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Preference-Based Acceleration of Video Material

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000255936D
Publication Date: 2018-Oct-24

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Video material, such as movies and TV shows, often includes visual and auditory information for users that have sensory disabilities. For example, a blind movie watcher will listen to audio descriptions of visual scenes of the movie and a deaf movie watcher will read descriptions (e.g., closed captioning) of audio information of the movie. Users may prefer to skip or accelerate certain portions of the video material while other portions of the video material are presented in full. These users may include viewers with various disabilities, such as blindness, deafness, autism and so forth, that prefer to only watch portions of the video material that contain specific details while skipping other portions of the video material. Alternately or additionally, the users may include a viewer that simply prefers to only watch portions of the video material that is of interest to them, such as particular types of scenes, certain actors, or particular details, while skipping the other portions that may not be of interest. It would be beneficial if playback of video material could be customized to a particular user, such that portions of the video are accelerated or summarized, and only preferred portions of the video are presented in full. Techniques for a preference-based acceleration of video material are described. Keywords: Video accelerated playback, audio description, visual description, captioning, sensory disabilities, blind, visual impairment, deaf, hearing impairment, preference-based video playback