PVR system design of advanced video navigation reinforced with audible sound

O. Eerenberg, R. Aarts, P.H.N. De With

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This paper presents an advanced video navigation concept for Personal Video Recording (PVR), based on jointly using the primary image and a Picture-in-Picture (PiP) image, featuring combined rendering of normal-play video fragments with audio and fast-search video. The hindering loss of audio during conventional fast-search trick play is eliminated, by adding the sound associated to the normal-play video fragments. The normalplay fragments provide detailed information, whereas the fastsearch signal simultaneously presents a coarse overview, where it will be shown that the audio enhances the overall navigation efficiency. This system setup requires a specific DTV decoding process, combining multiple, independent audiovisual information signals. Experiments revealed that it is possible to decode all signals by efficient signal processing, thereby re-using the standard DTV decoding platform for decoding, both the normal-play audiovisual fragments and associated fast-search information signal. By applying a decoding concept for the fast-search navigation signal that allows exchanging the navigation refresh rate against execution cycles, it is ensured that real-time performance is obtained on an embedded CPU, as typically deployed in DVT platforms for PVR.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7027343
Pages (from-to)681-689
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014


  • Audio
  • Fast search
  • H.264/MPEG4-AVC
  • MPEG-2
  • Navigation
  • Picture in Picture
  • PVR
  • Scalable decoding
  • Trick play


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