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Fast-start streaming and buffering of streaming content for personal media player

Systems and methods allow playback of a media stream received via a network. The media stream is received and stored in a buffer prior to playback. ... Sling Media Inc

Real-time positioning of current-playing-position marker on progress bar and index file generation for real-time content

Embodiments are directed towards presenting a current-playing-position marker on a progress bar along with real time content. An initial timeline value of the content may be determined, along with an initial presentation timestamp value for the first frame of the content. ... Sling Media Inc

Networked personal video storage and delivery

A portable video delivery device includes data storage, a secure processor, and a wireless network interface that acts as an access point for a secure personal wireless network. Transcoded media files are stored in the data storage so that the portable device maintains a library of stored media programs that can be carried along with the user during commuting, travel and/or other activities. ... Sling Media Inc

Handling disruption in content streams received at a player from a content retransmitter

A player receives encoded content of a first resolution level from a content retransmitter and monitors bandwidth of the communication connection utilized to receive the content. When the bandwidth changes with respect to various threshold values corresponding to various resolution levels, the player signals the content retransmitter to increase or decrease the encoding resolution for future portions. ... Sling Media Inc

Methods and apparatus for providing audio/video content recommendations based on promotion frequency

A method for providing recommendations for audio/video content is provided. The method obtains, by a computing device, a plurality of promotion frequencies, each of the plurality of promotion frequencies being associated with presentation of promotional advertisements for a respective set of audio/video content; identifies, by the computing device, a subset of the plurality of promotion frequencies indicative of highly-promoted sets of audio/video content; compares, by the computing device, the subset to viewing habits of a user to identify corresponding data; and determines, by the computing device, recommendations for potential viewing by the user, based on the corresponding data.. ... Sling Media Inc

Multi-stream placeshifting

Disclosure is directed to managing more than one placeshifting transmission at a target device. The target device may be configured to receive a first video from a first placeshifting source and a second video from a second placeshifting source. ... Sling Media Inc

Systems and processes for delivering digital video content based upon excitement data

Processes, systems and devices are described to enhance the television or other media viewing experience based upon excitement data that is associated with the program. Excitement data can be used to identify the most exciting portions of media programs, therefore allowing for improved identification of programs or portions of programs for viewing, streaming, recording or other purposes.. ... Sling Media Inc

Systems and methods for adaptive gesture recognition

Systems and methods are described for adaptively recognizing gestures indicated by user inputs received from a touchpad, touchscreen, directional pad, mouse or other multi-directional input device. If a user's movement does not indicate a gesture using current gesture recognition parameters, additional processing can be performed to recognize the gesture using other factors. ... Sling Media Inc

Personal video recorder functionality for placeshifting systems

Pvr functionality is enabled on a media player of a placeshifting system, which allows a user to record media programs from locations that are physically remote from a source of the media programs. The media player may receive program schedule information and present the program schedule information to the user. ... Sling Media Inc

Video analyzer

A content receiver and a method for controlling the same are provided. The content receiver, for example, may include, but is not limited to, a communication system configured to receive video content comprising a plurality of video frames from a content source, and a video analyzer configured to determine when compression of the video content is causing blockiness in one or more of the plurality of video frames, and trigger at least one content receiver response when the compression of the video content is causing blockiness in one or more of the plurality of video frames.. ... Sling Media Inc

Placeshifting live encoded video faster than real time

Systems, methods and devices are described to encode, deliver and playback a placeshifted media stream via the internet or another network. The media stream is appropriately encoded at a quality level (e.g., at a bit rate, frame rate, resolution, etc.) that allows content to be delivered faster than it is played back. ... Sling Media Inc

Methods and apparatus for presenting a still-image feedback response to user command for remote audio/video content viewing

A method for presenting feedback to a user when a command is received is provided. The method receives, at a content retransmitter, a command for navigating audio/video content selections for retransmission to a user device; transmits the received command to a set-top box for execution, wherein execution of the command at the set-top box produces a result; while gradually receiving the result at the content retransmitter, creates a period of latency when the result is only partially available for retransmission; during the period of latency, retrieves a still-image frame associated with execution of the command; and transmits the still-image frame to the user device for presentation until the result is completely available for retransmission.. ... Sling Media Inc

Systems and methods for virtual remote control of streamed media

Systems and methods are described for providing remote control of separate media sources over a network using, for example, pop-up windows graphically depicting remote control devices within corresponding tabbed windows of a web browser. A browser plug-in or add-on application provides a graphical depiction of a remote control device associated with each media source and receives a command from the viewer via interaction with the graphical depiction of the remote control device.. ... Sling Media Inc

Aggregated control and presentation of media content from multiple sources

Systems and methods are described for aggregating media content from multiple sources for viewing on a local display or for placeshifting to a remote display. The aggregation system responds to instructions received from a remote device via the digital network to provide the video output incorporating the media content received from any of the media sources to the locally-connected display. ... Sling Media Inc

06/29/17 / #20170188089

Video electronic programming guide

Systems and methods for providing a video electronic programming guide (“video epg”) may include outputting a primary program for display on a display screen, receiving a command to activate the video epg, and in response to receiving the command, outputting a plurality of widgets for display on a display screen. Each of the plurality of widgets may represent a category of broadcast programs. ... Sling Media Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164062

Network-based event recording

A system includes a computing device including a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor. The processor is programmed to establish, for a recording event, one or more respective communications channels between the computing device and each of one or more media devices; receive one or more media input items from the one or more respective media devices; receive data indicating at least one of a range of capture of the respective media input item relative to a location of the recording event, a quality of the respective media input item, an excitement level of the respective media input item, an identity of the respective media device, and an identity of an operator of the respective media device; and generate a media output item based at least in part on the one or more media input items, and further based at least in part on the data.. ... Sling Media Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164015

Processing of multiple media streams

A system includes a media studio including a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor. ... Sling Media Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164014

Processing of multiple media streams

A system includes a media studio including a processor and a memory. The memory stores instruction executable by the processor. ... Sling Media Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164013

Processing of multiple media streams

A media processing system including a media studio allows the user to bring the studio along to live events. The media studio allows for preview, e.g., simultaneous preview, of multiple media input items (referred to herein as an aggregated media item), generating a media output item based on the multiple media input items, sharing the media output item, and storing the media output item for future viewing, all via a remote operator console. ... Sling Media Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164012

Remote-controlled media studio

A system includes a computing device programmed to generate an aggregated media item that includes individual media items from a plurality of inputs. The aggregated media item combines one or more of the individual media items for a common display. ... Sling Media Inc

06/01/17 / #20170155952

Apparatus and method for effectively implementing a wireless television system

An apparatus and method for effectively implementing a wireless television system may include a communications processor and a transmitter device that combine at least one of a local-area network interface, a wide-area network interface, and one or more television data interfaces for effectively performing a wireless network transmission process. A transmitted stream from the wireless television system may be received via wireless network processing for viewing local-area network data, wide-area network data (such as internet data), or television data by flexibly utilizing various electronic devices such as a notepad personal computer, a personal digital assistant (pda), or a handheld tv remote control device.. ... Sling Media Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085945

Video analyzer

A content receiver and a method for controlling the same are provided. The content receiver, for example, may include, but is not limited to, a communication system configured to receive video content comprising a plurality of video frames from a content source, a processor configured to insert artifacts into one or more video frames when the video frame is subject to data loss, and a video analyzer configured to determine a quality of the video content by quantifying an effect of the inserted artifacts into the one or more video frames, and trigger at least one content receiver response when the quality of the video content is less than a predetermined threshold.. ... Sling Media Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085884

Video analyzer

A content receiver and a method for controlling the same are provided. The content receiver, for example, may include, but is not limited to, a communication system configured to receive video content comprising a plurality of video frames from a content source, and a video analyzer configured to determine when compression of the video content is causing blockiness in one or more of the plurality of video frames, and trigger at least one content receiver response when the compression of the video content is causing blockiness in one or more of the plurality of video frames.. ... Sling Media Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078723

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 Inc

03/09/17 / #20170070417

Zero configuration approach for port forwarding cascaded routers

Transmission of an open systems interconnection (osi) network protocol packet to at least one routing device between a computing device and a public network is repeated to learn a number of routing devices and an internet protocol (ip) address of each at least one routing device between a computing device and a public network. A routing device discovery protocol request is sent to each at least one routing device. ... Sling Media Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034569

Video electronic programming guide

Systems and methods for providing a video electronic programming guide (“video epg”) may include outputting a primary program for display on a display screen, receiving a command to activate the video epg, and in response to receiving the command, outputting a plurality of widgets for display on a display screen. Each of the plurality of widgets may represent a category of broadcast programs. ... Sling Media Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034557

Methods and apparatus for distributing user-generated advertisements in a video content distribution network

User-generated advertisements are distributed to client devices in a video content distribution network. For example, a client device may receive a user-generated advertisement, which is associated with one or more categories. ... Sling Media Inc

01/19/17 / #20170019709

Suspend mode of streaming for seamless user experience

A method for placeshifting media content with the use of a suspend mode includes the steps of receiving media content at a placeshifting device, receiving a request at the placeshifting device from a mobile device to initiate transmission of the media content from the placeshifting device to the mobile device, and in response to the request, transmitting the media content from the placeshifting device to the mobile device. The method further includes the steps of detecting an interruption of the transmission of the media content and based on the detecting the interruption, entering a suspend mode at the placeshifting device wherein transmission of the media content is temporarily suspended. ... Sling Media Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011630

Systems and methods for tracking public transportation vehicles using an internet-enabled device

A system for tracking a public transportation vehicle includes a reporting device implemented on the public transportation vehicle that transmits a signal including information regarding an identity of the public transportation vehicle and a receiving device implemented on a public transportation station that receives the signal from the reporting device and communicates the information regarding the identity of the public transportation vehicle and a time-stamp regarding an arrival of the public transportation vehicle at the public transportation station. The system further includes an internet-enabled back-end server that receives the communication from the reporting device and stores the identity of the public transportation vehicle and the time-stamp regarding the arrival of the public transportation vehicle at the public transportation station in a database of the back-end server. ... Sling Media Inc








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