Welcome to our repository! æon is a browser plugin that does the work of scouring through online videos for you. Simply visit a video page, activate the plugin, and see all of the video's highlights displayed visually for you, with nifty timestamps, the ability to easily jump to any of these key points in the video, and a (usually) precise estimate of where you'll find the original video thumbnail. Spend enough time on the video, and your viewing behaviour will update our servers with the intervals of video that you spent your time watching, helping others in the effort to sift through the online junk that just wastes everybody's time.
Thumbnail analysis utilizes AI Computer Vision to compare the thumbnail image with frames in the video. It finds the most similar frame and indicates where the thumbnail is most likely to appear in the video.
We hope that you check out our plugin, and that you enjoy saving time with it as much as we do!
What it does
Aeon analyzes YouTube videos to give people a way to summarize YouTube videos, so that they can see the parts that are important to them.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Our thumbnail detection is quite accurate and a good example of basic computer vision.
What we learned
We learned that things are typically more difficult than you think! Also, sleep is pretty important for programmers. We learned how to use Microsoft Azure, as well as setting up a database, server, and frontend on our own.
What's next for Aeon
More intricate video parsing, for example using the video indexer on Microsoft Azure, could benefit the project as we could use some more complex data in our analysis.