I was helping out a friend working on a presentation where he wants to show some videos he has taken but converted to ASCII art. I can do that quite easily with mplayer on a Linux box using aalib (-vo aa). But that only plays the movie, transcoding it live. What I would like to do is to convert those videos to ASCII art and save them in files so that they can be played in a loop on some regular video players (be that vlc, wmediaplayer, whatever).
I have played around with mplayer / mencoder trying to dump streams, videos, piping it to fifos, standard output and so on but I just can not seem to find any way of doing this.
Has any of you done this before and if yes, how?
Thanks a lot!