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Method and System for Providing a Public Live Chat Option for a Video based on Timestamp

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243113D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 648K

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Vijay Jain: INVENTOR [+4]

Abstract

A method and system for providing a public live chat option for a video based on timestamp. The public live chat allows a user to chat with other users who are watching the same video live at the same moment.

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Method and System for Providing a Public Live Chat Option for a Video based on Timestamp

Abstract

A method and system for providing a public live chat option for a video based on timestamp.  The public live chat allows a user to chat with other users who are watching the same video live at the same moment.

Description

All major video sites include comment boxes but the experience of the comment boxes is offline and lacks real time/collaborative experiences.  There are lots of websites which allows chatting on a video, but such websites either add all users in a chatroom or requests a user to create a private room.

Disclosed is a method and system for providing a public live chat option for a video based on timestamp.  There can be multiple users who are watching the same video at the same time.  The method and system identifies users who are watching the same video at similar timestamp and allows the users to chat on a collaborative platform while watching the video.  The collaborative platform allows the users to engage with each other while watching a video without hindering the experience of the video.  The figure illustrates the public live chat for a video.

 

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The method and system is implemented on a website which hosts videos and chat server.  The techniques employed to implement the method and system is a node.js and a socket.io input/output based chat server.  The chat server side includes a pool of rooms based on a video identifier and timestamp.  W...