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#1 2005-05-29 16:40:55

max_sipos
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From: Ithaca, NY
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Fascinate your friends with mplayer + aalib

I'm sure some of you know this already but it was new to me and I thought it looked cool. Thanks to Dejan Cabrilo for sharing this with me.

Anyways, you can set mplayer to play videos in ASCII, for a sort of a 'matrixy' feel. To do that:

- get the mplayer PKGBUILD from ABS
- make sure you have aalib installed (pacman -S aalib)
- makepkg
- mplayer's configure script will magically find aalib and compile the support in.
- play a movie with: mplayer -vo aa name_of_movie.avi

Enjoy!

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#2 2005-05-29 20:25:18

mattux
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Registered: 2004-04-22
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Re: Fascinate your friends with mplayer + aalib

pacman -S totem gst-plugins-aalib

also works great wink


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#3 2005-05-30 06:47:29

JGC
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Registered: 2003-12-03
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Re: Fascinate your friends with mplayer + aalib

Hmm, so people actually use aalib tongue

/me imports libcaca in the repositories, the color version of aalib tongue

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#4 2005-05-30 07:38:59

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From: Hessen / Germany
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Re: Fascinate your friends with mplayer + aalib

hm. what is the difference. why should i? just to be hip? convince us.


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#5 2005-05-30 21:48:11

dp
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From: Zürich, Switzerland
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Re: Fascinate your friends with mplayer + aalib


The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.

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#6 2005-05-31 09:12:06

max_sipos
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From: Ithaca, NY
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Re: Fascinate your friends with mplayer + aalib

Oh, wow,
that's even greater. Amazing what people will accomplish with enough time on their hands smile.

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#7 2005-05-31 10:58:37

Moo-Crumpus
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Re: Fascinate your friends with mplayer + aalib

horrible. should be in matrix colors, black and green.


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