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[ via MacInTouch ] QuickASCII is a console-based movie player and picture viewer powered by Quicktime that attempts to reproduce movie images using patterns of ASCII characters, converted on the fly. Source code is included.

Usage tips:

  • Make the window really, really big and set the scale to something like 2.25
  • Run with the -h (help) flag to learn how to set the scale and use other options.
  • You get a better framerate if you use GLterm instead of It uses OpenGL, and is really fast (still think OpenGL-based terminals are silly?)
  • If your terminal is

Requirements for QuickASCII

Mac OS X 10.1 or later
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Current Version (1.x)
Downloads 2,636
Version Downloads 1,595
License Free
Date 16 Nov 2002
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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