Re: [dev] [st] libcaca output

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:53:55 +0100


On Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:53:55 +0100 Christoph Lohmann <> wrote:
> I still have that flickering and disappearing frames with your video.
> It seems to be a caca bug which redraws parts that should not be re‐
> drawed. In a mobile gopher world libcaca is a must for video streaming.

I found the solution:

        CACA_DRIVER=ncurses mplayer -vo caca -quiet $file

The problem was mplayer disturbing the output with its metadata info.
But yes, libcaca output is now my new benchmark for st output. SSH video
is the new future market.


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Thu Jan 17 2013 - 20:53:55 CET

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