Patent Number: 7,043,049

Title: Apparatus and method for monitoring streamed multimedia quality using digital watermark

Abstract: A method to monitor the quality of distributed multimedia content over a network is disclosed. A digital watermark is embedded into the multimedia content. Various monitoring clients are disbursed over the network. The monitoring clients receive the multimedia content and examine the digital watermark. Statistical information relating to the degradation of the content is then gathered by an analysis of the watermark.

Inventors: Kuzma; Andrew (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06K 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018