When I was a kid, I didn’t get a lot in the way of overpriced add-ons for my Spectrum. A joystick was considered essential, so I got one of those (Not essential for me – I preferred the keyboard – but my mother wanted to play Gauntlet without having to sit on the floor) but I...
Since somebody’s asked, today I’m going to show you exactly how Friday’s Girls Aloud video was produced. It’s going to get technical though, folks, so buckle up. Or alternatively, look at this nice little picture and wait for the next instalment of the Complete Guide.
Girls Aloud – Something Kinda Ooh.avi – 3:13, 640×352, 25 frames per second
BMP2SCR Pro v2.01
Gasman’s Samplepack code
So, we start out with a video that I sadly can’t legally upload to the website – it’s a 52MB video file, 640×352 resolution, 25...
So there I was, with a couple of gigs of Girls Aloud videos and nothing to do with them, when it hit me – why not put it on a Speccy? So I did. (And then YouTube banned it.)
That’s the why. Now for the how.
First, I used VirtualDub to resize the original video and remove the sound. Then I used BMP2SCR to convert the video to a series of files in a .TAP file. Then I used a lightly tweaked version of Gasman’s Samplepack code to convert the audio into a bunch of little files, one for every frame. Then I wrote another quick hack to take those thousands of little audio files and embed them in the already-converted...