Computer-themed playing system

  • US 5,589,945 A
  • Filed: 09/13/1994
  • Issued: 12/31/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of retrieving video segments, comprising the steps of:

  • establishing video content preferences;

    retrieving a video segment map directly defining a plurality of video segments of a video;

    selecting video segments from said plurality of video segments responsive to an application of said video content preferences to said video segment map; and

    coordinating a first retrieving means and a second retrieving means for retrieving video segments to retrieve the selected video segments and to seamlessly skip a retrieval of a non-selected video segment of said video producing a version of said video differing in length than the length of said video.

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