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Providing begin and end segment markers in recorded video and provide for continuous replay of the marked video segment.
Sony Electronics, Inc.
English (United States)
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Video Segments and Replay Option for Set-Top Box
Providing begin and end segment markers in recorded
video and provide for continuous replay of the marked video segment.
Kin Annon Ryal
Description of the Invention:
I have heard, from marketing people and
managers, that certain segments of (certain) movies are just plain more
interesting than others. Wouldn't it be nice if you could mark those segments
and then replay them continuously.
Requires a set-top box (STB) that had an
attached hard disk (internal or external).
AV content is recorded from the head end or satellite using the DVR
capability of the STB.
Provide in the media file system segment begin and end markers. These
would be set in recorded video and would note the starting and ending point of
a video segment. Provide a "replay" button, to start play of the
This segment could be replayed continuously. When the end marker (or
end) of the segment was reached, it would automatically loop back to the begin
marker (or beginning) of the segment.
This segment could be the entire video content (movie).