A ZX Spectrum program in a YouTube video

Today’s topic is a bit special. I won’t be talking about a program for an old computer found on a vinyl record, but rather about a program discovered in a YouTube video.

Instead of repeating all the previous articles each time, I’ll refer you to the dedicated page, which explains what I do with vinyl records and lists all the pages containing programs, explanations, etc.


It comes from a video that reignited my interest in the subject a few months ago: Nostalgia Nerd’s video on hidden programs in vinyl records (yes, I know, « vinyl » is not the appropriate term). In fact, I had mentioned Camouflage a long time ago, but in 2021, I delved back into this topic with quite a few examples.

At the end of the video, there’s about 90 seconds of program, and – obviously – it’s for the ZX Spectrum. Probably because he’s English, but also because it was a very popular computer in its time. The recovery process is quite simple: just find a program that allows you to download the video locally, and then cut the audio. The result is a program of about ten kilobytes that simply displays an image related to the YouTube channel. Nothing too exciting, but it was worth thinking about.