Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jun 2006 22:14 UTC
Humor Sometimes, while browsing the net for news, I come accross things I just cannot not post. "Some enterprising Austrian Über-geeks [have created] a Telnet stream with, believe it or not, live ASCII footage of matches being played [at the World Cup Football]. Simply fire up a command prompt and type 'telnet ascii-wm.net 2006' and you'll find a live 'video' stream from 10 minutes before kick-off (or should that be boot-up?)." I also look forward to the Wimbledon version that resembles Pong.
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RE[3]: Wow!
by Ookaze on Wed 14th Jun 2006 15:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wow!"
Ookaze
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2005-11-14

Cant really say I have seen the ascii-wm in action yet, but I guess thats what they use. AA-lib can be used for pictures aswell as videos

It's used by popular FOSS programs like MPlayer. I used it some years ago to look at videos through a SSH connection.
But now, there is better than that, libcaca at http://sam.zoy.org/libcaca/.
The same thing as aalib, but with colour, which is even better !!
And yes, it works in MPlayer too. I hope that's what they use.

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