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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Daniel N. Brown - 2003-11-03
Last edited by Marc Guay - 2008-04-02

FS#1777 - Meaningful filenames for recorded mp3 files

The default filename should have date/time/length of
recording, rather than the nearly meaningless numbers
that are currently used. I suggest the format
“2003-12-31 23:59 99 min.mp3”.

This has the advantage of not only showing the user
when he recorded the file and how long it lasted, but it
also comes out in chronological order in the file menu.

Any duration less than 99 seconds could be listed as
seconds. Beyond this, any duration less than 99 minutes
could be listed as minutes. Anything over this could be
listed as hours.

Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg
2008-04-02 18:37
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:  

Closing all feature requests.

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Linus Nielsen Feltzing commented on 2003-11-03 16:20

Well, the meaningless numbers are in fact the date and time:
RYYMMDD-HHMMSS.mp3

YY=year, MM=month, DD=day, HH=hour, MM=minute, SS=second

Thus the recordings are sorted in chronological order, just
as you requested. I agree that we could add some separators
to make it more clear. However, using a colon is not
recommended, since it is a reserved character in DOS.

Adding the duration is a good idea. I’ll think about that.

Davide commented on 2008-03-04 08:06

We have very sane and orderly file naming indicating source as well as timestamp. No duration information in the filename but the names would get really long.
Right now a typical filename would be R_Mic_080304-025827.mp3 with duration info the filename could be R_Mic_080304-025827_015923.mp3, meaning the file was one hour, fifty-nine minutes and twenty-three seconds long. The maximum recorded file length would be 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds.

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