KB252 Print this KB      
Do I need the Olympus DSS Player installed?

Answer / Solution

Olympus DSS Player Requirements for the IDC

Summary

The InfraWare Dictation Client (IDC) can work with both DSS and DS2 files.  The capabilities of the IDC vary depending on whether an Olympus Player is installed and what version.

Solution

If no DSS Player is installed

Even without a DSS Player installed, the IDC can retrieve DSS or DS2 audio dictation files from most USB handheld recording devices.  It can send them to the InfraWare 360 platform servers and those jobs will be fully supported by the platform.  The limitations of the IDC will be:

  • Playback of the DSS or DS2 files will not be possible in the IDC itself
  • Files cannot be retrieved from an Olympus Model DS-330 recorder (although all current USB recorders should work)
  • The conversion utility from DSS and DS2 to WAV format will not be available

If the Olympus DSS Player 2002 (Standard or Pro) is installed

With version 2002 of the Olympus Player installed, the IDC will have all the capabilities above (when no player is installed) plus be able to retrieve DSS files from the Olympus DS-330 model recorder. 

  • Playback of the DS2 files will not be possible in the IDC itself
  • The conversion utility from DSS and DS2 to WAV format will not be available

If the Olympus DSS Player Pro (newly available in 2008) is installed

With the new DSS Player Pro installed, the IDC will have all the functionality described when no player is installed, plus it will handle DSS and DS2 playback and local file conversion to WAV format.  Limitations:

  • The IDC will not be able to retrieve files from the Olympus DS-330 device (because that device requires drivers from the older, v2002 player).

Overview

 
DSS Playback
DS2 Playback
DS-330 Retrieval
No Software
 
 
 
2002
Yes
 
Yes
DSS Player Pro (2008/9)
Yes
Yes
 
Both
Yes
Yes
Yes

 
Note: Version 2002 of the Olympus Player software may not be compatible with Windows Vista.

Related KBs
What audio files does InfraWare support?
Supported Audio Formats Explained
How can I disable the DSS Player from popping-up when I connect my handheld recorder?
How to Disable Olympus Automatic Pop-up

Direct Link to This KB
http://www.infraware.com/KB/?f=252

Last Updated
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Tags
Olympus DSS Player DS2 KB252
How would you rate this article?

Poor
1
2
3
4
5

Great
Submit

Back to Top