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 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!"
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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
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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