Seamless playback of media content using digital watermarking

  • US 9,832,517 B2
  • Filed: 07/17/2013
  • Issued: 11/28/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/17/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for a media device to playback media content, the method comprising:

  • detecting playback of the media content output from a second media device;

    capturing and storing the media content, wherein the captured media content comprises a plurality of frames of an audio signal corresponding to the audio signal of the media content;

    adjusting a frame counter for each captured frame when capturing the media content;

    identifying the media content and a content provider from the captured media content;

    downloading the identified media content from the content provider; and

    substantially synchronising a playback of the downloaded media content from the media device with the playback of the media content output from the second media device,substantially synchronising the playback comprising;

    determining a current number of captured frames based on the frame counter, andstarting playback of the downloaded media content based on the current number of captured frames.

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