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Method and System for Placing a Call in a Time Shift Mode

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201314D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-10
Document File: 1 page(s) / 18K

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Abstract

A method and system for placing a call in a time shift mode is disclosed. The call may be an audio call or a video call.

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Method and System for Placing a Call in a Time Shift Mode

Disclosed is a method and system for placing a call in a time shift mode.

Users often have calls with substantially long durations. During these calls, a user may face an interruption. Accordingly, the user may place the call on hold for a particular time interval to attend to the interruption. In such a case, the user may miss out on important information that has been shared on the call during that time interval.

The method and system disclosed herein continuously records a call. A user may pause a call and thereafter resume the call. When the user resumes the call, a segment of the call that has been recorded when the call was paused is played to the user. Speed of playback of the recorded segment may be increased to enable the user to catch up with the real time call. The user may also play selected portions of a call, thus enabling the user to recollect important information that has been shared during the selected portions of the call. Additionally, speed of playback may be decreased in order to clearly understand segments of a call that are unintelligible. Further, during playback of a segment of the call, the user may be notified that a recorded segment is being played. Similarly, the user may be notified that a call is progressing in real time as opposed to being a recording.

For example, as soon as a call is established, a stream of audio corresponding to the call is recorded to a local flash ha...