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Amazing floppy animations??? Any info?

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by WButchar, May 6, 2010.

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  1. WButchar

    WButchar Thread Starter

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    Don't know how to title this. Several years ago, some students or animators, whatever, were asked what kind of animations/graphic videos they can create to be small enough to be saved on a 3.5" floppy. I actually had a copy of one of these and it was absolutely amazing! Now, I can't find the copy nor google the source. Has anyone ever heard of something like this? If so, does anyone know where I can find the link?

    Thanks.
     
  2. hewee

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    Darn there is a site and I posted it here someplace where they have a contest each year and they get all on a very small file and I think it was under 64 kb or KB or 67 kb or KB. Was about a 20 long video clip with super great images and effects and sound. All that was compressed a lot.
    Was a contest that went on.


    http://theproduct.de/index.html

    fr-08 and fr-019 are the best ones.


    farbrausch: http://www.farb-rausch.com
    or in german: http://www.farb-rausch.de
     
  3. hewee

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    Avast says fr-019-final is a threat. I don't think it is but The newer Avast will not let me get open it.
     
  4. oksteve

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    Thanks for that hewee..they are fascinating,fantastic compression
     
  5. hewee

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    You're welcome oksteve.

    I played lots of them years ago and again the pass year or two but now the same ones you anti-virus etc can pop up and I think it is just how they are .exe files that open and pay and that gets gets picked up as something bad.
    So check and scan everything first to be safe and it you still want to check them out your on your own of there really is something bad.

    What gets me is how compressed it all is and it sounds and looks and plays good.
    I could not take put one screen shot and then I would have to compress it so it looks really bad to get it down under the same size of that whole video.
     
  6. WButchar

    WButchar Thread Starter

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    Thanks hewee!!! The video was amazing!

    I told the guys at work (the other graphic designers) about the demo I saw a few years ago, but thought it was probably about 1.4MB. (I didn't remember.) They figured what I described "might" fit on a floppy, but I may have overexaggerated. This 65KB file will blow their mind!

    Thanks again! Have a great weekend!
     
  7. Mumbodog

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    AVG corporate edition also flags fr-019 exe as a trojan

    fr-019-v110.exe";"Trojan horse Generic13.BBVH";"Infected"


    .
     
  8. hewee

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    Glad you like it WButchar.
    That other one is the next best on but it is marked as Trojan etc.
    I still feel that it's the type of .exe or what ever and this is false but not sure.
    I ran it in the pass and even with the alerts once you delete the file then doing a full scan of your computer nothing cam up.

    Scan on "fr-019-final" by Avast says "Win32:Trojan-gen"

    Scan by a-squared Anti-Malware says "Trojan.SuspectCRC!IK
    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/malware/?Trojan.SuspectCRC!IK"

    http://virusscan.jotti.org/en/scanr...a78f/9fc8f0ea35a14d4ee06419ebf64517a350dd6d67

    http://virscan.org/report/9137275ab87f9a812224254fff48eed1.html

    There are not using all the scanners here.
    http://www.viruschief.com/report.html?report_id=a2cd94831ef722a57d06486c9669e302c064eaed

    Note that Avast has it cleaned.
    But I was able to download the "fr-019-final.zip" and I uploaded to to get the scan.
    It is

    These all say the file is clean.
    Malwarebytes
    SUPERAntiSpyware Professional


    From a search.
    http://spywarefiles.prevx.com/RRACFI4976176/FR-019.EXE.html
    Says it is safe but it is dated almost 5 years ago.
     
  9. WButchar

    WButchar Thread Starter

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    I figured the AV scanners prob figured it's a virus because of the exe extention, but decided to just keep the fr-08, 25 and 30. Too lazy to play around with the other one LOL. I had a slideshow program I could use to dumb down large files of photos for email purposes. Many AV programs mis-read the slideshows I was sending as viruses because of the exe extention, but I would send a disclaimer telling people to ignore it. No one had any problems. Several programs tell you to ignore or shut off the AV programs before installing, too.

    The large file: fr-25 is quite impressive for an 8MB file. I'm wondering how the graphics would look in a consol game if they used this technology on a DVD or Blueray sized disk. (?)
     
  10. hewee

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    I wonder why if the can compress things the way they did and then have it play so well why don't they use the same thing on cable TV so we can see a UN-compress picture once it get to the cable box output.
     
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