A point to point color terminal video chat.
Arch users can install
p2pvc-git from the AUR
sudo apt-get install libncurses-dev libopencv-dev portaudio19-dev
OS X (with Homebrew):
brew tap homebrew/science brew install ncurses portaudio opencv
OS X (with MacPorts):
sudo port install ncurses portaudio opencv
Make the binary.
Video chat with yourself to test the camera. (Be sure to mute your mic or speakers or you'll get feedback!)
./p2pvc 127.0.0.1 -v
./p2pvc [ip address]
-v enables video chat.
./p2pvc [ip address] -v
-d sets the dimension of the video in
./p2pvc [ip address] -v -d 200x50
-V allow you to specify the port the audio and video run on respectively.
./p2pvc [ip address] -v -A 1337 -V 1338
-b displays incoming bandwidth in the top-right of the video display.
./p2pvc [ip address] -v -b
-e to print stderr (which is by default routed to /dev/null).
./p2pvc [ip address] -e
-B renders in Braille Unicode characters. Note that the dimensions must both be divisible by 4.
./p2pvc [ip address] -v -B -d 200x152
-I sets the threshold for turning pixels on (when using the
-B flag). Ranges from 1 - 99, defaults 25.
./p2pvc [ip address] -v -B -I 50
-E sets and edge filter with
./p2pvc [ip address] -v -B -E 100:300
-c sets the color of the video. Used in the form
[r]:[g]:[b]. Each color ranges from 0 - 100.
./p2pvc [ip address] -v -c 0:100:0
-s sets the saturation of the colors in the video. 0.0 is greyscale, 2.0 is default.
./p2pvc [ip address] -v -s 3.0
-a sets custom ASCII character maps. Repeat characters to weight their frequency.
./p2pvc [ip address] -v -a " ......#####"
-r sets the refresh rate.
./p2pvc [ip address] -v -r 10
Known problems and resolutions
Black and white
This happens when p2pvc thinks the terminal doesn't have enough colors to display all 256. Try
export TERM=xterm-256color or equivalent to get it working.
No connection made
p2pvc does not get around NAT, so you may need to port forward. It uses ports 55555 and 55556 for audio and video respectively.