Many audio and video playback applications include functionality to skip over parts of the content being played. However, such controls skip predetermined duration of content and can inadvertently lead users to skip over content portions of interest. This disclosure describes techniques that automatically determine locations and lengths of uninteresting or non-information segments in content based on user interests and context, obtained with permission. Users are provided with a suitable user interface (UI) mechanism to skip over to the next moment of interest within the content. If the user permits, data on the portions that were skipped can be aggregated and made available to content creators to help them understand user engagement with their content.

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