Date Added:Aug. 26, 2009
Downloads Last Week:12
Product ranking:#16 in Music Management Software
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Pretends to be what you're looking for.
This is merely an update to non-existent software.
Olympus has had ten years to make this product what it ought to be and hasn't gotten there yet.
it transfers dss files from the voice recorder, when it isn't crashing.
very poor human interface design - a visually ugly mishmash of confusing elements and "ya can't get there from here" thinking. the programmer(s) simply don't have a clue about gui programming. or interface design guidelines.
this is not a programme designed for the mac, and it really shows. i would pay to use an alternative - ANY alternative - that connects with my olympus voice recorder (and preferably converts to a standard sound format, so i never have to use olympus' software again).
Updated on Sep 12, 2010
I found no pros.
Simple functions like changing a file name are next to impossible. The functions aren't intuitive. Occasional users till have to read the directions every time they use the software. The only thing worse than the software is the directions.
First off, I hate the software that came with the Olympus digital recorder. It would make sense to have drag and drop capabilities when downloading. Instead it takes multiple steps to import the files from the recorder to the computer. Very disappointing.
User interface is greatly improved. It appeared to be faster.
I really did not notice any negatives in this release.
- good manipulation of DSS, even WMA files in newer Olympus recorders
- inexpensive base software (under $20, sometimes under $10)
- if you only manipulate DSS and WMA files from recorders, handy tool to have
- some freeware offers most of the functions on WMA files, even for limited DSS translation (see NCH site)
- only two recent upgrades, this one which provides needed fixes for base V6 and a V7 upgrade available from Olympus web site.
The base software for which this is an upgrade is available inexpensively (try eBay), even the Olympus site it is under $20. There are functions here specific to use of DSS/WMA digital recorders for transcription that are very nice to have (uses indexes, allows insertion and maintenance of indexes). Freeware available gets you other features and this is not a tool for managing other audio files.
Waste of time and effort
Requires a basic player
One must have the basic player for this update. The player costs about $45.00.
I needlessly downloaded the update only to find that it wasn't a functional player. The info regarding it's true nature is buried in the specifications section of the description.
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|Publisher web site||http://www.olympusamerica.com|
|Release Date||August 26, 2009|
|Date Added||August 26, 2009|
|Category||MP3 & Audio Software|
|Subcategory||Music Management Software|
|Operating Systems||Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC|
|Downloads Last Week||12|