Home     Contact Us    
Main Board Job Seeker's Board Job Wanted Board Resume Bank Company Board Word Help Medquist New MTs Classifieds Offshore Concerns VR/Speech Recognition Tech Help Coding/Medical Billing
Gab Board Politics Comedy Stop Health Issues

Serving Over 20,000 US Medical Transcriptionists

Do U keep playing with the ports and the types of foot pedals? An odd pedal might not work, like a

Posted By: Dictaphone specific pedal.nm on 2006-02-04
In Reply to: Does anyone know of something similar - to Express Scribe that is free?


Complete Discussion Below: marks the location of current message within thread

The messages you are viewing are archived/old.
To view latest messages and participate in discussions, select the boards given in left menu

Other related messages found in our database

Are you playing it thru Express Scribe using a foot pedal? nm
It should stop the play when you lift your foot from the pedal. Don't think it keeps playing othe
Most foot pedals will work with just about
any software program, though some are proprietary and will only work with one program.   What software program did you utilize previously?  Do you still have the software on your computer, there could be a conflict between the 2. 
AND - most foot pedals need software to work. $$$

Use your mouse and keep going back as another poster said.  It is time consuming, but you'll be surprised at finding that something you thought you didn't understand will become crystal clear after listening to it over and over.  :)

When I tested, I kept having to going back and back and then I suddenly realized that the word I could not figure out, "Whameetig" was the word "vomiting."

Good luck!!!

Must program it as 3 foot pedals to work..sm

When you program the foot pedal, you need to program it as 3 foot pedals..one for back, one for play and one for forward.

open express scribe

go to settings

pedal drop down and choose 3



Where do you buy foot pedals for your transcription. Who has the best foot pedals for sale.
There are different types of USB pedals

There is Olympus, VEC, Infinity, many, many.  Look at the bottom of your pedal to get the code.  If it is an Infinity, you will see something like IN-USB1, or IN9B (for 9 pin) or IN-DVIUSB.  All the Infinity foot pedals work with ExpressScribe EXCEPT the DVI because it is a higher technology than is compatable with ES.  Run the foot control wizard on ExpressScribe to help it locate the foot pedal and recognize it so you can use it.  You may have to try all the COM ports on the wizard before you hit the right COM port and the foot pedal is recognized.  My Infinity foot pedal USB1 is recognized in ES as the _VEC_ if that helps you.

I have had to do the hand control thing and it is very frustrating and can make the test take 4 times longer than with a foot pedal.

foot pedal---any one will work I think, SM
I type on the Dictaphone Transnet platform and have two pedals and they both work. I am not sure the brand, but they are nothing particular. One is a USB and the other is a 9-pin. I am using the 9-pin right now.
Getting foot pedal to work (sm)
Does anyone have advice for getting a foot pedal to work for downloaded internet files.  I have plugged this into the USB port but my computer is not recognizing it.  Does having an ipod and its components installed/downloaded affect the foot pedal.  TIA
how do you work the foot pedal?
this looks cool! :P

how do you compare your lph with this versus a regular keyboard?

I got my foot pedal to work




The only steps you must follow are 14-16 to get the Footpedal working with InScribe.


After jobs have downloaded, click on Options Menu and select "Separate Play and Pause".


15. On Options Menu, select "Set Actions".
16. For the F9 key, you will see "Save". Drop down the list next to the F9 key and select "Pause". The actions are in alphabetical order so you should scroll up. Now select "Pause" and press OK or Close.

Help! Can get foot pedal to work

I have started a new job with Landmark but cannot get my two foot pedals to work with Bayscribe.  Could someone please help me!

Thanks in advance!

Foot pedal will not work
Sorry, I am just so upset because I need this job and neither of my 2 foot pedals seem to work with Bayscribe and in trying to get it to work I think I may have messed up the driver.  Any help would be appreciated!
Foot pedal will not work with Bayscribe

Thank you so much.  I believe we did this but for some reason it does not work.  Have been at this all day and I am exhausted from trying to figure out the problem.  Could you tell me what the difference is between a VEC USB foot pedal and a USB foot pedal.  That may be the problem,although both foot pedals have worked with other "tests" with other companies so I am just confused why it will not work with Bayscribe.

Again, thanks so much!



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! 
I also struggled with the trying to get the foot pedal to work so I used my keyboard.

Honestly, it was not a long test and was easy to do just using the mouse etc..It was taking longer to figure out how to use the footpedal feature than doing the actual test.

Will Olympus foot pedal work with Express Scribe? TIA


If is difficult to work in a recliner and push a foot pedal. It can
be done but creates a strain on your feet/ankles and slows you down.  I work on a picnic table under an awning when the weather is nice, but I'm not able to work as well as I do at my desk because I'm not able to have a keyboard tray and working with my keyboard on the table makes it too high.  I've even tried work in bed using a tray across my lap, but then again you have the problem with pushing the foot pedal.   You could use the keyboard for your function keys but it would really slow you down. 
Lanier Foot Pedal will NOT work with Express Scribe
Sorry to tell you but no a lanier foot pedal from a transcription machine will not work with an wav.player.
Most foot pedals out there are at least 69.00. - (cheapest I found) - and be careful what kind you get - if you have a newer computer - you will want the USB one - (faster, works great)
Trying to take a test in Express Scribe and cannot get my foot pedal to work. I dont want to
cause a problem in DQS with the foot pedal either.  Any suggestions.  I have the foot pedal that you use for DQS.  It is an Infinity foot pedal.
Is your pedal listed when you go Start/Control Panel and look under game ports?
Foot pedals
When I was a C-phone user, I had to buy a couple replacements. It was too costly to have a repairperson repair them, and instead it was best to throw it out and buy a new one. It used to be we could open them up and clean the CONTACTS.
foot pedals

If the footpedal setup wizard doesn't work it may be that your 9 pin port card has been setup to do other things (maybe games?). You need to get the driver for the card (perhaps the driver CD is lying around somewhere) or get a nerd to update the card's driver. Port settings can also be a problem. Sometimes it's just easier to switch to a USB footpedal!

You could also try Port 1, 2 etc in the settings, running through the wizard each time and see if that helps on one or the other of them. Another possibility is mechancal, the cable/socket may be damaged.



I need help quickly.  Someone gave me a foot pedal with a serial adapter.  However, there is no serial port on my new computer.  Is there any way I would be able to use this foot pedal with my new computer?  Thanks in advance for your help.

foot pedals
I had a 15-pin serial port (game port) foot pedal and when I got a new sound xcard, it no longer had the game port on it, so I was stuxck. I tried the adapter route, but it does not work bexcause of the wiring for the fast forward etxc in the pedal. I ended up having to buy a USB pedal. Alot of newer *puters don't have game ports anymore. good luk.
foot pedals
I would like to thank everyone who offered their advice. I will let you all know how the adapter works out once I get it. Again, thank you.
2 foot pedals
Yes you can; I've used as many as 3 pedals at one time, as long as you have enough ports to plug them into.
Foot Pedals
Any idea why the MT companies are asking that you buy their foot pedal?  I have several foot pedals I purchased from employers, and no one wants to use the one I already have.  Each new job wants you to buy their foot pedal.  I see an ad with MedScribe who is requiring the same thing.
Foot pedals

I am going to have to be purchasing my own foot pedal soon, and I was wondering if there are some that are better than others, etc. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks!

foot pedals
Does anyone know if a dictaphone USB foot pedal can be configured for Emdat Inscribe?
Foot pedals
I have a question about foot pedals. Up until now, I have always transcribed from tapes, and I loved the foot pedals on the transcribers because they were easy to use.  I am now transcribing with a 9-pin foot pedal, and I find it very dificult to use because it appears to be tight.  I feel as if I have to stomp on it to make it play, rewind, etc.  Any suggestions on foot pedals?
foot pedals
If I have no foot pedal and don't know what company I will work for, what would you buy.  I just won't test without one, and one has always been furnished to me by the other companies I work for.  Any advise on this, and any recommendations on what is the best company for part-timers.  I have been around a while, and too old to do full-time, but have the knowledge in acute care, etc.  Lots of experience. 
Can you use 2 foot pedals on 1 computer? sm
I use a USB currently and am thinking about applying for a part-time job that uses a 9-pin.  Thanks
Software for foot pedals? sm

If I would purchase an Infinity foot pedal, would I be able to use it with any software, such as Expresscribe or my MP3 player? Or does it come with some type of software. 

Still afraid to purchase a foot pedal as I bought one last year and it just sits here because I can't get it to work.  Tried it with Expresscribe and get a message that the connection is not recognized (USB port).


I use a USB and INDb9 foot pedals
I plug my headphones into my computer tower, but my friend who uses the USB port for her foot pedal only plugs hers into her speakers, so I don't think you will have any problems. :)
laptops and foot pedals
Hi.  could you explain a little further how the hot keys works versus foot pedal?  thanks for helping me out.  I feel so out of it with some of this.
Laptop and foot pedals?

OK, DH ordered a laptop for me as a surprise.  For our current situation it will work best because we have a very small house (800 sq feet) and right now my dining room table has become my office/desk.  With the laptop we can use a smaller/compact computer desk in the corner of the living room and move the big computer back to the basement office.  (That office doesn't work for me on a daily basis cause there is not enough room for our 2 year old and 4 month old to play) 

It is an Acer, not sure of the model as I haven't seen it and didn't order it.  Our computer guy is switching it from Vista to windows and will have it set so I can switch to Vista when/if Escription is compatible. Anyway, my concern now is with the foot pedal.  I type on Escription so have the 9-pin pedal.  How do I get that to work with the laptop?  Do I need to have a 9-pin port put into the laptop?  

winscribe foot pedals used are
I found this on their website. Hope this helps you.

The WinScribe digital dictation system is a software only platform meaning you can choose the type of hardware that you use and are not limited to a specific model or brand. We work closely with key manufacturers including Olympus, Philips, Grundig Business Systems and VEC Electronics.

The WinScribe digital transcription application is a PC interface that offers an easy to use graphical user interface. You can control dictation playback using a standard foot pedal adapted to connect to the games port on a sound blaster or compatible sound card or a supported USB foot pedal. Any suitable headset may be used.

Wireless foot pedals?
Does anyone know if there is any such thing as a wireless foot pedal?  I do a lot of transcribing on the weekend in the car (not driving of course!) and it would be nice to eliminate one more wire.  Not a big deal, but if there is one I may have to put it on my Christmas wish list! :)
Laptops and foot pedals
I just discovered that the foot pedal I use with Bayscribe does not fit into my laptop! The foot pedal has a 9-pin connection and the laptop has mostly only USB portals. I don't want to buy a new foot pedal. Is there any sort of adapters or some other way to make this work?
I only know that the Olympus foot pedals
does not work with eScription/editscript. But this was some time ago and they told me that they will work on it. Maybe now it does.
If I were you, I would try to get into contact with your doctor's software provider.
Olympus is one of the most expensive foot pedals, I have one myself and I could not use it.
You have to remember, not all foot pedals
Infinity makes probably 95% of the foot pedals
used, even if sold under a different name.   I don't know if there is one made to be compatible with what you have, but you could Google foot pedals for your particular model. 
As long as you have USB foot pedals and keyboards, then your set.

I travel, but due to having to have a special foot pedal (the 9-pin and no new computers come with them anymore). I purchased a computer through Dell that was about the size of a bible. Then, I bought a small flat panel monitor to go with it. I just bubble wrap them and put them into a special suitcase that I put all of my work equipment in etc.. I have even taken it over to Hawaii. Nothing better than sitting out on the lanai watching the sunset while your working..

I do hope to change jobs to one which allows a USB foot pedal so I just bought a new laptop. Now, to get the job, and I'm halfway there..


Infinity makes the majority of the foot pedals, though
some are configured to work only with proprietary programs, so even though it is Infinity brand doesn't mean it will work with your player program.  I have an Infinity pedal that only works with one player program. 
Infinity makes the majority of the foot pedals, though

they may be sold through many different companies and under different names.   The pedal you get depends on the software you will be using it with.   The USB works with most programs; however, there are programs that have proprietary software and the foot pedal has to be specifically configured for it.  The pedal looks the same, it is just the wiring that is different.

If you don't yet have a job that requires a pedal I would wait.  You can test w/o a foot pedal using hot keys.  Some companies will even provide a foot pedal. 

Does anyone know about how long the foot pedals might last? Mine is skipping and
getting on my last nerve.
Also regarding foot pedals and antivirus software programs
You can also try to find foot pedals on ebay, there they are much cheaper, I know, everybody knows this.

I think every antivirus software 'works' with any platform.
Why should it make a difference?
I do not think that the companies mean that some antivirus softwares DO NOT WORK with their platforms, they just ask for the safest and believe tht these 2, Norton and McAfee are the safest.

I work with Escription/Editscript and it is strongly recommended by my employer that either Noton or McAfee is downloaded and paid for.

I have McAfee, because, be;ieve it or not, MTSOs see these 2 as sefest.

Now I am expecting to be bashed by certain MTs for my 'rude' comment.
Never mind.
There aren't too many companies who send you foot pedals.. I don't want to align with a compan
For sale: Infinity Series foot pedals and AAMT BOS 2nd Edition w/CD
I have an IN-USB-1 Infinity Series foot pedal - asking $60.00.  I also have two 9-pin serial port IN-DB9 Infinity Series foot pedals - asking $50 for each.  In addition to these, I have an AAMT BOS 2nd Edition with CD, like new, asking $65.  All items are in excellent condition.
Foot pedals break easy. You're lucky they supply one. I have SIX different ones gathering dust.