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       aaflip - An ASCII art video player


       aaflip [-abcfv] [-n number] [-s delay]


       aaflip  is  an  ASCII  art  video player which supports the fli and flc

       fli files are limited to a resolution of 320x200 pixel, while flc files
       can have any resolution.

       The  default  method  of  playing  is  to  load  the first frame of the
       animation sequence and display it. After this the remainder of the file
       is  loaded  into  memory,  and the animation starts. The animation ends
       when q or ctrl-c is pressed.


       -a     Remove frames from memory after processing.  Using  this  option
              leaves more memory for other processes, but relies on the buffer
              cache for continuous animation.

       -b     Process frames immediately as they are loaded. When  using  this
              option  the animation frames are shown as soon as the player has
              read them, so you don’t have to wait until the entire  file  has
              been  read. The disadvantage is that the animation becomes jumpy
              if the speed set by the animation is higher than  the  speed  of

       -c     Keep   the  screen  black  while  loading  the  animation.  This
              conflicts with option -b, which can give interesting results.

       -f     Switch off clock synchronization. Animation will run as fast  as

       -v     Show information on flic file.

       -n number
              Play the animation sequence number times.

       -s delay
              Set  delay  between frames to delay milliseconds. Option -s 0 is
              the same as -f.


       Please report any bugs you find to Jan Hubicka <>.


       aaflip is covered by the GNU General Public License (GPL).


       aaflip  is  based  on  the   FLI   Player   written   by   John   Remyn


       aafire(1), aainfo(1), aasavefont(1), aatest(1), aview(1), asciiview(1),
       aa3d(1), aatv(1), bb(1), xaos(6).


       Jan Hubicka <>

       This manual page was written by Edward  Betts  <>  and
       Aaron  Lehmann  <>,  for  the Debian GNU/Linux system
       (but may be used by others).

                               December 17, 2001