searching on google why WriteConsoleOutputA is so slow, I found this post.
Here is a little project using 160x120 characters console window, with the 16 original colors and libvlc to get the movie frame : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo3APVAaNXc
A bug in color conversion was fixed after the video was posted on YouTube. I use WriteConsoleOutputA for the final display and this is probably the bottleneck, but as it's just for fun, I will not try the render to bitmap method
Cmdgfx - draw 3d and graphic primitives (polygons,circles etc) in cmd window (now with 24-bit RGB support!)
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