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One of the things which makes embedded programming so interesting is that you are constantly dealing with restricted resources. Playing video files is quite resource heavy. Let’s see how ESP32 can handle this. If you have short attention span here is a video instead.

The easiest compression is no compression at all. Embedded displays are often configured to have RGB565 pixel format. This gives a good compromise between number of colors and bytes needed for one frame.

Raw video means each frame is consecutively stored in a file. There is no compression. There is no file header containing meta. Following code reads the first frame of such video.”

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