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You can do this with a program called jp2a. You can do it with a local file or even pictures from the web.

jp2a http://ilriclippings.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/obama.jpg

You can also play a video locally as text.

mplayer -vo caca -quiet belly_growing.mp4

Text only video:

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