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Play a video in ASCII colour text format using Mplayer

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http://linuxers.org – Tweet Mplayer is a marvellous media player. Not just the fact that it can play almost all audio/video formats, it even provides you with a powerful command line. You can handle every feature of Mplayer through the terminal. Just to give you a taste of its awesomeness, here is a small trick to play video in a terminal using ASCII characters(in colour) through Mplayer. Enter this command in a terminal [shredder12]$ mplayer -vo caca video.ext A new terminal window will open and you will see the video being displayed using ascii character (General)