Method and apparatus for controlling time-scale modification during multi-media broadcasts

  • US 8,566,885 B2
  • Filed: 04/01/2010
  • Issued: 10/22/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/26/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for broadcasting information to one or more client devices from a broadcaster that is not a client device, which one or more client devices utilize presentation rates to present audio in broadcast information at various presentation rates using time-scale modification, and which method comprises:

  • the broadcaster broadcasting the information;

    and the broadcaster broadcasting the guidance information used to determine presentation rates for use by the one or more client devices in presentation of audio in the broadcast information using time-scale modification;

    wherein the guidance information is transmitted at or not at a time of broadcast of the broadcast information; and

    wherein the guidance information comprises insistence information that specifies a measure of importance of utilizing presentation rate information contained in the guidance information.

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