At a time when you have to go out of your way to buy a new TV in less than 4K resolution, one Redditor decided that their eyes need no extras like 4K, 2K, HD or even standard video clips, and he has Create a custom VCR Who plays full length Movies on floppy disks With a storage capacity of only 1.44MB.
For comparison, an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc has a dual-layer capacity of 66GB for storing 4K movies, while a single-layer Blu-ray disc can have 25GB which is enough to accommodate an HD movie. DVDs, which store videos at standard resolution, have a storage capacity of 4.7GB, or 4700MB, and even still images captured in ProRAW format on iPhone 12 Pro are from 25 to 40MB in size. Trying to squeeze a 90-minute movie down to just 1.44MB seems like an act of absurdity, but when did that stop anyone on the internet from doing anything?
GreedyPaint accomplishmentIf you want to call it that, it’s actually a two-part hack. The most important piece is the habit X265 video codec It crushes video files to a resolution of 120 x 96 pixels at four frames per second. partner, As shown in A. A video they shared on Reddit, Actually compressed to just 1.37MB, including movie audio which, as you can probably expect, is a chore for viewer’s ears like video compressed to their eyes.
The other part of that hack is a dedicated video device built around a Raspberry Pi with a floppy drive instead of a VHS cassette slot. LimaTek Diskmaster starts with the splash screen with the branding configured for the player, and is programmed to automatically play the video file stored on an inserted floppy disk. Instead of a modern flat screen TV, Diskmaster was connected to an old-school compact CRT TV that might have helped smooth out and hide many of the ugliest video file compression tools, but watching the entire movie this way would be much worse than watching it in full HD – which kind of chore. .
While GreedyPaint has no intention of trying to put the LimaTek Diskmaster into production (they’ve clearly conducted market research and realized that few people might even consider spending money on this), there are some interesting ways that it could be improved, including a small video pass-through signal Through a machine learning algorithm to see if image quality and frame rate can be increased and optimized to levels of precision that will not leave the viewer’s eyes suffering.