HI friends, we have already published cool vlc media players tricks such as add watermark to video using VLCCONVERT AUDIO OR VIDEO FILES TO ANY FORMAT. After posting working articles on VLC media player, today we are back with yet amazing VLC media player trick– how to play video as ASCII code color output.


What are ASCII codes?

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is the most common format for text files in computers and on the Internet. In an ASCIIfile, each alphabetic, numeric, or special character is represented with a 7-bit binary number (a string of seven 0s or 1s). 128 possible characters are defined. Creditwhatistechtarget


Do you know how to play a video as ASCII code color output?

Yes, it’s very easy to play a video as ASCII code color output if we use our favourite VLC media player. Today in this guide, i have made a simple step by step guide implement this trick.


Step by Step Guide to play video as ASCII output


Fiirst of all open vlc media player.



Now click on ‘Tool’ and choose the option ‘preferences’.

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Now a pop-up will open, at the leftside bar click on ‘video’.

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Now at the output choose the option ‘Color ASCII art video output’ and then click on ‘save’.

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Now play a video, you will see that  it will play in ASCII code color output mode.

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Note:- To play a video in normal form, in step 4 change the output format to Automatic.



So we learn how to play a video in ASCII format using VLC media player.Hope you like it.

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