Patent Number: 8,442,388

Title: System and method for recording video content

Abstract: An aspect of the present invention provides a device for use with a stream of video content and a video display. The device includes a receiver, a circular buffer, an output portion, a controller and a second buffer. The receiver receives the stream of video content. The circular buffer stores up to a predetermined first length of the stream of video content as buffered video content. The output portion outputs a first video signal, based on the buffered video content, to the video display. The controller controls the output portion to output the first video signal as one of the buffered video content playing in real time, a paused portion of the buffered video content, and a previously played portion of the buffered video content. The second buffer stores a portion of the buffered video content as stored video content. The output portion outputs a second video signal, based on the stored video content, to the video display. The circular buffer continues to store the stream of video content when the controller controls the output portion to output the first video signal as one of the paused portion of the buffered video content and the previously played portion of the buffered video content. When the circular buffer stores the stream of video content for a second length that is greater than the first length, the controller can further control the second buffer to store a predetermined portion of the second length as the portion of the buffered video content.

Inventors: Panje; Krishna Prasad (Bangalore, IN)

Assignee: General Instrument Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/78 (20060101); H04N 5/89 (20060101); H04N 5/84 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-14 0:00:00