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Selective download of alternate media files

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate delivery of multiple media renditions of multimedia content to a subscriber. The methods, systems, and apparatuses described herein enable the identification and retrieval of one or more preferred or requested media renditions of multimedia content. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

Method for synchronizing adaptive bitrate streams across multiple encoders with the source originating from the same baseband video

A method is provided to synchronize adaptive bit rate (abr) video streams created from a single baseband video signal that is distributed through multiple different length coax transmission lines to different video encoders. The method inserts a marker in the baseband signal of the serial digital interface (sdi). ... Arris Enterprises Llc

Http live streaming (hls) video client synchronization

A streaming media server is provided that receives a request over a network from a customer premises gateway to receive a streaming media content item that is to be presented on two or more client devices in a synchronized manner. Responsive to the request, the streaming media server sends a manifest associated with the requested streaming media content item to the customer premises gateway only when it has been incrementally updated to remove an oldest media segment url from the manifest and add a most recent media segment url to the manifest.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

Prevention of cross site request forgery attacks

A method is provided for preventing cross-site request forgery (csrf) attacks at a server that includes embedding a hidden cryptographic nonce in a response from a server to a client that is authorized to access the server. The response with the hidden cryptographic nonce is sent to the client. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

Providing security to video frames

A method and system are provided for processing a media stream including at least a portion of a media program in a player executed by a computer. The player is configured for: (a) receiving the media stream, wherein the media stream is comprised of one or more chunks; (b) subdividing the chunks into one or more packets, wherein one or more of the packets include video data; (c) obfuscating or de-obfuscating at least some of the video data; and (d) concatenating the video data into one or more frames for playback by the player.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

Code signing system with machine to machine interaction

A code signing system operating a web portal for user clients and a web service for automated machine clients. The web service can receive an operation request from a code signing module running on a remote machine client, the operation request including a request for a cryptographic operation and user credentials retrieved from a hardware cryptographic token connected to the machine client. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

Code signing system with machine to machine interaction

An improved code signing method is provided. The code signing method includes receiving a build notification at a package builder utility and retrieving one or more remotely stored code images and build logs identified in the build notification, invoking a code signing module with the package builder utility to request a digital signature from a remote code signing system, combining the requested digital signature with a code image or a manifest file comprising hashes of multiple code images, and storing the signed code image or signed manifest file at a code repository.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

Selective display of private user information

Methods, systems and computer readable media described herein may facilitate the automatic identification of a need for additional authentication based on a received private message or pid, the urgency of a received private message, thus determining whether an immediate alert is output to a user, and/or a determination whether a protected message is to be archived for later retrieval via authentication. A device may be configured (e.g., by user input) to control selective decoding and display of messages (e.g., private messages), registration and configuration of blacklists, and/or defining criteria for determining urgency of a received message. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

Profile based channel navigation

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the generation and utilization of a profile based channel lineup. A multimedia device delivering video services to one or more users may monitor channel and content requests received by the individual one or more users, and the multimedia device may create a profile for each of the users, wherein the profile includes a channel list of only those channels that are frequently tuned to by the respective user. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

Method and apparatus for efficient interruptible transfer of protected media assets

A method and system is provided for efficient interruptible transfer of protected media assets. The method of asset transfer uses a segmented asset transfer paradigm which makes possible the implementation of such features as “watch as you transfer” and “offsetted resumption of interrupted transfers”. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

Provisioning in support of an embedded cable modem mac address

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the provisioning of a device using an embedded cable modem media access control (mac) address. An optical network unit (onu) may include an embedded cable modem, wherein the embedded cable modem has a dedicated mac address. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

Content playback and recording based on scene change detection and metadata

Methods, systems, and computer readable media described herein may facilitate the characterization of content segments based on a type of content, thus providing a user with the flexibility to: record only the scene types of interest to the user; playback only the scene types of interest to the user; search a media library, wherein the results of the search will include a list of only the content having scene types of interest to the user; browse available user selected scenes from clients; reposition content to user interested scene type during playback; and/or generate a detailed listing of the content based on the scene types. Scene change detection and scene type metadata may be used to identify scene boundaries within a piece of content and to characterize a scene based on a scene type.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

Virtual wallet for customer premise equipment device

Methods, systems, and computer readable media described herein are operable to facilitate a virtual currency transaction through a customer premise equipment (cpe) device. A subscriber may use a cpe device to access content offered within a content marketplace, and the cpe device may be configured to provide the subscriber with an option for purchasing content using a virtual currency. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

Anticipatory program map table information acquisition

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the anticipatory acquisition of pmt information. A device may recognize a trigger within a transport stream, wherein the trigger indicates an audio/video transition and initiates a pmt acquisition by the device. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/01/16 / #20160353139

Video classification using user behavior from a network digital video recorder

Particular embodiments provide a system to determine ad segments in a video asset to enable subsequent ad replacement in video programs. The system is included in a multiple service operator (mso) system that broadcasts video programs via a broadcast schedule. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/01/16 / #20160353134

Dynamic channel list generation for content delivery over dlna

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the generation and/or update of a channel directory on a per channel basis for output to a device. In embodiments, a multimedia device may generate and update a channel directory using one or more channel attributes that are retrieved while tuned to each individual one channel of a group of channels. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/01/16 / #20160352438

Signal analysis for determining outdoor electronic unit configuration

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the determination of an outdoor electronic unit (odu)-type based upon a signal analysis. A device may perform an analysis of a signal received from an odu, wherein the analysis identifies one or more properties of the signal, the properties including a peak frequency of the signal. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/17/16 / #20160337455

Content streaming apparatus for transferring a streaming session to another apparatus

A content streaming apparatus that includes a gateway streaming manager which determines whether a client device has roamed out of a wireless zone of the content streaming apparatus into a wireless zone of another content streaming apparatus, and when the client device has roamed, sends a tuner reservation instruction to the other content streaming apparatus to instruct the other content streaming apparatus to reserve a tuner in advance of a transfer of the streaming session. The gateway streaming manager receives a tuner reservation confirmation from the other content streaming apparatus, and sends an alternate streaming notification to the client device. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/17/16 / #20160335873

Alarm system monitor sensor for multimedia terminal adapter

The methods, systems, and apparatuses described in this disclosure enable the identification of an alarm condition and the termination of a connection between an mta and one or more telephony devices. An alarm condition can be identified at an mta through the monitoring of feedback received from an alarm interface, and the mta can respond to the identification of the alarm condition by terminating a connection to a telephony device for which communications are not routed through a corresponding alarm interface. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/10/16 / #20160329080

Intelligent multimedia playback re-positioning

Methods, systems and computer readable media may facilitate the repositioning of content based upon scene boundaries. In embodiments, content may be automatically repositioned at a scene boundary, so that the content presentation starts from a more meaningful and sensible point after a re-position (e.g., time-shift, trickplay, seek, etc.). ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/03/16 / #20160323735

Service set determination based upon device type identifier

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the configuration of a device with service set information based upon an identification of a device-type associated with the device. A device-type identifier may be retrieved from a communication that is received from a device requesting a service from an access point. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/03/16 / #20160323653

Supporting trickplay of streaming dlna multimedia by hls access device

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the generation of a continuous multimedia stream during trickplay operations. When a trickplay request is received by a device that is processing a video stream for delivery to a media player, the device may modify the video stream to create a seamless delivery and playback of the underlying content at the media player. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/03/16 / #20160323599

Reference picture selection for inter-prediction in video coding

A method of encoding a digital video is provided that improves inter-prediction for encoding using reference pictures. The method includes loading a sub-picture and a list of a plurality of candidate reference pictures at a video encoder, generating a plurality of candidate motion vectors by performing an integer-pel motion estimation operation, calculating a motion estimate score for each of the plurality of candidate motion vectors and selecting the one of the plurality of candidate reference pictures that is associated with the best motion estimate score as a best-match reference picture, performing additional integer-pel motion estimation operations on the best-match reference picture at one or more lower coding levels than the first coding level, refining motion vectors associated with the best-match reference picture at the first coding level and the one or more lower coding levels using fractional-pel motion estimation operations, and encoding the motion vectors into a bitstream.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/27/16 / #20160316235

Adaptive streaming transcoder synchronization

. . Techniques for synchronizing streams in an adaptive streaming environment include cross-chassis and intra-chassis synchronization of video and/or audio. In an adaptive streaming system that streams content in segments or chunks at varying levels of quality corresponding to different coding rates, implementations enable seamless switching between output streams. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/27/16 / #20160316215

Scalable video coding system with parameter signaling

A method is provided for encoding a digital video to provide for improved color mapping. The digital video has values in a first color space, and the method includes performing a color mapping operation on values in each sub-picture to convert the values in the first color space to values in a second, narrower, color space, wherein the color mapping operation is adapted based on the content of each sub-picture, encoding the values in the second color space into a base layer, performing a reverse color mapping operation on decoded values from the base layer in the second color space in each sub-picture to generate a reconstructed reference frame having values in the first color space, encoding values in the first color space into an enhancement layer based at least in part on the reconstructed reference frame, combining the base layer and the enhancement layer into a bitstream, sending the bitstream to a decoder, and sending one or more parameters to the decoder that describe the adaption of the reverse color mapping operation for at least some sub-pictures.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/27/16 / #20160314817

Designating partial recordings as personalized multimedia clips

Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate the creation of personalized partial recordings of multimedia content. A partial recording of a piece of content may be created based upon a user request being received at a multimedia device and a determination of partial recording start and termination points. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/20/16 / #20160308865

Detecting device movement through electronic fingerprint analysis

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the monitoring and detection of a device relocation. A location fingerprint may be generated for a device, wherein the location fingerprint includes information associated with proximal devices. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/20/16 / #20160308621

Optical combiner energy harvesting

Powering an active/splitter and providing information to onus to cause adjustments to onu operating wavelengths. An onu may identify the port of a splitter to which the onu is connected in order to make wavelength adjustments. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/13/16 / #20160301957

Analytic tool for managing distributed statistically multiplexed systems and method for using same

A method and system is provided for managing the encoding of a plurality of video streams, each of the plurality of video streams encoded by an associated one of a plurality of encoders, each of the plurality of encoders being a member of one of a plurality of encoder pools. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a parser, for capturing data of a plurality of encoded video streams from the plurality of encoders, an encoding analysis module, for determining, using a user-selectable temporal portion of the captured data, a video quality stress factor for each of the plurality of encoder pools, and a dashboard generator, for generating a user interface for managing the encoding of the plurality of data streams at least in part according to the determined statistical multiplexing weighting factor video quality stress factor.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/13/16 / #20160301956

Method and apparatus for automatic discovery of elements in a system of encoders

A method and system is provided for automatic discovery of elements in a system of encoders optionally controlled by a statmux controller. Discovery is implemented by sniffing a multicast ip address used by the elements of the system to communicate metadata.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/13/16 / #20160301935

Method and apparatus for optimizing constant bit rate encoding

A method and system is provided for encoding at least one video stream at a constant bit rate according to a target quality of the encoded video stream. In one embodiment a method includes identifying a target quality of an encoded at least one video stream as a probability that a bit rate of an unconstrained variable bit rate (vbr) encoded version of the temporal portion of the at least one video stream is less than a bit rate of a constant bit rate (cbr) encoded version of the temporal portion of the at least one video stream, determining a constant bit rate weighting factor w corresponding to the identified target quality of the encoded at least one video stream, determining a desired constant bit rate of the encoded at least one video stream as a ratio of the average unconstrained variable bit rate (vbr) of the temporal portion of the at least one video stream and the constant bit rate weighting factor w, and encoding the at least one video stream according to the desired constant bit rate of the encoded at least one video stream.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/13/16 / #20160298650

Fan assembly and associated systems

A fan assembly (100) includes a chassis portion (101) and a fan receiver (1020 coupled to the chassis portion at a first end (105) of the fan receiver. A fan receiver sidewall defines an inner surface (401), an outer surface (402), a receiving opening (403), and a central axis (405). ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/06/16 / #20160295251

Gateway for translating signals between a legacy frequency split in a home network and a high frequency split in a communications network

Particular embodiments use a network device, such as a gateway, as an interface between a first network, such as a hybrid fiber coax (hfc) network, and a second network, such as a home network. The first network includes a frequency spectrum that may be considered “high split”, and the second network has a frequency split that is used by legacy set-top box boxes. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/06/16 / #20160295029

Operating a power supply circuit of a communications device

A method for operating a power supply circuit of a communications device involves operating the power supply circuit in a first operating mode in which a switching frequency of the power supply circuit is higher than an operating frequency band of the communications device and switching the power supply circuit to operate in a second operating mode in response to connecting the power supply circuit to a battery by decreasing the switching frequency of the power supply circuit.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/06/16 / #20160294898

Minimizing unicast bandwidth in an adaptive bit rate system

A multicast adaptive bit rate receiver is employed delay issuance of specific unicast http adaptive bit rate media segment requests while waiting for receipt of stripped multicast media segments from a multicast server. An http proxy may create a new internal state that waits for subsequent media segment url requests. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/06/16 / #20160294476

Upstream aggregation with noise performance improvement

Particular embodiments use aggregation logic that reduces the noise in a daisy-chained optical return signal aggregation of multiple nodes. The aggregation logic determines when an input to a transmitter/receiver is not used and disables or turns off that input. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/06/16 / #20160292398

Arris secure media drm apis in hosted architecture

Systems and methods are provided for digital rights management of licensed media content. Client library components and server library components provide digital rights management services. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

09/29/16 / #20160284186

Alert based on detection of unexpected wireless device

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to generate an alert in response to a detection of an unexpected wireless device within a premises. An access device may receive a communication from a wireless device and may retrieve identification information associated with the wireless device from the communication. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

09/22/16 / #20160275562

Customizing targeted advertisements based on profile information exchange

A device, system, and method implemented in a computer system for delivering targeted advertisements to a customer device on a network. A request is received from the customer device to download a media content file. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

09/08/16 / #20160261894

Detecting of graphical objects to identify video demarcations

Particular embodiments analyze logos found in a video program to determine video demarcations in the video program. For example, a video demarcation may be content that marks (“marker content”) a transition from a first video content type to a second video content type. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

09/01/16 / #20160255359

Modification of unification of intra block copy and inter signaling related syntax and semantics

A method and apparatus for processing picture slices is disclosed. The method determines if the slice of the current picture excludes any predictive coding derived from another picture. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

09/01/16 / #20160255348

Adaptive joint bitrate allocation

A method of encoding digital content is provided that allows for adaptive joint bitrate allocation that allocates bits for audio and video. The method includes: determining an overall transport stream bitrate, determining a target audio bitrate for each audio stream based on their complexity, determining a portion of the overall transport stream bitrate available for video streams by subtracting the sum of the target audio bitrates from the overall transport stream bitrate, allocating a target video bitrate for each video streams out of the portion of the overall transport stream bitrate available for video streams, encoding audio streams at the target audio bitrates, encoding video streams at the target video bitrates, and combining the audio streams and video streams with a multiplexor into a transport stream.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/25/16 / #20160248645

Summary metrics for telemetry management of devices

The methods, systems, and apparatuses described in this disclosure enable the reporting and monitoring of summarized metrics for a plurality of carriers. Metrics for one or more of a plurality of carriers can be observed and/or recorded based on measurements taken of one or more signals received along one or more of the plurality of carriers. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/25/16 / #20160248507

Systems and methods for burst detection in a catv network

Systems and methods for detecting laser transmission bursts in a catv network.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/11/16 / #20160234562

Customized captioning for client device

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the generation and output of customized caption data, the caption data being customized for a specific client device. Caption data associated with requested content can be edited at a customer premise equipment device according to caption settings associated with the requesting client device. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/11/16 / #20160234528

Carriage of video coding for browsers (vcb) video over mpeg-2 transport streams

Extensions needed for mpeg-2 systems to transport video coding for browsers (vcb) video are provided that include certain definitions for vcb video that are specific to mpeg-2 systems. The extension parameters specified include framing of vcb pictures in packetized elementary stream (pes) packets and mapping vcb video streams into mpeg-2 transport packets, signaling of vcb streams using a new stream_type and a vcb specific descriptor in the program map table (pmt) to signal application specific parameters as well as transport stream target decoder (t-std) parameters for various profiles.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/11/16 / #20160234506

Constraining number of bits generated relative to vbv buffer

A method is provided for encoding multiple video frames in parallel. The method includes the steps of generating an estimated starting fullness level of a vbv buffer before encoding begins, beginning parallel frame encoding, monitoring the number of bits produced for each parallel frame during encoding, tracking the number of unencoded ctus within each parallel frame during encoding, continuously updating an actual fullness level of the vbv buffer relative to each parallel frame during encoding, and encoding in skip mode any remaining unencoded ctus in a particular frame and any preceding frames when the difference between the actual fullness level for a frame and a minimum fullness level for the vbv buffer equals the number of remaining unencoded ctus in that particular frame.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/11/16 / #20160234093

Wireless video performance self-monitoring and alert system

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate a self-monitoring of the performance of a wireless video service that is provided by a customer premise equipment (cpe) device. A cpe device such as an access point may periodically or continuously retrieve wireless video performance parameters associated with one or more devices receiving a wireless video service from the cpe device and/or one or more wireless links used by the cpe device to deliver wireless video services. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/04/16 / #20160227278

Playback manipulation in response to notification

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate playback manipulation based upon a received notification. A client device such as a set-top box may receive information associated with a notification, wherein the notification comprises a reminder or action that is to be completed. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/04/16 / #20160227219

Picture-level qp rate control performance improvements for hevc encoding

A method and system are provided for controlling a bit rate of an encoded video that includes a plurality of pictures. In the method, each of the plurality of pictures is one of a plurality of picture types. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/04/16 / #20160227212

Picture-level qp rate control for hevc encoding

A method and system for controlling a bit rate of an encoded video including a plurality of pictures is provided. In the method, each of the plurality of pictures is one of a plurality of picture types. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/04/16 / #20160225131

Automated video testing using qr codes embedded in a video stream

A test system is provided for analyzing a video frame received from a device under test such as a video rendering device includes a video capture device, a matrix code reader and a video quality analyzer. The video capture device receives a video stream from a video rendering device that includes a plurality of video frames. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/04/16 / #20160224208

Consolidated management of home network elements

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the generation of a user interface displaying the devices associated with a local network. A client device may retrieve information associated with one or more devices associated with a common central device, local network, and/or subscriber. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/28/16 / #20160219631

Automatic configuration of a wireless distribution system extended network

Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate the automatic configuration of a network device within a wireless distribution system (wds) extended network. Upon the boot of a network device such as a network extender, the network device may search for an access point through the transmission and reception of wireless communications. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/28/16 / #20160219023

Reducing start-up delay in streaming media sessions

A method is provided for delivering a streaming media asset to a client device. For the method, a request is received over a communication network from a client device for playing a media asset in accordance with a streaming media technique. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/28/16 / #20160218872

Obfuscation for protection of streaming media and other data flows

A method is provided for obfuscating program code to prevent unauthorized users from accessing video. The method includes receiving an original program code that provides functionality. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/21/16 / #20160212483

Hybrid program change for ip-enabled multimedia devices

Methods, systems, and apparatuses can be operable to facilitate program change operations on a multimedia device that can access both qam video delivery and ip video delivery. A multimedia device can request content from multiple sources, choosing the first available source for a requesting media player. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/14/16 / #20160205289

Detection of solid color frames for determining transitions in video content

Particular embodiments detect a solid color frame, such as a black frame, that may include visible content other than the solid color in a portion of the frame. These frames may conventionally not be detected as a solid color frame because of the visible content in the portion of the frame. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/14/16 / #20160205164

Server-side adaptive bit rate control for dlna http streaming clients

Methods and systems are described for adaptively transmitting streaming data to a client. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving, in a server, a request for a data asset from the client, transcoding at least a segment of the data asset according to initial transcoding parameters, transmitting a first fragment of the transcoded segment of the data asset from the server to the client over a communication channel, generating an estimate of a bandwidth of the communications channel at least in part from information acknowledging reception of at least the first fragment of the transcoded segment of the data asset by the client, generating adaptive transcoding parameters at least in part from an estimate of a bandwidth of the communications channel, the estimate generated at the server, transcoding a further segment of the data asset according to the adaptive transcoding parameters, and transmitting the further segment of the data asset.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/14/16 / #20160203388

Automatic detection of logos in video sequences

Particular embodiments automatically identify and track a logo that appears in video content. For example, particular embodiments can track a branding logo's position and size without any prior knowledge about the logo, such as the position, type, structure, and content of the logo. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/07/16 / #20160198227

Detecting and processing multiplexed closed caption data

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the detection of a closed caption standard and corresponding extraction of closed caption data according to the detected closed caption standard. A set-top box (stb) may receive content from multiple different networks and/or service providers, and closed caption data may be formatted differently in content received from the various networks and/or service providers. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/07/16 / #20160198216

Method for efficient processing of btp enabled mpeg4 stream

A system is provided for providing a trickplay operation using a digital video recorder (dvr) when the video includes broadcom transport packets (btps) designed for mpeg-2, but in an mpeg-4 video steam. In a first embodiment, to enable trickplay to function properly with mpeg-4 video, the btp descriptors included with each group of data frames are disabled so that a single descriptor provided without btps that would otherwise be provided in mpeg-4 is all that remains. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/07/16 / #20160198195

Using motion compensated temporal filter (mctf) statistics for scene change detection when a fade, dissolve or cut occurs

A method is provided to better detect a scene change to provide a prediction to an encoder to enable more efficient encoding. The method uses a motion compensated temporal filter (mctf) that provides motion estimation and is located prior to an encoder. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/07/16 / #20160198173

Carriage systems encoding or decoding jpeg 2000 video

A system configured to decode video data in a packetized elementary stream (pes) including frames of image data. The system includes a processor configured to receive a transport stream including control information associated with the image data including video metadata parameters associated with application specific functions applicable to the image data. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/07/16 / #20160198165

Method of encoding video with film grain

A system for providing improved video quality and compression efficiency during encoding by detecting video segments having film grain approaching the “red lady” problem. The system detects when film grain approaches the level of the “red lady” problem by measuring frame-by-frame temporal differences (me scores). ... Arris Enterprises Llc

06/16/16 / #20160173922

Video-on-demand delivery system and method

Methods of delivering ip video content to cpe devices over a network are provided. Customer content-of-interest information is collected from the cpe devices. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

06/16/16 / #20160173814

Processing segments of closed-caption text using external sources

Particular embodiments provide supplemental content that may be related to video content that a user is watching. A segment of closed-caption text from closed-captions for the video content is determined. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

06/16/16 / #20160173553

Throttling content download in adaptive http live streaming

Streaming content protocols typically provide playlists, a file that lists the location of each segment of a content stream. The playlist may change as the content server adds content to the content stream or because the length of the content stream continues to grow. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

06/16/16 / #20160173552

Gateway server conditioned media streaming

Modern audio and video content typically provides multiple programming, such as multiple alternate video versions, multiple language options, and possibly also closed captioning or subtitles in multiple languages. Gateway conditioned media streaming provides systems and methods for conditioning multimedia content according to the preferences of a recipient client device, such that the device receives the preferred video, audio, and/or closed captioning automatically and regardless of the application used to play the content. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

06/09/16 / #20160165227

Detection of audio to video synchronization errors

A method of detecting the presence of unacceptable levels of audio to video synchronization errors in audio-video streams is provided. The method includes capturing, at a testing module, a test audio-video stream from a first source and a reference audio-video stream from a second source, extracting a test audio stream and a test video stream from the test audio-video stream, extracting a reference audio stream and a reference video stream from the reference audio-video stream, determining a highest correlation value between the test audio stream and the reference audio stream using cross-correlation, and determining that the test audio-video stream has an unacceptable level of av-sync errors when the highest correlation value is above a preset correlation threshold.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

06/09/16 / #20160164758

Method for automatic tracking of hybrid fiber coaxial upstream service upgrades

A method implemented in a computer system for determining upstream transmission capability in an area of a hybrid fiber-coaxial (hfc) cable plant network, the area including network components, and customer premises equipment (cpe) devices. The method configures a downstream transmission that includes a marker channel, and initiates the downstream transmission to each cpe device. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

06/02/16 / #20160156945

Method and system for advertisement multicast pre-delivery caching

A method (600) for a system (200) for delivering a content offering (102) containing one or more advertisements (331) includes identifying one or more triggers (115, 321, 117, 118) indicating that one or more advertisement avails (326, 327, 328) occur in the content offering. After advertisements are obtained, portions (332,333) of the advertisements are multiplexed with portions (334,335) of the content offering occurring between a trigger and a corresponding advertising avail. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

05/26/16 / #20160150268

Automated retrieval of social media tags

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the retrieval of a social media tag associated with a content stream. A social media tag associated with a content stream received by a customer premise equipment (cpe) device may be detected and identified, and the social media tag may be presented to a user. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

05/26/16 / #20160149815

Quality of service for mixed service tiers

Improving the quality of service in multiple service tiers, particularly during periods of internet congestion, may be accomplished by scaling back the bitrate from a maximum rate to a minimum reserved rate in a non-linear fashion. The use of an intermediate value for scaling back enables a quick drop off of high maximum rates. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

05/19/16 / #20160142771

Coordination of multiple devices for delivery of multiple services

Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate the coordination of multiple devices to provide multiple services. A legacy set-top box (stb) configured to provide legacy services may be connected to an enhanced stb that is configured to provide enhanced services. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

05/19/16 / #20160142759

Channel scanning

Methods, systems, and apparatus can provide channel scanning. In various examples, a channel scanning module can instruct scanning of multiple channels within a wideband frequency range by assigning channels to demodulators to attempt to lock onto a signal at the assigned channel. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

05/12/16 / #20160134469

Auto-configuration of wireless network extender

Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate the automatic configuration of a network extender with network parameters. An access point may identify a network extender and may determine whether the identified network extender is configured for an automatic configuration of network parameters based upon device description information retrieved during the identification of the network extender. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

05/05/16 / #20160127779

Disseminating program content via alternative networks

A system is provided for coordinating the presentation of program content received from a first network and a second network independent from the first network. The system uses heartbeat messages typically transmitted along communication paths to monitor the operation of the communications paths to transmit information necessary for stream switching to alternate programming or alternate sources of the same programming.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

04/28/16 / #20160119657

Adaptive bitrate streaming latency reduction

A method of transmitting media content is provided that provides for a significantly reduced chunk size. The method includes receiving one or more adaptive transport streams into a memory buffer at a http streamer from a media preparation unit. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

04/07/16 / #20160099778

Upstream interference eliminating transmission of digital baseband signal in an optical network

Particular embodiments provide a method for delivering data in the upstream direction without the need for upstream radio frequency (rf) modulation. For example, in some embodiments, an optical network may reach to a gateway associated with a user device. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/31/16 / #20160094488

Bridging based upon media access control address

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate packet bridging based upon a host device address. An access point may identify a source or destination address associated with a received packet, wherein the address identifies an associated host device. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/24/16 / #20160088322

Video quality of experience based on video quality estimation

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate an analysis and control of video quality of experience (vqoe) of services delivered to one or more client devices. A content version segment may be selected for delivery to a client device based upon an estimation of the video quality experienced by the client device and the bandwidth available for delivering content to the client device. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/24/16 / #20160087897

Using wireless client for proxy channel scan

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the use of a station as a proxy for scanning one or more wireless channels. Upon a determination that a currently utilized wireless channel has become impaired, an access point may identify one or more idle wireless stations and may request that the one or more idle wireless stations perform a scan of one or more other wireless channels. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/24/16 / #20160086632

Automated capture of impaired video

Disclosed are a method, system, and apparatus for storing a video segment for analysis is provided. Accordingly, a digital video player receives a digital video, detects a defect in the digital video, and stores a segment of the digital video that contains the defect. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/24/16 / #20160084662

Systems and methods for street level routing

A system and method for street level routing.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/17/16 / #20160080744

Video quality of service management and constrained fidelity constant bit rate video encoding systems and methods

A constrained variable rate coding technique limits the number of bits used in an encoding process. A quality setting indicates a maximum level of quality to be used in the encoding process which limits the number of bits used in the encoding process. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/17/16 / #20160080083

Mitigating noise and obi in rfog networks

A bi-directional optical transceiver includes multiple single mode optical ports and a multi-mode optical port. A multi-mode optical combiner combines single mode optical signals received at the single mode optical ports into a multi-mode optical signal at the multi-mode optical port. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/17/16 / #20160080074

Intra-chassis protection systems and methods for passive optical network optical line terminals

An optical line terminal is operable in a passive optical network. The optical line terminal includes a chassis. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/10/16 / #20160073120

Adaptive bit rate co-operative transcoding

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to encode an input video stream into one or more output streams by using information obtained from a first transcoding of the input video stream. During a first encoding of an input video stream, pre-processing, motion estimation, mode decision, and other information can be collected or buffered and can be re-used to encode the input video stream to multiple output video streams at different bitrates, resolutions, and/or frame rates. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/18/16 / #20160050074

Content traceability using segmented watermark encoding

The system for content traceability using segmented watermark encoding disclosed herein provides a method for applying a distinct identifier to digital content, such that the a copy of the digital content can be traced to the original recipient of the content. The method comprises generating multiple copies of the digital content and applying distinct digital watermarks to each copy. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/18/16 / #20160048774

Method and apparatus for localized management of feature licenses

Methods and systems are provided for managing feature licenses for pools or groups of devices. In an embodiment, a method of licensing features for a device in a license pool or group includes receiving, at the device, a license capacity request; determining, based on the reply to the license capacity request, if the device in the license pool or group is compliant with the feature license configuration; if the device is noncompliant with the feature license configuration: transmitting a generate license request message having a desired feature license configuration; receiving a feature license request from the device; and updating the noncompliant device with a compliant feature license.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/11/16 / #20160044359

Channel tuning with synthesized key codes

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate integrating and coordinating content requests received by a stb from multiple devices. The methods, systems, and apparatuses described in this disclosure enable the integration and coordination of content requests received from different devices by associating a content request with a key code and generating a synthesized key code. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/11/16 / #20160044080

Systems and methods for multicast delivery of a managed bundle in service provider networks

A method is provided for distributing video content by a network operator. The method includes receiving media streams including programs having a prescribed duration; assigning a traffic index for each program contained within the media streams, each traffic index reflecting the volume of traffic expected to be associated with the program by client devices; selecting a predetermined number of programs to provide to client devices based at least in part on the traffic index for each program; encoding said selected program as individual adaptive bitrate streams; and streaming said encoded individual adaptive bitrate streams to client devices over the network as a managed bundle, wherein the adaptive bitrate streams in the bundle are multicast simultaneously to the client devices.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/11/16 / #20160044036

Managing private and public service set utilization

Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate the management of connections between one or more client devices and an access point over one or more service sets. An access point may maintain a list of client devices that have successfully associated with a private service set broadcast from the access point, and when a client device from the list attempts to connect to a public service set broadcast from the access point, the access point may deny the client device's attempt to connect to the public service set. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/11/16 / #20160043806

Segmentable optical node module configurable as an rf amplifier and corresponding methods and systems

A module for a hybrid fiber coax network includes a quad-output amplifier module that can include a port to couple to upstream devices, four ports to couple to downstream devices, and a configured port. The configured port can optionally couple to one of a radio frequency (rf) pre-amplifier or one or more optical transmitter modules or receiver modules. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/04/16 / #20160037176

Automatic and adaptive selection of profiles for adaptive bit rate streaming

Disclosed are methods and systems for a transcoding device to provide sets of video streams or profiles having different encoding parameters for transmitting the sets of video streams to a media device. In an embodiment, a method for transmitting video streams for a media program from a transcoding device to a media device includes receiving, by the transcoding device, video data; generating, by the transcoding device, a plurality of profiles from the video data, each profile representing a video stream; performing analysis on the generated plurality of profiles to identify similar profiles; reducing the number of profiles to provide a distinct set of profiles; and transmitting the distinct set of profiles from the transcoding device to the media device.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

01/28/16 / #20160028490

Directly modulated laser with dispersion compensation

Systems and methods for using a dispersion compensation circuit to directly modulate a laser.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

01/28/16 / #20160028484

Configurable diplex filter with tunable inductors

A diplex filter having tunable inductors. Preferably the tunable inductors include pads that may each selectively receive one end of a jumper.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

01/28/16 / #20160028482

Hybrid laser anti-clipping for fiber-coaxial networks

Systems, devices, and methods for hybrid anti-clipping in optical links in hybrid fiber-coaxial (hfc) networks are disclosed. A hybrid anti-clipping circuit can be included in both the uplink and downlink paths of the hfc network to avoid driving the laser in the optical link above a clipping threshold. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

01/21/16 / #20160021354

Adaptive stereo scaling format switch for 3d video encoding

A method and apparatus for encoding three-dimensional (“3d”) video includes receiving a left-eye interlaced frame and a corresponding right-eye interlaced frame of a 3d video. An amount of interlacing exhibited by at least one of the left-eye interlaced frame and the corresponding right-eye interlaced frame is determined. ... Arris Enterprises Llc








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