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1. (WO2018222435) TEMPORAL PLACEMENT OF A REBUFFERING EVENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222435    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/033729
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue May 22 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: H04N 21/234
H04N 21/44
Applicants: NETFLIX, INC.
Inventors: KATSAVOUNIDIS, Ioannis
WATSON, Mark
HIPPLE, Aaron
WOLCOTT, Will
Title: TEMPORAL PLACEMENT OF A REBUFFERING EVENT
Abstract:
A method includes receiving, with a computing system, data representing a video item into a buffer. The method further includes outputting the video item from the buffer to a display system. The method further includes determining that utilization of the buffer falls below a predetermined threshold. The method further includes, in response to determining that the utilization of the buffer falls below the predetermined threshold, determining that there is a specified rebuffering point within a predetermined time frame. The method further includes pausing with the computing system, the video item at the specified rebuffering point in response to determining that there is the specified rebuffering point within the predetermined time frame.