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November 07, 2012
Ability to watch media “edited” or “personalized” or “enhanced” for arbitrary (online and offline) movie players.
The invention described here can ascertain the “current playback time” from any arbitrary video player while it is playing on a device (ex: Netflix instant, hulu, hulu plus, VLC, amazon VOD, etc.,) and then use that information to perform any number of reactions, for instance “muting” profanity during a known timestamp, or skipping/obscuring a scene known to be offensive, etc. The invention also describes some playback/quality enhancements that can be used for any player’s arbitrary playback.