Forums

    9 posts

  • avatar
    563 sounds
    121 posts
    Bulk sound description


    This is a thread to discuss potential issues and improvements of the newly introduced bulk sound description feature. Before posting here make sure that you have read the bulk describe instructions in the FAQ page.

    For the record: I opened this thread some weeks ago with a title like "Secret thread" and saying that this will be used to discuss potential issues and improvements of a feature that's coming. That's why the first answers by @Headphaze and @strangely_gnarled talk about mistety and excitement smile

    frederic
    the freesound team
  • avatar
    328 sounds
    2792 posts


    ooh I love a good mystery! smile


    I am the thing that goes bump in the night...

  • avatar
    13 sounds
    461 posts


    frederic.font wrote:
    .... potential issues and improvements of a feature that's coming...

    Biting fingernails. Difficult when fingers crossed and jumping up and down with excitement.

    Ouch! Bit my lip and drew blood... should have recorded that.

    Heaven in the sky is to die for, Heaven on earth is to live for.
  • avatar
    1233 sounds
    3 posts


    Seems mighty slow right now. Uploaded eight files as a test. Uploaded CSV file. It's been "Validating data file 'G50.csv'" for 20 minutes now. Page refreshes (reloads?) every few seconds. There are only 56 fields in the CSV file (8 rows times 7 columns). Am I stuck in some sort of loop? Internet is quite solid here, so I don't think it's that. Dunno.

    Craig Smith Academic Sound Coordinator California Institute of the Arts
  • avatar
    1233 sounds
    3 posts


    craigsmith wrote:
    Seems mighty slow right now. Uploaded eight files as a test. Uploaded CSV file. It's been "Validating data file 'G50.csv'" for 20 minutes now. Page refreshes (reloads?) every few seconds. There are only 56 fields in the CSV file (8 rows times 7 columns). Am I stuck in some sort of loop? Internet is quite solid here, so I don't think it's that. Dunno.

    BTW, Does the "Bulk description of files" page have to stay open in order to process the metadata? It continuously updates, but all the files have already been uploaded, so I don't know why it would need the local browser window in order to function. But I hesitate to close it.

    Am I the 1st one to actually try this feature? Give me some tips & feedback, folks!

    --c

    Craig Smith Academic Sound Coordinator California Institute of the Arts
  • avatar
    563 sounds
    121 posts


    Hi,

    This looks like some bug. Validation can take up to a minute or so if the file contains many sounds. This is not your case, should be almost immediate. Either you made a CSV file that's causing problems or our CSV processing process is not responding for some reason. We successfully uploaded sounds using this feature when it was released and it worked as expected, but other people don't seem to have tried it yet so there might sill be some bugs out there. I'll send you a private message so you can share the CSV with me and I'll further investigate.

    Thanks for reporting and for using the feature! smile

    frederic
    the freesound team
  • avatar
    1233 sounds
    3 posts


    Okay, it works now!

    I definitely wasn't processing when I first tried it. Frederic messaged me privately & said he restarted the process.

    This time when I tried, I got a helpful error message that lead me to the realization that I did not have a column for "name". I did that because the instructions say "name (optional)". But the column is _not_ optional -- it must still be there with a "name" header to be valid. So all CSV files _must_ have eight columns. (Maybe the word "optional" should be removed from the instructions.)

    Thanks so much for helping with this Frederic. I am happy.

    I have been using Soundly to create metadata for my files. Soundly can output CSV files, so this will be huge time saver for me.

    --Craig

    Craig Smith Academic Sound Coordinator California Institute of the Arts
  • avatar
    0 sounds
    1 post


    The audio part is recorded in DAW. The video part in DSLR and stored to CF cards within the camera. I highly recommend you making a list of all the shots you want to do before you start shooting. If you want to details about this problem then you can go to netgear arlo support, you get steps wise solution.

  • avatar
    76 sounds
    1 post


    Hi.
    No success with the upload here.
    The "validating data" page is refreshing itself every few seconds but only to show the eternal animated ring again. I tried XLS and CSV and XLSX. With the XLS it stayed like this for over an hour. The list contains 15 files. The button "Delete this and upload a new one" doesn't work.
    I tried 4 different files. Two were saved with WPS Spreadsheets (XLS and CSV), the other two with Google Spreadsheets (XLSX and another CSV). The browser I'm using is Firefox.
    Best,
    J.

    9 posts