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 new patent  Distributed voice processing system

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for distributed voice processing. An embodiment operates by receiving audio data from microphones associated with a plurality of devices distributed across an area of interest. A trigger word is detected in the audio data received from at least one of... Roku 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. Aggregated on-demand media content is formed in a non-temporal grid organized by provider and... Roku Inc

Flexible output of streaming media

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for flexible output of streaming media. An embodiment operates by receiving, at a media server, media over a network. Output media, corresponding to the received media, is streamed to a display device. The output media includes a video component and... Roku Inc

Wireless streaming system with low power mode and associated remote control

A wireless streaming system includes a wireless network interface circuit to receive streaming content from a wireless router. A processor is connected to the wireless network interface circuit. A memory is connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions executed by the processor to enter a sleep mode that periodically... Roku Inc

Generating playback configurations based on aggregated crowd-sourced statistics

A processor and a memory connected to the processor store instructions executed by the processor to collect playback statistics including audio attributes or video attributes associated with playback of specified content from multiple devices, perform an aggregation of the playback statistics, wherein the aggregation comprises a distribution of the audio... Roku Inc

Orientation adjustment for casting videos

System, method, and computer product embodiments for proving an orientation adjustment for casting visual content on a display device are described. A computing device selects an orientation adjustment to be used in transcoding a video having a frame and assigned an orientation. The computing device requests a transcoder within the... Roku Inc

Streaming synchronized media content to separate devices

Described are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, or computer program product embodiments for controlling streaming of media content. An embodiment operates by halting a presentation of future content from a buffer upon determining that the buffer is exhausted of content to present. The embodiment includes receiving one or more... Roku Inc

Timer-based control of audiovisual output devices

A system includes a processor to initiate a timer in response to an action-execution command. The processor identifies expiration of the timer. In response to expiration of the timer, the processor transmits one or more commands to one or more controllable output devices to simultaneously ramp down the sound volume... Roku Inc

Brown out condition detection and device calibration

Streaming content using a data streaming device having limited power is described. A data streaming device receives streaming content from a network and provides the streaming content for display on a content display device. Data streaming device includes power supplies that receive power from the content display device. The power... Roku Inc

Efficient communication interface for casting interactively controlled visual content

System, method, and computer product embodiments for efficiently casting interactively-controlled visual content displayed on a first display screen to a second display screen. In an embodiment, the computing device sends the visual content displayed on the first display screen to a multimedia device for displaying on the second display screen.... Roku Inc

Controlling display device settings from a mobile device touch interface

System, method, and computer product embodiments for controlling a display device's display settings from a computing device's touch-based user interface are described. In an embodiment, the computing device establishes a wireless connectivity with the display device. The computing device sends a command generated to query information related to the display... Roku Inc

Crowd sourced dynamic generation of trick mode data

Generating trick mode data from streaming media content is described herein. A media device receives streaming media content. A content server streams media content to the media device configured to identify a plurality of key frames within the media content. The content server receives the plurality of key frames from... Roku Inc

Extended selection and alignment of video segments for adaptive streaming

Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, and/or computer program product embodiments for extended selection and alignment of video segments for adaptive streaming. An embodiment operates by receiving variant segments, the variant segments including a first and a second variant segment having a first bitrate, and third and... Roku Inc

Selection of video segments for adaptive streaming

Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, and/or computer program product embodiments for selection of video segments for adaptive streaming. An embodiment operates by receiving one or more variant segments, the one or more variant segments including an old bitrate variant segment having an old bitrate and a... Roku Inc

Selection and alignment of video segments for adaptive streaming

Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, and/or computer program product embodiments for selection and alignment of video segments for adaptive streaming. An embodiment operates by receiving one or more variant segments, the one or more variant segments including a first variant segment having a first bitrate and... Roku Inc

Providing rolling updates of distributed systems with a shared cache

Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, and/or computer program product embodiments for providing rolling updates of distributed systems with a shared cache. An embodiment operates by receiving a platform update request to update data item information associated with a first version of a data item cached in... Roku Inc

Orientation adjustment for casting videos

System, method, and computer product embodiments for proving an orientation adjustment for casting visual content on a display device are described. A computing device selects an orientation adjustment to be used in transcoding a video having a frame and assigned an orientation. The computing device requests a transcoder within the... Roku Inc

Controlling display of media content

Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, and/or computer program product embodiments for controlling display of media content. An embodiment operates by receiving a selection of media content for playback, presenting interstitial media content on a first device prior to playing the media content, transmitting an option to... Roku Inc

Audio device with automatic fan control based on a volume level of audio content

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for maintaining a temperature of an audio device during playback of audio content without audio interference. An embodiment operates by receiving a data stream comprising audio content for playback. The audio device determines a volume level of the audio content... Roku Inc

User identification based on the motion of a device

Disclosed herein are embodiments for user identification based on the motion of a device. An embodiment operates by detecting a motion of a remote control. The detected motion is compared with one or more stored motions. A user ID corresponding to the motion based on the comparison is determined. Access... Roku Inc

Providing a representation for a device connected to a display device

Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, and/or computer program product embodiments for providing a representation to a connected device. An embodiment operates by recognizing a new device connected to a display device, collecting device fingerprint information from the new device, and requesting a device class representation information... Roku Inc

Searching multimedia based on trigger events

A system and method for intelligent content searching is disclosed herein. The system saves all searches executed by the user and periodically re-executes one or more of the previously saved searches and display the subsequent search results to the user at an appropriate time without any user intervention. In one... Roku Inc

Audio device with automatic fan control based on a volume level of audio content

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for maintaining a temperature of an audio device during playback of audio content without audio interference. An embodiment operates by receiving a data stream comprising audio content for playback. The audio device determines a volume level of the audio content... Roku Inc

Audio command interface for a multimedia device

System, method, and computer product embodiments for processing audio commands are described. A multimedia device receives a digitized audio sequence from a control device. The digitized audio sequence is associated with a display command for controlling a display device. Then, the digitized audio sequence is converted into an audio signature... Roku Inc

Crowd sourced indexing and/or searching of content

Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, and/or computer program product embodiments for a crowd sourced indexing and/or searching of content. An embodiment operates by receiving one or more requests for content from one or more media devices, each request comprising content identifier information that identifies the content,... Roku Inc

Dynamic generation of trick mode data

System and method for generating trick mode data from streaming media content, are described. A media device receives streaming media content. During the streaming, the media device identifies a plurality of key frames from the media content, and also generates trick mode data from the plurality of key frames. The... Roku Inc

Method and automatic second screen engagement

A method includes displaying content on a television, detecting a personal display device in proximity of the television, detecting a selection of content displayed on the television, detecting an instruction associated with the selection, displaying, based on the instruction, information associated with the selection on the personal display device and... Roku Inc

Mobile device based control device locator

Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, and/or computer program product embodiments for a mobile device based control device locator. An embodiment operates by receiving a request to locate a control device, transmitting acoustic token transmission information to the control device to activate an electroacoustic transducer on the... Roku Inc

Universal remote control with automatic state synchronization

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for synchronizing a state change at a universal remote control. An embodiment operates by sending a state change of the universal remote control to a remote-controlled device. The universal remote control then receives a confirmation message from the remote-controlled device.... Roku Inc

Detection of smartphone to enable content

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for detecting a smart phone to enable content. An embodiment operates by detecting that a mobile device is within a vicinity of a media device. A different set of media options corresponding to the mobile device is determined. The media... Roku Inc

Detection of a mobile device to identify user preferences and provide customized functionality or content

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for the detection of a mobile device to identify user preferences. An embodiment operates by detecting that a mobile device is within a vicinity of a computing device. A user ID that corresponds to the mobile device is identified. The... Roku Inc

Solid-state capture of broadcast media

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for the solid state capture of broadcast media. Multimedia content is received by a first tuner over one or more channels. A request is received from a networked device for the multimedia content from a particular one of the channels.... Roku Inc

Audio preferences for media content players

Disclosed herein are system, method, and tangible computer readable medium for creating a desired audio effect for a user. The method includes operations including: causing a plurality of speakers to play test signals, each test signal being specific to one of the speakers; receiving from a remote device recorded frequency... Roku Inc

Authenticating a browser-less data streaming device to a network with an external browser

A system, method and computer readable device are described herein. A plurality of packets are received at a data streaming device, from a computing device; the packets including authentication information for gaining access to a local network. The MAC address of the computing device with a MAC address of a... Roku Inc








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