Patent Number: 7,281,186

Title: Error/status information management

Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing error/status information generated in the demultiplexing, processing, and handling of data packets from a video transport stream. Error/status information is organized into control fields of error/status packets. The error/status packets are sent to dedicated error/status buffers of bulk system memory where they can be accessed by a system processor during the reconfiguration and decoding of video programming.

Inventors: Coffin, III; Louis F. (Mountain View, CA), Prakash; Deepak (Fremont, CA), Lundblad; James A. (Mountain View, CA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-10-09 0:00:00