SYNOPSIShasciicam [ -hvq ] [ -m mode ] [ -d device ] [ -i input ] [ -o output ] [ -f :user%[email protected]:/dir ] [ rendering-options ]
DESCRIPTIONhasciicam makes it possible to have live asciivideo on the web. It takes video from a capture device (like tv cards or quickcams) and renders it into ascii, formatting the output into an html page with a refresh tag or in a live ascii window or in a simple text file as well, giving the possiblity to publish on the web a live asciivideo feed browsable without any need for browser's plugins.
hasciicam grabs frames using Video4Linux api, renders them into ascii using AA-lib engine and is capable of armoring them with auto-refreshing HTML code. It's being used also jpeglib for optionally refresh a small jpeg image, so that it can work also as a simple webcam (or showing both, jpeg and asciivideo).
- -h --help
live will use the console (or eventually open one under X display) to show full speed ascii video.
html will write html formatted ascii video every refresh seconds into file aafile.
text will write plain text ascii video every refresh seconds into file aafile.
Default mode is live. Mode selection is XOR'ed.
- -S --font-size
EXAMPLEShasciicam -m html -o watchme.html
puts your html formatted ascii into watchme.html - then just open it with your favourite browser.
hasciicam -m text -o ~/.plan
puts your ascii into your local .plan (fingercam) hasciicam -m html -S 2 -o index.html -f :jaromil%[email protected]:korova
generates an hascii video with font size +1 and uploads the frames in ftp passive mode on the dyne.org server, with user jaromil password sasuchen, inside the korova directory
NOTESWhen using a usb webcam, a supported size needs to be specified. The minimum or maximum detected size should work, also a size of 160x120 mostly gives good results, with unsupported sizes you will get unexpected results.
BUGSReport bugs to [email protected] Please include a complete, self-contained example that will allow the bug to be reproduced, information about which version of hasciicam you are using, which operative system and the complete device detection output.
AUTHORjaromil [aka Denis Roio] <[email protected]>
COPYINGCopyright (c) 2001-2006 Denis Roio <[email protected]yne.org>
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this manual under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this manual page provided the above copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved on all copies.