PLAYBACK APPARATUS, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND PLAYBACK METHOD CONSIDERING TRICKPLAY

  • US 20100150523A1
  • Filed: 11/17/2009
  • Published: 06/17/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/18/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A playback apparatus, a playback mode of which can be switched between 3D mode to show a user video frames stereoscopically and 2D mode to show the user video frames monoscopically, the playback apparatus comprising:

  • a read unit operable to read a digital stream that includes a left-view video stream and a right-view video stream from a recording medium;

    a mode storage unit storing a current playback mode;

    a dimension determining unit operable to determine whether the digital stream read from the recording medium supports 3D mode;

    a demultiplexer operable, when (i) the digital stream supports 3D mode and (ii) the current playback mode is 3D mode, to separate both the left-view video stream and the right-view video stream from the digital stream, and when condition (i) or (ii) is not met, to separate one of the left-view video stream and the right-view video stream from the digital stream; and

    a video decoder operable to obtain video frames to show stereoscopically or monoscopically by decoding the separated video stream.

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