Olympus DSS Player for Mac

Olympus DSS Player for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 23 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1
  • Total Downloads:
    35,787
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 26, 2009
  • Price:
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1 stars

"This is NOT the software, but an UPDATE"

January 11, 2014  |  By drtyrell

 |  Version: Olympus DSS Player 7.1

Pros

Pretends to be what you're looking for.

Cons

This is merely an update to non-existent software.

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2 stars

"sorta works."

December 11, 2010  |  By bschlender

 |  Version: Olympus DSS Player 7.1

Pros

sorta works.

Cons

byzantine.

Summary

Olympus has had ten years to make this product what it ought to be and hasn't gotten there yet.

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2 stars

"a q&d port from windows"

September 12, 2010  |  By tomk

 |  Version: Olympus DSS Player 7.1

Pros

it transfers dss files from the voice recorder, when it isn't crashing.

Cons

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.

Summary

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

ATTN OLYMPUS: when posting software updates, it would be most helpful (really) to include a note, somewhere, like right in the title or the first line of the description, about which previous versions can or cannot be updated. "suck it and see" is not the right approach, especially if you want paying customers to ever buy your products again.

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1 stars

"Good Grief...is this the best they could do?"

August 02, 2010  |  By kskelley6210

 |  Version: Olympus DSS Player 7.1

Pros

I found no pros.

Cons

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.

Summary

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.

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4 stars

"User interface greatly enhanced"

July 25, 2010  |  By dhstarr

 |  Version: Olympus DSS Player 7.1

Pros

User interface is greatly improved. It appeared to be faster.

Cons

I really did not notice any negatives in this release.

Summary

UPGRADE!!

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4 stars

"useful fixes to base v6 DSS software, v6 is cheap!"

January 28, 2010  |  By CNET-W4CHL

 |  Version: Olympus DSS Player 7.1

Pros

- 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

Cons

- 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.

Summary

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.

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1 stars

"This is not the player - it is an UPDATE"

September 24, 2009  |  By fschwab3

 |  Version: Olympus DSS Player 7.1

Pros

Waste of time and effort

Cons

Requires a basic player

Summary

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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.1
  • Support DS-5000 barcode firmware v1.04
  • Verbal Comment recording functions continue to work (F1 button) even after the options has been disabled.
  • DSS/DS2 files, which have been edited on a DS-5000, will not play in DSS Player for MAC.
General
Publisher Olympus America
Publisher web site http://www.olympusamerica.com
Release Date August 26, 2009
Date Added August 26, 2009
Version 7.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 28.68MB
File Name DSSPlayerV710.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 35,787
Downloads Last Week 58
Pricing
License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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