OE001 No date in filename

No date in filename #

Problem ID Manufacturer Affected Firmware Affected Hardware Status
OE001 N/A N/A N/A Major problem

Almost all Ecoacoustics software depends on having date stamps in the filenames of audio recordings.

Without them we don’t really know when a recording occurred and it is difficult to use that data for science and impossible to accurately archive it.

Status #

This is problem that can occur for many reasons.

Status with vendor #


Effects of the problem on common tools #

Acoustic Workbench (Ecosounds, A2O) #

Will not accept files.

Analysis Programs #

Will process files, but some analyses/fields will not be available.

ffmpeg/ffprobe #

No effect.


Has an open feature request for inserting header dates into filenames: https://github.com/QutEcoacoustics/emu/issues/208