Using ASCII Art output on MPlayer

mplayer -vo aa <video file>
Not so useful. Just a cool feature.

By: cammarin
2009-03-28 10:01:56

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What Others Think

If you have libcaca installed you can use mplayer -vo caca <video file> to see colored ASCII Art
DNSpyder · 481 weeks and 5 days ago
you may need the aalib package ("libaa1" in debian) if you liked it - check out the aalib demo: bb (debian package bb, in standard repos.)
guzo · 481 weeks and 5 days ago
mplayer -vo help | egrep '(aa|caca)' for check available modules
Rexedead · 471 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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