aaxine - an ASCII art video player
aaxine [aalib-options] [-A<audio-driver>] [-a<audio-channel>] [-R<rec-
This manual page explains the aaxine program. Aaxine, is an aalib based
frontend for libxine, a versatile video/multimedia player.
aaxine is for those who don’t have a high end video card, but just want
to watch DVDs on their good old vt100 ;-)
Like xine, aaxine plays MPEG system (audio and video) streams, mpeg
elementary streams (e.g. .mp3 or .mpv files), avi files (using win32
codecs or ffmpeg), (S)VCDs, DVDs and many more. In short, anything
that’s supported by xine-lib.
The program follows usual GNU command line syntax, with long options
starting with two dashes (‘-’). A summary of options are included
below. For a complete description, see README and FAQ in
/usr/share/doc/xine-ui or on the xine home page.
Show summary of options and available output drivers (plugins).
A big bunch of these options is provided by aalib. Please refer to your
aalib documentation for those!
The remaining options, labelled AAXINE options: when listed with
"aaxine --help", are explained here.
-A, --audio-driver <drv>
Use given audio driver. Available drivers can be listed with
-a, --audio-channel <num>
Use given audio channel. Channels are sequentially numbered from
0 for first audio track.
-R, --recognize-by [option]
Determine the method used to recognize stream type. Possible
‘default’: by content, then by extension,
‘revert’: by extension, then by content,
‘content’: only by content,
‘extension’: only by extension.
If -R is given without an additional option, ‘revert’ is
MRLs are similar to URLs in your web browser. They describe the media
to read from. valid MRLs may be plain file names or one of the
Several MRLs may be specified in order to play a number of consecutive
streams. Additional input plugins will provide additional MRL types.
The ones listed above are available with stock libxine...
After a delimiting # you can add several stream parameters:
video will be ignored
audio will be ignored
nospu subpictures will be ignored
specify the demux plugin to use
set audio volume
set audio dynamic range compression
<config entry>:<config value>
assign a new value to any config entry
Many features can be controlled by pressing control keys. The Key
<RETURN> / R
<SPACE> / P
0 Jump to start of current stream
1 .. 9 Jump to 10%..90% of current stream
<PgUp> Jump to previous stream in playlist
Jump to next stream in playlist
+ Select next audio channel (may take up to a few seconds to take
- Select prev audio channel
none, of course ;-) Well, there are surely a few of those. You can
probably best ask for support (and report bugs) on our mailing list at
xine(1), http://www.xine-project.org/, http://aa-project.sf.net/aalib,
Siggi Langauf for the xine project.
Copyright © 2001 The xine project