ASCII Art player
This is a sketched project to demonstrate the FFMpeg API for playing videos.
It just consumes an arbitrary video file and plays it on the console.
I recommend to use
rxvt as it's rendering is really fast,
compared to other terminal emulators like the gnome-terminal.
- ffmpeg (latest git version)
You will probably need to compile the latest version of ffmpeg yourself. For Ubuntu you can find a good guide here.
Be sure you build ffmpeg with
--enable-shared as otherwise you will
not be able to link to the ffmpeg libraries.
Also will also have to add
/usr/local/lib to your library path, for e.g.
or by adding
/usr/local/lib to your
/etc/ld.so.conf and run
Build and play
make ./asciiplayer <video>