I’d love to use the same thing for video or audio playback at the framebuffer level, and I have seen pages elsewhere on the Internet that suggest it is possible. The problem is really, that my attempts to build vlc with no requirements outside of ncurses and framebuffer output (kind of like I did for mplayer) … well, they’re tedious.
I tried twice already to wade through the configuration options in a vanilla vlc tarball, but there are quite a few, and I am in very unfamiliar territory. The few I tried crashed for missing dependencies, and add the fact that I am doing all this at 550Mhz, and maybe you can see why this is a bit slow.
I have put this on my to-do list for when I find a faster, more powerful machine, but it might be a ways into the future. If you have any suggestions or if you know the proper flags to use when building vlc, please feel free to coach me. It would be greatly appreciated.
P.S.: I’ve seen the AUR package for vlc-nogui, which I used as a starting point. But I would prefer not depend on a lot of those things — like hal or sdl-image — if I can avoid them.