double buffering

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double buffering

A programming technique that uses two buffers to speed up a computer that can overlap I/O with processing. Data in one buffer are being processed while the next set of data is read into the other one.

In streaming media applications, the data in one buffer is being sent to the sound or graphics card while the other buffer is being filled with more data from the source (Internet, local server, etc.).

When video is displayed on screen, the data in one buffer are being filled while the data in the other are being displayed. Full-motion video is speeded up when the function of moving the data between buffers is implemented in a hardware circuit rather than being performed by software. See video accelerator and buffering.

Double Buffers
Two buffers are commonly used to speed up program execution. Data are processed in one buffer while data are written into or read out of the other.
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Hong Kong, China, August 08, 2019 --( FlipHTML5 has unveiled a free online book maker, which users can use for creating online page flipping books for brand promotions.
After calling me up, we each ordered a copy of the Montana State Gazetteer and the hours of page flipping and pencil pointing began.
However, a student who reads too many chapters in a row might find the constant page flipping and figure finding annoying.
The site accepts PDFs or JPG images and MP3 files for each page and converts them into an interactive eBook with features such as audio narration and page flipping.
The maps are all placed in the back and required some page flipping to study.
They are not as easy to read as print (no matter what the screen), page flipping is laborious, you must have your desktop or laptop handy for later reading (as opposed to walking into your library or over to your bookshelf), you can't carry it on an airplane unless you take your laptop.
Consequently, these missing numbers lessen the value of the book's comprehensive index because of the extra page flipping often required to home in on a particular topic.
Also, when trying to interpret a particular tolerance and symbology, supplementary information is often useful but is not readily available without further page flipping and searching through the standard and other references.
If you think about it, there is nothing really magical about the calendar page flipping from one year to the next.
The hours spent page flipping might not send you running to the multiplex, but you may be tempted to hit the video store for fresh reminders that cinema can bite, bark, swear and shout, while signifying something more than a burger tie-in, with a side of poseurs.
More page flipping turned up R/V Knorr, the drillships Glomar Challenger and Glomar Explorer, and a discussion of deep ocean drilling.
Our fashion templates have excellent features that can help users include different trends of fashion in their page flipping lookbooks.