Video recording and reproducing method, and video reproducing apparatus and method

  • US 7,995,897 B2
  • Filed: 05/21/2008
  • Issued: 08/09/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/05/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A video recording and reproducing method used for a video recording and reproducing apparatus which enables recording and reproducing of both moving and still pictures on and from a recording medium, comprising:

  • recording moving pictures encoded by a first encoding method, and recording first pictures corresponding to the moving pictures and having a smaller number of pixels than the moving pictures, on the recording mediumrecording first still pictures encoded by a second encoding method which is different from the first encoding method, and second pictures corresponding to the first still pictures and having a smaller number of pixels than the first still pictures, on the recording medium,wherein the first pictures and the second pictures recorded on the medium are encoded by the second encoding method, andrecording second still pictures encoded by the first encoding method by which moving pictures are encoded, so a first video reproducing apparatus enabled for decoding moving pictures encoded by the first encoding method, but which is not enabled for decoding still pictures encoded by the second encoding method, can decode the second still pictures recorded on the recording medium, and so a second video reproducing apparatus enabled for decoding still pictures encoded by the second encoding method can decode the first still pictures recorded on the recording medium.

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