Portable media device with video acceleration capabilities

  • US 7,673,238 B2
  • Filed: 01/05/2006
  • Issued: 03/02/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/05/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for presenting video in an accelerated manner, said method comprising:

  • (a) receiving a request for accelerated presentation of a video, the video including a plurality of frames stored in a video file, some of the frames being key frames;

    (b) identifying, after receiving the request, a next successive key frame in the video file for the video;

    (c) retrieving the identified next successive key frame of the video; and

    (d) presenting the identified next successive key frame of the video in accordance with an acceleration rate that is inversely related to a period of time between the presenting of a current key frame and the next successive key frame wherein said presenting (d) presents successive key frames of the video on a display screen of a portable media device.

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