Patent Number: 6,434,326

Title: Information reproducing apparatus and method

Abstract: On an information record medium, information to be reproduced by an information reproducing apparatus connected to an external apparatus is recorded. The information comprises: compressed video information; first information, which relates a predetermined image portion in a video image reproduced by the information reproducing apparatus on the basis of the video information, is defined with respect to a position of the predetermined image portion in the reproduced video image, and is recorded at a record position, where the first information can be reproduced simultaneously with the predetermined image portion by the information reproducing apparatus, on the information record medium; second information, which is defined in correspondence with the first information and is recorded at a predetermined record position on the information record medium; and third information, which indicates the record position of the second information on the information record medium, indicates a command to transmit the second information to the external apparatus after reading out the second information, and is recorded at a record position, where the third information can be reproduced simultaneously with the predetermined image portion by the information reproducing apparatus, on the information record medium.

Inventors: Kondo; Toshiyasu (Tokyo-to, JP), Negishi; Wataru (Tokyo-to, JP), Katagiri; Shoichi (Tokorozawa, JP)

Assignee: Pioneer Electronic Corp.

International Classification: G11B 27/32 (20060101); G11B 27/10 (20060101); G11B 19/02 (20060101); G11B 27/30 (20060101); G11B 27/34 (20060101); H04N 9/804 (20060101); H04N 5/445 (20060101); H04N 9/806 (20060101); H04N 9/82 (20060101); H04N 5/84 (20060101); H04N 5/45 (20060101); H04N 5/85 (20060101); H04N 5/765 (20060101); H04N 5/775 (20060101); H04N 005/781 ()

Expiration Date: 08/13/2010