This page contains a list of suggested command-line tools for the console addicted user.
mplayer -vo aa: ascii output with libaa
mplayer -vo caca: coloured ascii output with libcaca
mplayer -vo directfb: full colours output with frame buffer
mplayer -vo fbdev: good option if
directfbisn't available, but needs to be tricked to play at a right dimension with
-fs -zoom -x 1280 -y 800for example