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I use DVI and I download digital files via FTP

Posted By: Could be one of 2 things on 2005-07-19
In Reply to: DVI - Michigan MT

and then transcribe using a foot pedal connected to my computer.  There is also a transcribe station similar to a C-phone that can be used to access the system directly. 

Ask the company what equipment you'll use and then if they don't answer your questions google DVI. 

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Download Express Scribe, it's free, when you download the voice files you will listen to....
them in Express Scribe and you can set your footpedal up. I forget where the downloaded files go, can't remember if you can put them where you want them but I would have to search for them to download to Express Scribe - maybe someone else can tell you how. It is much better than what you are doing.
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.


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. 
Once you get the files say into your email, download them sm
to a specific folder. open your express scribe, click on the load button and find those files and highlight them to load the batch. once finished with one file, hit the done button and continue to the next. the same would be done with the FTP, transfer the files into a specific folder, load them, type them, click done.
Download Ccleaner. It will clean out your unnecessary files.
I used every day, works great!
I only accept digital files.
I don't have time to courier tapes. I use Express Scribe to play back files. Doc upload to a commercial, secure website. Completed documents are uploaded to the same website to be downloaded by the docs. (I pay $30/month for this.) No software/licenses for the docs to buy but they do provide their own digital recorders, which I have found to work best since they take better care of things they have to pay for.

There are several websites available that offer FTP stores space (some FTP knowledge is required by the office staff) as well as other sites that allow for "drop and drag" upload/downloads. Some bill a flat fee per month, some bill according to the bandwidth used.
What is the best player for digital files?
I have used Express Scribe for years but ever since I restored my computer it will not play .dss files any more.  I have downloaded every codec out there, etc.  I have Gearplayer also but cannot stand it.  What does everyone else use? Thanks
playing digital files
I use Start/Stop.
You cannot download files via your c-phone. You will dial into the dictation server SM

with the C-phone and transcribe live.  Do you know what kind of transcription platform you are typing in? 

Question about digital sound files

Hi everyone,

I am totally new to medical transcription and have a question. In doing transcription digitally, what are the most common sound file formats? I am about to take a test (both written & verbal) for a company and they sent me my test files as .wav files. The files are hard to understand at best  (the guy sounds like he's talking into a tin can ) and I am wondering why they didn't send them to me in a clearer form such as MP3. I am about to ask this same question to the person sending me the test but I thought I'd ask it here too. Is the .wav format the most common form of sound file for MT's? And if so, what's the best program to listen to these files in? I have Windows Media player, Real Player and WinAmp on my computer. Are there programs that MT's use to better hear these files? I hate to sound like a total dummy here but I'm new to this and when I went to school several years ago for MT, we only did tapes--not digital! If anyone can give me some info here, I'd really appreciate it!



Recommendatios for a TASP for digital files
I am thinking about getting my own clients and have only been able to Google 3 TASPs. DocShuttle, Medikin, and idigital. Are there others?
Express Scribe is very easy. Files download, you will see them, click on one and it starts when you
press your pedal.  That simple.
My digital voice player converts files to be --sm
able to be played. it sounds like your voice player does not. Maybe either you or she needs to save the file as a wav file first, prior to playing. either that, or try downloading the express scribe player, which is free, and try to play it with that. If that plays, then it is your voice player which is not compatible with the files she is sending you. good luck.
Looking for Software to Organize Digital Voice Files


Anyone know of good software that can take my digital voice files and organize them so I can keep track of which worker is working on which doctor, keep an eye on turnaround time, etc. -- instead of making endless folders on the computer myself. Voice files are separate from the typed reports, which are done in Word. Thank you.


Conversion program for digital sound files - sm

A long time ago I saw a listing regarding a program that would convert sound files, ex. dss to wav; etc.  I need to convert a .dvf file to .wav.  Any ideas?

Any way to transfer microcasettes to digital voice files? (sm)

I'll be using a subcontractor and rather than picking up and delivering tapes, is there a way for me to transfer dictation from tapes to voice files that she can transcribe using express scribe?

Do they make such a machine?

Doc trying to go digital and having a heck of a time/can't open files. Please see message.
I am working with a doctor's office who has an Olympus recorder (I think it's the W-10).  She has been trying to send me a sound file.  She sent a sound file that was left in the recorder from about a year ago to see if it would work and it opened up just fine for me with my transcription player (Philips Executive SpeechMike kit). 


Since that time, she has tried to send many more test dictations that she just recorded herself to try and I am unable to open up any of them.  She says that when she downloads the sound file from the recorder to her computer it is a WAV file, but as soon as she tries to email it to me, it changes to a VAL file extension. 


This is quite frustrating for both of us and I am trying to find any reason at all that this is not working (since it did work on the first dictation that someone else had recorded previously but won't work since on anything else).  This makes me think it might be something she is doing while recording?  Is anyone able to tell me anything she might be doing wrong that might be causing this problem?  Or any suggestions on anything else we can do? 


I did download the voice software that came with her recorder.  I am able to play the files there, but not on my Philips transcription player, which I need to do to transcribe the files.  As I said before, the first file she sent did play on my transcription player, but none of the files she sent since then will work.  I would greatly appreciate any help or suggestions you might have at all.   Thank you. 

I am looking for recommendations for a FTP site to retrieve digital voice files. sm
Can you tell me what site you use, how much it costs, etc.? Any info appreciated!
I currently type for a doctor who dictates with a digital handheld and sends the files via e-mail fo
and wanted to be able to call me with his dictations.  What would be the best and cheapest way for me to go so that he can do his dictations without the handheld unit??  I don't want to invest in a lot because he does not forget very often.  This is the first time in three months.  Thanks for any suggestions you may have. 
You need something to play the files like free download of Express Scribe. Need to play with your
I do tapes and digital. And I was told if I'm not logged into the digital system, they assume I&

BUT she wants me logged into the system by 9:30 a.m.  So I'm confused too.  I've decided that I may come back to her and just say I'm not going to do the tapes anymore.  I hate the tapes anyway.  The voice quality is horrible, it fades in and out.  It takes me twice as long to transcribe their tapes than the digital.

Filezilla is the software used to transfer files to an FTP server where the files "reside".
Download antikeylogger from download.com.

I haven't tried it yet, but it's got good reviews and a 10-use trial.


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.
at download.com.............NM
You can download
Express Scribe for free if you need it. It works great.

Hi everybody,

Does anyone know where to go to download the sony digital voice Editor 2? This is supposed to be a free download. I need it to start a new job, and I can't find it. Help anyone?



Are you the former surgery tech? Just curious because I saw your previous emails. No matter. I don't know where you'd find what you're looking for, but I just want to say congratulations on the new job!!!!
yeah, t'is I. thank you very much NN. it's an oncology account. don't know too much about that but I'll give it everything I've got.
Rae, what are your download and ...
upload speeds, and what satellite company are you with?
You may want to download
The voice file onto your hard drive first, and then load it into Express Scribe.
I did download it, but
I cannot get it set right as far as rewinding back far enough.  Any hints? Thx.
where did U download it from? NM

Thanks all I will download it!
will need to download...

This has happened to me before.  You will have to go the website and download the codec in order to play you wav files.  Cannot remember how I did it, but once you find the download you should be fine.  You could just do a search on Express Scribe codec to find the download.

Good Luck---I use Express Scribe also.

download them

yes, you need to download them.  Create a folder on your desk top named something like voice files.  Then download them to that folder. 


Download again
Have you tried removing Express Scribe and downloading it again?

I use this website:

Then go to near the bottom of the page and click:

Download Express Scribe for Windows (Primary Server - zip file)

Some of the other downloads cause the problems you are having. Let me know how it goes.
I have tried that and I can download it....sm
but they said I have to be able to play sri files which you have to download additional stuff to do. I tried that and still wouldn't work. Then she sent me her version she uses and it had that gid file on it and my computer said it didn't recognize it and couldn't download. So it isn't just ExpressScribe, it is other stuff too to enable sri files.
Try a download at Download.com
They used to have a free recorder that would work on the PC...and would be wav file which works in Express Scribe
Wow! That is awful. My first download did take a

but NOTHING like what you experienced (maybe 3-5 minutes instead of almost immediately for me). 

So it probably really depends on where you live, etc., and no good way to predict just how bad it would really be. 

Were your ADT searches really bad too?  Probably took me twice as long as usual, so pretty frustrating, but not totally unbearable.  And the fact that the other reports were downloading in the background while I was working on the current one did make things go smoother than I had expected for the short period of time I lost my DSL and had to use dial-up. 

See the URL for download inside
i know nothing about wireless -- but with DSL mine were taking only about 15 seconds when i signed on. Then i got a replacement machine and it was back to about 5 min to do the initial upload. Tech support said there were problems with the new DQS version, so my replacement machine was reverted to old version. Don't know if any of this is helpful, but that's all i can offer...
You do not download the program onto the
floppy to transport, just your active working file which is called a dictionary file (SPF I think.) You download the program onto your computers and then just transport the dictionary file between them.

You can increase the amount a floppy can hold by creating a directory (or directories) on the floppy and then copying the files into the directory. If you do not do this, the computer has to put all the extra data required for a directory file onto each file you load to the floppy.

So, on your a: drive, you create a file called SH. Then copy the dictionary into that file. You can copy multiple dictionaries onto that file if you want.
You can download to computer. Yes,
if you have a license, you can put it on all your machines. Then you just copy the dictionary file onto a floppy and carry it with you and load into the machine you are using.
Stedman download sm
It is very simple and they remind you each day you have X days left, 10 in all. They don't list a price but I am told it is $179, don't know. Works very well but they should post their prices.
This may be funny, but you have to download something.
I tried the sylcount download too and
I did not care for them. I went with Spellex. Good program. Don't have to save files to any rtf. format, just doc. works good. They have a free trial too.
You can't download it free any more. You have to buy it now. NM
Thank you. I did not download it but I still cannot find it. sm
It is just when I have to turn up the volume to hear dictators who don't speak very loudly, then it hurts my ears when I forgot to take off my headphones while spell checking, etc.  Thank you though.
I use scribe.net and then download
it onto express scribe. It works well.