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Aug 23, 2018

Recording Does Not Stop


I am trying to configure my audio moth. I set a time period via the start and stop times. The moth begins recording at the start time and does not stop. How can I fix this?


Attached is an image of two different moths with the same configuration. Both were set with a 2 minute recording period, 1 second of sleep, and 9 seconds record. I should have 12 files. I get one file not even 1 second long and it remains "recording" indefinitely.


They act the same way on the default switch just endless recording with no sleep but it only actually records for a fraction of a second.


Please Help.



Aug 23, 2018

Hi Joe, Do you mind sending a screenshot of you config app settings? Thanks, Andy

Aug 23, 2018


Thanks for the quick response I had left my computer right after I sent the last message. Here are the settings I used. I do not have a moth connected in the picture.

Aug 24, 2018

What SD cards are you using? It might be that the SD card is corrupting in some way. Could you try reformatting the SD card to FAT32 and trying the schedule again.

Aug 24, 2018



I have tried the following cards:

SanDisk Extreme 32gb

SanDisk Ultra 64gb

SanDisk Ultra 128gb

Patriot 32gb


I tried formatting the cards from windows with command line diskpart and also with the guiformat application. I also tried formatting the cards from a mac computer. All were formatted to FAT32.

I am still having the recordings corrupt after fractions of a second.


Aug 24, 2018

Do they all corrupt, or just the cards bigger that 32gb?

Aug 24, 2018

yes they all corrupt I tried putting the sample rate all the way down on the 32gb cards as well.

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Aug 24, 2018


I got it to make the correct amount of files but they are all still cutting off right away.

Aug 24, 2018

Has this AudioMoth been working previously?

Aug 24, 2018

@Andy I was told so but haven't seen it work myself

Aug 24, 2018

Was it purchased through GroupGets?

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Aug 27, 2018

@Andy I took a working moth and flashed firmware 1.1.0 and it made it start acting as I have stated above. Making me believe these were shipped with a different version firmware from groupgets. Can I get access to some of the old firmware to try. I am trying to find out what funding round we purchased these.

Aug 27, 2018

Nevermind I found them on Github, I was having trouble locating them.

Aug 28, 2018

@Andy I have solved my problem. It seems one of the links had me download the old firmware inadvertently. This may have not been working with the newest version of the windows application and causing the above issue. Re-flashing the firmware with 1.1.0 fixed the issue. Recording starts and stops as programmed.


Thanks for your support.

Sep 2, 2018

Hi Joe, Do you know what link was incorrect? The incompatibility is between the configuration app and the firmware. Both need to be up to date, and will work on any AudioMoth hardware. Alex

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