Patent Number: 7,612,691

Title: Encoding and decoding systems

Abstract: Methods and systems enable uncompressed source data, corresponding to previously-compressed data, to be manipulated or otherwise modified, prior to being rendered by a rendering application. For example, audio data can be modified to include additional audio content, and/or video data can be modified to include additional video content. Accordingly, when the modified or manipulated source data is rendered by the rendering application, it can contain additional information that was not part of the previously-compressed data.

Inventors: Vicars-Harris; Nick (Carnation, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: H03M 7/38 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017