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Old 01-23-2010, 12:29 PM   #1
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Watching a movie in ASCII Art


Hi Forum

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

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...?

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Old 01-23-2010, 12:34 PM   #2
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Not at my Linux box right now, but do mplayer -vo aa or mplayer -vo caca work? How about aaxine?

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Old 01-23-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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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.
 
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:32 AM   #4
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Hi Alexvader,

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Originally Posted by Alexvader View Post
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...

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Old 01-24-2010, 12:42 AM   #5
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I gotta admit, that's kinda neat looking, but who the heck puts in the time to make these things!? 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 lol.

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Old 01-24-2010, 03:33 AM   #6
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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.
 
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:08 AM   #7
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Hi Ilgar,

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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:

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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
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:07 AM   #8
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Thanks Andrew, yes, that was it -- the monitorpixelaspect option.
 
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:33 AM   #9
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I gotta admit, that's kinda neat looking, but who the heck puts in the time to make these things!? 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 lol.
hehe, you were thinking of stuff like "Star Wars in ASCIIMATION" weren't you.
 
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:39 AM   #10
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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 but it's kinda funny!
 
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:53 PM   #11
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Hi


In Japan there is a very strong tradition in Ascii art

BRGDS

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Old 01-28-2010, 09:58 AM   #12
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Hi

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

The final Battle looks really epic !!

BRGDS

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