BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD. (Beijing, CN)

A method of processing hybrid playing of multi-type multimedia includes: receiving a return instructions to determine if a given address is a homepage of the player apparatus or if it is the homepage address, getting the state switching information for broadcast TV and video on demand (Vod) played by the apparatus playing it; determining whether the obtained state switching information is in line with the preset conditions and, if the state switching information meets the preset conditions, cleaning up leftover data that was created by playing the Vod.

In the same field, hybrid playing of multi-type multimedia is a common service for playing. An HbbTV (Hybrid Broadband TV) allows for mixing playback of both broadcast and network videos. While switching between hybrid playing of multiple types of multimedia, specifically when returning to the playing of a broadcast TV movie, data of a video on demand (Vod) are not completely cleaned up and could cause a problem that the residual data of the Vod affect playing of the broadcast TV video whenreturning to continue playing the broadcast TV video. Problems related to how to make sure that the residual data from the Vod do not affect subsequent playing and the best time to cleanse the residual data remain not resolved within the field.

A method is presented in the present disclosure for processing multi-type multimedia information to make hybrid plays. The method is applied to a playing apparatus. The device can play broadcast television as well as a video-on-demand (Vod) video. The procedure involves: receiving a return request; determining whether a given address is a homepage address of the playing apparatus; in response to the address being the homepage address, gathering the state switching information of the broadcast TV movie and the Vod that is played by the playing apparatus; determining if stateswitching information obtained meets a preset condition; and when the information from state switching satisfies the preset condition, clearing leftover data that was generated by playing the Vod.

A play apparatus that allows hybrid play of multi-type multimedia data according to the embodiment of this disclosure is provided. The apparatus includes the processor as well as memory for storing instructions that can be executed by it. The processor can: Receive a return instruction and determine if a current address is in line with the address for the homepage of the device playing it to obtain state switching information for a broadcast TV video and a Video on Demand (Vod) that is being played by the playing apparatus to determine if the state changing information meets a preset conditions; and clean-up the Vod data in response.

A non-transitory computer-readable storage media is provided in accordance with one embodiment of the disclosed disclosure. The instructions within the storage medium are processed by a processor in the playing apparatus. This causes the device to perform a method of processing multi-type multimedia data and hybrid play. This involves receiving a response instruction and determining whether a given address is a homepage; obtaining state switching data for a broadcast TV video or a video-on demand (Vod) which is that is played by the player; determining if the obtained state switching info meets an established preset-condition; and, finally, cleaning up any residual information from playing the Vod.

It should be understood that the description given above and the more detailed description that follows are just examples and are is not intended to limit extent of the disclosure.

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