Content map for seamlessly skipping a retrieval of a segment of a video

CAFC
  • US 5,724,472 A
  • Filed: 05/01/1995
  • Issued: 03/03/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/07/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A content map comprising:

  • a plurality of segment definitions defining a plurality of segments of a video responsive to an at least one preestablished content category;

    a descriptor associated with at least one of the segment definitions responsive to said at least one preestablished content category; and

    a linkage of said plurality of segment definitions for enabling a video player, responsive to a preference with respect to said at least one preestablished content category and by means of a buffering, to seamlessly skip a retrieval of an at least one segment of said video, said video being provided by a single source, and thereby play from said single source a seamless version of said video differing in length than the length of said video.

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