07313808 is referenced by 58 patents and cites 131 patents.

A program distribution system includes a plurality of set-top boxes that receive broadcast programming and segmentation data from content and information providers. The segmentation information indicates portions of programs that are to be included in skimmed or condensed versions of the received programming, and is produced using manual or automated methods. Automated methods include the use of ancillary production data to detect the most important parts of a program. A user interface allows a user to control time scale modification and skimming during playback, and also allows the user to easily browse to different points within the current program.

Title
Browsing continuous multimedia content
Application Number
9/565820
Publication Number
7313808 (B1)
Application Date
May 5, 2000
Publication Date
December 25, 2007
Inventor
Yong Rui
Redmond
WA, US
Francis C Li
El Cerrito
CA, US
Li Wei He
Bellevue
WA, US
Anoop Gupta
Woodinville
WA, US
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 15/00
G06F 15/16
H04N 5/91
H04N 7/16
H04N 7/173
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