To play the ultra-janky version of the movie, u / GreedyPaint connected a floppy disk to a Raspberry Pi as part of a custom video recorder system they call the LimaTek Diskmaster. When the device inserts, it displays a homemade animation asking the Redditor to insert a disc. If they do, the movie plays automatically.
You can watch a video of your / GreedyPaint’s tools on Reddit. Given the tremendous compression at work, the sound and sound quality gets a big hit. Some might argue that this is the best Smash Mouth’s “All Star” that has ever sounded.
This version of Shrek looks even worse than on the Game Boy Advance Video version, even though it had a 112p resolution. Meanwhile, for their next trick, u / GreedyPaint is exploring ways to stop a movie on another vintage medium: a vinyl record.