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I'm no expert, and I'm not sure if this qualifies, but the following draft specification appears to define "temporal URI fragments" in a generic way that covers the above clauses. It was published in 2005, there are probably older variants. Extract from the abstract: Temporal addressing enables, e.g., direct access to a clip inside a video stored on a ...


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Google published this patent application on on September 30th, 2010. But YouTube (owned by Google) announced the ability to link to timestamps in videos in October, 2008 — Link To The Best Parts In Your Videos. Wouldn't that invalidate their patent on that basis? Reference: USPTO.GOV: 35 U.S.C. 102 Conditions for patentability … A person ...


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I thought that the html spec dealt with these as 'fragments' and has been in there for a while: Fragment Identifiers -- Axioms of Web Architecture Date: April, 1997. although it deals with music and video is not mentioned. Introduction to HTML 4 HTML 4.01 Specification, W3C Recommendation 24 December 1999. From the 1st link: For a music object, the ...


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Google published this patent application on on September 30th, 2010. But YouTube (owned by Google) announced the ability to link to timestamps in videos in October, 2008 — Link To The Best Parts In Your Videos. Wouldn't that invalidate their patent on that basis? No - the application was filed on March 26, 2009. So a "public use" in October, ...


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RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) RFC2326 April 1998 http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2326.txt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Time_Streaming_Protocol component of PLAY command, example from above wikipedia entry RTP-Info: url=rtsp://example.com/media.mp4/streamid=0;seq=9810092;rtptime=3450012


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