.TSV Video Converter Tutorial

by TinyCircuits Staff March 30, 2017

.TSV Video Converter Tutorial

Introduction

.TSV (TinyScreen Video) is a file format used to play video on our TinyScreen products, including our TinyScreen+ and the Tiny Arcade. This article will cover how to use the Windows program to convert any common video format to a .TSV file. It will also demonstrate how to play .TSV files on your TinyScreen+ with the microSD TinyShield. For more information on how to load .TSV files to your TinyArcade, please refer to this article.


Using the Program

Download the .exe file for the converter here. See this tutorial to learn how to use this converter on a Mac. There's no need for installation, so save this file wherever you wish. Open the program by double-clicking the file.

Once the program is open, click "File" and select the option that says "Open." This will open your file explorer and allow you to select a video file.

After you've selected a file, open the "File" menu again and select convert. That's it! The .TSV file should appear in the same folder as your selected file. If you want to edit the output of your movie, you can go under "Options" to select your output's aspect ratio, bit quality, and enable or disable audio.


Playing .TSV Files on the TinyScreen+

If this is your first time using the TinyScreen+, please refer to this tutorial for information on setting up your TinyScreen+. Make sure to add the microSD TinyShield to the stack.

After converting your .TSV file, you will need to add it to your microSD card. Copy and paste the file into your microSD card directory as shown below.

Once you've added the file(s) you wish to play on your TinyScreen+, click here to download the .ZIP containing the sketch files. Once downloaded, extract the files to a destination of your choice. Navigate to the unzipped folder and open TinyScreenVideoKit.ino. Your Arduino IDE should look like this:

Once you've ensured the Board and Port settings are correct, upload the sketch. Your TinyScreen+ should begin playing the videos stored on your microSD card in the order you added them.


Questions? Concerns?

If you have any issues converting your video, or you think you found a bug in our program, feel free to email us at info@tinycircuits.com or post on our forum. We're always happy to hear from you!



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