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A media player and the clock which controls it are integrated into a single object. This integration may be achieved by the construct of inheritance between objects in an object oriented programming environment. A software class for player objects is established which inherits from a software class for clock objects. In this way, a player "is a" clock. This integration provides improved synchronization among different media, and simplifies design of applications which employ player objects and clock objects. Each object is synchronized to a RootClock object which operates at the speed of the fastest media player in the system. The RootClock may be separated into "low" order and "high" order components and a compare register in order to reduce interrupt overhead.

Title
Synchronized clocks and media players
Application Number
8/41395
Publication Number
5452435
Application Date
March 31, 1993
Publication Date
September 19, 1995
Inventor
Erik R Neumann
Redwood City
CA, US
Frederick L Malouf
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Irell & Manella
Assignee
Kaleida Labs
CA, US
IPC
G06F 9/44
G06F 1/00
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