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Alexvader 01-23-2010 01:29 PM

Watching a movie in ASCII Art
 
Hi Forum

What do i have to make to be able to watch a movie in a TTY...? :D

Yeah... that's right, there is this library called AAlib, and there is a slackbuild for it, form osuosl http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware_source/l/aalib/, but besides of this I do not know how it is done... :)

Can someone tell me how...?

BRGDS

Alex

dugan 01-23-2010 01:34 PM

Not at my Linux box right now, but do mplayer -vo aa or mplayer -vo caca work? How about aaxine?

lwasserm 01-23-2010 01:50 PM

If you have a working framebuffer and your version of mplayer has fbdev/fbdev2 output available, you can watch the movie normally, that is, as a regular graphic moving picture. No need for X. It definitely works with vesafb, uvesafb, and if you are using a kernel with KMS and intel graphics, the built-in inteldrmfb driver. For the last you'll need a fairly recent kernel, something since about the first release version of 2.6.32 IIRC.

andrew.46 01-24-2010 01:32 AM

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Hi Alexvader,

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexvader (Post 3837824)
Yeah... that's right, there is this library called AAlib, and there is a slackbuild for it, form osuosl http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware_source/l/aalib/, but besides of this I do not know how it is done... :)

I have only really run this from within X where it runs well enough with vlc and MPlayer. A couple of screenshots from vlc attached...

Andrew

GrapefruiTgirl 01-24-2010 01:42 AM

I gotta admit, that's kinda neat looking, but who the heck puts in the time to make these things!? :D It must take a lot of *something* to make a (short?) movie out of ASCII art.

EDIT: Wait now, did I misunderstand this? Does this play "normal" movies, but through like an ASCII-art interpreter (like a filter)?? That's cool :cool: lol.

Ilgar 01-24-2010 04:33 AM

Thee aalib output of mplayer has been broken for some time (since 12.1, maybe) -- there were some command line parameters which could fix it, but I don't remember. Caca has color support but personally I find aalib's rendering(!) better.

andrew.46 01-24-2010 05:08 AM

Hi Ilgar,

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ilgar (Post 3838412)
Thee aalib output of mplayer has been broken for some time (since 12.1, maybe) -- there were some command line parameters which could fix it, but I don't remember.

Typically you could use something like:

Code:

mplayer -vo aa -monitorpixelaspect 0.5 myfile.mp4
All the considerable number of options can be seen by running:

Code:

mplayer -vo aa:help -frames 0 myfile.mp4
Andrew

Ilgar 01-24-2010 06:07 AM

Thanks Andrew, yes, that was it -- the monitorpixelaspect option.

GazL 01-24-2010 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrapefruiTgirl (Post 3838318)
I gotta admit, that's kinda neat looking, but who the heck puts in the time to make these things!? :D It must take a lot of *something* to make a (short?) movie out of ASCII art.

EDIT: Wait now, did I misunderstand this? Does this play "normal" movies, but through like an ASCII-art interpreter (like a filter)?? That's cool :cool: lol.

hehe, you were thinking of stuff like "Star Wars in ASCIIMATION" weren't you. :)

GrapefruiTgirl 01-24-2010 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GazL (Post 3838507)
hehe, you were thinking of stuff like "Star Wars in ASCIIMATION" weren't you. :)

Heh, I really don't konw what I was thinking, nor what to make of the StarWars episode :p but it's kinda funny!

Alexvader 01-24-2010 06:53 PM

Hi


In Japan there is a very strong tradition in Ascii art :)

BRGDS

Alex

Alexvader 01-28-2010 10:58 AM

Hi

One can also use aaxine...
x
it is AWESOME :) You should see "The Last Samurai" on a framebuffer of 1280x800 in tty... :D

The final Battle looks really epic !!

BRGDS

Alex


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