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Hi, just wanted to post here to see if anyone else experienced issues with TSV Converter not being able to read files with names containing certain characters?
I'm from Denmark and yesterday was converting a bunch of small cartoons I downloaded from youtube.
During the conversion process I noticed how randomly some of my downloaded files wouldn't convert even though all of them were downloaded using the exact same process. The file would not load to display a preview image in the converter, and when pressing convert would just make a duplicate of the file in a .tsv format but with a size of 0 bytes.
Today it dawned on me that it might have something to do with their naming, and decided to inestigate this... Well what do you know, indeed the files I could't convert yesterdaay were files with names containing danish characters "", "" and "".

Maybe someone else will encounter this issue in the future and find help in this post, or an update for the converter be released for it to handle a wider range of file names.

Tiny Arcade / Re: Need help setting up Tiny Arcade as a video player
« on: December 23, 2018, 11:43:12 AM »
EDIT: Nevermind, I found the instructions w. the external boards manager link :)

Hi Laverna, thank you for the reply :)
I think I'll attempt the Menu approach, to also have some games on the "TV"... I have a small challenge in that I can't seem to figure out how to get the tiny screen to show up as a target board in the Arduino IDE... The Blink example that I initially wrote to it was using the "Arduino pro or pro mini" setting... I tried looking in the boards manager, but can't find anything related to the Tinycircuits board (sorry, my aruino skills are pretty non existant, so its all pretty new to me).

Tiny Arcade / Need help setting up Tiny Arcade as a video player
« on: December 21, 2018, 11:39:03 AM »
Hi guys!
So I am one of the original kickstarter backers of the Tiny Arcade, I never got around to installing other games on the machine than the 3 in-built ones and its been sitting around on my desk, mostly as a decorative item.
Now I wanna try making a tiny TV for a dollhouse for my daughter, and figured the arcade components would be perfect for this since Im not using it anyway...
After having read around for a while I found the zip containing all of the released games and a video player folder and put those on to an SD card... I also found the TSV converter, installed that and converted a small video I downloaded from youtube and put it in the root of the SD card (are there limits to length/filesize/etc. here?).
I have come to the conclusion that all I would have needed to do was to plug that SD card into the machine with the default sketch that came loaded on it, and that would have been it...?
Sadly along the way of my reading and learning, I was at some point following a basics tutorial which instructs you to compile and upload the Arduino Blink example to the board, which I did making it obviously now useless...
I tried looking at the Tiny Video Player tutorial found here: but it seems to be made for the Tiny Screen+ processor board so I cant use that right?
Im also uncertain about the instructions I have seen several places about setting the board in "boot mode" by holding down the two buttons while turning the board on? Is this needed in order to upload sketched to the board? It dosnt seem to do anything on my board (I still just have a black screen).

Can someone direct me to what arduino sketch I need to load to my board to be able to play back my video files on my Tiny Arcade, and wht the process for this is?

Thanks in advance

Tiny Arcade / Re: Charging problems
« on: June 02, 2016, 05:52:24 AM »
Hi Ben

I had actually looked at the battery plug and deemed that to not be the problem, but you were right... I pushed it a little further with a pen, and everything is alright again, thanks!

Tiny Arcade / Charging problems [SOLVED]
« on: June 01, 2016, 04:39:52 PM »
Hey guys
So I got my Tiny Arcade assembled, charged up the battery with a 5V phone charger and played around a bit with the onboard games... all good.
The next day I find the battery depleted, and I now no longer can charge it via the usb port.
The arcade runs fine with the usb charging cable plugged in, but the yellow diode dosn't light on and the machine powers off as soon as the cable is removed.
Any ideas what could be wrong and how to fix it?

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