Patent Number: 6,298,195

Title: Information storage medium, recording method used therefor and reproducing apparatus

Abstract: 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 B0, B1, B2, B3, 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.

Inventors: Kaneshige; Toshihiko (Yokohama, JP), Todokoro; Sigeru (Fujisawa, JP), Kojima; Tadashi (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: G11B 27/034 (20060101); G11B 20/12 (20060101); G11B 27/031 (20060101); G11B 27/30 (20060101); G11B 27/10 (20060101); G11B 27/32 (20060101); G11B 19/02 (20060101); H04N 9/82 (20060101); H04N 9/804 (20060101); H04N 9/806 (20060101); H04N 5/85 (20060101); H04N 5/84 (20060101); H04N 005/91 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018