(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: us 6,501,902 Bi
Wang (45) Date of Patent: Dec. 31,2002
(54) METHOD FOR BROWSING AND
REPLAYING A SELECTED PICTURE BY A
(75) Inventor: Hung-Min Wang, Hsinchu (TW)
(73) Assignee: Winbond Electronics Corp., Hsinchu (TW)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term ol this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 09/238,364
(22) Filed: Jan. 27, 1999
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Aug. 10, 1998 (TW) 87113137 A
(51) Int. CI.7 H04N 5/93; H04N 5/91
(52) U.S. CI 386/52; 386/55; 386/46
(58) Field of Search 386/52, 55, 46-68,
386/69, 70, 4, 6, 27, 33, 109, 111, 112, 125, 126; H04N 5/93, 5/91
(56) References Cited
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* cited by examiner
A method for browsing and replaying a selected picture by a multimedia player is disclosed. The method includes the steps ol providing a display and an controlling interlace, showing a plurality ol subpictures corresponding to a plurality ol Mlscale pictures containing said selected picture on the display, selecting one ol the subpictures corresponding to the selected picture by the controlling interlace, and showing the selected picture on the display. The mutlimedia player includes a display, a pickup header for picking up an image data corresponding to the selected picture from a memory device, a servo connected to the pickup header for moving the pickup header to pick up the image data, a decoder electrically connected to the pickup header for decompressing the image data to generate a lullscale image, a zoom processor electrically connected to said decoder for converting said fullscale image to a subpicture, an image overlapping device electrically connected to the zoom processor for showing a plurality ol the subpictures on the display, and a controlling interlace for selecting one ol the plurality ol the subpictures corresponding to the selected picture to show the selected picture on the display. The user can easily distinguish the bookmark spots by a plurality ol subpictures and correctly select a picture to replay.
6 Claims, 5 Drawing Sheets