jasciimovie plays ASCII movies - sequences of digitized video converted into an ASCII representation - in a webbrowser via Java.
An ascii-movie is a plain text file of screens seperated by escape codes for clearing the screen (in hex notation 1B 5B 48 1B 5B 4A).
These ascii-movies can get produced by the asciivideo sample program that is
included with the "libbgrab" package by me.
The movie files have to be compressed with "gzip -9" which saves incredible
amounts of space.
Compilation and Usage:
- Prerequisites: JDK 1.1.x+ installed and in the path
- To compile type: make
- To test: fire up a java-capable browser with the file jasciimovie.html
See the file jasciimovie.html for how to incorporate the applet in your webpage.
Configurable parameters are: the filename (the movie file must be in the same directory as the .html file), the fontsize (usable are 8,10,12,14), a flag of the movies gets repeated at the end, the frame rate and the colors.
The program tries to center the ascii-movie within the applet.
A copyright message is beeing displayed for 2 seconds at the beginning of playback.
A sample movie (cfilm.txt.gz) is included - look at the file also with "zless cfilm.txt.gz" to see the individual frames.
Keep the image files
also in the same directory as the .html file.
tags the file same directory the same the html cfilm txt html file the applet jasciimovie html with the ascii movie the movie file jasciimovie ascii movies
Download jasciimovie 2.0
MeD's Movie Manager 2.41 (by Mediterranean)
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