Disc having a segment code for prohibiting a play control function during a playing of a video segment

  • US 7,054,547 B1
  • Filed: 01/06/2000
  • Issued: 05/30/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/07/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A laser readable disc for use in conjunction with an apparatus capable of playing the laser readable disc, the apparatus having a random access capability and a plurality of play control functions, the laser readable disc comprising:

  • at least one track storing a video program having a plurality of video segments each containing a plurality of video frames; and

    said at least one track further storing video segment information, not contained within said video frames, said video segment information comprising video segment addresses identifying the locations of video segments within the video program, and a segment code which prohibits at least one play control function of the apparatus during a playing of at least one of the video segments.

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