Recording device, a record carrier having preformatted address codes and auxiliary codes providing control data for use by the recording device, and an information recording system including both the recording device and the record carrier

  • US 5,418,764 A
  • Filed: 03/31/1993
  • Issued: 05/23/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/22/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An information recording system, comprising:

  • a record carrier having a preformed recording track which is transversely modulated in accordance with an auxiliary signal which includes successive address codes specifying addresses of successive track portions at which said address codes are located and auxiliary codes, arranged among said address codes, specifying control data for use by the recording system, said auxiliary codes having identifying indicia which distinguishes them from said address codes; and

    a recording device comprising read means for reading said auxiliary signal from said track, recording means for recording an information signal on said track, means for selectively extracting said address codes and said auxiliary codes from said auxiliary signal read from said track, and control means for controlling said recording means in accordance with said control data specified by said auxiliary codes.

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