converting video clip to ascii with mplayer


I am using openSUSE 12.1 and would like to convert an *.mov video clip
to an ascii video stream clip. I can watch the clip in ascii using


mplayer -vo aa

This uses the aalib library but I have not figured out a way to save the
clip in this format so it could be played on another system without
mplayer installed.

Is it possible to convert it and if so how?

Thank you,