Patent Number: 7,773,636

Title: Information processing apparatus and method

Abstract: An information processing apparatus that processes a multiplexed stream including a frame having multiple slots, which is obtained by multiplexing multiple streams containing time information describing times is disclosed. The apparatus includes extracting means for extracting predetermined one or more slots from the frame of the multiplexed stream, storage means for storing data of the slot(s), and frequency dividing means for generating a second clock signal by frequency-dividing a first clock signal by a frequency division ratio N:M based on the number of clocks N corresponding to the time for one frame in the multiplexed stream and the number of clocks M for reading the data of the slot(s) extracted from the one frame from the storage means in the time for the one frame. The data of the slot or slots stored in the storage means is read in synchronization with the second clock signal.

Inventors: Iida; Yasuhiro (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04J 3/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/10/12018