Persistent DVD play options
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
This invention will use the fact that the DVD disc contains digital information that can be used to identify the disc so the DVD player can store and retrieve viewer generated options associated with a particular disc. This invention allows the user to select a section of the movie on the DVD. This is done by pressing a "select" button on the player or remote to start a section and pressing it again when the movie reaches the end of the selected section. Once the user has selected a section they have the following options: 1) Specify that the selected section should be skipped. 2) Specify that the audio of the selected section should be turned off. 3) Specify that the picture of the selected section should be blocked out.