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Method and apparatus for providing enhanced electronic program guide with
personalized selection of broadcast...
Apparatuses and methods are provided to inform a user of a broadcast stream, which has multiple, concurrently received channels of program content, about...
Apparatus and method for parental control using V-Chip plus+ and master
A method and apparatus for exercising access control over television programs using a parental control user interface that has different functions is provided....
Method and cellphone for use in a multimedia system
A multimedia server receives a plurality of programs of a multimedia source. The multimedia server includes a tuning module to receive the plurality of programs...
IPTV follow me content system and method
Tools are provided for distributing access-restricted content in an internet protocol television ("IPTV") environment based on portable entitlement keys. Such...
Apparatus and method for media content presentation
A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, accessing, by a system comprising a processor, a content display...
Device-agnostic content management, playback and status monitoring system
A system is provided that includes a software agent, an electronic device, a display, and a content management system. The electronic device accesses the...
Broadcast/digital network switchover system and method
A technique is provided for the parallel communication of digital content via broadcast channels and two-way data communications channels. Mobile devices may...
Image processing apparatus, control method thereof, and image processing
system using a user's voice
An image processing apparatus includes an image processor; an audio input to input a user's speech; a storage to store at least one simple sentence voice...
Method of processing an electronic service guide and electronic service
The invention relates to a method of processing an electronic service guide in a terminal. The terminal is configured for receiving an electronic service guide...
Systems and methods for identifying and storing a portion of a media asset
Systems and methods are described herein for a media guidance application that can cause a specific portion of a media asset to be stored based on a user...
Method and apparatus for creating dynamic webpages in a media
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an Internet Protocol Television system having a controller to create a...
Method of visually synchronizing differing camera feeds with common
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method to automatically generate synchronization points based on a common characteristic given a...
Video processing system for demultiplexing received compressed and
non-compressed video signals and...
The present invention is intended to permit both real-time display of a picture represented by a non-compressed video signal on a television and display of a...
Adaptive battery life enhancer
A peripheral device includes a user interface and a battery. The peripheral device: accepts inputs from a user via the user interface; responsive to the inputs,...
Secure device profiling countermeasures
Systems and method are disclosed for performing profiling on a secure device. In embodiments, a plurality of counters are established. Each counter may be...
Receiver device with multiple decryption modes
A digital television receiver device supporting two or more different conditional access systems has a content receiver that obtains an encrypted content stream...
Set top box or server having snap-in heat sink and smart card reader
An electronic device is provided that comprises a bottom frame portion; an information card reader over the bottom frame portion; a thermal insulation layer; a...
Messaging abstraction in a mobile device server
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a mobile device server that receives a pairing key, establishes...
Remote display graphics
Images displayed on a source device may be displayed on a target device. The source device may send the target device graphical commands and information to be...
Recommending a composite channel
Recommending channels is disclosed. A method for recommending a channel includes identifying multiple component channels of a content platform. The method...
System and method for operating a virtual broadcaster network
A system and method for operating a virtual broadcast network may include using, by a virtual broadcaster, a network server remotely located from the virtual...
Subscriptions to channels on the web
A user of a content sharing platform is identified and one or more recommended channels of the content sharing platform are identified for the user. The user is...
Method and system for message notification
Methods and systems for message notification are described. A video message is received from a source access device. A selection of a target user may be...
Method and system for collecting and managing TV viewership data
A computer-implemented method for collecting and managing TV viewership data from multiple TV metering data providers is disclosed. The method includes:...
Entitlement management for video customers
A method includes receiving, at a server device, a request to generate an entitlement identifier (ID) associated with a customer transaction. The method also...
Content recommendation based on user location and available devices
A method for making a content recommendation to at least one user commences by first establishing a location for the at least one user. Thereafter a check...
Smart pre-load for video-on-demand in an HTTP adaptive streaming
A system (e.g., video delivery system, a video-on-demand system, a back office system) and a method are described herein for delivering a selected digital...
Video content delivery over wireless access networks with quality of
service (QOS) guarantees
A device receives, from a content provider, traffic parameters associated with a video content request received from a fixed user device connected to a wireless...
Method and apparatus for providing ultra high definition television
A method and apparatus for providing ultra high definition television service is provided. The apparatus for providing UHDTV service sets up a type of the UHDTV...
Encoding optimization using quality level of encoded segments
In one embodiment, a method includes encoding a media file using a variable bitrate encoding algorithm based on a plurality of bitrate ranges to generate a set...
Dynamic encoding of multiple video image streams to a single video stream
based on user input
A system and method for combining multiple video bit streams on a server using low latency encoding and stream them to a user based on user input over the...
System for providing improved facilities in time-shifted broadcasts
In a system for time-shifted viewing of television broadcasts, advertisements 41, 43 are provided with headers 50, 52 containing times of day at which that...
Context adaptive entropy coding for non-square blocks in video coding
Disclosed are techniques for coding coefficients of a video block having a non-square shape defined by a width and a height, comprising coding one or more of x-...
Method and apparatus for encoding a motion vector, and method and
apparatus for encoding/decoding image using same
An apparatus for decoding a current motion vector of a current block in a current frame from a bitstream, includes: a differential motion vector decoder to...
Method and apparatus for video encoding/decoding using improved merge
A video encoding apparatus includes an inter predictor to check for whether predetermined candidate adding conditions are satisfied, add into a merge candidate...
Image coding method, image decoding method, image coding apparatus, and
image decoding apparatus
An image coding method includes: generating a first flag indicating whether or not a motion vector predictor is to be selected from among one or more motion...
Method, apparatus and system for rapid motion search applied in template
A method, an apparatus and a system for a rapid motion search applied in template matching are disclosed. The method includes: selecting motion vectors of...
Media decoder and a decoding method allowing for the media decoder to be
The present invention aims to overcome drawbacks of conventional content tracing methods requiring re-processing the content before its broadcast with a...
Adaptable media processing architectures
Various methods and systems are provided for adaptable media processing architectures. In one example, among others, an adaptable coding architecture for...
Color image data compression
Color image data is compressed by determining the number of colors within a cell of an input image, each cell comprising an N.times.M array of pixels; in...
Accelerated image processing
An illustrative example method of processing image data includes dividing a block of data into a plurality of sub-blocks, the block of data corresponding to at...
Parallel encoding of bypass binary symbols in CABAC encoder
A video encoder may include a context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding (CABAC) encode component that converts each syntax element of a representation of a...
Method and apparatus of temporary image frame compression
An image compression method and fast storage device accessing and pixel decompression is achieved by applying variable bit rate to reduce the data amount of...
Image quality control techniques
A technique for controlling the quality of one or more compressed images. The technique allows, for example, the selection of a target quality metric(s) and the...
Video encoding system, program bank device, and video encoding method
Encoders of a program bank device perform compression coding on video/voice data of a program from program VTRs, and extract an image feature value of video...
Video coding using scatter-based scan tables
Scatter-based scan tables are used to encode and decode video streams. Scatter scan patterns transform coefficients between positions within a 2D array...
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...
Apparatuses and methods for providing quantized coefficients for video
Apparatuses and methods for optimizing rate-distortion costs in a signal are disclosed herein. An apparatus may comprise a quantization block that may be...
Video encoding method with bit depth adjustment for fixed-point conversion
and apparatus therefor, and video...
Provided are a video encoding method of adjusting a range of encoded output data to adjust a bit depth during restoring of encoded samples, and a video decoding...
Image decoding method using intra prediction mode
An image decoding method is provided which includes reconstructing an intra prediction mode group indicator and a prediction mode index of a current block,...