US 9,813,325 B2
Information stream management
Yasser F. Syed, La Crescenta, CA (US); Paul David Egenhofer, Littleton, CO (US); Shawn Andrew Kercher, Parker, CO (US); and Donald Dean Dischner, Elizabeth, CO (US)
Assigned to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, Philadelphia, PA (US)
Filed by Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, Philadelphia, PA (US)
Filed on Dec. 27, 2012, as Appl. No. 13/728,400.
Prior Publication US 2014/0185466 A1, Jul. 3, 2014
Int. Cl. H04L 12/26 (2006.01); H04N 21/2343 (2011.01); H04N 21/845 (2011.01); H04N 21/262 (2011.01)
CPC H04L 43/50 (2013.01) [H04N 21/23439 (2013.01); H04N 21/234327 (2013.01); H04N 21/26258 (2013.01); H04N 21/8451 (2013.01); H04N 21/8456 (2013.01)] 29 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
receiving, from at least one encoder, a plurality of data streams for specific content, each data stream of the plurality of data streams having a specific bit rate and a segmentation signaling structure comprising at least one segmentation signaling marker;
monitoring, by a monitoring device, the segmentation signaling structure of at least one data stream of the plurality of data streams;
determining, by the monitoring device and based on the monitoring, a compliance metric indicative of compliance with one or more rules related to the segmentation signaling structure;
supplying, to a system management device used by a service provider for analyzing compliance of the at least one encoder to the one or more rules, the compliance metric; and
supplying a metric indicative of a number of packets in two or more data streams of the plurality of data streams having a common time stamp.