[Coco] CoCo Video Player
John W. Linville
linville at tuxdriver.com
Thu Mar 17 15:07:39 EDT 2011
On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 12:13:15AM +1100, John Kent wrote:
> What is quite amazing is that the CPU is running at less than 1MHz,
> so to update the graphics at even 15 frames per second is pretty
> amazing. There must be some pretty tightly coded assembly code in
Well, I do use the double-speed poke. :-) The code probably isn't
all that impressive either -- I mostly crafted the data format to be
I intended to open source the code, but honestly this is the most
interest that anyone really seemed to show in the player in the
last year! Before that, I was kinda burnt-out on the project and
never got around to releasing a git tree for the code.
Anyway, I guess it comes down to expectations. For me, I was
tickled to get recognizable images on the screen synchronized with
the corresponding audio. Steve and Nick want more, and that's fine.
CoCo will never make a very good TiVo... :-)
John W. Linville Someday the world will need a hero, and you
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