Inhibiting a control function from interfering with a playing of a video

  • US 6,208,805 B1
  • Filed: 02/07/1992
  • Issued: 03/27/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/07/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus capable of playing an optical disc storing (1) a video program including within a plurality of video segments for variably playing a scene of the video program;

  • (2) segment information directly defining a plurality of video segments; and

    (3) at least one segment code for preventing a control function from interfering with a playing of a video segment;

    said apparatus comprising processing, random accessing, and buffering means, and;

    means responsive to the segment code for preventing a control function of the apparatus from interfering with a playing of at least one video segment;

    means responsive to the segment information for selecting video segments from within the video program; and

    means for playing the selected video segments as a seamless version of, and from within the video program, the playing comprising a video buffering for seamlessly skipping over non-selected video segments included within the video program.

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