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Presentation Foil Suggested and Current Indicator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013419D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The system disclosed advises a user viewing an online presentation which slide they should be looking at at any point in time whilst not forcing them to view it. An index of the titles of each foil is presented to the user, with a marker slot next to each title. This has 4 modes; empty, an indicator that the user is looking at this foil, an indicator that this is the current foil being used in the video clip and an indicator that this is being used and viewed by the The user is free to choose whether or not to follow the video; they can look back over foils or skip ahead, or finish reading the content of a foil at their own pace if the presenter is too fast. The method used is client side javascript running within a web browser. The HTML page is laid out in a frameset; a frame called "vid" contains a video plugin, a frame called "content" contains the currently viewed foil, a frame called "nav" contains the presentation index with the suggested foil marker images.

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Presentation Foil Suggested and Current Indicator

The system disclosed advises a user viewing an online presentation which slide they should be looking at at any point in time whilst not forcing them to view it.

     An index of the titles of each foil is presented to the user, with a marker slot next to each title. This has 4 modes; empty, an indicator that the user is looking at this foil, an indicator that this is the current foil being used in the video clip and an indicator that this is being used and viewed by the

     The user is free to choose whether or not to follow the video; they can look back over foils or skip ahead, or finish reading the content of a foil at their own pace if the presenter is too fast.

     The method used is client side javascript running within a web browser. The HTML page is laid out in a frameset; a frame called "vid" contains a video plugin, a frame called "content" contains the currently viewed foil, a frame called "nav" contains the presentation index with the suggested foil marker images.

     Using a javascript method on the digital video plugin the current time of the video can be obtained. This is then compared against two arrays of values; the "vidTimes" array contains the times at which the foil is changed for a new one (in seconds), the

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"vidFoils" array contains the number of the foil (foils are numbered from 1 upward). The javascript routine moves through the "vidTimes" array, comparing the video time against the values. If the value is greater than the video time then the reco...