US Patent No. 9,942,582

DYNAMIC SEEKING IN VIDEO DELIVERY SYSTEMS


Patent No. 9,942,582
Issue Date April 10, 2018
Title Dynamic Seeking In Video Delivery Systems
Inventorship Deliang Fu, Beijing (CN)
Shucheng Zhong, Beijing (CN)
Zhibing Wang, Beijing (CN)
Assignee HULU, LLC, Santa Monica, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,942,582

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, a seek command at a media player that is playing a media program at a first location, the seek command seeking to a second location in the media program;
determining, by the computing device, a first segment of the media program that is associated with the second location in the media program;
downloading, by the computing device, the first segment into a buffer;
calculating, by the computing device, a position of the second location within the first segment;
calculating, by the computing device, an estimated download time for a second segment using the position, the second segment being after the first segment; and
determining, by the computing device, whether to delay starting playback of the first segment at the second location when the first segment is downloaded into the buffer based on the estimated download time for the second segment.