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Video Presentation Elapsed-Time Indicator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105071D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

With the use of videos and picture slides with multimedia applications, a user has a need to know how much time of a video presentation has elapsed. An elapsed time indicator would serve as a visual "bookmarker" for video presentations so the user could easily recall the lasted place viewed within a video presentation.

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Video Presentation Elapsed-Time Indicator

      With the use of videos and picture slides with multimedia
applications, a user has a need to know how much time of a video
presentation has elapsed.  An elapsed time indicator would serve as a
visual "bookmarker" for video presentations so the user could easily
recall the lasted place viewed within a video presentation.

      This article describes a software application that serves as an
indicator of time elapsed for video presentations.  This indicator is
visually similar to the scroll bar of OS/2* window applications.
However, this mechanism determines the estimated viewing time of the
video image file via an algorithm.  This algorithm's formula includes
factors such as the user's computer CPU speed, memory manipulation
(e.g., extended memory, swapping) capability of available hardware
(e.g., screen display, video adapter card, system architecture,
amount of memory, etc.,) and byte size of the video image file.  This
algorithm is used to determine the video image transfer-to-screen
time ratio of the video images file and ultimately produce the
estimated viewing time.  Optionally, the service digitally displays
the estimated viewing time and how long the video presentation has
been playing.

*  Trademark of IBM Corp.