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FFmpeg-SIXEL Alternatives

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FFmpeg-SIXEL reviews and mentions

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  • A command line tool that draw plots on the terminal
    25 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Jan 2023


    contains img2sixel, which lets you dump images to the terminal. It can also do animated GIFs.



    GUI apps:


    and more, linked from the libsixel repository.

  • Would it be possible to create a ascii movie player that runs entirely in the terminal?
    2 projects | /r/commandline | 20 Oct 2022
  • Using ASCII waveforms to test real-time audio code
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Oct 2021
    > I don’t see why sixels couldn’t work.

    Sixels will work: they are fast enough to allow youtube video playback !!!


    But the problem is NOT THE FORMAT, the problem is the lack of tooling. links and w3m are among the rare text browsers that can display images in the console.

    It's just a matter of the browser sending the image to something in some format, but if that hasn't be thought about as a possibility (say, for text reflow issues) it's going to be far more complicated than just adding a new format, as you will have to work both on say the text reflow issues (ex: how do you select the size of the placeholder, when expressed in characters?), and the picture display.

    Personally, I do not care much about sixels, kitty or iterm format - all I want is to see some kind of support.

    Yes, it would be better if that support was for the option that has the greatest chance of succeeding, but even that is a second concern: in the worst case, we can write transcoders to whatever format people prefer!

    But when there is no "input" to transcode, you have a much bigger problem!

    > an off the shelf ASCII plotting library probably involves less custom tooling

    With a terminal like msys2 or xterm, no custom tooling is required: just use the regular gnuplot after doing the export for the desired resolution, font, and font size.

    gnuplot is far more standard than plotting library that often require special Unicode fonts on top of requiring you to use their specific format.

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