• Sixel stuff

    From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to DOVE-Net.Synchronet_JavaS on Friday, June 24, 2022 02:21:00
    Thanks to codefenix at Constructive Chaos BBS for pointing me at the
    sixel stuff - I had no idea it was out there.

    For those who want to give it a try themselves I've come up with a
    little program that will take the NASA Picture of the Day from the NASA
    file echo, convert it to sixel and display right on your terminal, if
    you're using one that's compatible, such as SyncTerm v1.1 or later.


    create /sbbs/xtrn/nasa
    Simply grab https://www.endofthelinebbs.com/nasa.tar.bz2
    extract the files using tar xf nasa.tar.bz2 (you may have to specify
    tar jxf if your tar isn't smart).

    Install imagemagick and unzip if not already on your system.

    Configure the directories in the script, refer to the read me.
    Create a menu option

    Give it a try!

    I'd love to get feedback on improvements or if it works (especially if
    you're on Windows since I cannot test it). I'm not the best JS scripter
    but it works! (for me anyway).
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  • From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to Nelgin on Friday, June 24, 2022 16:50:00
    I'd love to get feedback on improvements or if it works (especially if you're on Windows since I cannot test it). I'm not the best JS scripter but it works! (for me anyway).

    Great use of SIXEL and displaying something thats not only static - that changes daily. I've grabbed and archived nasa.tar.bz and appreciate checking out your project.



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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to paulie420 on Friday, June 24, 2022 22:09:00
    Re: Re: Sixel stuff
    By: paulie420 to Nelgin on Fri Jun 24 2022 16:50:00

    Great use of SIXEL and displaying something thats not only static - that changes daily. I've grabbed and archived nasa.tar.bz and appreciate checking out your project.

    Cool. Thanks for trying it out.

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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to paulie420 on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 04:04:00
    Re: Re: Sixel stuff
    By: paulie420 to Nelgin on Fri Jun 24 2022 16:50:00

    Great use of SIXEL and displaying something thats not only static - that changes daily. I've grabbed and archived nasa.tar.bz and appreciate checking out your project.

    Did you have any luck with this?

    Once thing I found is that the picture of the day is sometimes a video, so you have to check that. I'll upload an updated version in the next day or two, there's another issue I want to sort out.
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  • From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to Nelgin on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 18:43:00
    Great use of SIXEL and displaying something thats not only static - tha changes daily. I've grabbed and archived nasa.tar.bz and appreciate che out your project.

    Did you have any luck with this?

    Once thing I found is that the picture of the day is sometimes a video,
    so you have to check that. I'll upload an updated version in the next
    day or two, there's another issue I want to sort out.

    So I don't have anything that changes daily - I was w0rking on a project that took retro magazines in .PDF format and auto-formats them and displays in SIX... I got stuck up because I can't display TWO SIX files side-by-side - when you write a SIX 'over top' another SIX, there is dithering b/c of the way SIX files are drawn on screen...

    HOWEVER, I also have played around w/ animations (animated GIFs, converting video to GIF and then SIX...) and video. There is an FFMPEG-SIXEL project on github that is promising...

    At any rate, I thought the NASA pic of the day was really awesome for displaying using SIX; and I bet with some tweaking, if one wanted, you could get the other formats converted - its just a pain.

    Scripts = <3



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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to paulie420 on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 00:05:00
    Re: Re: Sixel stuff
    By: paulie420 to Nelgin on Tue Sep 27 2022 18:43:00

    HOWEVER, I also have played around w/ animations (animated GIFs, converting video to GIF and then SIX...) and video. There is an FFMPEG-SIXEL project on github that is promising...

    Sounds interesting, but I hate to think how much data that would consume.

    At any rate, I thought the NASA pic of the day was really awesome for displaying using SIX; and I bet with some tweaking, if one wanted, you could get the other formats converted - its just a pain.

    As far as graphics so, should be easy. ImageMagick provides a lot of conversion tools.

    Thanks,
    Nigel
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