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Methods and apparatus to measure exposure to streaming media

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WO2012177870A3
WO2012177870A3 PCT/US2012/043539 US2012043539W WO2012177870A3 WO 2012177870 A3 WO2012177870 A3 WO 2012177870A3 US 2012043539 W US2012043539 W US 2012043539W WO 2012177870 A3 WO2012177870 A3 WO 2012177870A3
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media
transport
stream
streaming
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French (fr)
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Jan Besehanic
Arun Ramaswamy
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The Nielsen Company (Us), Llc
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Abstract

Methods and apparatus to measure exposure to streaming media are described. An example method includes extracting metering data from media obtained from a media provider. Metadata identifying the media based on the extracted metering data is generated. The media is transcoded into a transport stream, the transport stream having a streaming format. The metadata is embedded in a metadata channel of the transport stream.
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US201161499520 true 2011-06-21 2011-06-21
US61/499,520 2011-06-21
US201161568631 true 2011-12-08 2011-12-08
US61/568,631 2011-12-08
US13/341,661 2011-12-30
US13341646 US9210208B2 (en) 2011-06-21 2011-12-30 Monitoring streaming media content
US13/341,646 2011-12-30
US13341661 US9515904B2 (en) 2011-06-21 2011-12-30 Monitoring streaming media content
US13/443,596 2012-04-10
US13443596 US20130268630A1 (en) 2012-04-10 2012-04-10 Methods and apparatus to measure exposure to streaming media

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