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Multimedia Exerciser Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108095D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Warren, P: AUTHOR

Abstract

Described is a program concept for the user or customer engineer to test out the installation and function of multimedia adapters and systems.

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Multimedia Exerciser Program

       Described is a program concept for the user or customer
engineer to test out the installation and function of multimedia
adapters and systems.

      Multimedia adapters present a range of new technical challenges
to the standard form of diagnostics.  The adapter itself is now far
more complex than any standard graphics adapter in that it combines
many elements ranging from the graphics and audio processing to the
video capture and compression, as well as the many I/O devices which
can be attached to it.

      It is for these reasons that a new form of test program is
required, one which will allow the user to connect all of their
peripheral devices and then test the connections, right from the
input sources through the multimedia adapter and out to the displays
and speakers.

      Specifically, the new form of test program provides the user
with a means of selecting the video input source connected and then
viewing the video being played back on normal VGA monitor.  With a
speaker plugged into the adapter the audio can also be monitored.
The program has two viewing modes - Windowed and Full Screen, and
allows users to play with the attributes of the picture, such as
brightness and contrast, much like a regular TV set.

      This type of program allows the customer to verify not only the
function of the adapter, but also their complete configuration and
installation.  All of this can be done before any software...