Avi2ascii is a free plugin for Virtualdub. See also Parser
Avi2ascii is a useless plugin that transform your magnificient movies
into ugly ASCII files, that can be seen using the SuperCaribou
How to use
Download Virtual Dub
(virtualdub.org). Last news : plugin updated
to work with all releases known of Virtual Dub - up to v1.9 (i.e. last one of
2010). It is also a little more accurate.
Download avi2ascii and put it into the plugins
directory of Virtualdub.
Launch Virtualub and open your
Go to video...filters...add, and add avi2ascii.
Change the parameters (see below), and press "Ok".
Press "Ok" again to go back to the main window of Virtualdub.
Launch the process (the tiny arrow with a "o").
- Name : name of your output text file, including directory path.
- Width, Height : size (in characters) of your text file. Each
character is calculated as 8*13, so a normal ratio (W/H) is 2.2.
- Frame rate : number of ms between two frames. It should be 50ms, but
if read with old Wordpad it can be a little more (up to 60).
- Binarisation : threadsold of luminosity. Reduce if there is not
enought outline on the output file.
How to see (the Supercaribou technique)
Open the output
text file with Notepad or Wordpad.
Click (and stay on) the rectangle under the square of the vertical
scrollbar (on the right), just above the square with the bottom arrow.
Do this until the horizontal line move no more.
- If the horizontal line in the bottom of the picture go down, extend
- If the horizontal line in the bottom of the picture go up, shrink the
Marvelous samples (send yours here)
Wonderwoman 80 s / 900 Ko
DragonBallZ - opening 80 s / 750 Ko
Hawaii five-O 70 s / 700 Ko
Toniglandyl 40 s / 450 Ko (french)
Here is a link to parser.
Here is a major link to Virtualdub
Here is a shamless
use by GTRBudda of "Numa Numa Guy". He even did a small part of Star Wars.
GTRBudda sended also an incredible clip -
Haruri Dance (included : the Avisynth script - warning, 5Mo), and in
another archive, openings of Venture Bros and
Futurama ; great job !
By askywhale, 2003, 2011