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Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JPH09507975
Kind Code:
In a digital television signal processing system, a special codeword, a Packet Alignment Flag (PAF) (14), is inserted into an MPEG codeword bitstream to signify the presence of a Group of Pictures (GOP). The PAF immediately precedes a Picture Start codeword for an "I" frame, which initiates a GOP. A data packet (12) under construction when a PAF (14) appears is terminated since a GOP is intended to begin at a packet boundary. Such termination may result in an abbreviated packet of less than a prescribed number of codewords needed to complete a data packet. The last word of each packet is designated as such to facilitate the subsequent combining of data packets (12) with respective headers (18). An incomplete data packet is filled with null (zeroed bits) words to make up a complete data packet with a prescribed number of words.

Acampora, Alphonse Anthony
Banteing, Lichyard Michael
Application Number:
Publication Date:
August 12, 1997
Filing Date:
November 30, 1993
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General Electric Company
International Classes:
H04N11/04; H04L12/951; H04N7/08; H04N7/081; H04N19/00; (IPC1-7): H04N7/24; H04L12/56; H04N7/08; H04N7/081; H04N11/04
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Katsunori Watanabe