termplay VS video2ascii

Compare termplay vs video2ascii and see what are their differences.


GitLab: https://gitlab.com/jD91mZM2/termplay (by jD91mZM2)


Yet another video to ASCII animation (in Rust) (by jwnhy)
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termplay video2ascii
2 1
530 43
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0.0 3.9
12 months ago about 1 year ago
Rust Rust
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of termplay. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-15.
  • A new way of drawing boxes in the terminal?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 15 Oct 2022
    Displaying images in the terminal has actually been possible for a while (through sixel and friends) and video playback has been demonstrated as well (https://github.com/jD91mZM2/termplay). Terminals also have had mouse support for years now (most ncurses based applications have mouse support out of the box and xterm and friends will often work with mice just fine as well). Really, it's only a matter of picking a modern terminal emulator. I like Wezterm but others prefer Kitty. There are more options, of course, pick the one you like most.
  • Wayland/X11 is bloat, any video players that run on cli direct to framebuffer?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/suckless | 15 Apr 2022
    you could use a program like https://github.com/jD91mZM2/termplay to watch videos without xorg


Posts with mentions or reviews of video2ascii. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning video2ascii yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing termplay and video2ascii you can also consider the following projects:

asciiframe - A CLI tool that converts videos to ASCII and displays them to the terminal on the fly

hwatch - A modern alternative to the watch command, records the differences in execution results and can check this differences at after.

rx - 👾 Modern and minimalist pixel editor

xxv - The XXV visual hex viewer for the terminal.

linux - Linux kernel source tree

yaft - yet another framebuffer terminal

yaydl - yet another youtube down loader (Git mirror)

ansi-str - This is a library for work with colored and formatted strings on ANSI terminals.

fd - A simple, fast and user-friendly alternative to 'find'

bat - A cat(1) clone with wings.

video-to-ascii - It is a simple python package to play videos in the terminal using characters as pixels

glkitty - port of the OpenGL gears demo to kitty terminal graphics protocol