Audio FAQs

Overview

The following is a list of commonly asked questions about uploading audio into Arbimon. 

What type of audio files are compatible with RFCx Arbimon?

Arbimon supports most commonly used audio files. Nevertheless, we advise to convert audio files to lossless compression files (e.g. FLAC) before uploading recordings to increase upload speed.

What types of filename time formats are compatible with Arbimon?

Currently Arbimon support 4 filename time formats: Arbimon (LG recorder), Wildlife Acoustics recorders, Swift (Cornell) and AudioMoth (latest and Legacy formats). 

How large of a file can be uploaded into Arbimon?

Arbimon supports recordings with different lengths but will automatically break large files into 1-minute recordings.

Why do I get an error when trying to upload my recordings?

Please check if the filename format of your recordings is compatible with the Arbimon platform. Also, make sure that the files you uploaded match the filename format you specified in the Recording Batch Information popup shown below. If you need to upload a second batch of files with a different file name format, create a new recording batch by clicking on "Choose site" a second time. 

Why I can't I see my recently uploaded recordings?

Recordings can take some time to appear in the Recordings section, depending on your internet connection and the number of recordings uploaded. If you've uploaded 100's of recordings it can take a while, so come back in a bit! Otherwise, wait a few moments then refresh your browser and they should be there! 

If you are still having any difficulties please contact our support team by chat or email at support@rfcx.org.