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Method for automatic jewel-case insert and DVD label creation for PVR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032356D
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-02
Document File: 3 page(s) / 36K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for automatic jewel-case insert and digital video disk (DVD) label creation for personal video recorders (PVRs). Benefits include improved functionality and improved performance.

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Method for automatic jewel-case insert and DVD label creation for PVR

Disclosed is a method for automatic jewel-case insert and digital video disk (DVD) label creation for personal video recorders (PVRs). Benefits include improved functionality and improved performance.

Background

              When a user records a broadcast program on a PVR and archives the recording on a DVD, the user must perform several steps to generate a jewel-case label for storage organization. The steps include writing down all the pertinent information, running an application on a PC to create a label, and then printing the label.

General description

              The disclosed method automatically creates jewel-case inserts and DVD labels for PVRs. The method is a one-button approach that uses information from an electronic program guide (EPG). Output is to a networked printer.

Advantages

              The disclosed method provides advantages, including:

•             Improved functionality due to providing a one-button approach to creating meaningful and attractive labels from a PVR recording

Detailed description

              The disclosed method quickly, accurately, and automatically creates labels for user-generated DVDs using a networked printer. The PVR or media center must be network enabled and attached to a local area network (LAN). Alternatives include the use of a PC with a printer or a standalone network printer attached to the LAN. In some cases, the LAN can be attached to a wide area network (WAN) via a home router (see Figure 1).

              The information required to create a meaningful label exists in the PVR as stored EPG information. The disclosed method consists of two ways to create the label, one involving a networked PC with an attached printer, and the other with just a networked printer. The user...