Subtitle encoding/decoding method and apparatus

  • US 5,731,847 A
  • Filed: 03/19/1996
  • Issued: 03/24/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/20/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A subtitle data encoding apparatus for generating subtitles to be multiplexed with video pictures by a multiplexer, said apparatus comprising:

  • subtitle generating means for separately generating said subtitles for superimposition with a respective video picture selected from among said video pictures;

    encoding means for encoding said subtitles into encoded subtitle data; and

    buffer means for regulating a flow rate of said encoded subtitle data to transfer said encoded subtitle data contemporaneously with said respective video picture to the multiplexer.

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