Encode (and decode) files into pixel art vinyl images.

This project started thanks to a tweet by Notch:

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Encoded in the spiral is an 8-bit mono 4kHz audio track, containing 3 seconds of the song “Turn Down for What”. When I initially saw this I hacked together a tool in C# with Windows Forms that would allow you to read the image, and later I even added support for creating your own vinyls from a sound file.

Then, a few years later, I came across it again and figured it would be fun to completely redo the project with some major improvements, primarily making it browser-based so anyone can easily use it. A couple of coding sessions and a whole bunch of scope creep later, Vixyl was born!

Vixyl implements the idea of encoding binary data into an image in a more generic way. That means you can use it to encode any file into a vinyl.

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