Seamless transmission of non-sequential video segments

  • US 5,987,211 A
  • Filed: 11/08/1997
  • Issued: 11/16/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A laser readable disc having at least one spiral track, the laser readable disc comprising:

  • a video program recorded on said spiral track including within, on said spiral track, at least three addressable video program segments containing respectively (1) video content unique to one of at least two versions of, and playable from within, the video program, (2) video content unique to another of said at least two versions, and (3) video content common to said at least two versions; and

    segment address information for playing, by means of random accessing and buffering in response to said segment address information, a seamless version of, and from within, said video program, the playing seamlessly skipping at least one video program segment in said video program containing video content not included in the version being played.

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