Using the Arbimon Uploader

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This article will show how to use Uploader app to upload recordings and check if the recordings uploaded to your project in Arbimon.



1. Upon opening the Arbimon Uploader app, the login screen is presented. Enter your Arbimon credentials and sign in.

2. After logging in, you can start the upload process by either dragging documents to the right part of the screen, or pressing on + Importing Files.

Note: After you have uploaded files to the new site, you can choose which project they will be uploaded to. Additionally, if the files are for a site that you have already created in Arbimon, you can move the files to that site after the upload process has been completed. Reference Support Article Merge Playlists.

3. When you select + Import Files, this screen will appear. You can choose to import files from an SD card or USB and if you have already deployed your device using the Companion app, the Uploader app will automatically detect the name of the project and the site. You can also select "Choose a folder" or "Choose files" to import audio files if no deployments were recognized. 

4. Your deployment has now been detected. You see the Project name and the Site name are automatically selected. If you "Choose a folder" or "Choose files" or the deployment is not detected in the previous step, you will have to manually select the project name and the site name and then finally click on Import

5. The added files will remain in Preparing until you press Start Upload. In most circumstances, the Filename Format can be set to Auto-detect, but you can also choose Unix-Hex, File Header, or Custom. Auto-detect automatically detects several conventional filename formats, including formats used in AudioMoth devices, both the new and legacy unix time code formats. 

For an explanation of how to use Custom Filename Format, reference RFCx Uploader article Custom Filename

You can also switch the Filename Timezone between UTC Time or Local Time depending on the site location.


Make sure that the timezone you select is the same as the timezone you selected when configuring your AudioMoth device.

6. After the upload has started, each file will be queued until it is completed. You will see the total number of files in the progress bar. If you select Queued, you will find the number of files that are verified, the number of files that are completed and the number of files that are failed. You will be notified at the bottom of the screen when your files have completed uploading. Click on the link in the notification, or the green Arbimon button in the top right corner to navigate to Arbimon. Selecting this will take you to your default personal project in Arbimon. 

7.  Uploads from the RFCx Uploader app are added to the project detected or to the selected one if not detected. You can check the upload files by opening Arbimon and go to the Data tab at the top of the screen to see the uploaded files. 

8. In the Sites tab on the left side of the screen, you will be able to move your files to a different location. Select the site that you would like to work with, then click the Edit button. That will open the edit menu on the right side of the screen. There, the name, location, and project can be changed. To change the project that the files are saved in, click in the Project field and search for the desired project. 

9. Navigate to the destination project and click on Data -> Sites and you'll see the site (containing the recordings) that was migrated from your personal project. If you click on Recordings, you'll find your new audio files here as well.

You are now ready to check out our articles on Arbimon in the Getting Set Up article collection!

Note: If you experience issues using the Uploader app, a second option is to upload your recordings into Arbimon using your internet browser. Learn how to do so here


The largest file that can be uploaded is 200Mb. Larger files should be split before uploading them.