method for configuring a device's cellular data antenna and wifi antenna to function simultaneously, the method including: in a mobile app, opening the device's wifi settings and selecting a wifi network to connect the device to; after connecting the device to the wifi network, selecting to use cellular network data; adjusting the device's settings to keep the cellular data antenna and wifi antenna connected at the same time; and selecting media content to be streamed wirelessly to the device via the cellular data antenna while the wifi antenna is connected.. .
Voxx International Corporation

Communications channels in media systems

A computing device includes program instructions to identify first communications by a first user about respective first media content items, each of the first communications made within a predetermined time preceding the first user's consumption of the respective first media content item. The computing device further includes instructions to identify a plurality of second users, each a party to one of the first communications.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Dynamic distribution of media content assets for a content delivery network

Systems, apparatuses, methods, and software for using a network to efficiently distribute media content assets from a virtually unlimited content library and/or other storage to a plurality of client devices, as well as bi-directional local content sharing between head ends, and dynamic distribution and generation of media content assets within the network.. .
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc

Communications channels in media systems

A computing device includes program instructions to select, based on indicia of interest for media content for each of a plurality of users, a first user and second user to engage in an interaction related to a media content item. The computing device further includes programming to select a topic related to the media content item for the interaction and initiate the interaction between the first and second user based on the topic..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Communications channels in media systems

A computing device is programmed to receive, first and second user indicia of interest for media content. The computing device is further programmed to receive first user data related to a media content item.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Multimedia file adaption across different communication platforms

The disclosure sets forth techniques that enable mobile devices to send and receive multimedia files across dissimilar communication platforms. Multimedia files being sent between mobile devices may be subject to file size limits, based on the communication platform being used and the capability metrics of the mobile devices.
T-mobile, Usa, Inc.

Online social media interaction system

A system and method for connecting a number of users to enable interaction between the users through an integrated online social media and instant messaging platform is disclosed. The system includes an electronic communication device configured to run an integrated social media and instant messaging application, which includes a social networking module for providing a variety of social media related services to the users, a social media integration module for integrating a number of online social media platforms of the user and an instant messaging module for enabling interaction between the users.

Configurable multiband antenna arrangement with wideband capacity and design method thereof

The invention discloses an antenna arrangement of a bonsai type, where not only the resonating frequencies may be adjusted, but also the bandwidth around some or all resonating frequencies. This is achieved by adding new branches to the trunk of the bonsai antenna arrangement.
Institut Mines-telecom / Telecom Bretagne

Identification of taste attributes from an audio signal

A system, method and computer product are provided for processing audio signals. An audio signal of a voice and background noise is input, and speech recognition is performed to retrieve speech content of the voice.
Spotify Ab

Content recommendations

Electronic multimedia content is recommended based on personal preferences. Consumption information may be collected to generate recommended multimedia content.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Enhanced content tracking system and method

The invention, as shown by the system in fig. 2, relates to a client-side content tracking system of media files, e.g.
Time Machine Capital Limited

Method for providing protected multimedia content

A method in which a network head-end associates with each segment of a list of at least one segment of a first segment block, a time datum that makes it possible to determine whether a deadline for sending an access rights request to an access rights server has changed; the network head-end sends to the terminal, together with each segment in the list, the associated time datum thereof; the terminal receives, together with each segment in the list, the associated time datum thereof, then changes a renewal deadline predetermined according to the last time datum received to obtain a new predetermined renewal deadline that enables the terminal to decide, according to the value thereof and at a given time before or equal to the changed deadline, to send an access rights request to the access rights server.. .
Viaccess

Systems and methods for providing media content over an electronic network

A facility for processing a search query is described. The facility identifies one or more items that satisfy the query, at least one of which is a media sequence.
Oath Inc.

Event-related media management system

An event-related media management system contextualizes media content. The event-related media management system associates media content with contextual event-related data to associate the media content with the events and information about the events.
Uberfan, Llc

Standardized control of wireless devices

A disclosed service for managing mobile and wireless communication devices (mwcds) includes enabling a server to generate a standard remote configuration command (rcc) and enabling a transmitter coupled to the server to transmit the rcc wirelessly. The rcc configures a feature on a first mwcd of a first supplier and a second mwcd of a second supplier.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Multimedia for wireless emergency alerts

Multimedia content associated with a wireless emergency alert message may be distributed or displayed during emergencies. A federal emergency management agency gateway may generate a wireless emergency alert and provide to a commercial mobile service provider gateway, the wireless emergency alert with an indication of availability of multimedia content.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Method and system for implementing advanced audio shifting

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, more particularly, for implementing advanced audio shifting. In various embodiments, a computing system might present a first audio content to a user using at least one audio playback device.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Real-time audience measurement system

Techniques for real-time audience measurement are provided. The techniques include instant message protocol in a dvr environment to obtain real-time audience measurement data to modify the scheduled recording time of a media content in real-time, to bookmark in real-time, and to gather audience ratings on commercials and viewership in real-time..
Tivo Solutions Inc.

Method for operating a cache arranged along a transmission path between client terminals and at least one server, and corresponding cache

Cache (dane) located along a transmission path between client terminals (ct) and at least one server (se) and configured to receive requests from client terminals (ct) for segments of a multimedia content available at several representations, which comprises: —an interface of connection (1) for receiving, from a first client terminal, a first request for a preferred representation and at least one alternative representation of a given segment of said multimedia content; —a matching module (5) configured to determine if at least one ongoing representation of said given segment, already requested by the cache from a server for a further client terminal, matches the preferred representation or an alternative representation of the first request.. .
Thomson Licensing

Navigation system with content delivery mechanism and operation thereof

A method of operation of a navigation system includes: determining a travel context with a control unit based on a context factor; generating a content metadata based on extracting a corresponding instance of the context factor from a media content; generating a delivery content based on the travel context, the content metadata, or a combination thereof for selecting the media content relevant to the travel context; and generating multiple instances of a delivery sequence wherein each of the delivery sequence different from one another by including a different instance of the delivery content for tailoring the delivery sequence for each of a user profile traveling together within the travel context for presenting on each of a device of the user profile.. .
Telenav, Inc.

Systems and methods for creating and accessing collaborative electronic multimedia compositions

Systems and methods for production of a collaborative electronic multimedia composition allow an initiator to select a collaboration template and multiple collaborating users. The collaborating users receive invitations to contribute to the collaborative electronic multimedia composition by customizing one or more fields of the collaboration template with multimedia content, including for example photographs and captions..
Groupluv, Inc.

Method and a system for generating a notification for an event

The present disclosure is related in general to content management and a method and system for generating a notification for an event. A notification generation system receives a recovery notification that indicates recovery from the event and contextual data associated with the event from a service provider.
Wipro Limited

Automatic creation of media collages

Techniques for automatic creation of media collages are described. In one or more implementations, unwanted frames are identified and removed from items of media content.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Computerized detection and semantic characterization of trends in digital media content

A computer system stores digital media content such as images and video along with associated tags and timestamps. The system detects trends in the media content by semantic analysis which includes generation of a temporal tag graph that includes data indicative of a semantic representation of the tags over a plurality of time periods.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Personalized calendar for digital media content-related events

A system for providing a personalized calendar comprises a server that hosts a database storing digital product event data, which associates a plurality of digital products with respective digital products event dates. The server repeatedly updates the digital product event data in the database, provides a user interface for a user, with the user interface being displayable on a remote user device of the user and includes a calendar widget personalized for the user based on a user account.
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc

Portable playback device state variable

Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to facilitate playback of multimedia content are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a network interface configured to receive audio content over a playback network.
Sonos, Inc.

Media content selection

An apparatus is configured to cause a display to present a graphical user interface having two or more regions that correspond to respective media content characteristics and to receive indication from an input arrangement of received input manipulating an attribute of at least one region of the two or more of the regions and determining a dominance of at least one of said respective characteristics based, at least in part, on said attribute. The apparatus is configured to output information identifying media content in which said at least one characteristic has a dominance within a respective range of dominance values, said range being based, at least in part, on the determined dominance.
Nokia Technologies Oy

Techniques for creating and presenting media content

Different types of media experiences can be developed based on characteristics of the consumer. “linear” experiences may require execution of a pre-built script, although the script could be dynamically modified by a media production platform.
Descript, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing user interfaces in an intelligent television

An intelligent television can provide various interfaces for navigating processes associated with providing content. The user interfaces include unique visual representations and organizations that allow the user to utilize the intelligent television more easily and more effectively.
Flextronics Ap, Llc

Instant clip creation based on media content recognition

Provided is a computer implemented method for preparing a clip of one or more of a video or an audio content, comprising the steps of a) receiving an input from a user indicating a desire by the user to create a clip of the content; b) identifying of the media content and a specific time within the content the user is watching or listening to based on the digital content of the content or a digital signal associated with the content having identification information; c) creating the clip based on the specific time with a start and an end point; and d) delivering the clip (final clip) to the user. The identification can be carried out by an automatic content recognition (acr) program using one or more of pre-processed video and audio in the library as a reference for identification.
Cooler Technologies, Inc.

Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to estimate local market audiences of media content

Disclosed example audience measurement apparatus include first estimator means for determining a first audience metric based on set-top box return path tuning data obtained from a plurality of set-top boxes located in a first geographic area, second estimator means for determining a second audience metric from a portion of audience measurement data corresponding to a second geographic area different from the first geographic area, the portion of the audience measurement data associated with monitored sites in the second geographic area having second set-top box characteristics that correspond with first set-top box characteristics of the plurality of set-top boxes located in the first geographic area, and third estimator means for (i) determining a ratio of the first audience metric to the second audience metric, and (ii) processing the audience measurement data based on the ratio to determine an audience exposure metric estimating exposure to media in the first geographic area.. .
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc

Media player with integrated wireless video link capability & implementing video tuning and wireless video communication

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, more particularly, for implementing video tuning and wireless video communication. In various embodiments, a media player, which might include an integrated wireless video link system, might receive an encoded video signal from a media content source(s) (and/or a corresponding database(s).
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Watermark recovery using audio and video watermarking

The disclosed embodiments relate to automatic content recognition and recovery of metadata associated with multimedia content. Embodiments include the use of audio watermarks, video watermarks or both to recover metadata.
Verance Corporation

Method and device for sharing multimedia content

Provided are a method and an apparatus for transmitting and sharing multimedia content. A method in which a second client receives, from a server, multimedia content provided by the server to a first client, includes: receiving, from the first client, sharing information regarding at least one piece of the multimedia content, the at least one piece being selected to be shared from among pieces of the multimedia content received by the first client; generating request information of the multimedia content based on the sharing information; transmitting the request information to a server in which the multimedia content is stored; and receiving the multimedia content retrieved by the server based on the request information, wherein the multimedia content is provided together with feature information representing details of the multimedia content..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Method and device with intelligent media management

A method (300) and device (200) with intelligent media management is disclosed. The method (300) can include: streaming (310) media content in a wireless communication device; identifying (320) a media signature of the streamed media content; searching (330) a stored library for the identified media signature; and playing (340) locally stored media content, if the search results in finding a match with the identified media signature in the stored library.
Google Technology Holdings Llc

Notification delivery mechanism for present viewing users

Implementations disclose a notification delivery mechanism for present viewing users. A method includes identifying a notification to be sent to a user having a plurality of user devices; determining presence of the user on a first user device of the plurality of user devices; determining whether a media player on the first user device is playing media content; and upon determining that the media player on the first user device is playing the media content, transmitting the notification to the first user device without transmitting the notification to other user devices of the plurality of user devices..
Google Inc.

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

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

Customized user-controlled media overlays

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by enabling users to generate customized media overlays that can he shared with other users. For example, media overlays can be generated by the system and displayed in conjunction with media content (e.g., images and/or video) generated by an image-capturing device (e.g., a digital camera).
Snap Inc.

Multiple delivery channels for a dynamic multimedia content presentation

According to an embodiment, a designer may utilize an authoring tool to create or edit an interactive media pack (“imp”). The authoring tool may facilitate creation of multiple versions of an imp or imp part.
Emmi Solutions, Llc

Systems and methods of controlling media content in a multi-room environment using a wireless communication device

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for controlling media content with a wireless device in a wireless communication network via a media content streaming device communicatively coupled to an access point in a multi-room environment. Users associated with client computing platforms may obtain authentication to the wireless communication network via the access point.
Vtv Technologies, Inc.

Techniques for seamless media content switching during fixed-duration breaks

Techniques are disclosed for seamless media content switching during fixed-duration breaks. A user can request that a first media content item played by a client device during a fixed-length break be skipped.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Remote viewing of multimedia content

A method and system for remote viewing of multimedia content using a multimedia content distribution network (mcdn) is configured to duplicate multimedia content displayed on a first mcdn terminal device and route the duplicate multimedia content to a second mcdn terminal device. The mcdn terminal devices may be coupled to a local network at an mcdn client premises.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Passive multi-port entry adapter and preserving downstream catv signal strength within in-home network

A cable television (catv) entry adapter interfaces to a catv network and serves as a hub in an in-home network for passively communicating multimedia content or information from the catv network and between subscriber devices connected to the ports of the catv entry adapter, using catv signals in a catv frequency band and network signals in a different in-home network band.. .
Ppc Broadband, Inc.

Passive multi-port entry adapter and preserving downstream catv signal strength within in-home network

A cable television (catv) entry adapter interfaces to a catv network and serves as a hub in an in-home network for passively communicating multimedia content or information from the catv network and between subscriber devices connected to the ports of the catv entry adapter, using catv signals in a catv frequency band and network signals in a different in-home network band.. .
Ppc Broadband, Inc.

Passive multi-port entry adapter and preserving downstream catv signal strength within in-home network

A cable television (catv) entry adapter interfaces to a catv network and serves as a hub in an in-home network for passively communicating multimedia content or information from the catv network and between subscriber devices connected to the ports of the catv entry adapter, using catv signals in a catv frequency band and network signals in a different in-home network band.. .
Ppc Broadband, Inc.

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.

Method and system for implementing media stream synchronization

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, more particularly, for implementing media stream synchronization. In some embodiments, a synchronization system might receive a first signal that is output from a first device, which receives an original video signal from a video source and outputs a first video signal.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Long-hold video surfing

This document describes methodologies for long-hold video surfing. These techniques and apparatuses enable improved navigation for video and channel previewing based on long-hold gestures performed on a mobile device acting as a remote control to a remote display device.
Google Inc.

Digital media content management system and method

A system and method is disclosed herein that provides a multi-device, multi-screen experience where original content, other content, and associated data can interact and flow between a primary display device and one or more secondary devices. More particularly, the system and method disclosed herein provides for the delivery and management of digital media content to an end user by providing the multi-device, multi-screen experience where original content, other content, and associated data can interact and flow between devices.
Hsni, Llc

Systems and methods for providing storage of data on servers in an on-demand media delivery system

A system and method may be provided that allows users to store, retrieve, and manipulate on-demand media content and data stored on a remote server network in an on-demand media delivery system. More particularly, the system may allow a user to access his or her on-demand media account from user equipment in different locations as long as the current user equipment can communicate with a remote server that stores user-specific information.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Sending snippets of media content to a computing device

Techniques include: providing media content to a computing device; waiting a period of time; determining that the media content has not been used; sending a snippet to the computing device, where the snippet corresponds to a portion of the media content that is executable on the computing device; and repeating waiting, determining and sending until the media content has been used or a limiting factor has been met.. .
Google Llc

Content suggestion mechanism

A method to facilitate control of media content access is disclosed. The method includes acquiring relationship information from one or more external sources, generating trust relationship information based on the relationship information and authorizing access to media content upon a determination that the content has been provided an approval rating by one or more individuals included in the trust relationship information..

Multi-device content presentation

In one embodiment, a method for presenting content on multiple devices is implemented on a computing device and includes: receiving selection of a multimedia content item, the multimedia content item including at least two media segments each of a different type, defining a first media segment of the at least two media segments as a primary media segment, defining at least a second media segment of the at least two media segments as at least one secondary media segment, allocating the at least one secondary media segment for presentation on at least one secondary presentation device, presenting the primary media segment on the computing device, detecting a current progress in the presenting, and based on said current progress, forwarding to the at least one secondary media segment an indication of an instruction for synchronizing presentation of the at least one secondary media segment with said presenting.. .
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Electronic apparatus, control method thereof, remote control apparatus, and control method thereof

An electronic apparatus, control method thereof, remote control apparatus that controls the electronic apparatus, and control method thereof. The remote control apparatus includes a communication unit which communicates with the electronic apparatus; a user input unit which receives a user button selection indicating an input button; a sensing unit which senses movement of the remote control apparatus; and a control unit which controls the communication unit to transmit information about the user button selection to perform a function corresponding to the input button if the remote control apparatus is in a button input mode, and to transmit information about the movement of the remote control apparatus to the electronic apparatus to control the electronic apparatus by the movement if the remote control apparatus is in a motion recognition mode.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

System and retrieving information while commanding operation of an appliance

Media rendering system including a remote control device and associated docking station. The remote control device interfaces with a remote server to stream media content for local and/or external playback.
Universal Electronics Inc.

Method and system for providing haptic effects based on information complementary to multimedia content

The present disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for providing haptic effects based on information complementary to multimedia content. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of receiving multimedia data comprising multimedia content and complementary data, wherein the complementary data describes the multimedia content, determining a haptic effect based at least in part on the complementary data, and outputting the haptic effect while playing the multimedia content..
Immersion Corporation

System and microshare based content funding and distribution

A system and method for enhancing digital media by embedding property rights into media using a digital signature infrastructure, so as to enable the creation of limited edition digital memorabilia in the form of media content.. .

Data processing methods for predictions of media content performance

Methods and systems of predicting performance data for a piece of media content that is consumable by a user at a client device are provided. In one or more embodiments, the method collects raw input data, such as from a webcam, indicative of a user's response to the media content as the user watches the content.
Realeyes OÜ

System and relicensing content

A method of relicensing digital encrypted radio media content transmitted via a network and received by a user electronic device includes receiving a request to relicense an encrypted digital media data file included within digital encrypted radio media content. The encrypted digital media data file is retrieved from the digital encrypted radio media content stored in a memory of the user electronic device.
Intel Corporation

System and relicensing content

A method of relicensing digital encrypted radio media content transmitted via a network and received by a user electronic device includes receiving a request to relicense an encrypted digital media data file included within digital encrypted radio media content. The encrypted digital media data file is retrieved from the digital encrypted radio media content stored in a memory of the user electronic device.
Intel Corporation

System and relicensing content

A method of relicensing digital encrypted radio media content transmitted via a network and received by a user electronic device includes receiving a request to relicense an encrypted digital media data file included within digital encrypted radio media content. The encrypted digital media data file is retrieved from the digital encrypted radio media content stored in a memory of the user electronic device.
Intel Corporation

Systems and methods for determination and provision of similar media content item recommendations

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive an indication that a user of a social networking system has interacted with a first media content item on the social networking system. A set of potential media content items is compiled based on media content item similarity criteria indicative of a similarity of each potential media content item to the first media content item.
Facebook, Inc.

System and semantic analysis of song lyrics in a media content environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for semantic analysis and use of song lyrics in a media content environment. Semantic analysis is used to identify persons, events, themes, stories, or other meaningful information within a plurality of songs.
Spotify Ab

System and creating entity profiles based on multimedia content element signatures

A system and method for creating a profile for an entity. The method includes crawling through at least one web source, wherein the crawling includes identifying at least one multimedia content element (mmce) associated with a search query in the at least one web source; analyzing the at least one mmce, wherein the analyzing further includes generating at least one signature based on the at least one mmce; identifying, based on the generated at least one signature, an entity associated with the at least one mmce; determining at least one characteristic associated with the entity; and generating a profile for the entity based on the at least one characteristic..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and determining a potential match candidate based on a social linking graph

A system and method for determining a potential match candidate based on a social linking graph. The method includes: analyzing at least one multimedia content element (mmce) to identify a first entity and a second entity in each mmce, where the first entity is among a plurality of entities indicated by a social pattern associated with a third entity, wherein the first entity and the second entity in each mmce are identified by generating at least one signature based on the mmce and matching the generated at least one signature to signatures of a plurality of concepts, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures representing an entity and metadata describing the entity; and identifying the second entity as a potential match candidate for the third entity, wherein the second entity is not associated with the social pattern..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and generating a theme for multimedia content elements

A system and method for generating a theme for multimedia content elements (mmces), including analyzing a plurality of mmces, where the analyzing further includes generating at least one signature to each mmce; identifying, based on the generated signatures, a plurality of concepts for each mmce, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata describing the concept; determining, based on the identified concepts, at least one context of each mmce; and generating, based on the determined contexts, a theme, wherein the theme is a cluster of contextually related mmces.. .
Cortica, Ltd.

System and determining a social relativeness between entities depicted in multimedia content elements

A system and method for determining a social relativeness between at least two entities depicted in at least one multimedia content element (mmce). The method includes analyzing at least one mmce, wherein the analyzing further includes generating at least one signature to the at least one mmce; identifying, based on the generated at least one signature, the at least two entities depicted in the at least one mmce; and generating, based on the analysis, a social linking score for the at least two entities, wherein the social linking score represents a social relativeness of the at least two entities..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and determining a location based on multimedia content

A system and method for determining a precise location based on multimedia content. The method includes: analyzing a multimedia content element (mmce), wherein the analysis further includes generating at least one signature to the mmce; matching the generated at least one signature to at least one reference concept stored in a database, wherein each of the at least one stored concept is associated with a predetermined precise location; and identifying, based on the matching, a precise location depicted in the mmce..
Cortica, Ltd.

Apparatus, audio content diagnostics

Media content systems and methods are operable to detect sound using one or more microphones during presentation of a media content event. The audio content output is changed by a remedial action that is performed if the audio content detected by the microphones does not correspond to the intended audio content of the presented media content event..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Systems and methods for media item selection within a grid-based content feed

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can present a grid-based content feed comprising a plurality of media content items, the plurality of media content items comprising a first video channel, and the first video channel comprising a plurality of videos. An indication is received that a user has selected the first video channel.
Facebook, Inc.

Thomson Licensing

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Apparatus and providing programming information for media content to a wearable device

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a first wearable device and a second wearable device in proximity of a display device and identifying a first user profile associated with the first wearable device and a second user profile associated with the second wearable device. Further aspects may include identifying a first set of media content preferences according to the first user profile and a second set of media content preferences according to the second user profile.
The Directv Group, Inc.

Passive multi-port entry adapter and preserving downstream catv signal strength within in-home network

A cable television (catv) entry adapter interfaces to a catv network and serves as a hub in an in-home network for passively communicating multimedia content or information from the catv network and between subscriber devices connected to the ports of the catv entry adapter, using catv signals in a catv frequency band and network signals in a different in-home network band.. .
Ppc Broadband, Inc.

Passive multi-port entry adapter and preserving downstream catv signal strength within in-home network

A cable television (catv) entry adapter interfaces to a catv network and serves as a hub in an in-home network for passively communicating multimedia content or information from the catv network and between subscriber devices connected to the ports of the catv entry adapter, using catv signals in a catv frequency band and network signals in a different in-home network band.. .
Ppc Broadband, Inc.

Passive multi-port entry adapter and preserving downstream catv signal strength within in-home network

A cable television (catv) entry adapter interfaces to a catv network and serves as a hub in an in-home network for passively communicating multimedia content or information from the catv network and between subscriber devices connected to the ports of the catv entry adapter, using catv signals in a catv frequency band and network signals in a different in-home network band.. .
Ppc Broadband, Inc.

Passive multi-port entry adapter and preserving downstream catv signal strength within in-home network

A cable television (catv) entry adapter interfaces to a catv network and serves as a hub in an in-home network for passively communicating multimedia content or information from the catv network and between subscriber devices connected to the ports of the catv entry adapter, using catv signals in a catv frequency band and network signals in a different in-home network band.. .
Ppc Broadband, Inc.

System and enhanced media presentation

A media presentation method includes providing media content to at least one user on a primary media device, the content comprising at least one character engaging in an activity within a primary scene; transitioning the at least one character from the primary scene; selecting the at least one character via an input mechanism prior to the transition; and providing media content associated with the selected at least one character within a secondary scene on a secondary media device while simultaneously presenting content not including the transitioned character on the primary device.. .

Creating a manifest file at a time of creating recorded content

Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for creating a manifest file at a time of creating recorded content. A video device can request media content from a content source and receive the media content requested.
The Directv Group, Inc.

Systems and methods for management of multiple streams in a broadcast

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to receive specifications associated with a plurality of media content streams associated with a broadcast. The broadcast is configured based at least in part on the specifications.
Facebook, Inc.

Processing media content in a messaging system

Systems and methods provide for a server computer to receive a request from a first device for instructions to process media content items, the request including a unique identifier for each of the media content items. The server computer determines a subset of the media content items to be processed by the first device.
Snap Inc.

Apparatus, generating 3d model data from a media content event

Three dimension (3d) model generation systems and methods are operable to generate 3d model data corresponding to images of a physical object of interest that are viewed in a presenting media content event. An exemplary embodiment receives a user request that is associated with an interest by the user to obtain a 3d model of a physical object of interest that is being shown in a scene of a currently presenting media content event.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Method for filling-in missing regions in an image of a multimedia content, corresponding computer program product and apparatus

Filling-in (330) missing regions in the image by associating the patch yfill to the patch xu.. .

System and determining a contextual insight and generating an interface with recommendations based thereon

A system and method for generating an interface for providing recommendations based on contextual insights, the method including: generating at least one signature for at least one multimedia content element identified within an interaction between a plurality of users; generating at least one contextual insight based on the generated at least one signature and user interests of the plurality of users, wherein each contextual insight indicates a current user preference; searching for at least one content item that matches the at least one contextual insight; and generating an interface for providing the at least one content item within the interaction between the plurality of users.. .
Cortica, Ltd.

Media content selection

According to an example of selecting media content, user profile metadata, location data, and calendar data for a first user is fetched and a repository of available media content is accessed. Content from the repository of available media content to suggest to the first user is determined based on a usage pattern of the first user.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Audio settings of multiple speakers in a playback device

Techniques described herein may involve dynamically adjusting the equalization of multiple speakers in a playback device. An example implementation involves a playback device emitting, via a first speaker, a first audio signal and emitting, via a second speaker, a second audio signal.
Sonos, Inc

Video composition by dynamic linking

A computer receives one or more media content source locations. The computer determines two or more media content items associated with the one or more received media content source locations.
International Business Machines Corporation

Watermark based content recognition improvements

Method, devices, systems and computer program products are described that improve speed and accuracy of watermark detection from multimedia content, and allow faster and better content recognition. One technique for improving detection of boundaries of an embedded multimedia content segment includes detecting a synchronization header and a full watermark from the multimedia content, constructing a predicted watermark segment that is positioned at a predicted distance from the synchronization header, and comparing the group of candidate watermark symbols obtained from the multimedia content to the first predicted watermark segment to obtain a match.
Verance Corporation

Systems and methods for producing processed media content

A method includes receiving, at a network computing device, a recording request to generate processed media content from media content. The recording request includes settings.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Content item aggregation method, related apparatus, and communications system

A content item aggregation method, a related apparatus, and a communications system are disclosed. The content item aggregation method includes: generating, by a serving end, a media presentation description of a first media presentation, where the first media presentation includes a content item, the media presentation description includes a description of the content item or the media presentation description includes pointing information about a description of the content item, the description of the content item is used to indicate that the content item comes from a second media presentation, and the first media presentation is different from the second media presentation; and storing or sending the media presentation description.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Broadcast synchronization

A first media server delivers content for broadcast via a first media channel, and a second media server delivers media content for broadcast via a second media channel. The first media server operates in a synchronized mode, under control of the second media server during some periods of time, and during other periods of time operates in an independent mode.
Iheartmedia Management Services, Inc.

Systems and methods for content sharing with a peer

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to evaluate, by a computing system associated with a user, a sharing policy associated with a media content item. It is determined whether provision of the media content item to a second computing system associated with a second user is permissible under the sharing policy.
Facebook, Inc.

System and replacing media content

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a first tuning state of a media processor of a subscriber. The first tuning state includes a satellite service channel, wherein the satellite service channel provides a first media content item that is processed by the media processor for presentation.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Multimedia content duration manipulation

Average pixel luminosity is calculated for each frame comprising a content item. For each pair of adjacent frames, an ifd is calculated.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Custom product categorization of digital media content

A system for custom categorization of digital media content includes a server and a database for storing user accounts. The server provides a user interface to allow a user to review, purchase, and download to a user device one or more digital products.
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc

Method and system for unified mobile content protection

Media content is delivered to a variety of mobile devices in a protected manner based on client-server architecture with a symmetric (private-key) encryption scheme. A media preparation server (mps) encrypts media content and publishes and stores it on a content delivery server (cds), such as a server in a content distribution network (cdn).
Ericsson Ab

Content recommendation system with weighted metadata annotations

Systems and methods are described for improving content classifications and metadata for a plurality of content items. The content items may comprise various forms of media content.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc

Electronic personal signature generation and distribution for personal communication

A computer implemented method and a personal communication system (pcs) for generating and delivering an electronically signed personalized communication are provided. The pcs receives a sender composed personal signature and media content from a sender device.
Lett.rs Llc

Reducing latency between clicking media content and landing on a resulting application installation page

Method and apparatus for coordinating between a media content serving platform and an application distribution platform are provided to reduce the latency between the time the user clicks a media item and the time the media item lands on an application installation page which would allow the user to download an application associated with the media item. The media content serving platform prepares application installation information of an application associated with the media item and transmits the application installation information to the application distribution platform.
Google Inc.

Smart carousel of image modifiers

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to techniques for automated organization and presentation of user-selectable features within user interfaces. More particularly, but not by way of limitation, the present disclosure addresses systems and methods for presenting and accessing filters within user interfaces displaying media content items..
Snap Inc.

Apparatus, controlling presentation of content using a multi-media table

Media content presentation systems and methods are operable to control content presentation on a touch-sensitive display of a multi-media table that is communicatively coupled to a media device that is operable to access the media content. An exemplary embodiment receives, at the multi-media table from the media device, a media content event; presents the media content event on a portion of the touch-sensitive display of the multi-media table; detects a gesture-based touch movement made by a user on the touch-sensitive display; determines an intended user command based on the detected gesture-based touch movement; generates a media device command when the intended user command is configured to control presentation of the media content event; and communicates the generated media device command from the multi-media table to the media device, wherein the media device controls the media content event in accordance with the received media device command..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Media content synchronized advertising platform apparatuses and systems

The media content synchronized advertising platform apparatuses and systems (“ad-synch”) transforms tv program schedule listing information and user channel selection via ad-synch components, into channel-synchronized product placement advertisement. A system is disclosed, comprising: a memory; a processor disposed in communication with said memory, and configured to issue a plurality of processing instructions stored in the memory, wherein the processor issues instructions for: providing tv program schedule listing data including a plurality of ad tags to a user mobile device, receiving a user media program selection message from the user mobile device; retrieving an ad tag associated with the user selected media program from the tv program schedule listing data; identifying an advertised item embedded in the media program based on the retrieved ad tag; determining an available ad template associated with the retrieved ad tag; generating an ad for the embedded advertised item based on the available ad template; and providing the generated ad to the user mobile device based on a timestamp of the ad tag..
Symphony Advanced Media

Computerized automatically providing networked devices non-native functionality

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

Adaptive video streaming using dynamic radio access network information

A network device (e.g., an evolved node b (enb), server, or other network entity) or a client device (e.g., a user equipment (ue)) can operate over various interfaces according to a dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (dash) assisting network element (dane). A media path interface can deliver streaming media content to the client device from the media origin server based on a set of parameters provided via a dane server interface.
Intel Ip Corporation

Secure sharing of user annotated subscription media with trusted devices

Generally, this disclosure provides systems, methods and computer readable media for secure sharing of user annotated subscription media content with trusted devices. The shared content may include user specified snapshots of the media along with user supplied annotations.
Intel Corporation

Computer-implemented creating, storing and sharing cropped multimedia content devoid of visual background information

Disclosed is a computer-implemented system for creating, storing and sharing cropped videos of real world subjects (i.e., headshots or talking heads), each of which comprising a cropped video exclusive of background. The system comprises a camera module for activating a camera and a boundary module for overlaying a boundary marker over the camera feed, the boundary marker configured to be aligned with the boundaries of the head wherein, the boundary marker stays with the real world subject (i.e., headshot) throughout the movements thereof as reflected in the camera feed, a portion or the entirety of which is recorded, a crop module for cropping the video so as to retain the desired portion (i.e., user's head) of the video information as defined by the boundary marker resulting in the generation of a cropped video (i.e., headshot) and a sharing module disposed in operative communication with one or more communication applications so as to enable the sharing of the cropped video (i.e., headshot or talking head) therefrom..
Intelmate Llc

Sdn-based api controller

Techniques, described herein, may enable a software defined network (sdn) to determine application program interfaces (apis) for providing network services. For instance, when a customer submits a request to access media content (e.g., images, music, videos, etc.), the sdn may determine the apis to enable the network service to be provided to the user with little or no operator involvement.
Verizon Deutschland Gmbh

Method and device for sharing segmented video content across multiple manifests

Segments of media content may be shared amongst multiple requesting entities in a cdvr environment. In one illustrative example, a first request to initiate recording of media content at a first start time is received from a first requesting entity.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

System and generating analytics for entities depicted in multimedia content

A system and method for generating analytics for entities depicted in multimedia content, including: identifying at least one social pattern based on social linking scores of a plurality of entities indicated in a social linking graph, wherein each social pattern is identified at least by comparing one of the social linking scores to a predetermined social pattern threshold, wherein each social linking score is generated based on contexts of at least one multimedia content element (mmce) in which at least two of the plurality of entities are depicted, wherein each context is determined based on a plurality of concepts of one of the at least one mmce, wherein each concept matches at least one signature generated for the at least one mmce above a predetermined threshold; and generating, based on the identified at least one social pattern, analytics for the plurality of entities depicted in the social linking graph.. .
Cortica, Ltd.

System and identifying influential entities depicted in multimedia content

A system and method for identifying influential entities depicted in multimedia content. The method includes determining, for each of a plurality of social linking graphs, a number of related entities, wherein each related entity has a social linking score above a first predetermined threshold, wherein each social linking score is generated based on at least one context of at least one multimedia content element (mmce), and wherein each context is determined based on signatures generated for the at least one mmce; and identifying, based on the determined number of related entities, at least one influential entity, wherein each influential entity is associated with one of the social linking graphs for which the determined number of related entities is above a second predetermined threshold..
Cortica, Ltd.

Media content discovery and character organization techniques

Techniques for recommending media are described. A character preference function comprising a plurality of preference coefficients is accessed.
Fem, Inc.

Multimedia calendar

A method for creating events for use by an electronic calendar application. A computer device running a calendar application displays a gui having a representation of a calendar.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

System and creating and distributing multimedia content

A system and method may analyze an input video content to produce analysis results. An event captured in the input video content may be identified based on the analysis results.
W.s.c. Sports Technologies Ltd.

Systems and methods for remote web query and image selection exchange to video screen

Systems and methods are disclosed for receiving a request to display, on an first communications device, media content, where the request comprises a first logical address for accessing the media content at a first storage location, transmitting to a second communications device, a second logical address for accessing a copy of the media content at a second storage location, where the second logical address differs from the first logical address, and where the second storage location differs from the first storage location. Other embodiments are disclosed..
Google Inc.

Method and transmitting media content

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for providing redundancy in a video data stream. For every data frame of a plurality of data frames of video content, the method includes dividing the data frame into a plurality of data segments and copying a plurality of each of the plurality of data segments to the plurality of data frames in a data stream to provide redundancy for the data frame within the plurality of data frames in the data stream.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Method and providing media content

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

Apparatus and providing media content

A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving video content at a mobile device, utilizing the mobile device for adjusting dimensions of an area of attention in an image of the video content based on a desired display resolution, utilizing the mobile device for adjusting dimensions of a peripheral portion that surrounds the area of attention, and replacing the image with the adjusted image during presentation of the video content. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Mobility Ii Llc

Delivery of media content to a media device via multiple data packet streams

A method includes receiving, at a customer premises equipment (cpe) device from a data source, media content requested by a media device. The method includes determining, at the cpe device, a number of concurrent media connections to establish to the media device based on a workload of the customer premises device.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Video and media content delivery network storage in elastic clouds

Content delivery network storage may be provided. A first proxy module may receive a first content object request from a first user device.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Securing content using pipelines

A transcoding service is described that is capable of transcoding or otherwise processing content, such as video, audio or multimedia content, by utilizing one or more pipelines. A pipeline can enable a user to submit transcoding jobs (or other processing jobs) into an available pipeline, where a transcoding service (or other such service) assigns one or more computing resources to process the jobs received to each pipeline.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Cloud-based video delivery

Techniques described herein provide for cloud-based media delivery that accepts or ingests media content, transcodes it according to various media profiles to create a plurality of video files, and provides notification that at least a portion of the video files is ready for delivery. The notification can be provided using a notification unique resource locator (url), which can be provided in a request to prepare the media content for delivery.
Brightcove, Inc.

Transferring playback of media content between mobile device and vehicle

The disclosure provides a method in a vehicle and an apparatus for a vehicle for transferring playback of media content between a mobile device and the vehicle. The method comprises detecting the playback of the media content on the mobile device and retrieving the media content played back on the mobile device.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Systems and methods for managing electronic requests for photographs and multimedia content, and enabling electronic social sharing thereof

Systems and methods are disclosed for managing electronic requests for photographs and other multimedia content by receiving, from a first user's mobile application, a request to receive multimedia content from a second user's mobile application, adding the request to receive multimedia content from the mobile application of the second user device to a queue of pending requests associated with the second user, the queue of pending requests including any requests for multimedia content received by the mobile application of the second user device from one or more other users, and prompting a second user device to include generated or retrieved multimedia content either in response to the request or one of more of the pending requests in the queue. The first or second user mobile application may enable managing electronic requests using a user interface displaying a list of requested, sent, and/or received multimedia content..
Junglo Llc

Management of heterogeneous client device groups

Various implementations disclosed herein enable client devices to share a network resource in order to produce more evenly distributed perceptual playback quality levels within each subscription tier. Sharing of a network resource is facilitated by providing client devices with one or more qoe distribution indicator values, which enables client device participation in the allocation of the network resource.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Method and system for auto-generation of sketch notes-based visual summary of multimedia content

The disclosed embodiments illustrate method and system for auto-generation of the sketch notes-based visual summary of the multimedia content. The method includes determining one or more segments, based on one or more transitions in the multimedia content.
Yen4ken, Inc.

Recorded media hotword trigger suppression

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for hotword trigger suppression are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving, by a microphone of a computing device, audio corresponding to playback of an item of media content, the audio including an utterance of a predefined hotword that is associated with performing an operation on the computing device.
Google Llc

Presence and proximity driven filtering of applications and media content

Access to certain application programs and/or media content items at or from an online storefront are granted or denied for a requesting computing device based on whether a subject computing device is present at or within a threshold proximity to a reference computing device or a reference location. The requesting computing device may include the reference computing device or another computing device..
Citizen, Inc.

System and targeting advertisements

Methods and systems for performing targeted advertising are described. Relative concentration of consumer types in the audience of particular media content is determined by measuring the coincidence of key values identifying certain consumer types, and other key values identifying audiences of particular media content, in a database..
Collective, Inc.

Method and system for inferring user visit behavior of a user based on social media content posted online

A method of generating a predictive model of categories of venues visited by a user is provided. The method may include extracting a first content feature from a first digital post to an online social media platform selected from a plurality of digital posts, extracting a second content feature from a second digital post to an online social media platform selected from the plurality of social media posts, aggregating the first and second content features, inferring at least one of a frequency and a regularity of visits to a venue category associated with the plurality of digital posts based on the aggregated first and second content features using a neural network, and determining at least one of a frequently visited venue category and a regularly visited venue category based on the inferred frequency and a regularity of visits associated with the plurality of digital posts..
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Method and analyzing media content

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for determining a first set of features in first images of first media content, generating a similarity score by processing the first set of features with a favorability model derived by identifying generative features and discriminative features of second media content that is favored by a viewer, and providing the similarity score to a network for predicting a response by the viewer to the first media content. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Search media content based upon tempo

A media system includes: a media-playback device including: a media-output device that plays media content items; and a tempo control engine to: select media content based upon suitability for a repetitive-motion activity; place each media content item from the media content into two or more pools of media content, with a first pool including media content which the user has previously indicated as being relevant, and a second pool including media content that the user has not previously indicated as being relevant; and sort the media content in each of the first pool and the second pool based upon tempo.. .
Spotify Ab

Event-related media management system

An event-related media management system contextualizes media content. The event-related media management system associates media content with contextual event-related data to associate the media content with the events and information about the events.
Uberfan, Llc

Crowd assisted query system

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a network-based crowd assisted query system that includes a client device in communication with an application server executing the crowd assisted query system over a network. For example, the crowd assisted query system may be or include a group of one or more server machines.
Ebay Inc.

Identifying media content

Systems, devices, and methods for identifying media content using indirect qualities are provided. An example media-delivery system includes a content identification engine that applies a model associated with an indirect quality to media content items to generate indirect quality scores for the media content items, filters the media content items based on metadata associated with the media content items to generate filtered media content items, and presents at least some of the filtered media content items based on the indirect quality scores.
Spotify Ab

Method and device for media content-based interaction and medium

Provided are a method and a device for media content-based interaction, and a computer readable medium. The method includes: receiving an acquisition operation for dynamic of a user on a media page; acquiring dynamic data of the user and dynamic data of a friend associated with the user in response to the acquisition operation for dynamic, where the dynamic data includes marking on a piece of media content and interaction information associated with the marked media content; and displaying on a display page for dynamic based on the dynamic data of the user and the dynamic data of the friend..
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Method and presenting media content

A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receiving a selection from a media device corresponding to a first media content, generating a play list at a server where the play list includes second media content that is associated with the first media content by at least one of genre, artist and being published in temporal proximity, and providing play list content comprising at least a portion of the first and second media content to the media device, where at least one of the generation of the play list and the providing of the play list content is based on metadata pointers associated with the first and second media content. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Displaying a selectable item over a blurred user interface

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

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, L.p.

Method and system for providing a content notification for a set-top box

A method and system for providing a content notification for a set-top box is disclosed. An embodiment is disclosed that receives security information at a web portal and the security information has identification information for a user assigned to a set-top box, services a request to create a content notification preference for the set-top box at the web portal in response to successful entry of security information, determines media content received by the set-top box and the media content selected for display, determines the content notification preference associated with the set-top box, the content notification preference has a content notification rule to monitor media content received by the set-top box, and sends a content notification to a recipient based on the content notification preference..
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Interactive programming guide

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

Methods and systems for generating media experience data

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a presentation device adapted to receive and present media content, receive input from one or more sets of devices while the media content is being presented to a consumer, and generate data indicating a degree of connectedness or engagement of consumer with the presented content based on the consumer's reactions to the presented content. The generated data can comprise behavioral data indicating a change in a physical or physiological condition of the consumer, experiential data indicating a change in a physical condition present during presentation of the media content, and media experience data correlating the behavioral data, experiential data, and media content data associated with and defining or describing the presented media content..

Methods and systems for generating media viewing experiential data

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a presentation device adapted to receive and present media content, receive input from one or more sets of devices while the media content is being presented to a consumer, and generate data indicating a degree of connectedness or engagement of consumer with the presented content based on the consumer's reactions to the presented content. The generated data can comprise behavioral data indicating a change in a physical or physiological condition of the consumer, experiential data indicating a change in a physical condition present during presentation of the media content, and media experience data correlating the behavioral data, experiential data, and media content data associated with and defining or describing the presented media content..

System and restricting access to media content

A method includes receiving, at a service delivery platform system from a first video source, a control stream associated with a media content stream delivered via a media distribution network. The control stream includes conditional access information for the media content stream including a restriction condition to delivery of the media content stream.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Television key phrase detection

Images of key phrases or hashtags appear on televised feeds. Image processing techniques, such as feature locating algorithms or character recognition algorithms, can be used to locate the images of key phrases in the images.
Twitter, Inc.

Method and streaming media content to client devices

A method includes providing a variant playlist file that identifies a plurality of variant streams each corresponding to a different encoding of a same media presentation; tracking a first set of media segments encoded at a first bitrate that correspond to a first playlist file for a first variant stream associated with the variant playlist file; responsive to a second encoded bitrate associated with a second set of media segments that correspond to a second variant stream being higher than the first encoded bitrate: determining a number of media segments to include in a plurality of media segments from the second set of media segments that correspond to the first set of media segments; and providing, to the client device, a second playlist file that identifies a plurality of media segments from the second set of media segments that correspond to respective ones of the first set of media segments.. .
Google Technology Holdings Llc

Video delivery expedition apparatuses, methods and systems

The video delivery expedition apparatuses, methods and systems (“vde”) transform internet content data access request via vde components into media content playback at a client device. In one implementation, the vde may issue a notification or a user interface element to a user after delivery of a process one data from the server to a client; and trigger a background delivery of a process two data, wherein the triggering occurs when the user initiates playback of said process one data..

Multimedia creation, production, and presentation based on sensor-driven events

Introduced herein are techniques for improving media content production and consumption by utilizing metadata associated with the relevant media content. More specifically, systems and techniques are introduced herein for automatically producing media content (e.g., a video composition) using several inputs uploaded by a filming device (e.g., an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) copter or action camera), an operator device, and/or some other computing device.
Lr Acquisition, Llc

Data visualization representation from service

Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe examples of data visualization, where data visualization representations may be generated to visually represent aggregated data for a service from the perspective of a user. The data visualization representation aggregates data of the service into points of interest that provide user-centric perspectives of the service data.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

System and enriching a searchable concept database

A system and method for enriching a concept database. The method includes determining, based on signatures of a first multimedia content element (mmce) and signatures of a plurality of existing concepts in the concept database, at least one first concept; generating a reduced representation of the first mmce by removing the at least one portion of the first mmce matching the determined at least one first concept; comparing the reduced representation to signatures representing a plurality of second mmces to determine a plurality of matching second mmces for each portion of the reduced representation; determining metadata for each portion of the reduced representation; generating a second concept for each portion of the reduced representation, wherein each second concept includes a collection of signatures and the determined metadata for the respective portion; and adding the generated at least one second concept to the concept database..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and enriching a concept database

A system and method for enriching a concept database. The method includes determining, based on signatures of a first multimedia content element (mmce) and signatures of a plurality of existing concepts in the concept database, at least one first concept, wherein each first concept is one of the plurality of existing concepts matching a portion of the first mmce; generating a reduced representation of the first mmce, wherein the generation of the reduced representation includes removing the at least one portion of the first mmce matching the determined at least one first concept; comparing the reduced representation to signatures representing a plurality of second mmces to determine a plurality of matching second mmces; generating, based on the reduced representation and the plurality of matching second mmces, at least one second concept; and adding the generated at least one second concept to the concept database..
Cortica, Ltd.

Apparatus, content playlist based on user location

An exemplary geographic playlist system includes a plurality of mobile devices with global positioning systems that provide geographic location information of the mobile device to a geographic location playlist device. The geographic location playlist device has a database of geographic playlist information that includes at least a unique identifier for each one of a plurality of media content events and at least one associated geographic location for each of the plurality of media content events.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Digital assistant integration with music services

A digital assistant supported across devices such as smartphones, tablets, personal computers (pcs), wearable computing devices, game consoles, and the like is configured to interact with one or more music and/or search services so that various user experiences, content, or features that enhance a user's involvement with music and other media content can be integrated with the digital assistant and rendered as a native digital assistant user experience. The digital assistant is configured to behave like the user's personal radio host or disc jockey (dj), for example, by determining the user's intent and preferences, maintaining awareness of history and context, performing tasks and actions to curate personalized playlists and offer them at contextually-relevant times and places, providing information, recommendations, content, and commentary relating to the user's music, and proactively interacting with the user to make existing music easy to find and new music easy to discover..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Automatic placement of electronic media content items within an online document

An online system stores online documents, where each online document has a layout. The system creates augmented online documents by combining the online documents with one or more content items.
Facebook, Inc.

Techniques to display an input device on a mobile device

A method and system may detect an external display coupled to the mobile device. A digital input device may be presented on the integrated touch sensitive display of the mobile device to operate the mobile device.
Intel Corporation

Interactive in-room show and game system

An interactive in-room show and game system configured to provide engaging and immersive multimedia shows or presentations in a room. The in-room show and game system generally includes a controller for selectively operating a display device, a video projector, an audio system (e.g., one or more speakers), and other show components (e.g., one or more lights, a fan, a mechanical device, and so on).
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Systems and methods for achieving multi-dimensional audio fidelity

There is provided a non-transitory memory storing an executable code, a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive a visualization of a three-dimensional (3d) position for each audio object of a plurality of audio objects in a first mix of an object-based audio of a media content, the visualization corresponding to a timeline of the media content, receive a second mix of the object-based audio of the media content, and play the second mix of the object-based audio of the media content using an audio playback system while displaying the visualization of the 3d position for each of the plurality of audio objects of the first mix of the object-based audio on a display.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Apparatus, presentation of media content using an electronic braille device

Systems and methods are operable to communicate information about media device operations to an electronic braille device. An exemplary embodiment receives a media content event at a media device, wherein the media content event is presented by at least one component of a media content presentation system to at least one visually impaired user; generates a supplemental braille text information message in response to an operation of the media device that affects the presentation of the media content event, wherein the supplemental braille text information message is based on text that indicates at least one attribute of the operation of the media device; and communicates the supplemental braille text information message to the electronic braille device, wherein the supplemental braille text information message is presented by the electronic braille device as tactile information that is sensed by the visually impaired user..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Systems and methods for episode tracking in an interactive media environment

Systems and methods for monitoring a user's viewing progress of media in a series are provided. The user may setup a media profile containing a list of program series to be monitored.
Rovi Guides, 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 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.

Method and system for implementing automatic audio optimization for streaming services

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, in particular, automatic audio optimization. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive user input indicating a request for presentation of media content, initiate database lookup in a database for audio parameter settings associated with the requested media content, and determine whether the database contains audio parameter settings specifically associated with the requested media content.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Methods, systems, and media for recommending collaborators of media content based on authenticated media content input

Methods, systems, and media for recommending collaborators of media content based on authenticated media content input are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: receiving a request from a content creator to initiate presentation of broadcasted media content using a media device, wherein the request invites a plurality of users to participate in the broadcasted media content; determining that a user of the plurality of users has interacted with the broadcasted media content, wherein the user has been permitted to interact with the broadcasted media content in response to providing user authentication information; determining collaborator information associated with the user based on the user authentication information; and automatically causing, without user interaction, the determined collaborator information to be presented to the content creator for associating with the broadcasted media content..
Google Llc

Methods and systems for media experience data exchange

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a presentation device adapted to receive and present media content, receive input from one or more sets of devices while the media content is being presented to a consumer, and generate data indicating a degree of connectedness or engagement of consumer with the presented content based on the consumer's reactions to the presented content. The generated data can comprise behavioral data indicating a change in a physical or physiological condition of the consumer, experiential data indicating a change in a physical condition present during presentation of the media content, and media experience data correlating the behavioral data, experiential data, and media content data associated with and defining or describing the presented media content..

Method and infrastructure for synchronized streaming of content

Systems and methods for synchronizing the playback of network media across multiple content playback devices, termed herein as “playback devices”, “clients”, or “client devices”. In one implementation, client devices are controlled to parse and buffer media content separately.
Sony Network Entertainment International Llc

Sequentially overlaying media content

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

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

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

Identifying media content for simultaneous playback

Systems, devices, and methods for identifying and providing media content to a media-playback device for playback with simultaneous media content are provided. An example system and method for providing media content to a media-playback device for playback with simultaneous media content receives at a computing device a request for media content from a media-playback device, the request including an identification of simultaneous content to be played on the media-playback device.
Spotify Ab

Method and device for network-assisted client-centric qoe optimization

In one implementation, a method performed by a client device includes: determining a perceptual characterization metric, where the perceptual characterization metric provides a quantitative characterization of factors that determine quality of experience associated with a first playback profile of media content presented by the client device; and normalizing the perceptual characterization metric based on characterization factors associated with the client device. The method further includes: obtaining an aggregate perceptual characterization metric that is based at least in part on the normalized perceptual characterization metric from the client device and one or more other perceptual characterization metrics from other client devices sharing at least one network resource with the client device; and determining whether to change the first playback profile based on a function of the first normalized perceptual characterization metric and the aggregate perceptual characterization metric..
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Method and apparatus of coding unit information inheritance

Concepts and examples pertaining to coding unit information inheritance are described. A processor of an encoder may receive media contents and encode the media contents to provide a bitstream of encoded media contents.
Mediatek Inc.

Prefetching with a dynamic cloud packager

Provided is an intelligent prefetcher for prefetching media content segments following a non-sequential naming convention. The prefetching is initiated in response to a server receiving a user request for a particular segment that is not cached.
Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.

Encoding scalability with brokers

A scalable architecture is provided for decentralized scaling of resources in a media content encoding platform. The scalable architecture is comprised of a first slicing tier, a second broker tier, and a third encoding tier.
Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.

Apparatus and providing streaming content using representations

A method and apparatus for an adaptive hypertext transfer protocol (http) streaming service using metadata of media content are provided. The media content may include a sequence of one or more periods.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Methods, systems, and media for facilitating user interactions while watching media content

Methods, systems, and media for facilitating user interactions while watching media content are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, the method comprises: associating a first user device with a second user device, wherein the first user device and the second user device are associated with a first user; causing, on the first user device, a media content item to be presented; receiving an indication that the media content item is being presented on a third user device associated with a second user; causing, on the first user device, a selectable indication that the media content item is being presented on the third user device to be presented; and in response to determining that the selectable indication has been selected on the first user device, causing a communication interface for exchanging messages between the second user device and the third user device to be presented on the second user device..
Google Llc

Method and system for processing multimedia content to dynamically generate text transcript

The disclosed embodiments illustrate method and system of processing multimedia content to generate a text transcript. The method includes segmenting each of a set of text frames to determine spatial regions.
Yen4ken, Inc.

Systems and methods for content streaming

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can obtain a spherical media content item that captures at least one scene from a plurality of different positions. A three-dimensional shape having a plurality of faces is determined, each face being associated with a respective set of original boundaries.
Facebook, Inc.

System and real-time video processing to find and display related social content, related videos, and related images

A method for real- time video processing to find and display independent content, such as related social media content, related videos, and related images for an object or services, to facilitate purchasing decisions for an object or services. The system and method allows a user to utilize a camera of a computing device to scan an object or text associated with a product or service, in real time, to find related social content, related videos, and related images pertaining to the object and presents the independent content on a user interface for review by the user..

Media content provision

Technologies are generally described for a media content provision scheme. In some examples, a method to provide audience-centric content may include identifying a targeted user from among one or more users proximate to an electronic device based, at least in part, on information regarding previous media selections by each of the one or more users; and providing the one or more users with media content directed to the targeted user..
Empire Technology Development Llc

System and suggesting media content contributions for a collaborative playlist

Systems and techniques for suggesting media content contributions for a collaborative playlist are presented. The system can include a playlist component, a social component, and a suggestion component.
Google Llc

Content-specific keyword notification system

Systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing content using notifications with content-specific keywords are provided. In one example embodiment, a method includes identifying, by one or more computing devices, a media content item for a user of a user device.
Google Inc.

Multi-mode media device operable in first and second modes, selectively

A multi-mode media system operable at a given time in one of a first or a second mode, selectively, the first mode comprising operation to access a media source co-housed with or connected to and operationally integrated with the media system and configured to stream media content to the multi-mode media system for playing by the media system, and the second mode comprising operation of the media system for controlling over a network a media source remote from the multi-mode media system for outputting media content on an output device separate from the multi-mode media system, the media system not being operable in both modes simultaneously nor operable exclusively only in a single one of such modes.. .
Chestnut Hill Sound, Inc.

Electronic device and playing multimedia content by electronic device

An electronic device for playing multimedia content, and a method thereof are provided. The method may include a storing playback information about content through each of a plurality of applications, displaying a list including a plurality of objects associated with the playback information about the content through each of the plurality of applications, and upon receiving an input for selecting a first object from among the plurality of objects, playing a first content item of a first application corresponding to the first object based on playback information associated with the first object..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Calculator media presentation

Examples associated with calculator media presentation are disclosed. One example includes a calculator including a display.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Method and storage device for expanding and contracting continuous play media seamlessly

One aspect of the invention is a method for playing a stored content providing a plurality of segments which collectively contains the stored content, each segment has using first terminus and a second terminus with the content having a temporal flow from the first terminus to the second terminus. At least one segment is associated with a plurality of links to other segments.
State Of Israel, Ministry Of Agriculture & Rural Development, Agricultural Research Organization

Systems and methods for associating media content with viewer expressions

Systems and methods for capturing media content in accordance with viewer expression are disclosed. In some implementations, a method is performed at a computer system having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors.
Google Llc

Multimedia system for transforming any room into a show environment

A show system or in-room entertainment or show system configured to provide engaging and immersive multimedia shows or presentations in nearly any space (or “room”) that is defined by one or more walls. The in-room show system generally includes a controller for selectively operating a display device (e.g., a television or the like), a video projector, an audio system (e.g., one or more speakers), and other show components (e.g., one or more lights, a fan, a mechanical device, and so on).
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing access to media contents using a rights database

There is provided a system comprising a non-transitory memory storing a rights database and a hardware processor configured to receive a user input from a user device requesting playback of a media content, the media content being provided by a first type of content provider, perform a first search of the rights database for a first media content entitlement associated with the media content corresponding to the first type of content provider, if the first search does not find the first media content entitlement, perform a second search of the rights database for a second media content entitlement associated with the media content corresponding to a second type of content provider, and, when the second search finds the second media content entitlement, enable playback of the media content from a content provider that is the first type of content provider based on the second media content entitlement corresponding to the second type of content provider.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

System and sharing multimedia content with synched playback controls

A system and method for data communication is disclosed, which includes a first electronic device configured to receive an input to enable selection of a multimedia content item on the first electronic device. The selected multimedia content item is communicated, by the first electronic device, to a second electronic device along with playback controls.
Sony Corporation

Modification of media creation techniques and camera behavior based on sensor-driven events

Introduced herein are systems and techniques for automatically producing media content (e.g., a video composition) using several inputs uploaded by an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) copter, an operator device, and/or some other computing device. More specifically, production and modification techniques based on sensor-driven events are described herein that allow videos to be created on behalf of a user of the uav copter.
Lr Acquisition, Llc

Machine learning-based data aggregation using social media content

Machine learning-based data aggregation using social media content is described herein. An example method includes receiving news content from a plurality of online sources, parsing the news content to determine keywords or phrases related to topics of interest, creating a search query from the keywords or phrases, searching one or more social networks for social media content that matches the keywords or phrases in the search query, processing the social media content by at least one of filtering and ranking, and providing the processed social media content to an individual..
Crowdynews

System and streaming individualized media content

A system and method that provides a rule based randomized media content management system. The system includes a database that stores media content that is associated with category metadata that identifies content of the media content with corresponding categories.
Hsni, Llc

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

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

Systems and methods for for extending access to subscription-based media contents

There is provided a system including a non-transitory memory storing a subscription entitlement database and a hardware processor configured to provide access to a media content to a user during an availability window for the media content, according to a subscription right associated with the media content in the subscription entitlement database, notify a user of the availability window for the media content, present the user with an option to extend access to the media content beyond the availability window for the media content, in response to a selection of the option to extend access from the user, extend access to the media content after the availability window.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Systems and methods for multi-device content recommendations

Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that provides content recommendations based on recent activity. For example, the media guidance application determines that the user has stopped using the first device and is using the second device.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Replacement of recorded media content

Example embodiments provide systems and methods for replacing recorded media content. In an example method, at least one media content source is searched for a media content item recorded to storage of a first media content device.
Opentv, Inc.

Access to content

The invention relates to a method of establishing access to content based on a future condition comprising providing an identifier at a user device; accessing a catalogue of available content based on the identifier; selecting at least one content identifier from the catalogue; and selectively enabling content associated with the content identifier in dependence on a future condition. Reserving multimedia content such as video for a journey or flight and during the flight or journey the selected content is streamed to the user's mobile device..
Piksel, Inc.

Limited use media access tokens

Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for managing access to media content. Aspects include receiving, by a media service provider from a subscriber, a request for a limited access to one or more media content items and creating, by the media service provider in response to the request, a token that grants the limited access to the one or more media content items.
International Business Machines Corporation

Crowdsourced playback control of media content

Example embodiments provide systems and methods for crowdsourced skipping of media content portions. In an example method, a plurality of content tags are received from a plurality of media content devices over a communication network.
Opentv, Inc.

Social media influence of geographic locations

The present disclosure relates generally to internet social media, and more specifically to techniques for determining location-related information about internet social media content. In some embodiments, a system accesses data representing a first social media post, the data including geographic location data identifying a first geographic location.
Hyp3r Inc.

Location resolution of social media posts

The present disclosure relates generally to internet social media, and more specifically to techniques for determining location-related information about internet social media content. In some embodiments, a system accesses data representing a first social media post, the data including geographic location data identifying a first geographic location.
Hyp3r Inc

Channel acquisition management

A device may receive information that identifies a request, by a user device, to receive streaming media content associated with a channel. The device may cause the channel to be activated based on the request.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Method and system for content selection, delivery and payment

Aspects of a method and system for content selection, delivery and payment may comprise a management entity that coordinates operation of one or more endpoint devices. The one or more endpoint devices may be operable to select one or more parameters associated with a particular content type from the management entity.
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Determining a user's event experience through user actions

There is provided systems and method for determining a user's event experience through user actions. A user may attend an event at a venue and take various actions with respect to the event.
Stubhub, Inc.

Systems and methods for identifying objects in media contents

There is provided a system comprising a memory and a processor configured to receive a plurality of images, train a plurality of independent detectors for identifying a first plurality of objects in the plurality of images based on individual attributes including a first attribute and a second attribute, train a plurality of joint detectors for identifying the first plurality of objects in the plurality of images based on composite attributes including a plurality of composite attributes each including the first attribute and the second attribute, analyze features of the plurality of images to determine a difference between a first training performance of the independent detectors and a second training performance of the joint detectors, and select, based on the analyzing, between using the independent detectors and using the joint detectors for identifying a second plurality of objects in the plurality of images using a first new attribute and a second new attribute in the attribute database.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Methods and systems for using hints in media content tagging

Techniques to allow a social networking system to provide hints when a user tags an image. In one embodiment, a comment associated with an image to be tagged by a user of a social networking system is received.
Facebook, Inc.

Topic profile query creation

A topic profile may be generated based on several words/phrases. The topic profile may include social media content items such as a social media post from a variety of social media sources.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

Platform for producing and delivering media content

Media content can be created and/or modified using a network-accessible platform. Scripts for content-based experiences could be readily created using one or more interfaces generated by the network-accessible platform.
Descript, Inc.

Method and system for implementing content navigation or selection using touch-based input

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, more particularly, for implementing content navigation or selection using touch-based input. In various embodiments, a computing system might display a first video content on a display screen of a main display device and on a touchscreen display of a user device, the first video content displayed on one mirroring that displayed on the other.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Interactive information presentation system and method

Disclosed is an interactive information presentation system and method for use by a host service provider and interaction by at least one guest user in a target setting. The system includes a public display device controller programmed or configured to cause at least one public display device to display at least a portion of media content.
Gen 1 Media Group, Inc.

Platform for experiencing geotagged media content

Location-based media content can be consumed by end users via a software program that executes on a computing device. More specifically, the software program may be supported by a content distribution platform that allows multiple end users to experience the same location-based media content substantially simultaneously.
Detour.com, Inc.

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.

Providing product information during multimedia programs

A method and system provides information and purchasing services for products placed in multimedia content. Product metadata coordinated in time with the multimedia content may be used to determine the product and obtain product information.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

System and digital media content creation and distribution

A method and system for providing on-site content delivery and on-demand content access. The method comprising recording digital media content on a dmr device, managing distribution of the digital media content to one or more remote devices, automatically distributing the digital media content to the one or more remote devices, the distributed digital media content configured for local hosting at the one or more remote devices, and monitoring consumption of the digital media content distributed to the one or remote devices..
Mediapointe, Inc.

System and specifying, signaling and using coding-independent code points in processing media contents from multiple media sources

A method that specifies, signals and uses coding-independent code points (cicp) in processing media contents from multiple media sources is provided. An apparatus implementing the method receives media contents captured by a plurality of media sources in one or more clusters.
Mediatek Inc.

Virtual and augmented reality interface

Systems and methods for providing a virtual reality (vr) platform for users to browse, explore, and launch such vr content are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the system includes a backend network comprising a server in communication with one or more databases and a storage system housing vr media content.
Emblematic Group, Inc.

Connectionless wireless media broadcast

A method for executing a connectionless wireless media content session includes receiving a mac address by an electronic device. The mac address may be received out-of-band.

Architecture for managing transmedia content data

A system for managing non-linear transmedia content data is provided. Memory stores a plurality of transmedia content data items and associated linking data which define time-ordered content links between the plurality of transmedia content data items.
Eth Zurich (eidgenossiche Technisch Hochschule Zurich)

Visualisation and navigation of transmedia content data

A method of rendering content items on a display via an electronic device involves mapping linked content items to a three-dimensional object defined by layout data. The layout data is then transmitted to an electronic device for display..
Eth Zürich (eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)

Signal continuity assessment using embedded watermarks

Methods, apparatus, and systems use embedded watermarks to determine whether the segments of a multimedia content has been rearranged. The embedded watermarks are recovered from the content and one or more attributes associated with the recovered watermarks are identified.
Verance Corporation

Recommender engine and user model for transmedia content data

A recommender engine is configured to access memory and surface transmedia content items; and/or linked transmedia content subsets; and/or one or more identifications of identified users; and/or content items of the plurality of transmedia content items associated with at least one identified user. The surfaced items are presented for selection by the given user via the transmedia content linking engine as one or more user-selected transmedia content items..
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Training image-recognition systems based on search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a plurality of search queries comprising n-grams; identifying a subset of the plurality of search queries as being queries for visual-media items based on one or more n-grams of the search query being associated with visual-media content; calculating, for each of the n-grams of the search queries of the subset, a popularity-score based on a count of the search queries in the subset that include the n-gram; determining popular n-grams, wherein each of the popular n-grams is an n-gram of the search queries of the subset of search queries having a popularity-score greater than a threshold popularity-score; and selecting one or more of the popular n-grams for training a visual-concept recognition system, wherein each of the popular n-grams is selected based on whether it is associated with a visual concept.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Enhanced content-based multimedia recommendation method

There is disclosed a method for generating movie recommendations, based on automatic extraction of features from a multimedia content, wherein the extracted features are visual features representing mise-en-scène characteristics of the movie defined on the basis of applied media aesthetic theory, said extracted features being then fed to content-based recommendation algorithm in order to generate personalised recommendation.. .
Politecnico Di Milano

Digital rights management for http-based media streaming

Techniques and mechanisms described herein facilitate the management of digital rights for media content item presentation. According to various embodiments, a request for a content decryption key may be received at a media application implemented at a computing device.
Mobitv, Inc.

User modelling and metadata of transmedia content data

There is provided a system for linking transmedia content subsets. A memory stores a plurality of transmedia content data items and associated linking data which define time-ordered content links between the plurality of transmedia content data items.
Eth Zürich (eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)

Cognitive recapitulation of social media content

A feedback value of a user is received, the feedback value corresponding to a content of a current post on a social media service. The content is analyzed to determine a context of the current post.
International Business Machines Corporation

Rendering and interacting with transmedia content data

A method is provided for rendering a representation of and interacting with transmedia content on an electronic device. Transmedia content data is received at the electronic device.
Eth Zürich (eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)

System and generating customizable encapsulated media files

The present invention provides a method for generating customizable and encapsulated media files, said method comprising: determining at least one media unit for encapsulation, each media unit comprising a basic media content. For each of said determined media unit, defining multiple data layers, each layer being associated with a different data type, wherein said defining of said layers comprises: defining media objects of each media unit, defining properties of each defined media object, defining customization rules for said determined at least one media unit, defining dynamic motion rules for at least one of said defined media objects and creating an encapsulated media file containing the at least one media unit and data layers thereof, said encapsulated media file being configured for de-capsulation thereof for playing content thereof, according to the defined layers thereof..
Idomoo Ltd

Mining multi-lingual data

Technology is disclosed for mining training data to create machine translation engines. Training data can be mined as translation pairs from single content items that contain multiple languages; multiple content items in different languages that are related to the same or similar target; or multiple content items that are generated by the same author in different languages.
Facebook, Inc.

Contextual based selection among multiple devices for content playback

One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an electronic device, a request to play media content; accessing, using a processor of the electronic device, a list of user devices; identifying, using the processor, user specific contextual data associated with the list of user devices; selecting, using the processor, a user device from the list of user devices based on the user specific contextual data; and playing, with the user device selected, the media content. Other aspects are described and claimed..
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Method of controlling mobile device with touch-sensitive display and motion sensor, and mobile device

Systems and methods for controlling a display are provided, of which an example system includes: an electronic device having a motion sensor module configured to provide a sensed motion value, the motion sensor module having an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a magnetometer; at least one processor configured to: estimate motion of the device to provide an estimated yaw and an estimated pitch, respectively, based on angular velocity sensed by the gyroscope; determine a control movement user input of the device if: a sum of the acceleration value on each axis corresponds to a force threshold; and both the estimated yaw and the estimated pitch do not correspond to a rotation threshold; determine a control rotation user input of the device based on a difference between magnetic parameters, including measured magnetic field values, and angular speed parameters, including estimated magnetic field values estimated based on angular speed values; adjust information based on at least one of the control movement or the control rotation; and provide media content configured to display based on the adjusted information.. .
Cm Hk Limited

Streaming media cellular broadcast

Devices, computer-readable media, and methods for allocating a source specific multicast internet protocol address to a streaming media content are disclosed. For example, a processor of a device may receive a streaming media content, allocate a source specific multicast internet protocol address to the streaming media content for a base station of a cellular network, allocate a first broadcast channel of the base station to the streaming media content, and associate the first broadcast channel with the source specific multicast internet protocol address.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Displaying information related to content playing on a device

The various implementations described herein include methods and systems for displaying information related to content playing. In one aspect, a method is performed at a device with a display.
Google Llc

Content provision

The present invention relates to a user interface for a content provision system, which comprises: means for generating graphical representations of a plurality of media content items available to a user, said media content items being provided by a plurality of media content providers; and means for enabling a user to access particular content items by selecting said graphical representations, wherein the content items are in the form of both scheduled content items and unscheduled content items. The invention also relates to a corresponding system and method..

Video quality optimization based on display capabilities

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming/downloading and playback, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing video quality optimization based on display capabilities. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive user input from a user indicating a user request for media content.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Systems and methods for transmitting media associated with a measure of quality based on level of game play in an interactive video gaming environment

Systems and methods for incorporating online user generated media content (e.g., videos) into an interactive video gaming environment are provided. Media assets that are associated with different measures of quality generated by users are stored on a remote server.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Apparatus, reducing time required for a media content event channel change

Systems and methods of a media device are operable to perform a channel change operation. An exemplary embodiment receives a first data table from a data table server, wherein the first data table comprises first control information used to perform a channel change operation such that the media device reconfigures itself to change to a new channel from a currently presenting channel or to a new media content event from a currently presenting media content event.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Decomposing media content accounts for persona-based experience individualization

Various embodiments disambiguate users who share media content accounts to provide persona-based experience individualization. Personas correspond to commonly observed channel watching patterns among media content customers.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Media content filtering using local profile and rules

A system and method of media content acquisition and filtering are provided. The method includes setting a user profile, user selections, and user preferences locally at a receiving end based on at least one user input, receiving media content at the receiving end from a broadcast server, and processing, using an analytics model, one or more of the user preferences, the user selections, and analytics generated using the user profile and user preferences using a learning capability of the analytics model, filtering the media content at the receiving end based on one or more of user id logic, the user profile, the user preferences, the user selections, and analytics generated using the user profile and user preferences..
International Business Machines Coporation

Processing continuous multi-period content

In one example, a device includes one or more processors configured to determine that a manifest file for media content indicates that the media content includes a first period and a second period, that the manifest file indicates that the first and second periods are continuous, and that advertisement media data is available for insertion between the first and second periods, select a first adaptation set in the first period based at least in part on characteristics signaled for the first adaptation set, retrieve media data of the first adaptation set based on the selection of the first adaptation set, retrieve the advertisement media data, and retrieve media data of a second adaptation set in the second period that the manifest file indicates is associated with the first adaptation set based on the selection of the first adaptation set and store the retrieved media data to a memory.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated

Collecting media consumer data

A computer including a processor programmed to receive audio data from sensors. Based on the audio data, the computer identifies a media content item.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Method and adaptively providing multiple bit rate streaming media in server

A method and apparatus for adaptively providing multiple bit rate streaming media in a server. The method for adaptively providing multiple bit rate streaming media comprises: acquiring network quality information; in the case that it is determined based on the network quality information that bit rate switching is needed, selecting one queue from all queues as the transmitting queue, wherein multimedia data frames with different bit rates for the same media content are stored in different queues; reading the multimedia data frame from the transmitting queue and sending it, and deleting all multimedia data frames in other queues having the same media content as the already-sent multimedia data frame.
Beijing Baidu Netcom Science And Technology Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for providing a notification upon the occurrence of a trigger event associated with playing media content over a network

The disclosed embodiments include systems and methods for providing a notification upon the occurrence of a trigger event associated with playing media content over a network. An exemplary method may include transmitting access to a media content data file to a computing device associated with a content receiver, playing the data file at the computing device, and transmitting an electronic notification to another computing device when the trigger event occurs..

Management system for audio and visual content

Systems, apparatuses, and methods for managing message content are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by one or more computing devices, a message comprising audio content and visual media content.
Google Inc.

Machine learning models for identifying sports teams depicted in image or video data

Systems and methods are described for identifying at least one sports team depicted in media content, such as image or video data. Features of the media content may be provided as input to a first set of classification models that are each trained to identify at least one type of scene associated with one or more sports, then features of the media content may be provided to a second set of classification models trained to identify at least one object associated with one or more sports.
Gumgum, Inc.

System and preventing unauthorized use of digital media

A method includes: receiving a blacklist identifying piracy threatening items that pose a piracy threat such that, if installed and active with playback of the digital media content on the client, the piracy threatening items facilitate unauthorized use of the digital media content, the piracy threatening items on the blacklist having associated priority values; identifying first and second subsets of piracy threatening items in the blacklist responsive to the associated priority values; determining whether one or more piracy threatening items associated with the first subset are present on the client; performing a drm transaction provisioning the digital media content for playback responsive to determining that no piracy threatening items associated with the first subset are present on the client; and determining whether to play back the digital media content responsive to determining whether one or more piracy threatening items associated with the second subset are present on the client.. .
Google Technology Holdings Llc

Discovering media content using natural language processing and machine learning

Embodiments are directed to a computer implemented method of analyzing media files to improve the presentation of media files to users. The method includes using a processor to analyze a set of media files.
International Business Machines Corporation

Methods, systems, and media for providing media guidance with contextual controls

Methods, systems, and media for providing media guidance with contextual controls are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: causing a user interface to be presented that includes media interface elements, wherein each of the media interface elements is a selectable object that represents at least one media content item; determining that a media interface element from the media interface elements has been selected; in response to determining that the media interface element has been selected, causing the at least one media content item corresponding to the selected media interface element to be presented in a portion of the user interface; and concurrently with causing the at least one media content item to be presented, causing a control interface to be presented that is associated with the selected media interface element..
Google Llc

Facilitating the sending of multimedia as a message

One or more embodiments described herein include methods and systems of sending multimedia content items as electronic communications. More specifically, systems and methods described herein provide user the ability to easily and effectively select multimedia content items stored on a computing device for inclusion in a communication session without navigating away from the communication session.
Facebook, Inc.

Digital media led monitor and screen built into external or internal elevator door

A digital media system for an elevator in which media content is viewable from outside the elevator. A sending smart card within an elevator shaft and at least one stationary external elevator door comprising: (a) a rigid door frame body; (b) an led monitor including (i) a receiving smart card configured for receiving the video content and (ii) an led screen configured to receive a continuous flow of media content, the media content visible to viewers outside the elevator at least when the external elevator doors are closed.
Electra Ltd.

Systems and methods for blocking selected commercials

Systems and methods for blocking inappropriate or undesired media content. Commercials are reviewed and assigned ratings or other attributes.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Delivering content

A content delivery system comprising: a communication network; a mapping component storing media content aspect variant data enabling access to media content in a plurality of aspect variants; a content delivery component connected to the network and configured to access and deliver media content aspect variant data stored in the mapping component to devices connected to the network; an action request or component which is configured to receive a request from a user of a media consumption device that an aspect variant of media content is to be delivered to at least one further media consumption device, and cause the content delivery component to deliver media content aspect variant data associated with said aspect variant to the at least one further media consumption device to enable said aspect variant to be consumed at the at least one further media consumption device.. .
Piksel, Inc.

Method and system for processing data used by creative users to create media content

Large amounts of data from the internet are collected for media content available of viewing, and user experience of audiences accessing the media content. The collected data is processed using intelligent tools and classified in a manner that facilitates searching data on the basis of time ranges.
The Aleph Group Pte., Limited

Method and extending content access

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including receiving, by a processing system comprising a processor, media content from a media processor device via a first wireless communication network, where the media content can be received at the media processor device from a subscription media source. The method can include storing the media content received from the media processor device, initiating a first connection to an in-vehicle communication system, accessing a second wireless communication network generated by the in-vehicle communication system, initiating a second connection, via the second wireless communication network, to a media device detected on the second wireless communication network, and transmitting a stream of the media content to the media device via the second wireless communication network, wherein the media device reproduces the media content from the stream of the media content.
The Directv Group, Inc.

Method and system for publication of social network marketing content based on schedule and priority

A method and system for publishing social network content is disclosed. The method and system includes a computational device including a number of modules to effectuate timely publishing of social media content.
Making Degraide Technology, Llc

Feature extraction and machine learning for evaluation of media-rich coursework

Conventional techniques for automatically evaluating and grading assignments are generally ill-suited to evaluation of coursework submitted in media-rich form. For courses whose subject includes programming, signal processing or other functionally expressed designs that operate on, or are used to produce media content, conventional techniques are also ill-suited.
Kadenze, Inc.

Contextual search on multimedia content

Techniques for contextual search on multimedia content are provided. An example method includes extracting entities associated with multimedia content, wherein the entities include values characterizing one or more objects represented in the multimedia content, generating one or more query rewrite candidates based on the extracted entities and one or more terms in a query related to the multimedia content, providing the one or more query rewrite candidates to a search engine, scoring the one or more query rewrite candidates, ranking the scored one or more query rewrite candidates based on their respective scores, rewriting the query related to the multimedia content based on a particular ranked query rewrite candidate and providing for display, responsive to the query related to the multimedia content, a result set from the search engine based on the rewritten query..
Google Llc

Device, method and computer program product for creating viewable content on an interactive display

A device, method and computer program product for creating viewable content on an interactive display is provided. The method includes providing a user interface on a device for creating viewable content from a collection comprising at least one multimedia content.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Minimally invasive user metadata

A method of dynamic tagging of image objects appearing in media content items associated with a user. The method comprises automatically identifying a plurality of media objects by an image processing analysis of a plurality of media content items of a user, analyzing an output of at least one sensor of a client device for identifying a plurality of suitable push gui events for presenting a graphical user interface (gui) to a user of said client device, in each one of said plurality of suitable push gui events: triggering a presentation of one of said plurality of media objects using said gui on a display of said client device, said gui encourages said user to input user defined metadata describing said presented media object, acquiring said user defined metadata from said user using said gui, and documenting said user defined metadata in association with said presented media object..

Methods, systems, and media for associating scenes depicted in media content with a map of where the media content was produced

Methods, systems, and media for associating scenes depicted in media content with a map of where the media content was produced are provided. In some embodiments, a method for presenting map information with video information is provided, the method comprising: receiving a request for a video from a user device; determining if there is location information associated with portions of the video; in response to determining that there is location information associated with the video, causing first map information corresponding to the location information to be presented in a first format during presentation of the video; receiving an indication that the first map information has been selected; in response to receiving the indication, causing second map information corresponding to the portion of the video that was being presented to be presented by the user device, wherein the second map information is presented in a second format..
Google Llc

Gesture-based multimedia casting and slinging command method and system in an interoperable multiple display device environment

Novel gesture-based multimedia casting and slinging command methods and systems that are configured to accommodate seamless multimedia data and playback transfers across various electronic devices in a multiple display device environment are disclosed. In one instance, a “casting” of an audio/video (av), graphical, or photographic multimedia content from a touch-screen electronic device to a targeted device (e.g.
Dvdo, Inc.

Bitrate control in virtual reality (vr) environments using time-shifting and unicast delivery

A system and method for providing bitrate control for delivering media content to a plurality of virtual display (vd) screens presented in a virtual reality (vr) environment effectuated by a vr device of a subscriber based on detecting a movement in a point of view with respect the vd screens' placement within the vr environment, wherein each vd screen is configured to receive a media content channel. Responsive to detecting the movement, angular distance of each of the vd screens relative to a reference axis is computed.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Video marker system and method

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing media content tracking functionality, and, in particular embodiments, implementing temporal markers for tracking at least partial playback of media content. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive a request for media content from a user over a network, and might retrieve the media content from a database.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Bitrate control in a virtual reality (vr) environment

A system and method for providing bitrate control for delivering media content to a plurality of virtual display (vd) screens presented in a virtual reality (vr) environment effectuated by a vr device of a subscriber based on detecting a movement in a point of view with respect the vd screens' placement within the vr environment, wherein each vd screen is configured to receive a media content channel. Responsive to detecting the movement, angular distance of each of the vd screens relative to a reference axis is computed.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Management of media content on a storage medium

A method for managing media content is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method stores a first data part relating to target media content in a storage medium.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for live voice-over solutions

Systems and methods provide real time custom audio in accordance with embodiments of the invention. One method includes selecting a video stream from source multimedia content using a media server; recording a voice-over session audio recording for the video stream using the media server, where the voice-over session audio recording comprises real time custom audio for the video stream; synchronizing the timing of the voice-over session audio recording with the video stream to create a voice-over stream using the media server; and storing the voice-over stream as at least one voice-over audio stream for the source video channel using the media server..
Sonic Ip, Inc.

Media list for travel

In an approach for sending a media list to a transportation vehicle for a user, a processor determines a media list for travel for a user, wherein the media list includes at least one media content item, and wherein the media list has associated access credentials that are set by the user. A processor receives a travel reservation for the user, wherein the travel reservation includes, at least, a departure location and a destination location.
International Business Machines Corporation

Media list for travel

In an approach for sending a media list to a transportation vehicle for a user, a processor determines a media list for travel for a user, wherein the media list includes at least one media content item, and wherein the media list has associated access credentials that are set by the user. A processor receives a travel reservation for the user, wherein the travel reservation includes, at least, a departure location and a destination location.
International Business Machines Corporation

Secure delivery and storage of content

A content item service enables users to upload media for content items to be given to others. The content item service performs operations on uploaded media content, such as transcoding.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Fast mobile mail with context indicators

Facilitating replying to received email messages includes presenting a selectable set of fast reply tokens that correspond to snippets of multimedia content, providing a mechanism to superimpose a selected subset of the fast reply tokens on to different portions of the received email message to compose an annotated email messages, wherein the fast reply tokens are separate from any reply email text, and sending the annotated email message. The fast reply tokens may include action icons, status icons, emoticons, emojis, expressive elements, clip art, highlighters, geometric shapes, arrows, short tunes, audio clips, video clips, abbreviated standard texts, and freehand notes.
Evernote Corporation

Fec mechanism based on media content

The invention provides an fec (forward error correction) mechanism based on media content. The mechanism classifies the media content, and endows it with different importance, and then changes the coding scheme according to the packets belonging to frames of different importance in combination with channel conditions and user experience, to conduct protection according to the importance of corresponding frames.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Digital video recorder options for editing content

A system for providing digital video recorder options for editing content is disclosed. In particular, the system may include receiving requests for a first version of media content and providing access to the first version of the media content.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Spatialized haptic feedback based on dynamically scaled values

A system provides haptic feedback based on media content. The system processes the media content into components including a first component and a second component.
Immersion Corporation

Apparatus for adapting a presentation of media content according to a position of a viewing apparatus

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to detect a first position of a viewing apparatus, wherein the viewing apparatus enables viewing of media programs, obtain a media program in a first viewing perspective that conforms to the first position, present the media program with the first viewing perspective for viewing by way of the viewing apparatus, and transmit to the viewing apparatus a first audio signal corresponding to the first viewing perspective. The storage medium can also have computer instructions to detect that the viewing apparatus has moved to a second position, obtain the media program in a second viewing perspective according to the second position, and present the media program with the second viewing perspective for viewing by way of the viewing apparatus.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

System and open distribution of digital media

Various embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for open digital media distribution. According to one embodiment, a system is provided which performs the operations of: creating a profile (e.g., artist or label profile) based on an input from a first party; receiving a digital media upload from the first party, wherein the digital media upload contains media content and the first party has a property interest in the media content; receiving from the first party an assignment of a payment account to the digital media upload, such that money from sales relating to the digital media upload is deposited into the payment account; receiving from the first party a sales parameters associated with the digital media upload; presenting through a computing device the digital media upload for sale to a second party; and selling the digital media upload to the second party through a computing device..

Physical confirmation for network-provided content

A computer-implemented method includes receiving, from a remote communication device and at a server system, information that indicates a unique identifier for a physical item that corresponds to media content, the identifier differing from identifiers for other physical items that correspond to the same content; associating the received information with an account of a first user of a hosted internet service; and subsequently providing, by the hosted internet service, content that matches the content that corresponds to the physical item, based on a determination that the received information authorizes the first user to obtain the content provided by the hosted internet service.. .
Google Llc

Media content encryption and distribution system and method based on unique identification of user

A method and apparatus to identify user who purchased/downloaded audio/video content. When an audio/video content is purchased/downloaded the content is encrypted for the user and a unique identification code is added as part of the purchase/download.

Methods and systems for filtering media content

Method and systems are disclosed for presenting media asset identifiers retrieved based on a user search criteria. User's input of a first information, a second information, and a third information is received.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Automatically labeling clusters of media content consumers

An analytics platform configured to create clusters of media content consumers and to automatically generate human-readable, text labels that describe each of the created clusters is disclosed. An analytics platform may use any of a number of clustering algorithms to group a population of media content consumers into a set of user clusters based on viewing history data, user profile data, and/or any other data associated with the consumers.
Tivo Solutions Inc.

Systems and methods for digital media content search and recommendation

Disclosed herein are methods and systems for digital media content search and recommendation. The system analyses large number of reviews and creates a metadata attributes which define particular media content.

Voice-driven interface to control multi-layered content in a head mounted display

The present disclosure relates to user interfaces for virtual reality and augmented reality head mounted displays. One embodiment of the present disclosure involves: (i) initializing an application instance for interacting with multi-layered media content output to a head-mounted display; (ii) receiving digitized speech and processing the digitized speech to extract text; (iii) comparing one or more words from the extracted text with a predefined keyword list to determine a response identifier; (iv) determining if the response identifier matches a response identifier stored in a database; and (v) if the response identifier matches a response identifier stored in the database, triggering an action in the application instance or retrieving from the database metadata associated with a media layer of the multi-layered media content..
Allomind, Inc.

Unified filtered social media content stream for single user interface access

A system, method and program product are provided for system for processing a set of social media (sm) streams. A system is disclosed that includes: a user interface for selecting the set of sm streams and for inputting a set of filtering definitions; a stream unification system that creates a single unified stream from the set of sm streams; a content filtering system that selects relevant content items from the single unified stream based on the set of filtering definitions and generates a unified filtered sm stream using selected content items; and an output system that outputs the unified filtered sm stream to a user display..
International Business Machines Corporation

Enhanced parental controls for gateway

A gateway device or component of a gateway device operates to control one or more user devices communicatively coupled to the gateway device via a home wireless network. A control component generates a user interface with a master profile comprising one or more user device controls configured to control media content streaming to the plurality of user devices based on an award process and a set time range.
Intel Corporation

System and managing interactive media

According to some example embodiments of the present invention, in a system for managing interactive media, the system includes: a processor; and a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: monitor a broadcast of a live media content production; receive, from a plurality of user devices, preference data indicating preferences for modifying content of the live media content production; aggregate the preference data; and transmit the preference data to a media production device for modifying the live media content product in real time during the broadcast.. .
Interactive Experience, Inc.

Methods, systems, and media for synchronizing media content using audio timecodes

Methods, systems, and media for synchronizing media content using audio timecodes are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: identifying, using a secondary device, a media content item that is being presented on a primary device; detecting, using the secondary device, a tone embedded within a portion of audio content of the media content item; identifying, using the secondary device, a current playback position of the media content item on the primary device based on the detected tone; determining, using the secondary device, supplemental content relevant to the media content item at the current playback position; and causing the supplemental content to be presented on the secondary device..
Google Inc.

System and a method adapted to display epg media content from the world wide web

A system and a method of a remote control adapted to display media content from the world wide web. This is accomplished by utilizing a smart-phone as a remote control by an application program, and transmitting the media content through a backend system utilizing wi-fi adapters to transmit streaming media to for instance a hdmi tv.
Magine Holding Ab

Method and providing customized information

A method for providing customized information to a plurality of portable communication devices. A customer premises equipment (cpe) synchronizes with at least one of the plurality of portable communication devices.
Google Technology Holdings Llc

Subscription service for authorizing access to media content

Embodiments are provided for automatically providing subscriber authentication and authorization services. For example, a subscription service communicates with an identity service provider to authenticate subscribers requesting video content from programmers and a payment service provider to confirm that authenticated subscribers are authorized to receive the content.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Systems and methods for providing guest broadcasting on a live stream video platform

Systems and methods for providing guest broadcasting on a live stream video platform receive a first request from a first client device to broadcast first media content to a plurality of viewing devices; receive the first media content from the first client device and broadcast the first media content to the plurality of viewing devices; receive a second request to broadcast second media content to the plurality of viewing devices concurrently with the first media content, the second media content being received from a second client device; receive the second media content from the second client device; combine the first media content with the second media content; and broadcast the first media content and the second media content concurrently as combined media content to the plurality of viewing devices.. .
Younow, Inc.

Facilitating multimedia information delivery through a uav network

Embodiments are provided for deliver multimedia information to a transportation apparatus through a uav network. After the transportation apparatus enters an area, one or more uavs may be configured to capture one or more images of an interior of the transportation apparatus.

Selective use of start code emulation prevention

Approaches to selectively using start code emulation prevention (“scep”) on encoded data for media content are described herein. For example, a media encoder selectively performs scep processing on encoded data for media content, and sets a value of a syntax element that indicates whether or not to perform scep processing on the encoded data.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Methods and systems for provisioning a user profile on a media processor

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a plurality of mobile devices in proximity to a device. Further embodiments can include identifying a user identifier associated with each of the plurality of mobile devices resulting in a plurality of user identifiers.
The Directv Group, Inc.

Systems and methods for processing media content that depict objects

Access to a set of media content items is acquirable. Identified processors can perform, in parallel, object detection for the set.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and an information appliance device for preventing security breach in information appliance device

Embodiments herein relate to a method and an information appliance device having a unique access card for preventing security breach in the information appliance device. A multimedia content server transmits a one-time access key to both the information appliance device and a user of the information appliance device.
Centre For Development Of Telematics (c-dot)

Methods and systems for efficient content delivery

Methods and systems for improved device authentication and presentation of media content to passengers aboard a transportation apparatus are disclosed. In some aspects, authentication of a device may be simplified based on previous associations made between the device, a user, and travel on a transportation apparatus within a particular time period.
Viasat, Inc.

Fragmenting media content

Systems and methods relating to fragmenting content based on metadata are disclosed. In one embodiment, metadata is obtained from data that is accessible from an interface.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc

System and method to request a portion of a media content item

A method includes concurrently receiving, at a first communication interface of a media device, a first media content stream and a second media content stream. The method includes sending, from the media device to an output device, decoded first media content processed from the first media content stream.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Systems and methods for dynamically providing video content based on declarative instructions

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can acquire a first selection to identify a subset of media content items out of a set of media content items. A second selection to identify a mood out of a set of moods can be acquired.
Facebook, Inc.

Automated digital media content extraction for digital lesson generation

An automated lesson generation learning system extracts text-based content from a digital media file. The system parses the extracted content to identify key words to use with prompts in the lesson.
Wespeke, Inc.

Method and system for content processing to determine pre-requisite subject matters in multimedia content

A method and a system are provided for content processing to determine pre-requisite subject matters for subject matters in multimedia content. The method determines a set of pre-requisite concepts and a set of outcome concepts for each of a set of multimedia content of a course.
Yen4ken, Inc.

System and urgency based resource distribution

A method of organizing media content is disclosed. The method for distributing resources includes a plurality of resources, generated in accordance with consumer-directed attributes of at least two consumers, at least one desired criteria limiting the ones of said plurality of resources available for each of the at least two consumers, an urgency rate, generated in accordance with the consumer-directed attributes and provider preferences related to the plurality of resources, and a distributor that distributes to one of the at least two consumers certain of the plurality of resources according to said urgency rate..
Google Inc.

Selective advertising in media content

Embodiments of techniques for distributing and rendering media content are provided. In response to a request for a first media file, a combined media file is generated having first and second segments that together include data from the first media file and from a second media file.
Intel Corporation

Systems and methods for processing media content that depict objects

Access to a set of media content items is acquirable. Identified processors can perform, in parallel, object detection for the set.
Facebook, Inc.

Key rotation scheme for drm system in dash-based media service

Disclosed herein is a key rotation scheme for a drm system in a dash-based media content service. A dash encoder generates media decryption keys and provides a key list including the media decryption keys to a cp manager.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Systems and methods for processing media content that depict objects

Access to a set of media content items is acquirable. Identified processors can perform, in parallel, object detection for the set.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for processing media content that depict objects

Access to a set of media content items is acquirable. Identified processors can perform, in parallel, object detection for the set.
Facebook, Inc.

Methods, systems, and media for presenting recommended content based on social cues

Methods, systems, and media for presenting recommended content based on social cues are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, a method for presenting recommended content is provided comprising: receiving a query associated with a user; generating a list of relevant media content items based on the query; selecting items for presentation to the user based on social relevance scores based on social connections of the user that have consumed a relevant item and contextual relevance scores for each item; causing the selected items to be presented to the user; and indicating that a particular item was consumed by a particular social connection..
Google Llc

Dynamic 3d object recognition and printing

Three-dimensional (3d) object manufacturing systems and methods are operable to manufacture printed 3d objects corresponding to user-selected physical objects of interest shown in a media content event that have been viewed by a user, wherein at least one 3d printer that is accessible by the user of the media device is operable to manufacture the printed 3d object corresponding to the viewed physical object of interest.. .
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

System and electronically presenting data items on a card

A system and method for presenting data items on a card comprising a media device, a radio frequency transceiver, a memory unit and a processor. The media device is configured to render at least one type of media content items.

Systems and methods to improve the multimedia content distribution in a network of moving things including autonomous and non-autonomous vehicles

Communication network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes are disclosed. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide communication network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a dynamically configurable communication network comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes (e.g., the internet of moving things), where the network may involve autonomous and/or non-autonomous vehicles..
Veniam, Inc.

Windows management in a television environment

Media content is received in a windows management application. The media content is from a set of content including zero or more television signal content and zero or more application content.
Rovi Solutions Corporation

Embeddable media content search widget

A method includes receiving, at a first computer system of a first content platform, application code from a second computer system of a second content platform, embedding the application code in a user interface presenting content associated with the first content platform, and providing the user interface to a mobile device. The application code in the user interface causes the mobile device to present, in the user interface, the content associated with the first content platform and a playlist.
Google Inc.

Apparatus and managing media content

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media server and parsing engine, 3rd party mobile aggregator, client servers, and a plurality of communication devices that are each associated with a user and a user profile. The media server can provide one or more of the plurality of communication devices with access to media content, with the access being provided at a time selected by the user.
Cockster Music, Inc.

Graphical user interface 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.
Surefire Llc

Educational system, method, computer program product and kit of parts

There is disclosed an educational system including a science experimental set and a computer system, the science experimental set comprising experimental set items, and the computer system including a processor, a detector and a display, the computer system configured to display educational media content on the display relating to the science experimental set in response to the detector detecting an item in the science experimental set, and the processor identifying the media content to be displayed based on the detection of the item. Related methods, computer program products and kits of parts are disclosed..
Mel Science Limited

Media content monitoring method, system and device

A system, method and device to monitor publication of a media content to online sources includes generation of the media content by a first computing device after which a second computing device is notified by a server connected to both of the computing devices. The second computing device is further configured to make a decision on publication of the media content based on its appropriateness.
Oxbow Social Media Monitoring, Inc.

Media content monitoring method, system and device

A system, method and device to monitor publication of a media content to online sources includes generation of the media content by a first computing device after which a second computing device is notified by a server connected to both the computing devices. The second computing device is further configured to make a decision on publication of the media content based on its appropriateness.
Oxbow Social Media Monitoring, Inc.

Delivery of synchronised soundtracks for electronic media content

A method and system for streaming a soundtrack from a server to a remote user device for a reader of electronic media content. The soundtrack is defined by multiple audio regions.
Booktrack Holdings Limited

Electronic device and rendering 360-degree multimedia content

An electronic device and a controlling method of an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a display and a processor configured to control the display to display multimedia content with a 360-degree angle of view at a first viewing angle, control the display to display, on the multimedia content, a first user interface (ui) element to change the first viewing angle to a predetermined viewing angle and display the multimedia content at the predetermined viewing angle.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Location and activity aware content delivery system

A location and activity aware content delivery system stores a plurality of instances of media content relating to known locations, and each of the instances of media content that are not generated by a mobile device user at the time the user is engaged in an activity proximate to the known locations. The system detects a current mobile device user location, emotional response and activity, selects an appropriate stored instance of media content and delivers the selected media content to a friendly user if the emotional response is positive, and does not deliver the selected medio content if the emotional response is negative..

Method and system for rendering time-compressed multimedia content

The disclosed embodiments illustrate method for rendering time-compressed multimedia content on a user-computing device. The method includes determining metadata for one or more frames in multimedia content based on each of one or more time-compression factors and one or more attributes of the multimedia content.
Yen4ken, Inc.

Recommending media items based on take rate signals

In an approach, a method comprises using a server computer in a media content delivery system that is configured to selectively deliver a particular media title from among a library of titles, for a source title, generating title data that specifies an order of a plurality of titles that are related to the source title based on a plurality of stored probability values; wherein each probability value in the plurality of probability values represents, for each particular title of the plurality of titles, a likelihood of selecting the particular title after playing the source title; using the server computer, receiving title impression data, wherein the title impression data specifies a plurality of browsed titles that were browsed from among the plurality of titles but may have not been selected for interaction; using the server computer, receiving title interaction data, wherein the title interaction data specifies a plurality of selected titles that were selected for interaction from the plurality of browsed titles; based on the title interaction data, the title impression data and a statistical model, re-calculating the plurality of probabilities.. .
Netflix, Inc.

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 Digital Media Services Inc.

Method and content presentation in association with a telephone call

A method and apparatus are provided for presenting multimedia content to a caller and/or a called party in association with a telephone call. Content may be presented pre-ring (before the called party's telephone rings), in-call, and/or post-call.

Methods and systems for management of media content associated with message context on mobile computing devices

A system generally includes a lock-screen capable application executing on a recipient computing device configured to facilitate user interface access to a communication function of the recipient computing device while the recipient computing device remains in a locked state. The lock-screen capable application is configured to intercept a communication received by the recipient computing device that is associated with at least one of a communication application or a communication service.
Vyng, Inc.

Fast encoding of live streaming media content

Techniques and mechanisms described herein facilitate the management of virtual encoding format converters for live media content streams. A media content system may employ potentially many converters to encode potentially many live video streams.
Mobitv, Inc.

Media content rendering method, user equipment, and system

The present disclosure discloses a media content rendering method. The method is applied in a user equipment (ue) in a rendering system.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Ranking social media content

A system for ranking social media content may be provided. The system may include one or more processors.
Fujitsu Limited

Methods, systems, and media for presenting a user interface customized for a predicted user activity

Methods, systems, and media for presenting a user interface customized for a predicted user activity are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: selecting users of a content delivery service, causing user devices to prompt the associated users to provide subjective data related to the user's intent when requesting media content items, training a predictive model to identify a user's subjective intent in requesting a media content item based on objective data received from a user device associated with the user and the subjective data received from the user devices, wherein the predictive model is trained to identify whether to present the user with a first user interface associated with a first user intent or a second user interface associated with a second user intent, causing the first user interface or the second user interface to be presented.
Google Inc.

Apparatus and method to navigate media content using repetitive 3d gestures

In a method for detecting a repetitive three-dimensional gesture by a computing device, a three-dimensional gesture sensor detects a plurality of positions corresponding to a finger movement. The computing device determines whether the plurality of positions contain a gesture cycle by: comparing at least two non-adjacent positions in the plurality of positions; and upon determining that the at least two non-adjacent positions match, determining that the plurality of positions contain the gesture cycle.

Implemental method and application of personalized presentation of associated multimedia content

An implementation method and an application of a personalized presentation of associated multimedia content are provided. The method includes steps of: by a multimedia content provider, uniformly completing full file content when producing a multimedia file, and classifying segments of the content through a marking method according to an importance and/or an association degree of the content, so as to produce different versions of the multimedia file; and selectively previewing and/or playing by a user according to the different versions.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Methods, systems, and media for presenting suggestions of media content

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

Channel bar user interface

Systems and methods for a media content user interface. A media content provider includes storage for storing and serving video content to subscribers.
Apple Inc.

Aggregating media content in non-temporal format

A video content source includes a processor and a media module executed by the processor. The media module identifies available on-demand media content, organizes on-demand media content by provider and associates on-demand media content by category.
Roku, Inc.

Automated content selection for groups

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system and method for selecting media content for a group of persons located at a venue. The system and method identify a plurality of viewers in a vicinity of a venue that has one or more display devices from location data and extracts a content viewing preference of each viewer from their profile data.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Apparatus, accessing information based on an image presented on a display

Systems and methods are operable to control operation of a portable media device based on machine readable information of a graphical artifact shown on a display concurrently with presentation of a video portion of a media content event. A portable media device, using a portable media device provisioned with an image capture device, captures at least one image that includes the display that is presenting the graphical artifact and the video portion of the media content event, identifies the graphical artifact in the captured at least one image, determines the machine readable data based on the identified graphical artifact, and operates the portable media device to perform at least one operation based on the determined machine readable data..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Apparatus and managing a presentation of media content

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to determine a directive associated with an incoming communication session initiated by another communication device, providing an option that directs the media device to modify the media content being presented by a media device, providing a first instruction to the media device to modify the media presentation according to the directive responsive to a selection of the option, and providing a second instruction to the media device to resume the media presentation responsive to detecting a termination of the incoming communication session. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Linking devices

There is disclosed a method of establishing a communication link between first and second devices, the method comprising: receiving a link request from a first device with a first unique identifier; allocating a media content from multiple media content to the first unique identifier; sending the media content to the first device; receiving a media identifier from a second device with a second unique identifier; comparing the media identifier and the media content, and in dependence on identifying a match, transmitting the first unique identifier to the second device and the second unique identifier to the first device, whereby the first and second device can establish a communication link based on the exchanged first and second unique identifiers.. .
Piksel, Inc.

Method of providing a complex content including an advertisement content and a portable storage medium therefor

This invention relates to a method for providing a complex content including an advertisement content and a portable storage medium therefor. The method of providing a complex content including an advertisement content comprises: transmitting a decoding request signal to a server providing a decoding information for playing a multimedia content stored in the portable storage medium according to connecting the portable storage medium, receiving the decoding information for playing from the server, manipulating the multimedia content and the advertisement content corresponding to the multimedia content, and playing a complex content generated by manipulating the multimedia content and the advertisement content..
Dong Woon International Co., Ltd.

Enhanced multifunctional computing device

In an aspect, collaboration of first and second browsers respectively resident on first and second computing devices is disclosed. A first world wide web (www) browser on a first computing device, such as a portable smartphone carried by a user outdoors, responds to a user request for download of a media content from an online resource by requesting a second www browser on a second computing device, such as a personal computer located at a user's home, to locally download the media content over network.

Systems and methods for streaming content to nearby displays

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for a mobile device to select content, such as user profiles, contact information, images, and/or videos, to automatically stream to available displays when the mobile device moves within a certain range of the displays. In one embodiment, a method at a mobile device comprises receiving a user input to select a media content asset; detecting a display within a proximity of the mobile device; and sending the selected media content asset to the display without requiring additional user input..
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Security policy editor

A shared computing infrastructure has associated therewith a portal application through which users access the infrastructure and provision one or more services, such as content storage and delivery. The portal comprises a security policy editor, a web-based configuration tool that is intended for use by customers to generate and apply security policies to their media content.
Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Systems and methods for efficient and secure temporary anonymous access to media content

A method for providing access to media content from a media content provider is performed at an electronic device. The method comprises receiving, from a client device, a request for access to a media item.
Spotify Ab

Data processing system for managing activities linked to multimedia content

An activity management system is configured to allow users to access multimedia content where the multimedia content is divided in to segments. While a user is viewing or interacting with the multimedia content, the user can submit one or more activities (e.g., comments, questions, replies, or reactions) using a graphical user interface.
Understory, Llc

Method and system for multimedia processing to identify concepts in multimedia

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for multimedia processing to identify concepts in multimedia content. The method includes receiving the multimedia content ant at least one annotation of multimedia content at a computing device from another computing device.
Yen4ken, Inc.

Method and system for automatic ranking of online multimedia items

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems of multimedia content processing for automatic ranking of online multimedia items. The method includes selecting one or more multimedia items based on a user-request.
Yen4ken, Inc.

System and tagging multimedia content elements based on facial representations

A system and method for tagging multimedia content based on facial representations. The method includes comparing signatures generated for a multimedia content element to signatures representing facial concepts of a plurality of facial representations, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata describing a facial feature; determining, based on the comparison, at least one matching facial representation for the multimedia content element; identifying, based on the determined at least one matching facial representation, at least one tag for the multimedia content element; and assigning the identified at least one tag to the multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and speech-enabled access to media content by a ranked normalized weighted graph using speech recognition

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for generating a speech recognition model for a media content retrieval system. The method causes a computing device to retrieve information describing media available in a media content retrieval system, construct a graph that models how the media are interconnected based on the retrieved information, rank the information describing the media based on the graph, and generate a speech recognition model based on the ranked information.
Nuance Communications, Inc.

Method and presentation of media content

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including receiving, by a system comprising a processor, a multicast video stream directed to an array of a plurality of display modules movably attached to a modular display, extracting, by the system, video display data from the multicast video stream according to a location within the array of a first display module of the plurality of display modules, and updating, by the system, a video display of the first display module according to the video display data that is extracted from the multicast video stream, wherein the updating is synchronized to a master clock of the modular display. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Story-driven game creation and publication system

A system for creating and publishing story-driven games can provide various user interfaces which enable one or more game creators to construct frames, input story narratives, incorporate third-party multimedia content, configure deterministic and/or non-deterministic transitioning between frames, compile and publish games to multiple game marketplaces.. .
Metaarcade, Inc.

Media content delivery system and method

One or more wireless networks operate to provide wireless connectivity to a network server that runs an application that operates to deliver content to a mobile communication device that is either moving around a building interior or moving around in the open air. The mobile communication device has functionality that determines is rate of motion and functionality that allows it to determine its geographic location.

Media content matching and indexing

A method, system, or device determine when media content is to be displayed. The method can include receiving media content on a broadcast channel from a content feed.
Sorenson Media, Inc.

Media substitution triggered by broadcast watermark

An attention marker can be transmitted to a radio receiver using an out-of-band transmission. One or more watermarks can be inserted in an over-the-air broadcast.
Iheartmedia Management Services, Inc.

Apparatus and providing programming information for media content to a wearable device

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a first wearable device and a second wearable device in proximity of a display device and identifying a first user profile associated with the first wearable device and a second user profile associated with the second wearable device. Further aspects may include identifying a first set of media content preferences according to the first user profile and a second set of media content preferences according to the second user profile.
The Directv Group, Inc.

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 fixedly coupled to a housing 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 Llc

Streaming media authorization based on call signs

Disclosed are various embodiments for determining whether a client device is authorized to receive media content based at least in part on the call signs of broadcast stations that the client device is able to receive. A computing device receives a broadcast station identifier and a program identifier from a client computing device.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Dynamic programming across multiple streams

Various implementations disclosed herein enable a more efficient allocation of one or more shared network resources (e.g., bandwidth, memory, processor time, etc.) amongst a number of client devices based on media content data complexity and client device resource constraints in order to better manage perceptual playback quality of adaptive streaming content. In some implementations, a method includes aligning sequences of one or more temporal segments such that time boundaries of temporal segments across the sequences are in alignment; and, selecting segment representations for each temporal segment based on a combination of the sequence alignment and perceptual quality level values associated with available segment representations, such that a combination of resulting perceptual quality levels satisfies a joint quality criterion.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Apparatus and aggregating video streams into composite media content

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a plurality of live video streams from a plurality of communication devices, the plurality of live video streams being associated with a common event. Further aspects may include aggregating the plurality of live video streams to generate a composite video stream for presenting a selectable viewing of the common event and providing the composite video stream to a device for presentation.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Method and apparatus to present multiple audio content

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying first and second users and identifying first and second locations of the first and second users in a presentation area, determining first and second media content associated with the first and second users where the first media content includes first audio content and first video content and where the second media content includes second audio content, presenting the first video content at a display device during a particular time period, adjusting the first audio content resulting in adjusted first audio content, presenting the adjusted first audio content directed to the first location during the particular time period, and presenting the second audio content directed to the second location during the particular time period. Other embodiments are disclosed..
The Directv Group, Inc.

Encodingless transmuxing

An encodingless transmuxer produces a manifest file and segments for streaming media content over different streaming protocols without encoding or otherwise modifying the binary data from the original encoding of the media content file. The transmuxer detects key frame positions from the media content file metadata.
Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.

Systems and methods for augmenting electronic content

Systems and methods for managing and processing multimedia content. Chat content from a chat session among users on a network is accessed, including at least an item of video chat content associated with a phone number of a chat participant.
E-plan, Inc.

Media streaming using hybrid p2p and client-server distribution of content

Hybrid device for viewing media content which includes a media player to present the media content to a viewer; a non-transitory storage medium that stores instructions; and a processer that executes the instructions to perform the following functions: exception detection and handling to monitor a rate of media streaming and to identify when viewing of the media content is interrupted or predicted to be interrupted; a peer interaction manager having a signaling capability to broadcast a request to peers for media segments of the media content when viewing of the media content is interrupted or predicted to be interrupted; a peer media manager to receive the media segments from the peers and cache the media segments; and a media segment manager to stitch the media segments from different peers into a single continuous media file and insert the media file into the media player for playing to the viewer.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods to manage media content items

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to provide a first element in an interface presentable to a user through which a plurality of ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user for a selected period of time. A second element in the interface through which a plurality of non-ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user is provided..
Facebook, Inc.

Providing online media content via a satellite broadcast system

A processing device of a media server selects a media item to be provided to users via a satellite broadcast system, encrypts the media item using an encryption key to generate an encrypted media item, and transmits the encrypted media item to the satellite broadcast system via a first communication protocol. The processing device receives a request from a user device for authorization to decrypt the encrypted media item obtained by the user device via a direct connection with the satellite broadcast system.
Google Inc.

Systems and methods to manage media content items

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to provide a first element in an interface presentable to a user through which a plurality of ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user for a selected period of time. A second element in the interface through which a plurality of non-ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user is provided..
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for content interaction

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can provide a creative tools interface that includes one or more options for visually modifying at least one media content item to be posted through a social networking system. At least one visual modification is applied to the media content item in response to a user selection of one or more of the options.
Facebook, Inc.

Server control of multiple media players in a playback page

A playback page, which can include embedded media players and a user interface that functions as an internet media station tuner, can be transmitted from a web server to a web browser running on a client computer. In response to receiving a message from the playback page indicating a user-selected media station, the web server transmits a message instructing the media station to transmit a tagged media stream to one media player (a content playback instance), and transmits a browser file to an advertisement server.
Iheartmedia Management Services, Inc.

Integrating rich media into a web-based display interface

Techniques are provided for integrating rich media into a scalable, multi-user, web-based calendar system having multiple interconnected web-based interfaces. Rich media refers to digital media that exhibit either, or a combination, of dynamic or interactive properties, including video content, audio content, graphical content, hyperlinks, or browser-based applications to such content, that are associated with a particular calendar event.
Yahoo Holdings, Inc.

Managing access rights to content using social media

Provided are methods and systems related to communications between a social media service or provider (e.g., twitter®, facebook®) or other resource (e.g., web page) and one or more content providers. In an aspect, provided are methods comprising receiving a request for content, wherein the request comprises a user agnostic identifier, determining user information associated with the request, determining time information associated with the request, determining media content associated with the user agnostic identifier based on the time information, determining one or more access rights to the media content based on the user information, and providing access to the media content based on the one or more access rights,.
Theplatform, Llc

Displaying a summary of media content items

The various implementations described herein include methods and systems for displaying a summary of media content items. In one aspect, a method is performed at a server system that includes processors and memory storing programs for execution by the processors.
Google Llc

Location and social aware, multi-dimensional, dynamic, positive recommendations

A method and system for an online recommendation based social media network, designed to bring people together, through providing and receiving multi-dimensional, dynamic, personal recommendations. A user initiates one of the following actions: share, get or ask for recommendations on businesses or places based on their location, products from third party, also based on the location.
Yuppr, Inc.

Systems and methods to manage media content items

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to provide a first element in an interface presentable to a user through which a plurality of ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user for a selected period of time. A second element in the interface through which a plurality of non-ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user is provided..
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods to manage media content items

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to provide a first element in an interface presentable to a user through which a plurality of ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user for a selected period of time. A second element in the interface through which a plurality of non-ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user is provided..
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for content interaction

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can provide a creative tools interface that includes one or more options for visually modifying at least one media content item to be posted through a social networking system. At least one visual modification is applied to the media content item in response to a user selection of one or more of the options.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods to manage media content items

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to provide a first element in an interface presentable to a user through which a plurality of ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user for a selected period of time. A second element in the interface through which a plurality of non-ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user is provided..
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods to manage media content items

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to provide a first element in an interface presentable to a user through which a plurality of ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user for a selected period of time. A second element in the interface through which a plurality of non-ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user is provided..
Facebook, Inc.

Retail point of sale (rpos) internet merchandising

The present invention is an apparatus for the money transactions required in the selling of merchandise or media content on the internet and uses at least one in-person contact with the buyer. A predefined transaction originating at a real place of business authorizes access to web content or merchandise from a place off the web.
Beekenkamp Plants B.v.

Internet enabled video media content stream

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes receiving weblink information, receiving media content, inserting the weblink information into a digital frame, providing the plurality of digital frames as a video stream to a consumer media device, displaying, by the consumer media device, the video stream, receiving, by the consumer media device, a user input to pause the video stream during the displaying of the video stream to pause the video stream to display a current digital frame of the plurality of digital frames, receiving, by the consumer media device, a user input indicating a selection of a portion of the current digital frame, determining selected weblink information for the portion of the current digital frame, and providing a connection to a website associated with the selected weblink information to the consumer media device. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Mobility Ii Llc

Method and system for contextually aware media augmentation

Disclosed is a method of providing augmented media content. The method may include receiving, using a communication unit, a media content and at least one broadcaster preference from a broadcaster device.

Method of video content selection and display

A method of automated content selection is disclosed, in which an end user views multimedia content provided via by a content aggregator that is also programmed to detect content delivery boundaries. This occurs, for instance, when the provider switches from showing an event to showing interstitial advertising.

Tri-surface image projection system and method

Digitally acquiring digital media content using a computer model simulation of a real venue in which the digital content is to be shown. Frontally projecting content from a virtual center of the simulated venue, the real venue having a frontal screen and two side screens.
Pointcloud Media, Llc

Systems, methods, and devices for rendering in-vehicle media content based on vehicle sensor data

A system for providing media content in a vehicle includes a content component, a noise component, and a closed captioning component. The content component is configured to receive content from a content provider, wherein the content is configured for rendering by the media system of a vehicle.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Wearable computing communication device with display screens and methods.

A wearable computing device (wcd) which provides for new and alternative methods of communication and social interaction. The wcd is mobile and allows the wearer to show, share, play and or generally broadcast various forms of multimedia content on one or more display screens.

Mobile device-based content loader for entertainment system

A system for wirelessly distributing multimedia content to an in-flight entertainment system includes a remote content server on which the multimedia content is stored. One or more content loader devices are each associated with an individual scheduled for travel on an aircraft, and each of the content loader devices has a data retrieval module that initiates a transfer of partitions of the multimedia content upon establishing a first data communications link to the remote content server, and a data loading module that transfers the multimedia content to the in-flight entertainment system over a second data communications link to the in-flight entertainment system.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Crew mobile device-based content loader for entertainment system

A content loader device for transferring multimedia content from a remote content server to an entertainment system of a vehicle includes a content memory and a primary data networking module that establishes a local data transfer link to the entertainment system while being within direct wireless communicable range, and a primary remote data transfer link to the remote content server while being beyond direct wireless communicable range. A data retrieval client, without user intervention and in response to a detected establishment of the primary remote data transfer link, transmits a content reception availability command to the remote content server.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Methods and systems for customizing immersive media content

A computing system has memory, a microphone, and an image sensor. A process displays an immersive media customization user interface, and plays a 360 video.
Zeality Inc.

Methods and system for customizing immersive media content

A computing device has memory, a microphone, and an image sensor. A process plays an immersive video in a user interface region, which displays a portion of the immersive video according to a user selected visibility window.
Zeality Inc.

Apparatus and generating virtual reality content

A method for generating virtual reality (vr) content includes obtaining source information from original media content. Retrieving characteristic information stored in a first memory based on the obtained source information wherein the retrieved characteristic information related to the original media content, generating the vr content by combining the retrieved characteristics information and the obtained source information, wherein at least one feature of the retrieved characteristic information is mapped to a corresponding at least one feature of the obtained source information, and outputting the generated vr content and the original media content to be reproduced to a viewer..
Nbcuniversal Media, Llc

Deriving audiences through filter activity

Systems and methods are described for an audience derivation system to build user profiles based on user interactions with distributed media content, such as filters. The audience derivation system may be or include any instrumentality or aggregate of instrumentalities operable to compute, process, store, display, generate, communicate, or apply various forms of data for user profile building, audience derivation, control, or other purposes..
Snapchat, Inc.

Systems and methods for identifying content based on user interactions

Disclosed is an intelligent recommendation system for identifying and/or providing personalized one or more independent applications and/or healthcare related media content (e.g., multimedia content and applications involved in healthcare or the treatment of various health conditions of a user) to a plurality of user devices and/or client devices.. .
Northwestern University

Methods and systems to detect disengagement of user from an ongoing

A method and a system to detect disengagement of a first user viewing an ongoing multimedia content on a user computing device are disclosed. In an embodiment, one or more activity-based contextual cues and one or more behavior-based contextual cues of the first user viewing the ongoing multimedia content on the first user-computing device are received.
Yen4ken,inc.

Method and system for voice based media search

Voice-based input is used to operate a media device and/or to search for media content. Voice input is received by a media device via one or more audio input devices and is translated into a textual representation of the voice input.
Tivo Solutions Inc.

Customizing immersive media content with embedded discoverable elements

A social media platform for immersive media stores immersive videos (e.g., 360 video) and embedded affordances for the immersive videos. The platform includes a publisher user interface that enables publisher users to upload immersive videos to the database and embed affordances into the immersive videos at locations that are defined both spatially and temporally.
Zeality Inc.

Playback of media content inline within a scrollable mixed multimedia display background

A method of playing back media content inline within a scrollable mixed multimedia display background is provided. The mixed multimedia content may be displayed in a scrollable container, and thumbnails of playable media items may be displayed in the mixed multimedia content.
Google Inc.

System and pyramidal navigation

In a system and method for navigating content, a first selection of an aggregated content category is received from a plurality of aggregated content categories provided in a first portion of a user interface for an application for browsing and viewing media content. A second portion of the user interface is populated with media content items categorized in the selected aggregated content category.
Fanhattan, Inc.

Automatic pause and resume of media content during automated driving based on driver's gaze

A gaze safety module is described herein. In an embodiment, the gaze safety module may comprise a gaze area classifier, a monitoring needs estimator, and a display control.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Systems, methods, and devices for rendering in-vehicle media content based on vehicle sensor data

A system for providing media content in a vehicle includes a vehicle information component, a scene status component, and a content component. The vehicle information component is configured to generate vehicle information about an environment or status of the vehicle based on sensor data from the one or more vehicle sensors.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Media interface device

A method includes receiving, at a media interface device, a media selection command from a user device. The media selection command identifies first media content, the media content available from a first content source in a first format.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Computerized automatic highlight detection from live streaming media and rendering within a specialized media player

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

Onsite display in a location-based messaging platform

Aspects of invention relate to a system architecture providing social media content to an onsite display. The system includes: the onsite display; a display stream services module configured to: provide a series of interfaces for display to an administrator of a venue location hosting the onsite display, the series of interfaces configured to obtain information from the administrator defining parameters of a stream for receiving and displaying social media content by the onsite display; a web server executing on a computer processor and configured to enable the computer processor to: using the parameters of the stream to configure a display stream generation engine to identify social media content from users in proximity to the onsite display; creating a connection with the onsite display to stream the social media content, the connection configured to push social media content to the onsite display; pushing, through the stream, content received from the users in proximity to the display and aggregated by the aggregation engine; and pushing engagement updates to the onsite display from other users in proximity to the display..
Quippy, Inc.

Method and system for dynamic rate adaptation of a stream of multimedia contents in a wireless communication network

A method of downloading multimedia content from a server to a client through a wireless communication network is proposed. The multimedia content is subdivided into a plurality of portions and for each portion the server stores a plurality of versions thereof each of which is encoded with a specific encoding quality.
Telecom Italia S.p.a.

Content management based on dither-like watermark embedding

Methods, devices and computer program products allow embedding and detection of watermarks into and from a multimedia content. One watermark embedding method includes selecting a content segment that lacks inherent features for embedding of watermarks without producing perceptible artifacts, and obtaining a first dither pattern corresponding to a first watermark symbol of a watermark symbol alphabet, where each symbol is associated with a particular dither pattern.
Verance Corporation

Peer-assisted shopping

According to an embodiment of the disclosure, a method for peer-assisted shopping, the method includes initiating, on a first endpoint corresponding to a first user, a display of media content. The method also includes initiating, on the first endpoint, an interactive feature configured to allow the first user to interact with the first endpoint in response to the display of media content.
Cinsay, Inc.

Media control method and system

A method of providing media content to a target media device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes obtaining ambient attribute information for at least one ambient attribute at the location of the target media device, selecting a media content item from at least one source of media content items according to a correlation between the ambient attribute information for the at least one ambient attribute and a set of ambient attribute selection conditions associated with the media content item and providing the selected media content item to the target media device for output and/or storage..
One World Led Pty Ltd

System and providing content based on contextual insights

A system, method, and computer-readable medium for providing a content item based on a user interest and an expected action to be performed by a user device. The method includes: querying, based on at least one signature generated for a multimedia content element, a user profile to identify the user interest, wherein a concept of the identified user interest matches a concept represented by the generated at least one signature; generating at least one contextual insight based on the user interest, wherein each contextual insight indicates a user preference; determining the expected action based on the at least one contextual insight; determining, based on the expected action, the content item to be provided to the user device; and providing the determined content item to the user device..
Cortica, Ltd.

Topic and time based media affinity estimation

An affinity server estimates an affinity between two different time based media events (e.g., tv, radio, social media content stream), between a time based media event and a specific topic, or between two different topics, where the affinity score represents an intersection between the populations of social media users who have authored social media content items regarding the two different events and/or topics. The affinity score represents an estimation of the real world affinity between the real world population of people who have an interest in both time based media events, both topics, or in a time based media event and a topic.
Bluefin Labs, Inc.

Interactive content for digital books

A graphical user interface (gui) is presented that allows a user to view and interact with content embedded in a digital book, such as text, image galleries, multimedia presentations, video, html, animated and static diagrams, charts, tables, visual dictionaries, review questions, three-dimensional (3d) animation and any other known media content, and various touch gestures can be used by the user to move through images and multimedia presentations, play video, answer review questions, manipulate three-dimensional objects, and interact with html.. .
Apple Inc.

Content request by location

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

Content request by location

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

Method and generating information associated with a lapsed presentation of media content

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

Content replacement with onscreen displays

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

System and managing and/or rendering internet multimedia content in a network

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

System and methods for facile, instant, and minimally disruptive playback of media files

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

Multimedia content management system and method

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

On demand product placement

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

Computer configured to display multimedia content

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

Media content feed format for management of content in a content hosting website

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

Media information presentation system

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

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

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

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

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

Variable computing engine for interactive media based upon user biometrics

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

Systems and methods for previewing and scrubbing through media content items

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

Permission-based secure media content sharing

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

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

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

Systems and methods for digital media storage and playback

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

Satellite video content delivery system

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

Peer-to-peer video data sharing

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

Method and satellite television service with alternate delivery capabilities

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

Media content sharing method and server

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

Synchronous media rendering over a spatially extended wireless network

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

Secure transfer and tracking of data using removable nonvolatile memory devices

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

Automatic social media content timeline summarization method and apparatus

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

Systems and methods for intelligent media content segmentation and analysis

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

Interactive mobile multimedia service kiosk

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

Systems and methods for streaming media contents based on attribute tags

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

System architecture for universal emotive autography

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