showing a GIF or JPG to a sighted friend, from the console?

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at
Fri Dec 3 13:32:24 UTC 2004

Le ven 03 déc 2004 à 14:28:58 +0100, Mario Lang a tapoté sur son clavier :
> Osvaldo La Rosa <blinuxman at> writes:
> > the question may sound very strange, but I would like to know if there 
> > exist a tool for showing a jpg or gif to a sighted person, on the 
> > console, without needing X?
> The simplest possible way is definitely aview, although
> the quality is probably quite bad.  Anyway, you don't
> need to setup anything kernel related to get aview to work :-)
> Its part of the aalib IIRC.
> Note that there are also aalib modes for things like MPlayer

Oh, btw, for many cards (like my mach64), mplayer has a cvidix driver:
(c)onsole vidix driver, it means there is no need to have a running X
server to play videos :D


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