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Method to allow persistent selection of video format based on video title.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114537D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Mar-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-28
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Proposed is a software method to extend the functionality of a multimedia appliance such as a TV, DVD, cable tuner, or Video recorder such that specific broadcast titles can be viewed in the original format in which they were recorded.

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Method to allow persistent selection of video format based on video title .

Proposed is a software method to extend the functionality of a multimedia appliance such as a TV, DVD, cable tuner, or video recorder, such that specific broadcast titles can be viewed in the original format in which they were recorded. A Letter Box broadcast is a broadcast where the format that movies are recorded on film originate. The top and bottom of the screen are blank but the entire original frame is displayed on the television screen such that the entire original movie frame is visible. Full screen broadcasts reformat the original material from Letter Box such that the TV screen is filled but portions of the original are removed from either side to fill the screen. Other options on original format may include color, black and white, mono, or stereo sound.

The proposed method would allow for the user to log into the video appliance in some manner, and type in a title or code that represents the title, or use pull down for a list to select a video title. The pull down list may be static on the appliance or the appliance my download a current list from a data source. After a video title is selected, the user can then select a format within which the selected is always to be viewed. This would include both video and audio elements. Now that the video title has been set from that point on, the title will be viewed in that format. The same applies to any type of video recording device...