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I don't even know what .sri files are, but...

Posted By: sm on 2009-05-26
In Reply to: Express Scribe will not play .sri files......anyone else - have this problem? NM

the website does show that it should play them ... VoiceIt sri files, anyway (under Supported File formats).


You might try converting them to another format using Switch file converter, by NCH also and a nifty little program, if you can't figure out how to get Express Scribe to play them, though.


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Filezilla is the software used to transfer files to an FTP server where the files "reside".
Converting voice files to digital files

I have a Voice Solutions dictation system that will happily convert DS4000 voice files to digital when they are downloaded (wave files). However, it will not recognize any other files for conversion. I had a physician download .WAM files from his DS-30 and my dictation system would not convert it. Anyone have any suggestions?  I would greatly appreciate any input.


Did you save files in .rtf format? The files need to be
as a Word document or it won't count them. Could be the problem.
Most companies do no use their only files (HIPAA). They use files provided by other companies, serv
If you can get through the test files, then the sound quality on the actual company files is better. And, the dictation is never as bad as the test files, plus you have QA to help with hard blanks.
wav files
I receive my wav files via an FTP site and return the completed files the same way. I have a digital voice file player program on my computer, with a foot pedal, and play them that way. I type in Word, save the file, and send them back via the FTP site again. I like it alot, but the program costs $200 including the foot pedal. some have demo versions, like express scribe, I think, but I have heard alot of complaints about foot pedals not being compatible with it. email if you have additional questions.
FTP files??

I am really curious about these FTP files I see.  Someone has suggested to me using FTP and a digital drop box through the internet, rather than using email to send and receive.  Could someone email me and explain more about this to me. 


wav files
Hi, I am assuming that you have a digital wav player and foot pedal, that it is already installed and operational?? I hope so. Anyway, you need to download your wav files to a certain folder where you will be able to *find* them. I download mine to a file folder I named *new voice files*. Your digital voice file player should have an area labeled *jobs* or something similar. I have Start and Stop digital voice player. once I click on the *jobs* button, a second window opens and there is a button called *settings*. Click on this, and you have the option of where to select your *new voice files from*. there should be a *browse* button so you can locate where you downloaded the wav files to. then click *ok*. You may have to close the *jobs* window and then reopen for it to take effect. Once reopened, all the downloaded jobs should be there and you highlight which one you want to play next. You may also have to click the drop down box in the file where you placed your downloaded files and click *all files* for them to be viewed. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me. good luck. ks
FTP files
Try downloading your FTP files to your "My Music" folder.  After you're done make sure the files appear in the "My Music" folder.  Then when you bring up the Express Scribe and click on load the files should be there.   Good luck!
Wav files
I work for a local company that has been using cassette tapes to do their work, but they have decided to try and do wav files on CD's.  My question is - What exactly do I need to purchase in order to transcribe from this CD?  Do I need just a wav pedal or do I need a pedal and software to go along with it?  My company doesn't know because this is all new to them too.  ~ Do you have a good wav pedal brand to recommend?   Thanks in advance.
Okay, this is probably a pretty dumb question to most of you, but what is an FTP file?  Is this something that all computers have, or do you have to download something to access this capability.  I have been an in-house Transcriptionist for 14 years, and we still transcribe from minicassette tapes.  I worked for services many years ago, and again we transcribed from tapes.  I am thinking of doing some part-time at-home transcription and see this term being tossed around.  Could someone tell me what it is?
DSS files
I do dictation for a doc in Arizona and he uses DSS files. At least that is what my file extensions say when I D/L and U/L them. I go through a site called MedeDocs. They are in Texas. They use FTP to send things over the 'net. It is really easy and user friendly. I like it. I am goign to assume that my doc in AZ has a handset of some sort too. I am hazy on the details. I just type the reports. LOL.
.dss files

I am helping this girl get her computer to play these files.  She had her OS reinstalled (windows XP) and now the .dss files show up with 0 duration.  We have installed every codec and made sure that the .dll was in place.  We even installed an olympus player on her machine in case there were other codecs needed by windows (thinking surely this would resolve the problem) but nope!  Olympus won't play them either. 

I know it's they are valid files because I had her email one to me and I can play it.  When I go through explorer and tell it to open with windows media player or olympus, and even start/stop, nothing.  I am completely at a loss.

Right now, she is loading them into olympus, converting to wav then loading them back into express scribe, since she has a pedal for express scribe. 

If there's something we missed or can do differently please let us know!!


dss files
Does the Olympus IN-USB-1 foot pedal play dss voice files?
.zix files????????
How do I open a .zix file?  I'm so confused right now
FTP files
  Help! I am stuck in the 20th Century.  I just applied for a job (not medical) where I may have to use Express Scribe or FTP files. I think I can handle Express Scribe, but what are FTP files?  What do I need? 
FTP Files
FTP is not really files, but a way to transfer them. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. I use FTP for both of my MT jobs. It is easy as pie. Think of it as two computers sharing information. I copy my jobs from an FTP site onto my harddrive and back again everyday. :-)
Unfortunately, if she files (sm)

bankruptcy she will actually be protected.  You will not be able to post the information as you will be barred by the bankruptcy order; in fact you will need to cease all communication with her regarding the amount owed.  She will not need to shut down her company to file bankruptcy.  She can file initially for the "relief" it will afford her and go from there, i.e. reorganize, etc. 

I was just throwing the thought out there.  I think what she did is absolutely wrong and horrible.  How the heck can you afford to work for free though for her?  Basically, that's what it comes down to isn't it? 

Good luck.

DSS files
I am curious if any of you know about DSS files.  I have an interview with a lady tomorrow for a contractor position.  She said they use an Olympus DSS system and I would need to purchase an Olympus DSS foot pedal.  I have 9 pin, 15 pin, and USB pedals.  Wouldn't one of those work with DSS files?  Any info would be greatly appreciated as I do not have $300 to invest in a new pedal!!  Who does??  Thanks in advance
DSS files
DSS is a type of file.  Other players will play that type of file.  The woman I worked for used the Olympus DSS Player in the office with the doctors, loaded the work to a TASP, and the Transcriptionist downloaded the file to be played with Express Scribe.  You didn't even need a foot pedal at all.  Hope this helps.
DSS files
You can play DSS files with the DSS Player Lite. You can download it for free from Olympus at http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/DSSL211E.exe

DSS Player Lite will also play .val, .wav, and .wma files.javascript:editor_insertHTML('text','');
DAT files
Is there a freeware or shareware dictation program that plays DAT files?
RE: DAT files

I use Quick View Plus to view DAT files when i get them.  HTH



old files?
Do you have a big list of old audio files or are they set to delete themselves? You can go into Recover Old Files to check.
.sri files...........
The site does say it supports those files but it doesn't. They won't convert with Switch file either. The files are produced with a VoiceIt recorder and I have found others looking for an answer as well as to why .sri files won't play on Express Scribe. They have gone the same route with no success. I found that we need software that comes with the VoiceIt recorder in order to play these files, as those files are proprietary to the VoiceIt recorder and Express Scribe has to have an "add-on" in order to play these but going to the "nch" site only sends you to a zip file that doesn't open....

others have had this same problem so just wondering if anyone has had success with Express Scribe and these files...

Conversion of wav files - sm

I got a wav file that opens into Windows Media.  I want to be able to get this into my Express Scribe.  Is that possible and if so, how?

Thanks for ANY help.

Conversion of WAV files
Yes, you should be able to play the WAV file in Express Scribe. What you need to do is find where the WAV file is located (such as c:, which file folder, etc. etc.) If you don't know where the file is located, try using windows explore and search that way. You will then need to open up Express Scribe and do a MANUAL load. This will give you the opportunity to specify where the file is located. You should then be able to find the file and load it. You may, while in windows explorer want to move the file to a location that is easy for you to remember,thereby making it easier to load in Express Scribe. I've had the same thing happen to me several times...it's frustrating until you get the hang of it. HTH.
If the files have been "zipped", you need
a Winzip application to open them. You can download a free version on their website. Do a Google search.
Sound files
I thought it was just me but my group sometimes uses hand held recorders and you are so right--it may be a simple word but it just doesn't always come through clear and I feel like a fool leaving a blank when I've done this job for 30+ years. The comment about a tin can is SO appropriate! I use Express Scribe and MOST of the time the dictation is fairly clear--although (guess I'm old fashioned) you can't beat the clarity of a Dictaphone tape player. It is always clear as a bell and I really HATE to sell mine; however, no one seems to use the tapes much anymore. Such is progress--even if it isn't really better at all!
Wav files vs. C-Phones
Think I'd better get a laptap in the future! Sitting outside typing sounds wonderful but since I am only doing this on a contingent basis, guess I'll stick with my big old computer. Thanks for your input!
Files To Go.. opinions?

Looking at several different options.  Metroscript, MyDocsOnline, and Files To Go seem to be at the top of my list so far.  I would appreciate any feedback as to experience with this program.  Thank you.

word files
Under your C file, there is a window file and under windows is a temp file. I think it should be here, if you so a search for the file or a word in what you were typing. It should be in here, saved up to the point where your computer last did an auto save. Try that anyway. It has worked for me before, but not always. Good luck.
speech files
Sorry for confusion, my company has switched from plain typing to basically editing speech files, so my lines have dropped, so pay has dropped. Is there anyway of edit any faster to increase line production? any tips or tricks?
Speech files
Can you speed up the voice file without distorting it too much? Is there a way to move the cursor along with you as you edit, rather than using a mouse (if that's anything you are doing)?
speech files
Thanks for replying. I am working with EXText and am using the foot pedal as I would in text typing, speeding up the files, etc. Don't know why I am in a slump.
thanks anyway.
Most likely they are being recorded as raw .wav files...sm
...which are huge. Sony does have a proprietary audio format (can't remember now what the three-letter file extension is) that compresses the files, and I'm sure the user manual for the recorder will have instructions on how to switch back and forth.

Put the files in their own folder then
right click to send to zip folder. Beware that you may not compress the files enough if you are sending them.
I use a Word based MT program and store my doctor's normals in Word autotext.  When I came to work this morning they have ALL disappeared, but my shortcuts stored in Word autocorrect are still there.  Does anyone know how to retrieve them?  I tried rolling my computer back to an earlier date, but this did not help.  I really need help!! 
lost files
Go to www.worldstart.com and join for free, ask a question on the message board and one of the computer tech people will answer your message. They have helped me so many times with my questions and helped me and walked me through with great directions on how to fix many things on my computer. I would recommend this web site to everyone who has a problem with their computer whether it is software, hardware, etc. Good luck.
What are you using to play the files? sm
There might be a setting to select the foot pedal and/or the type of files. 
Did you check under Files tab....sm
to make sure .wav files are checked.  Did you go through the setup wizard under the Control tab?  Do you have the correct foot pedal selected, ii.e. USB?  Are you sure you have USB drivers downloaded.....do other things work in that port?   Is your sound turned on? 
yes. they are used to play wav files on your --sm
digital wav player, so they can be called wav pedals too. Although some programs require a specific type of pedal because of the way they are wired. USB port is pretty universal and the simplest, but some programs like the serial port ones so it is wired as to left pedal, right pedal, fast forward, reverse, etc. but they are essentially the same thing.
Saving files
I have my wav files save to a folder I have named for the company I work from as a subfolder in My Documents.
backup files......sm
Maybe talk to them about backing up all files at the end of each week/month on discs.  I certainly would never leave them on an FTP site.  Maybe explain to them this would be a security risk.  I would give them the discs, let them deal with keeping them, and they could pull up whatever they need.  Your job is to provide transcription services as an IC, not keep their files. 
where did you download the files too. Look for wherever
they are, desktop, my documents, etc.    Not sure what program you are using to try to get them to play, but you can download ExpressScribe free (google for URL) and then pull up reports out of where ever they are. 
New to WAV files. How do I use a headset..sm
and still be able to use my speakers?  I can hook a headset up to the back of my computer but it means disconnecting the speaker wire that goes to my speakers.  Is there some kind of splitter or connector or certain type headset or something I can use? 
voice files
Yes, mine are emailed too.  They are usually .dvf or .wav files..  Call GearPlayer from that website I posted and ask if this is compatible for you.  If so then purchase it and call them back to be walked through downloading to your computer (I download to a folder named "Work to be Typed" by "Saving Target As." ) 
Backing up files
You could look into getting an external hard drive.  You can connect your old computer to it and transfer all the files you want to keep; then put them directly on your new computer when you get it set up.  You can find them at Target, Best Buy, Circuit City, etc.  Hope this helps.  Good luck!
Keeping files

In the process of cleaning my office, I found at least 600 floppy discs with work that I have done over the years - some as long ago as 10 years ago. Would like to "dump" all of these and more, but am not sure how long one needs to keep files especially for accounts they no longer do. Is there a good "rule of thumb"?

Thank you.

You can't divide files with ES.
You may still be able to use the Sony software to do the editing/dividing but I don't know enough of that software to be certain. You can try to find a free program out there that can do the same thing for you at: http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/audioeditors.shtml

Otherwise, I'm happy with the ES software.
wave/dss files.
I click on the attachment then "save" to "My Documents". I use the Olympus player and can either import it into the player or just click on the file in documents and the player will come up.
Is she trying to listen to .dss files?

You mention that she had to reload everything, which I would assume means she reloaded ES as well. The newest version has a bug that doesn't play the .dss files. Apparently NCH has been made aware of it but don't hold your breath on a quick fix since it is free software.

I have older versions (4.02 and 4.15) of the ES setup that I can send to your friend. Please have her email me at momtypes @ comcast.net.