Kamran Ahmed, Alexandre Lahaise, Gilles Forest, Yves Tremblay, Lorne Trottier: Multiple display device display controller with video overlay and full screen video outputs. Matrox Graphics, James Anglehart, Alexandra Daoud, Ogilvy Renault, August 10, 2004: US06774912 (97 worldwide citation)

Multiple independent displays from one graphics controller can be driven in a wide variety of modes using multiple display controllers. This invention incorporates a unique combination of enhancement building on a generic single multi-display graphics subsystem. Digital video is gaining vast popular ...

Ingemar J Cox, Matthew L Miller: Method for increasing the functionality of a media player/recorder device. Signafy, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, January 21, 2003: US06510234 (96 worldwide citation)

A method for utilizing a title signal contained in data through a comparison of the title signal to a player signal stored in a player device is provided. Preferably, the data is digital image, video, or audio data. The method includes the steps of: providing data having the title signal; detecting, ...

Geoff Chatterton: System and method for processing subpicture data. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, March 27, 2007: US07197234 (95 worldwide citation)

A method is described for rendering subpicture images comprising: reading a subpicture image from a digital versatile disk (“DVD”); identifying regions within the subpicture image for which α is below a specified threshold value; and rendering on a video screen only those regions of the subpicture i ...

Rainer Brodersen, Gregory Kent Wallace: Menu authoring system and method for automatically performing low-level DVD configuration functions and thereby ease an author's job. Apple Computer, Pillsbury Winthrop, September 17, 2002: US06453459 (95 worldwide citation)

A DVD authoring system in a processor-based system removes an author from consideration of the DVD Specification during authoring. According to a preferred embodiment, the authoring system provides an authoring engine having an interactive graphical authoring interface, a data management engine, an ...

Akihiro Tozaki, Takao Sawabe, Ryuichiro Yoshimura, Yoshiaki Moriyama, Kaoru Yamamoto, Junichi Yoshio: Information recording medium, apparatus for recording the same and apparatus for reproducing the same. Pioneer Electronic Coporation, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, March 17, 1998: US05729516 (95 worldwide citation)

In a recording medium such as a DVD, various information such as video and audio information is recorded in a form of a plurality of recorded information pieces. Further, control information pieces prescribe the manner of reproducing the recorded information pieces. Copy information indicating wheth ...

Maeda Muneyasu, Suzuki Tadao: Recording medium and reproducing apparatus. Sony, January 7, 1998: EP0817195-A2 (94 worldwide citation)

A recording medium conforming with a specific physical format of DVD or the like is contrived to achieve superior sound quality in audio data recording and reproduction, common usability of data, and enhanced interchangeability of apparatus. In this recording medium, identification data signifying t ...

Hajime Morito, Hiroshi Yoshiura, Michael Roe: Copy protection apparatus and method. Hitachi, Mattingly Stanger & Malur P C, October 30, 2001: US06310956 (94 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of copy protection for use in digital data recorders such as DVD-RAM recorders, which includes embedding transmission time information into a digital data stream by digital watermarking and comparing the transmission time with the current time at the data recorder (

Kenji Tagawa, Mitsuhiro Inoue, Shunji Harada, Masayuki Kozuka, Shoichi Aoyama, Yukako Ohtani, Noboru Hirata: Contents copying system, copying method, computer-readable recording medium and disc drive copying contents but not a cipher key via a host computer. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, September 2, 2003: US06615192 (92 worldwide citation)

A content copying system is formed from a host computer and connected disc drive, a removable recording medium being loaded into the latter. When the removable recording medium loaded into the disc drive is DVD-Audio, the disc drive reads a title, recorded on the recording medium and outputs it to t ...

Kenneth G Mages, Jie Feng, Kent Mages: Method of securing the playback of a DVD-ROM via triggering data sent via a cable network. HyperLOCK Technologies, Hamman & Benn, March 7, 2000: US06035329 (91 worldwide citation)

A method and system for implementing the pay-per-view DVD-ROM system, whereby the enabling data provided to the DVD-player allowing the playback of the DVD-ROM video data is provided to the DVD-player via the Internet or via the cable-TV system provider. The invention discriminates between DVD-ROM's ...

Guillaume Mercier: High definition media storage structure and playback mechanism. Digital Video Express, David G Grossman, March 8, 2005: US06865747 (90 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for storing and playing high definition content is disclosed. This invention provides a mechanism for storing and playing back high definition content on a medium such as DVD optical disc. One aspect of the invention is that elementary streams may be multiplexed and processed ...