Method of marking digital data

Application Number: 00107223
Application Date: 2000.04.28
Publication Number: 1274157
Publication Date: 2000.11.22
Priority Information: 1999/5/18 EP 99109782.5
International: G11B27/10;H04N5/92
Applicant(s) Name: Deutsche Thomson-Brandt GmbH
Inventor(s) Name: Malco Winter
Patent Agency Code: 11021
Patent Agent: zhu haibei
Abstract According to the invention a method is proposed introducing a temporarily erased flag and two offset values (TE_S_OFF, TE_E_OFF) in order to indicate a cell to be temporarily erased and exactly address the Stream Object Units (SOBU), which can be erased completely. Permanent erasure on the fly without any additional view into the streams or quick permanent erasure can be achieved. Advantageously the temporarily erasure can be withdrawn completely also.