06175681 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 22 patents.

Data on multiple stories or scenes are recorded on a recording medium so as to reduce the physical distance moved by a pickup at playback time and to suppress breaks or disturbances in reproduced video. A multi-scene program having a plurality of optionally selectable branch stories B

0

, B

1

, B

2

, B

3

, etc., is recorded between a branch point X and a connection point Y. The preceding main story of a video program, made up of video, sound, text and the like, branches off at branch point X to the branch stories, and at connection point Y connects to the succeeding main story in the video program. The recorded state between the branch point X and the connection point Y is such that the branch stories are each divided into multiple cells and the cells of the respective branch stories are recorded time-division multiplexed.

Title
Information storage medium, recording method used therefor, and reproducing apparatus
Application Number
9/131742
Publication Number
6175681 (B1)
Application Date
August 10, 1998
Publication Date
January 16, 2001
Inventor
Tadashi Kojima
Yokohama
US
Sigeru Todokoro
Fujisawa
US
Toshihiko Kaneshige
Yokohama
US
Agent
Pillsbury Madison & Sutro
US
Assignee
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
US
IPC
H04N 5/91
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