Watch Videos in ASCII Art

This is an interesting article by O’Reilly Hacks, which provides tips on how to watch a video stream in ASCII art. From the article:

Good ASCII art can take time and talent to look just right, but you can skip through that effort with AAlib, a library devoted to converting any image into an ASCII art equivalent. Since a movie is basically a system of moving images, MPlayer has added support for AAlib as a video output option. This means that each frame in the movie is converted to an ASCII equivalent and displayed on the screen.

Software that is used to accomplish the task includes MPlayer multimedia player built with support for the ASCII art library (aalib) and the color ASCII art library (libcaca).

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George Notaras is the editor of the G-Loaded Journal, a technical blog about Free and Open-Source Software. George, among other things, is an enthusiast self-taught GNU/Linux system administrator. He has created this web site to share the IT knowledge and experience he has gained over the years with other people. George primarily uses CentOS and Fedora. He has also developed some open-source software projects in his spare time.