Digital Dictation

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    "Installation on Windows 7"

    December 20, 2009  |   By cesarinternational


    I installed it on Windows 7 and the setup program could not copy or modify some files, but the program worked seemingly okay.


    I could not raise the volume in Windows 7, but maybe I did something wrong.


    Updated on Dec 20, 2009

    The volume worked when I tried again. The keyboard shortcuts are cumbersome: Alt-R to Rewind, Alt-F to forward, etc. I prefer a one button shortcut such as F10 to play, F11 to pause, and some keyboard combination for the less frequently used functions. I could not modify the Audio Setup from within the program in Windows 7. I do not think it has a menu to modify the shortcuts. The window could be made less tall to give more space to the document window above (there are some buttons that can be reduced in height. The interface from Sony for its digital dictation software is better: smaller, has file split and combine buttons, and several other functions. The name of the program once installed is Legal Easy Digital Transcription.

    Updated on Nov 11, 2010

    I want to recommend you the Sony Digital Voice Editor.

    For Windows Vista Home Basic use:

    Choose: Digital Voice Editor.

    For Windows XP use:

    For others just look at the menus and choose the correct one.

    That program is a sound editor and player and is great for typing while you listen to the sound files. It has play, pause, rewind, forward, mute, single click increase of the volume, buttons to slow or increase the speed, split and join files, etc. It can work with Dragon Naturally Speaking for transcriptions and can convert Wav files to MP3. It uses an uncommon extension (dvf) and there is a free player available for it too. The program can be used in full size view or in simple player mode (small size). It is great for transcribing in single player mode. It comes with Sony digital voice recorders.

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  • Reply by on September 24, 2011

    You are recommending a program for a Sony recorder to copy the voice files. But, you are recommending it as a replacement for the speech-to-text program in this listing. Not a valid comparison.

    The Sony program you are linking us to will require another program (i.e., Dragon Naturally Speaking) to perform the transcribing.

    Your post appears to be an ad for the Sony program rather than a review of the program under review, "Digital Dictation."

    I read the reviews to ascertain the possibility of using the listed program or a replacement that can be compared apples-to-apples. Your post does neither.

  • Reply by syoungb on May 10, 2011

    This version does not work with Windows 7. The latest version (that isn't free) $100, does work with Vista and Windows 7. You can download from

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