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Dropped final character in saved filename with mic.record #875

gciccarelli3 opened this issue Mar 12, 2015 · 1 comment

Dropped final character in saved filename with mic.record #875

gciccarelli3 opened this issue Mar 12, 2015 · 1 comment


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filename = '../data/20150312094043_voice_ID1000_S001_T001_R001_pataka'
mic.microphone.AdvAudioCapture(name='mic', stereo = False)
mic.record(sec=20, block=False, filename = filename + '.wav')
Using this line to specify file name results in 20150312094043_voice_ID1000_S001_T001_R001_patak.wav instead of 20150312094043_voice_ID1000_S001_T001_R001_pataka.wav
Note the dropped 'a' at the end of pataka

However, by adding an intermediate character in the concatenation, all characters are used.

mic.record(sec=20, block=False, filename = filename + '123456' + '.wav')

This could be my misunderstanding of how python concatenate works somehow.

This error does not happen with a shorter filename e.g. filename = '../data/mySubject1234' writes out as mySubject1234.wav

Using Psychop v1.81.03 on mac 10.8.2


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This is a bug, will fix. The issue is not the length of the filename, but the fact that it ends with an 'a'. The bug is that if a filename is given to .record(), any trailing '.wav' is supposed to be removed, but that is done incorrectly and removes any of the characters w, a, v, or .

Possible work arounds:

  1. end your filenames with another character, e.g., x:
    mic.record(sec=20, block=False, filename = filename + 'x.wav')
    It does not have to be 'x'. This will give you filenames like
  2. Set the filename prior to calling .record()
    mic.wavOutFilename = filename + '.wav'
    mic.record(sec=20, block=False)
    This will give you file names with extra stufff (a timestamp, in unix epoch time), like

peircej added a commit that referenced this issue Mar 16, 2015
BF: microphone filename .wav; closes #875
peircej pushed a commit that referenced this issue Jul 20, 2015
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