[MPlayer-users] Colors and aalib

Sycotic Smith sycotic at linuxmail.org
Mon May 12 19:00:30 CEST 2003

> Sycotic Smith wrote:
> > That's not entirely true.  See cmatrix source for details, but it uses aalib
> > under ncurses (this is all IIRC of course)
> lol :))) No. You don't need aalib for falling letters, haven't you seen
> old viruses? :)
> Just checked:
> ldd `which cmatrix`
>         libncurses.so.5 => /lib/libncurses.so.5 (0x4001e000)
>         libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x40061000)
>         /lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)
> -- 
> Gabucino

You missed my point entirely.  AAlib has a (n)curses 'driver' that has colour support.  We (or whomever wants to tackle it) would simply need to make changes to the aa-vo that "if (aadriver == curses) { use COLOR_PAIRS; }" type of thing.  Personally, I am still reading up on video coding, so I wouldn't know exactly where to begin, yet.  If I am able to learn what's needed, I am willing to take this on at some point.

(BTW, aalib even works decently in Cygwin, possibly even can be done for a native Win at some point.
/S. Smith

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