Telecommunication and multimedia management method and apparatus

DC
  • US 10,511,557 B2
  • Filed: 10/16/2018
  • Issued: 12/17/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/28/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for operating a video message service infrastructure on a network, the method comprising:

  • receiving, at the video message service infrastructure, a video message transmitted by a sending device, the video message containing video media, the video media being transmitted as the video media is created;

    generating, by the video message service infrastructure, two or more degraded versions of the video media of the video message, where each of the two or more degraded versions is created by degrading the quality of the video media by a different amount;

    selecting one of the degraded versions of the video media based on an ascertained bandwidth on the network for delivering the video media from the video message service infrastructure to a recipient device on the network; and

    transmitting the selected degraded version of the video media from the video message service infrastructure to the recipient device so that the recipient device can render at least a portion of the video media on the recipient device, the video message service infrastructure operating so that the rendering occurs;

    (i) while the video media of the video message is being created and transmitted over the network by the sending device; and

    (ii) without having to first establish an end-to-end connection over the network between the sending device and the recipient device before the sending device begins to transmit the video media of the video message.

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