Future: Context-Sensitive Video on Demand

"Mitsubishi Electric has released in Japan two DVD recorders capable of finding and replaying the best moments from televised sporting events by analyzing the sound tracks of the programs. The recorders identify the highlights by checking the applause of spectators, cheering and other sounds, so users can quickly see what happened during an overseas event that aired in Japan late at night."
-- We Make Money Not Art

Can you highlight the best spots in a sitcom analyzing canned laughter?

Also see this bit from AdJab:
"YouTube.com is a tagging service that does for video what services like del.icio.us does for web pages. Users upload video that either they've created or just found and arrange it by category." Now, if only you could tag and share the stuff you tivoed last night.
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