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No, you cannot use a foot pedal with Media Player.

Posted By: sm on 2008-02-13
In Reply to: Windows Media Player - Testing 1, 2, 3

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A foot pedal cannot be used with Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player and Foot Pedal

Does anyone have a simple solution to hooking up a VEC footpedal so that it works with Windows Media Player to stop and start?  The VEC hooks into a USB port on the computer and has 3 pedals, rewind, forward, and type. 

Pedal won't work with Media Player, download Express Scribe. nm
Windows Media Player
Does anyone know if it is possible to use a pedal with the Windows media player? I am doing some test reports and have been unable to use my pedal to start, stop, and rewind. Without the pedal, this will take forever!
Starting job using Olympus Player/pedal - does this have a good player with slow down speeds - I do

Until now I have always used company software with player included.  I hate to spend money and find out the player is mickey mouse!!

Thanks- you may e-mail me if you prefer.

Help with taking test with media player
Hi there....I have to take a test using Windows Media Player and I can't figure out how to type in Word and still be able to use the keyboard keys (no foot pedal yet).  If anyone could help it would be much appreciated.
Media Player/DSS format questions

This subject brings me to the problem I am having right now.  I have a WAV pedal program which my doctor and I just started using.  Going fine.  Then all of a sudden he changes his format and sent me a file with a WMA and it came up in the Media Player.  Oh, I saved the attachment in MY WAV files, but also have an archive file set up also.  It did not come up in MY WAV files, but thank goodness did automatically come up in the archive part in the Media Player, and I could not get it to work with my pedal either, so literally had to listen and stop, re-listen, and type, etc.  It took me 3 1/2 hours to do a 20 minute job!  I get so frustrated as I am not IS literate.  Now he has told me that he will be sending everything in DSS format and that I should go to a particular website and download so that I can get into it. Well he did not give me a model number, so cannot seem to get a download without it.  But this also makes me wonder where and how I should be setting up things to find the documents and where/how to save them.  Any tips are appreciated.  TIA

Try this plug-in for Windows Media Player. sm
It looks like the .dvf file is a Sony recorder file. You don't say why the file needs to be converted to .dss and I'm not even sure that you can because .dss is proprietary to Olympus. Maybe this plug-in will be of some help to you. Let us know.
I would reverse the media player back
and see if that corrects the problem. If so, you might either decide you don't need the upgrade or contact Windows about a fix...

Make sure your plug is all the way in - sometimes it looks like it is but isn't seated.

Just do a restore to the day before you did the upgrade - or if you are uncomfortable with this uninstall the software and test your headphones...

just a thought.
Can you get the file to your desktop to see if Media Player will play it, just so you know
Foot pedal? Going from VXP to applying for other companies. What foot pedal should I get that woul
I need one even just to test so it seems.  Thanks for the input! 
Just as a note, Windows Media player will NOT work with a footpedal.

Unless there's some voodoo magic out there that I'm not aware of.

Flashdrive question versus Windows Media Player
There are 32 files on this flashdrive.  I use a Stop/Start pedal.  In using my pedal, I have done all of the files but four.  Four of the 32 files show a length of about one hour each, but you cannot hear anything.  However, if you open this up in Windows Media Player, you can hear him talking.  What do I need to do about this?  I can't type using Windows Media without my pedal, and why do you think I can't hear just four of the 32 files with my Start Stop pedal?  This is a new thing for me and please pardon my ignorance, but I could really use your advice as soon as possible.  You can email me and thank you kindly.  Lisa
Hmmm.....I read somewhere about seeing if you can play the files in Windows Media Player....sm

because Media Player downloads proper codec "on-demand" and this is apparently needed to play .wav files in Express Scribe (read this at their website).  Can you play any other types of files?  

you need to change your properties of those file types to open with ES and not media player. sm
go to your folders by start, explore. find where you saved those files to. once you find a file, right click on it and click on properties. under the general tab, look down 3 lines to where it says open with and i bet it says media player. click change, find the express scribe program. make sure you check that box under there that says always use this program to open this type of file. then you can either right click again, click open with, select express scribe and it will automatically load in ES or you can hit the load button on ES, find where the file is saved, select and it loads it. if this doesn't work, email me.
Does anyone know how to adjust the speed of a Windows Media Player for testing purposes? nm Thanks
You cannot adjust the speed in Win Media Player. Download Express Scribe free NM
But can you use foot player with that?
A wave pedal is a foot pedal that connects to either
serial port, game port, or USB depending on the software needed with it.   You have to download the work via the internet and most companies still require high-speed internet, though some allow dial-up or satellite.   A pedal costs about $70, though can find on e-bay cheaper.  You can download ExpressScribe for free to use with the foot pedal unless the company requires a different software program. 
Do you have a wav player and pedal to play the files?
The files need to be associated with a player for pedal to work.
You will need wav player software on your PC for your pedal to play
files.  You can download Express Scribe for free and it works really well.  Then you will need your clients to use digital recorders to record their dictation.  The dictation can then be saved to a jump drive, disk, etc. or uploaded to an FTP site that you maintain and you will then be able to download the files from the FTP site to your PC and transcribe them. 
wav pedal is a foot pedal that plugs into your

computer so you can transcribe wav files.  There are many other formats such as DSS, but they are all digital voice files. 

I don't think brand of foot pedal is important, but need to know if it is game port, serial port, or USB and how many pins it has.   The majority of them are made by Infinity in some foreign country, but sold by many companies. 


WAV pedal vs. USB port foot pedal

PLEASE HELP! Are wav pedals and USB port foot pedals one in the same?  I've only transcribed from audio tapes, and all this is new to me.  Thank you for your help.

I also have a USB foot pedal. Do most companies use the USB pedal or SM

will I need a 9-pin or a 15-pin.  Also, which transcription software for playing back audio files is the best?  I've used one that was a fee download, I think it was called Bytescribe or somethingl ike that.  Does that work for most all files or should I look into purchasing something like Start/Stop or GearPlayer?

Oh and does anyone know where I can get Microsoft Word or Office Suite for a reasonable (I'd say cheap, but cheap usually means bootleg) price? 

Sorry to ask so many questions, but it's been a while since I've worked for a national.  Before the hopsital job I'm being laid off from, I worked in the office at a hospital.  So I've been out of the loop so to speak.

Thanks guys.

Anyone use Olympus player/pedal for work files- e-mail me nm
What is the best foot pedal?
What is the best foot pedal to have?  Which one is the easiest to set up and use and can be used with different files?  I already bought one but can not get it set up to be able to use.  Bought from Expresscribe to use with their program and have had no help.  Brought in a computer guy.  No help.  So I am stuck with this pedal and can't use it.  I am now looking to buy another one.  Any recommendations?
It is a USB port pedal.  It wasn't so much as they would not help me, I got aggravated waiting 2-3 days in between e-mails and trying things that did not work.  It has something to do with no driver.  So now I am looking for a universal foot pedal to make it easier for me to find a secondary account. 
foot pedal
I have a converter I bought from Radio Shack - I have one that converts USB to 9 pin and another one that converts 9 pin to USB
Foot pedal
I am working for a company, renting a computer and foot pedal. I discovered I could use my own computer so want to send their equipment back. Their foot pedal is a 15 pin pedal. I have a 15 pin pedal of my own, looks identical to theirs. When I plug my foot pedal into the game port on their computer it does not work. I need to know what I need to do to my own foot pedal to make it work on the game  port on my own computer. I am so technologically challenged. Does anyone know what I need to do?
Foot Pedal
If you are using express scribe then change the port option inside change the port options. If you are using game port then click on the game port options inside. Hopefully it will work.
In need of 9 pin foot pedal

If anyone has a 9-pin foot pedal for sale, let me know.  Thank you!!

in-USB Foot Pedal
I am a recent graduate and looking for a job.  In the meantime, I want to be sure I have the right equipment.  I have a standard cassette transcriber with foot petal, but have been told that I should have something that works directly with my PC (mine may be outdated).  Do I need to purchase software if I buy an IN-USB foot pedal?  The equipment/software requirements are a bit confusing.  Any information would be helpful. Thank you.
Foot pedal
Sorry.  Don't know of any free one to download.  If you haven't already, you can go to your Express Scribe screen, click on Help, then click on Foot Pedal control.   It has a lot of information that might be helpful.
foot pedal
You can download the free Express Scribe software to download dictation files. I have used Express Scribe with my Infinity 9-pin serial port foot pedal and it worked just fine. I purchased my foot pedal on ebay so it wasn't that expensive because I was just starting out. You should not spend a ton of money on foot pedals in the beginning until you get a job and know what program the company you are working for uses. Not all foot pedals are created equal. Some programs require a certain type of footpedal.
foot pedal - sm

Thanks for your reply. I am not very technical when it comes to these things. So what you are saying is that in order to use Express Scribe, you have to have a 9 pin serial foot pedal? If so, I will go on ebay and try to get one since I need to test for several companies..I have never tested on line before. Thanks for your help.


foot pedal
I'm not the most technical person either, but you can use a USB foot pedal with ExpressScribe. I will try to include a link here to a USB pedal that shows what it works with, will not work with Dictaphone ExText. I think my choice would be USB. I do know there are a few companies out there that do require a 9-pin pedal only, but I think things are moving more and more towards USB. The lap top I just bought doesn't even have a serial port, you have to buy the docking station to get one, although I think sometimes you can use some kind of adapter. I have used USB pedal with ExpressScribe to test on it. The technical board is a good place to ask questions, too.
I had to buy a foot pedal....sm
but that is pretty common in companies who do not supply the computer. I don't remember it being that expensive, though, only around $100. What are they asking you to pay for?

foot pedal

Never worked with wav player before. would a lanier foot pedal work with express scribe program (as a foot pedal) instead of the million $$$ one that I can't afford.  Downloaded program but "Hot Keys" on keyboard is making me nuts.  Need advice.  Thanks.

Could be a bad foot pedal
This happened to me after I reset up my system after remodeling.  I brought in all kinds of repair people.  After my DH took the foot pedal apart, it was found that the pedal was just worn down where it connects when you press down.
foot pedal
I thought InScribe was the software. I'm very ignorant when it comes to this stuff. Will Express Scribe work with InScribe? what kind of connection do you have at the end of your foot pedal. Mine is a USB.
9 pin foot pedal help
I have used this pedal before on my computer before, it has just been a long time.  I have expresscribe, can't get the pedal to work.  I'm sure it is just a setting or something simple.  Any suggestions? 
No foot pedal?
foot pedal
Anyone with ATSI using MT world software.  What type/brand of foot pedal do you have?
Help with 9-pin foot pedal...sm

I use a 9-pin foot pedal on the DocQScribe platform and it is not working.   A webcam was installed on my computer and ever since then it doesn't work.  I uninstalled the cam but the pedal still is not working.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled the pedal, but still it does not work.  Any suggestions?


USB foot pedal
Does anyone have an extra USB foot pedal?  Please e-mail me regarding this?  plsa
foot pedal
try ebay, there's a lot of "buy it now" stuff, got my new headset there. love it
Help with foot pedal
Ok, ladies, started this new job yesterday and have wav foot pedal. For some reason the pedal is different. Before when I would press on the outside on the right hand side it would rewind and the left would be fast forward. Has anyone had a similar incident and how do I change back to what I have always worked with? Thanks.
foot pedal
Its all in the way you are setting it up. when I got my new computer, had to reinstall, and that was happening to me. I just kept starting over, until it finally started working for me. good luck, keep trying.
you buy a foot pedal. nm
usb foot pedal help
Help - this old MT is switching to an account with a WAV pedal and I would like to know if I am working with a USB WAV pedal if I need usb headphones also.  Do standard computer headphones work with WAV pedals?  I was told to get my own headphones. Thanks!