Patent Number: 7,272,780

Title: System and method for media stream indexing and synchronization

Abstract: An indexing method for allowing a viewer to control the mode of delivery of program material. By mapping from time to data position, data delivery can begin at any selected time in the program material. The indexing method also provides for controlling data delivery to begin at the beginning of a frame of data. A synchronizing method is provided to minimize a time offset between audio and vide data, particularly in environments using groups of pictures.

Inventors: Abbott; Michael J. (Sunnyvale, CA), Close; Paul (Mountain View, CA), Smith; Kevin P. (Mountain View, CA)

Assignee: Kasenna, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-09-18 0:00:00