Manged to get 16 frames of full motion (if chunky) video compressed into here before running into the limits of the compressed cart size. Frames are stored as run-length encoded images, with only the difference between frames being noted/redrawn.
I used a custom python script and some elbow grease (file renaming and bulk resizing) to get the images converted into the string format.
Ladies and Gentleman, we officially have our GIF format.
Why? Because the internet needs more lo-res dancing hamsters.
I think you could get twice as much if you used a 'blob' as a pixel. I saw this done ages ago in a demoscene kind of file - the "video" resolution was probably half or 1/4 of the actual display resoultion, but each unit was drawn as a soft round blob with soft edges that overlayed adjacent blobs. Kind of like when you scale up a pixelated image. was very effective, you still got the gist of what was going on, and they had a lot of "video".
Every single thing you post is really cool and there's more every time I come back to this forum which blows me away. I've starred a ton of them but I just wanted to say that explicitly.
Thanks! I've been having a lot fun tinkering--glad to share it.
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