A participant in a videoconference may shut off their video feed, replacing it with a static image, or sometimes with no image at all. This causes an asymmetry, or even awkwardness, in the videoconference. This can also lead to other participants in the video call wondering if they should shut down their own video feeds.
This disclosure provides techniques that, with user permission, simulate a video stream of a participant that has shut down or paused video feed. The simulated stream includes a generated video of the participant with lip and facial movements synchronized to the participant’s speech, such that other participants in the video call do not perceive stoppage of the video feed.
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Gopalakrishnan, Manikandan, "Video Stream Simulator", Technical Disclosure Commons, (July 17, 2018)