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Old 01-30-2007, 03:53 AM   #1
vivekmr
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Thumbs up Can i install Olympus DSS player under wine in LINUX


Can anyone tell me that can i install DSS player under WINE on linux and make it work ??? wen i tried running the .exe under wine it gives error... kindly reply soon... thanks and regards....
 
Old 01-30-2007, 04:25 AM   #2
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You want to use your dictaphone with linux?

DSS = Digital Speech Standard - developed by Olympus/Phillips/Grundig.
There is very little information about this proprietary standard.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Speech_Standard

There appear to be no players supporting DSS codec in linux. If anyone has the windows player going under wine, they're not talking about it. Try it and see.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 10:32 PM   #3
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fine.. thank u... but how can i run DSS player in LINUX.. i want to know whether WINE supports this player.. This dss player is running fine in windows.. but peoblem is when i try to run under wine...

thanks and regards
 
Old 01-31-2007, 01:48 AM   #4
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I'm sorry, I wasn't sufficiently clear:

Wine does not support this player.

This does not mean that the player will not install/work under wine. The lack on information could be because it works very well under wine so nobody sees fit to report any problems. All you can do is try it and see.

(It is a shame to keep windows around just for one app - even as a VM.)
 
Old 02-12-2007, 10:14 AM   #5
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We have several DSS players here running under Linux/Wine. But you have several options:

1. ExpressScribe is a free windows program that works very well under wine. There is a DSS extension available on their site that allows it to play DSS files as well. Our secretaries use this player for transcription under Linux with serial port foot pedals.

2. Olympus's DSS Player Lite works "out of the box" even if you simply copy it from a Windows installation. (No need to run the installer on Wine.)

3. Olympus's DSS Player 2002 (I haven't tried others yet) install and works "out of the box" on my Suse 10.1 system. It did not work when I tried it last year on my Suse 9.x version with a much older version of wine.

Now for the devices issue. It is unlikely you will not get the DS-330 working under wine since it doesn't have a Linux USB driver but the DS-3000 and DS-4000 series should work because they connect like a removable drive.

EDIT:

I got the DS-4000 (and DS-2300) working with Wine. I did not attempt to get the USB driver working though. I setup a script to automatically copy DSS files from the Dictaphone when it is automounted. I also re-directed the Message Tray in the Olympus software to the DSS Player to allow my users to delete files right off of the device. Functionally, this works very much like it does in Windows. Some of the hardware specific features like transfering ID info to the device still don't work but that isn't much of an issue.

For the DS-330's I used VMWare Player with Win98 (lite). Because I am using Suse 10.2, I needed to re-compile the kernel to enable USB support but once installed, it works flawlessly.

Last edited by MrTibs; 04-03-2007 at 09:08 AM.
 
Old 09-30-2007, 07:01 AM   #6
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Mounting the Recorder

How did you mount the Olympus recorder? So far I have failed to do so although the recorder is being recognised by Ubuntu. It is showing up as sdb1.
 
Old 09-30-2007, 10:06 PM   #7
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Mr Tibbs gives three options for accessing your recorder in linux via wine. Have you tried any of them?

What have you tried (show command and output please)?
 
Old 10-01-2007, 02:59 AM   #8
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Quote:
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Mr Tibbs gives three options for accessing your recorder in linux via wine. Have you tried any of them?

What have you tried (show command and output please)?
My problem was not the player software which I had not tried to load at the time. It was the actual device. I could not access it so could not transfer files by copy and paste to my hard drive. I have it working now so thanks for your support.

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Old 10-01-2007, 03:20 AM   #9
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Cool - it is good to see that you can fix your own problems.

So... how did you get it working?

Thanks.
 
  


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