Centralised interactive graphical application server

  • US 8,081,192 B2
  • Filed: 02/22/2011
  • Issued: 12/20/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/01/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of generating a compressed video data signal using at least one graphics processor module, comprising the steps of:

  • a) intercepting graphics instructions outputted by graphics generating software;

    b) analyzing the graphics instructions to determine which of the graphics instructions are useful for generation of compression assistance data;

    c) generating a second set of instructions responsive to the results of the analysis;

    d) processing the graphic instructions or at least a portion of the second set of instructions or a combination thereof, in the graphics processor module to generate graphics data comprising one or more image elements;

    e) processing at least a portion of the second set of instructions to generate compression assistance data; and

    ,f) processing at least a portion of the graphics data using at least a portion of the compression assistance data to generate the compressed video data signal.

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