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Donjo
08-11-2011, 09:27 PM
There's this option in VLC to view videos in ASCII format, but when I view them it's too difficult to make out what's going on.
In the example provided by this guy (especially at the end)-
http://www.roysac.com/blog/2009/03/c...scii-text-art/

the effect is better, there are far more lines making it a lot easier to understand.... (there are also instructions to get the ASCII effect)
Anyone know how I might achieve something close to this with my own videos?
Should I just do something in far higher quality? If I shrink the screen way down it's better, could I make a large video and shrink it to normal size?
Maybe this should be in tech help? Seems to be mostly hardware over there...

Keep
08-11-2011, 09:37 PM
it's too difficult to make out what's going on.

Surely that's because it's covert video.


/smartass

DigitalSignalX
08-11-2011, 09:44 PM
Can you repost the link?

pakoito
08-11-2011, 09:51 PM
http://www.roysac.com/blog/2009/03/convert-video-to-ascii-text-art/

Donjo
08-11-2011, 09:55 PM
Ah yeah, thanks :)

Donjo
08-11-2011, 11:14 PM
Well, I can get more lines with an older version of VLC but no colour... might have to do a bit of experimenting :) Oh wait, that should be :(

Donjo
09-11-2011, 01:10 AM
Just discovered ASCIImeo, it's quite nice-

http://asciimeo.com/

Now I just need something like this to convert my own videos..

Maybe I could just upload stuff to vimeo and screencapture them... seems a bit convoluted