OE004 Empty files

Empty files #

Problem ID Manufacturer Affected Firmware Affected Hardware Status
OE004 Wildlife Acoustics, Frontier Labs (many) (many) Minor problem

Related to WA001.

Acoustic sensors regularly generate empty files - that is, files that are 0 bytes in size.

This problem is distinct from small files, short files, or corrupt files.

Empty files can be hard to associate with a manufacturer, because they have no internal metadata, hence why we have a catch all problem identifier.

Effects of the problem on common tools #


EMU can detect and rename these files enmasse. See https://github.com/QutEcoacoustics/emu/blob/master/docs/fixes.md#rename-empty-files-fix-oe004 for an example.