Patent Number: 7,046,605

Title: Recording medium for storing version information for maintaining recording and/or reproducing compatibility, and method and apparatus for managing the same

Abstract: A method of recording read/write compatibility information on an optical disc. Extended part version information, latest part version having recording capability, and latest part version having reproducing capability are stored in n.xy form on 6 bytes of a reserved zone of a physical format information zone of the optical disc. A recording/reproducing apparatus to record extended part version information on a reserved zone of a physical format information zone of a recording medium. The recording/reproducing apparatus has a base part version and a comparing unit to determine recording/reproducing compatibility with a recording medium having a detailed extended part version stored in a reserved zone of a physical format information zone.

Inventors: Ko; Jung-wan (Yongin, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 5/58 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018