Patent Number: 7,787,747

Title: Playback apparatus, Playback method, recording medium, and program

Abstract: A playback apparatus for playing back a moving image at a speed higher than a normal speed of the moving image on the basis of moving image data for displaying the moving image, the moving image data being coded by setting a predetermined number of images as a unit, is provided. The playback apparatus includes a storage section temporarily storing the obtained moving image data; a decoding section decoding the moving image data read from the storage section; a detection section detecting transfer rates; a storage control section controlling the storage of a number of the units; a selection section selecting one of the combinations from among the combinations indicated by the stored combination information in a predetermined procedure; an obtainment control section controlling the obtainment of the image data.

Inventors: Maeda; Tetsuhiro (Tokyo, JP), Nagao; Kenichiro (Chiba, JP), Mae; Atsushi (Tokyo, JP), Shiina; Hiroki (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/91 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018