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 new patent  Inserting advertisements into video content

Methods and systems to insert advertisements and/or other supplemental or replacement content into a stream of video content are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems receive a request to replace a portion of video content currently playing at a client device with supplemental video content, such as... Gracenote Inc

Method and selection of content from a stream of data

A main stream contains successive content elements of video and/or audio information that encode video and/or audio information at a first data rate. A computation circuit (144) computes main fingerprints from the successive content elements. A reference stream is received having a second data rate lower than the first data... Gracenote Inc

Digital fingerprint indexing

A machine accesses audio data that may be included in a media item, and the audio data includes multiple segments. The machine detects a silent segment among non-silent segments of the audio data. The machine generates sub-fingerprints of the non-silent segments by hashing the non-silent segments with a same fingerprinting... Gracenote Inc

Method and device for generating and detecting a fingerprint functioning as a trigger marker in a multimedia signal

A device is configured to perform a method that detects a trigger marker for an action corresponding to a segment of a multimedia signal. A fingerprint is generated based on the segment of the multimedia signal at a trigger time point. The generated fingerprint is stored in a database and... Gracenote Inc

Method and system for remotely controlling consumer electronic devices

A media system replaces content in a first sequence of media content. The media system presents the first sequence of media content to an end-user and generates a fingerprint of the sequence of media content. The fingerprint is for comparison with a plurality of reference fingerprints so as to identify... Gracenote Inc

Selecting balanced clusters of descriptive vectors

A clustering machine can cluster descriptive vectors in a balanced manner. The clustering machine calculates distances between pairs of descriptive vectors and generates clusters of vectors arranged in a hierarchy. The clustering machine determines centroid vectors of the clusters, such that each cluster is represented by its corresponding centroid vector.... Gracenote Inc

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

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

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

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

Media channel identification and action with multi-match detection and disambiguation based on matching with differential reference-fingerprint feature

A computing system compares various reference fingerprints each representing a reference media stream broadcast on a different respective known channel, and the computing system determines that a plurality of the reference fingerprints match each other, thus defining a multi-match group of the matching reference fingerprints. In response, the computing system... Gracenote Inc

Media channel identification and action with multi-match detection based on reference stream comparison

A computing system will compare various reference fingerprints each representing a reference media stream broadcast on a different respective known channel, and the computing system will determine that a plurality of the reference fingerprints match each other, thus defining a multi-match group of the matching reference fingerprints. Further, the computing... 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... Gracenote Inc

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

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

Tv content segmentation, categorization and identification and time-aligned applications

A content segmentation, categorization and identification method on consumer devices (clients) is described. Methods for content tracking are illustrated that are suitable for large scale deployment and applications such as broadcast monitoring, novel content publishing and interaction. Time-aligned (synchronous) applications such as multi-language selection, customized advertisements, second screen services and... Gracenote Inc

Method and multi-dimensional content search and video identification

A multi-dimensional database and indexes and operations on the multi-dimensional database are described which include video search applications or other similar sequence or structure searches. Traversal indexes utilize highly discriminative information about images and video sequences or about object shapes. Global and local signatures around keypoints are used for compact... Gracenote Inc

Model-based media classification service using sensed media noise characteristics

A neural network-based classifier system can receive a query including a media signal and, in response, provide an indication that the query corresponds to a specified media type or media class. The neural network-based classifier system can select and apply various models to facilitate media classification. In an example embodiment,... Gracenote Inc

Generating and distributing playlists with related music and stories

An embodiment may involve, based on a profile associated with a client device, selecting an audio file containing music. Based on an attribute of the audio file containing the music, an audio file containing a story may be selected. A playlist for the client device may be generated, where the... Gracenote Inc

Generating and distributing playlists with music and stories having related moods

An embodiment may involve a server device obtaining an audio file containing a story. The server device may determine a mood of the story. The server device may select an audio file containing music, where the audio file containing the music is associated with a music attribute that is indicative... Gracenote Inc

Responding to remote media classification queries using classifier models and context parameters

A neural network-based classifier system can receive a query including a media signal and, in response, provide an indication that a particular received query corresponds to a known media type or media class. The neural network-based classifier system can select and apply various models to facilitate media classification. In an... Gracenote Inc

Generating and distributing a replacement playlist

An embodiment may involve a server device transmitting, over a wide area network, a first playlist with a first duration to a client device. Possibly while the client device is playing out a current audio file of a first plurality of audio files in the playlist, the server device may... Gracenote Inc

Computing system with channel-change-based trigger feature

In one aspect, an example method includes (i) receiving, by a computing system, media content; (ii) generating, by the computing system, a fingerprint of the received media content; (iii) determining, by the computing system, that a channel-change operation was performed; (iv) responsive to determining that the channel-change operation was performed,... Gracenote Inc

Computing system with content-characteristic-based trigger feature

In one aspect, an example method includes (i) receiving, by a computing system, media content; (ii) generating, by the computing system, a fingerprint of a portion of the received media content; (iii) determining, by the computing system, that the received media content has a predefined characteristic; (iv) responsive to determining... Gracenote Inc

Dynamic video overlays

A client device accesses a video input stream from an intermediate device for display. The client device analyzes the video input stream to determine that the video input stream matches a template corresponding to a screen portion. Based on the video input stream matching the template, a video output stream... Gracenote Inc

Dynamic video overlays

A client device accesses a video input stream from an intermediate device for display. The client device analyzes the video input stream to determine that the video input stream matches a template indicating a semi-transparent overlay. Based on the video input stream matching the template, a video output stream is... Gracenote Inc

Dynamic video overlays

A client device accesses a video input stream from an intermediate device for display. The client device analyzes the video input stream to determine that the video input stream matches a template indicating a change of content source. The analysis is performed while the client device is generating a video... Gracenote Inc

Dynamic video overlays

A client device accesses a video input stream from an intermediate device for display. The client device analyzes the video input stream to determine that the video input stream matches a template indicating a portion of the video input stream that is created by the intermediate device. Based on the... Gracenote Inc

Dynamic video overlays

A client device accesses a video input stream from an intermediate device for display. The client device analyzes the video input stream to determine that the video input stream matches a template indicating a change of speed. In some example embodiments, the analysis is performed while the client device is... Gracenote Inc

Media source identification

A server machine and a first device (e.g., a television) are configured to access a stream of media (e.g., a broadcast channel) from a media source (e.g., a broadcaster). The server machine generates a representation (e.g., a fingerprint) of the stream of media and stores the representation. The first device... Gracenote Inc

Authorizing devices based on identifying content distributor

Methods and systems to authorize devices and/or perform other actions based on identifying content distributors are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems access video content playing at a client device, calculate fingerprints of a portion of the video content, identify a distributor of the video content based... Gracenote Inc

Identifying video content via color-based fingerprint matching

Systems and methods of identifying unknown video content are described. An example method may include receiving a first fingerprint and a second fingerprint. The first fingerprint may be a color-based fingerprint derived from colors in a portion of the unknown video content, and the second fingerprint may be at least... Gracenote Inc

Method and system for presenting additional content at a media system

A media system, receives a received sequence of media content, for presentation at the media system and generates a comparison fingerprint of the received sequence of media content. The comparison fingerprint is for comparison with a plurality of reference fingerprints so as to identify the received sequence of media content.... Gracenote Inc

Media fingerprinting and identification system

The overall architecture and details of a scalable video fingerprinting and identification system that is robust with respect to many classes of video distortions is described. In this system, a fingerprint for a piece of multimedia content is composed of a number of compact signatures, along with traversal hash signatures... Gracenote Inc

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. The personalized lineup may comprise a corresponding media content identification assigned to each one of a plurality of sequential time... Gracenote Inc

Audio matching based on harmonogram

In an example context of identifying live audio, an audio processor machine accesses audio data that represents a query sound and creates a spectrogram from the audio data. Each segment of the spectrogram represents a different time slice in the query sound. For each time slice, the audio processor machine... Gracenote Inc

Method and system for remotely controlling consumer electronic devices

A media system replaces content in a first sequence of media content. The media system presents the first sequence of media content to an end-user and generates a fingerprint of the sequence of media content. The fingerprint is for comparison with a plurality of reference fingerprints so as to identify... Gracenote Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024470

Identifying media content via fingerprint matching

Methods and systems to identify video content based on video fingerprint matching are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems generate a query fingerprint of a frame of video content captured at a client device, query a database of reference fingerprints, determine the query fingerprint of the frame... Gracenote Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026697

Method and system for remotely controlling consumer electronic devices

A media system replaces content in a first sequence of media content. The media system presents the first sequence of media content to an end-user and generates a fingerprint of the sequence of media content. The fingerprint is for comparison with a plurality of reference fingerprints so as to identify... Gracenote Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026716

Method and selection of content from a stream of data

A main stream contains successive content elements of video and/or audio information that encode video and/or audio information at a first data rate. A computation circuit (144) computes main fingerprints from the successive content elements. A reference stream is received having a second data rate lower than the first data... Gracenote Inc

01/12/17 / #20170013291

Method and device for generating and detecting a fingerprint functioning as a trigger marker in a multimedia signal

A device is configured to perform a method that detects a trigger marker for an action corresponding to a segment of a multimedia signal. A fingerprint is generated based on the segment of the multimedia signal at a trigger time point. The generated fingerprint is stored in a database and... Gracenote Inc








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