Patent Number: 7,613,379

Title: Recording and reproduction apparatus, recording apparatus, editing apparatus, information recording medium, recording and reproduction method, recording method, and editing method

Abstract: A recording and reproduction apparatus includes a first decoding section for outputting first decoded data generated by decoding the first data; a second decoding section for outputting second decoded data generated by decoding the second data; and a control section for calculating a first time period, from a start point of a seek operation of the reading section from the read finish point of first data to the read start point of second data until the first decoding section completes output of the first decoded data, and a second time period, from the start point of the seek operation until the second decoded data is allowed to be output by the second decoding section; and comparing a length of the calculated first time period and a length of the calculated second time period.

Inventors: Okada; Takanori (Toyonaka, JP), Gotoh; Yoshiho (Osaka, JP), Bannai; Tatsushi (Sakai, JP)

Assignee: Panasonic Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/91 (20060101); H04N 7/00 (20060101); G11B 27/00 (20060101); H04N 5/00 (20060101); H04N 7/26 (20060101); H04N 5/93 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017