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Methods and apparatus to collect audience information associated with a
Methods and apparatus to collect audience information associated with a media presentation are described herein. An example method includes detecting, at a base...
Movie discovery system
A movie browsing system may use a combination of long term and session based preferences to help a user browse movies using microcategories. The user...
Delivery of workout video
Techniques for workout video delivery includes presenting to a viewer's client process first data indicates a matrix of video segments including a set of warmup...
Method and apparatus for advertisement placement in a user dialog on a
Methods and apparatuses for presenting targeted advertisements to DVR users are described. After a DVR has finished playing a recorded television program, or in...
Systems and methods for triggering user notifications of media content
Systems and methods for triggering user notifications of media content items. An example method may comprise: identifying a user of a content sharing platform;...
Pre-loading follow-up content
Follow-up content items are determined for being played out when the current play-out of a content item has ended or is scheduled to end. The follow-up content...
Methods and apparatus for upgrading set top box devices without the loss
of stored content
Methods and apparatus for smoothly and efficiently upgrading set top boxes, e.g., personal video recorders, which have customer selected content stored thereon...
Content recognition and censorship
A method for controlling the output of media content, particularly audio content, to a user in relation to an apparatus, such as a set-top-box, having an input,...
Method and apparatus for content distribution over a network
A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example performing, by a wireless communication device comprising a processor,...
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,...
Method and apparatus for providing advertisement service in digital
A method for providing an advertisement service in a digital broadcast receiver is disclosed. The method includes receiving a broadcast signal over a broadcast...
Method and apparatus for displaying electronic program guide of recorded
transport stream file
A method and apparatus for displaying an EPG of a recorded TS file. The method and apparatus enables a user to recognize in advance digital broadcasting content...
Wireless communication system, wireless communication device, and wireless
In a wireless communication system, a wireless transmitter generates a TS packet that includes a PCR value based on a timer value for a time preceding an offset...
System and method for reconfiguration of an entertainment system
An entertainment device is used to notify a user of a change in an audio visual entertainment system configuration in which at least one of a plurality devices...
Commercial television-interfacing dongle and system and method for use of
A commercial television-interfacing dongle and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transceiver is located within...
Device and method for generating message item display data
A device is described. The device comprises a processor configured to communicate with a display and detect a user selection indicative of a message items view....
Method and apparatus for managing user interfaces
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a tablet with a touch-sensitive display....
Method and apparatus for setting controlled events for network devices
A method for controlling a device during content playback commences by receiving at the device at least one user-entered command to instruct the device to take...
Systems and methods for mirroring and transcoding media content
Systems and methods for mirroring and transcoding media content are provided. In some embodiments, media content stored on a user equipment device is mirrored...
Information processing apparatus, information processing system,
information processing method, and...
An information processing apparatus includes a specifying unit, a control information obtaining unit, and a processing unit. The specifying unit specifies data...
Method and system for correlating TV broadcasting information with TV
panelist status information
A computer system for determining TV viewership information for one or more TV panelists is provided, the computer system having memory to store programs and...
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...
Dynamically changing stream quality when user is unlikely to notice to
A computing device may be configured to automatically change at least a quality, display, video, and/or audio features for a content stream when a user is...
Method and apparatus for generating bitstream based on syntax element
A method and apparatus for generating an optimized bitstream. In the method, a bitstream including first and second processing units is received. The video...
Downloading video in mobile networks
A method and network entity for downloading detected video packets. A minimum bit rate MinBR equals ViBR+M, where M.gtoreq.0 is a configurable bit rate margin...
Set-top box with interactive portal and system and method for use of same
A set-top box with an interactive portal and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, the set-top box is...
Noise reduction for image sequences
Described herein are techniques related to noise reduction for image sequences or videos. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be...
Motion compensated de-blocking
Digital noise removal methods and systems for picture quality improvement on next generation high quality set-top-box and digital TV SOCs is disclosed with...
Adaptive pre-filtering system
A method, system and apparatus for adaptive pre-filtering includes: extracting tuning parameters from video data in a video encoding process; processing the...
Image coding method, image decoding method, image coding apparatus, image
decoding apparatus, and image coding...
An image coding method in which a chroma component and a luma component of an input image including one or more transform blocks are transformed to code the...
Reduced memory mode video decode
A method and system to decode a video stream are provided. The method comprises receiving macroblocks, filtering and decimating the macroblocks to create...
Methods and apparatus for video encoding and decoding using adaptive
Methods and apparatus are provided for video encoding and decoding using adaptive geometric partitioning. An apparatus includes an encoder for encoding picture...
Method and an apparatus for decoding a video
A video decoding method using an inter prediction, includes: obtaining block mode information and residual data from encoded data; generating a predicted block...
Scalable image distribution in virtualized server environments
A method and system include replicating an image representing a sequence of bytes on a local storage medium on a target device by determining a similarity...
Method and system for still image encoding and random access decoding
Methods and systems for JPEG encoding and decoding are disclosed. In the encoding method, an image is split into 8.times.8 pixel blocks and the 8.times.8 pixel...
Video decoder for slices
A method for decoding video includes receiving a frame of the video that includes at least one slice and at least one tile. Each of the at least one slice and...
Wireless video transmission system
A transmission systems suitable for video.
Signaling scalability information in a parameter set
A system for decoding a video bitstream includes receiving a frame of the video that includes at least one slice and at least one tile and where each of the at...
Method and apparatus for image compression
The present disclosure discloses method and apparatus for image compression. The method includes: acquiring a threshold of a similarity score of an image;...
Method for decoding chroma image using luma quantization
Provided is a method that derives a chroma intra prediction mode of a prediction unit, determines a size of a current chroma block using luma transform size...
Method of generating quantized block
Provided is a method that derives an intra prediction mode of a prediction unit, selects an inverse scan pattern of a current transform unit among a diagonal...
Encoding or decoding method and apparatus
Embodiments of the present invention provide an encoding or decoding method and apparatus. The method includes: extracting first information in a bitstream;...
Signaling of clock tick derivation information for video timing in video
In an example, the disclosure provides for receiving a coded video sequence comprising encoded pictures of a video sequence and receiving timing parameters for...
Motion vector rounding
A video decoder determines, based at least in part on a size of a prediction unit (PU), whether to round either or both a horizontal or a vertical component of...
Temporal motion vector prediction in video coding extensions
A first reference index value indicates a position, within a reference picture list associated with a current prediction unit (PU) of a current picture, of a...
Automatic temporal layer bit allocation
Disclosed herein are techniques and computer readable media containing instructions arranged to determine a bit allocation for a temporal base layer and at...
Picture coding and decoding apparatuses and methods performing variable
length coding and decoding on a slice...
A frame coding unit generates individual picture signal information from a moving picture signal, and outputs a frame code value which is a numeric value to be...
Method for monitoring a signal
A device for monitoring a signal, comprising: a combiner (103, 303) configured to combine the received signal to be monitored with an impairment signal; a...
Transient video anomaly analysis and reporting system
A system and method for detecting and analyzing transient video anomalies in AV broadcast networks includes AV signal monitors associated with each decoding...
Reference and non-reference video quality evaluation
Devices and methods for determining image quality using full-reference and non-reference techniques. Full reference image quality may be determined prior to...