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Geraint Jenkin, Marcus C Liassides, Jayne L Gilmour, Christopher G Hooks, David J Evans: Virtual set-top box that emulates processing of IPTV video content. EchoStar Advanced Technologies L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, December 11, 2012: US08332905 (24 worldwide citation)

A virtual set-top box (vSTB) for executing a middleware component, designed originally for use with the physical STB, including emulating hardware capabilities of the physical STB to process IPTV content received over a connection for presenting the IPTV content on a display of the electronic device ...


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Mark B Hurst, David S Anderson, Krysta L Hurst: System and method of managing multiple video players. EchoStar Advanced Technologies L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, May 29, 2012: US08190760 (15 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for managing multiple video players executing on a client software platform. The method includes the operation of displaying a plurality of video players viewable by an end user. Each video player can have at least one video data stream supplied over a data network. ...


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John Edwards, Nathan Edwards, David Brueck: User interface with available multimedia content from multiple multimedia websites. EchoStar Advanced Technologies L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, November 27, 2012: US08321401 (5 worldwide citation)

Automatically and repeatedly crawling multiple multimedia websites to identify and collect information about the multimedia content that is available for delivery over the Internet to a client device for playback on a media player operating on the client device. In one embodiment, the method normali ...


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Mark B Hurst: Systems and methods to provide trick play during streaming playback. EchoStar Advanced Technologies L L C, LK Global, November 29, 2016: US09510029

Systems and methods are described for providing trick play functions such as fast forward, rewind or slow motion during playback of streaming media content. Multiple sets of streamlets or other media files that represent the same media stream are encoded differently from each other (e.g., at differe ...


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MAJOR ROBERT DREW, HURST MARK BURROWS: Method for presenting rate-adaptive streams, Verfahren zur Darstellung ratenadaptive Streams, Procédé pour la présentation de flux à débit adaptatif. ECHOSTAR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES L L C, July 25, 2012: EP2479680-A2

A method for adaptive-rate shifting uses a media player to simultaneously request a plurality of streamlets (212). The method continuously monitors streamlet requests and subsequent responses, and accordingly requests higher or lower quality streamlets, and stages the streamlets (212) and arranges t ...


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ADAPTIVE BIT RATE TRANSCODE AND CACHING FOR OFF AIR TELEVISION PROGRAMMING DELIVERY. EchoStar Advanced Technologies L L C, September 12, 2013: US20130236158-A1

Techniques are disclosed for capturing, transcoding, and caching off-air programming at a location local to the consumer. According to certain embodiments, a device is provided that receives off-air (e.g., broadcast) and/or cable (e.g. ClearQAM) programming via one or more antennas and caches the pr ...


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Owen Calvin Ryan: Audio splitting with codec-enforced frame sizes. Echostar Advanced Technologies L L C, liu guowei, October 3, 2012: CN201080061488

A method and apparatus for splitting the audio of media content into separate content files without introducing boundary artifacts is described.



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