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Need to hook up a USB pedal to RealPlayer. I'm sure this has been addressed before. sm

Posted By: searching on 2007-04-07
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I have a test wave file I need to play.  It runs fine from my desktop, but I can't get the pedal to work.  I have an Infinity In-USB-1 I just plugged into the hard drive, but it will not play the file.  Will this work wtih RealPlayer?  TIA.

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I am wireless and hook foot pedal into hub. nm
was the post addressed to YOU?....sm

Have you got a life, yourself, by the way? 

Another topic that might be addressed
in this context would be the potential for identity theft. I am sure that if I, without a larcenous bone in my body, could think of the following scenario, others could too.

Suppose an unscrupulous overseas MTSO "contracted" with an ID theft ring in the US to supply names and SS numbers harvested from medical records.

This MIGHT have already happened to me; there's no way to know for certain. But last August, I went to the local GI clinic for "that procedure" that they recommend for everyone over 50. I used my credit card for my copayment, of course.

I happen to know from my local MT contacts that this practice offshored its work to India a few years ago.

Not too long after my procedure, I received several dubious "male enhancement vitamin" products in the mail. Huh? And then my credit card was charged for the products. Since I didn't order them, the credit card company reversed the charges. The identity thief was too stupid to actually change the mailing address, in addition to thinking that the "vitamins" would perform as advertised. (Anybody want 'em? I still have them. I wasn't going to pay to ship them back, no way.)

The timing of this COULD be sheer coincidence... but it's just a little suspicious to me. My credit card number was stolen from SOMEWHERE.

This town is small enough that if my local congress-critter (and his wife) have had "that procedure," they probably had it done at the same practice where I did.... I do believe I shall write him a letter; but I will have to compose it in words of one syllable or less, because he is really, really stupid.
One from MQ, and in it a letter addressed from the lawyers
I am just afraid the rug is going to be yanked completely from under us, and I have no plan B.  The changing of management, no raises, and losing accounts is nothing new, but my biggest fear is being sold and being at the mercy of a lower pay plan, worse rules, etc., i'm comfy where I am. 
Yup, I addressed this with the company I work for,
and they said they would crack down on it. But did they?
And mom isn't doing such a hot job of picking husbands, either. THAT should be addressed. nm
I also noticed that they *finally* addressed....sm
the issue of generic versus brand name drugs and state that generics should not be capped. One thing that drove me nuts, but nothing to back me up.
More about phrases as other poster addressed
Since the dictators seem to say the same thing in so many different ways, I have found I often have to add a a bit extra, and it would have been easier if I had thought of that when I first started making Expanders so I would have started right off being very consistent.

For an example CTDW, CSTDW, CDTDW = (respectively) continue to do well, contintues to do well, continued to do well. - It is amazing how many things will overlap or conflict.

Or, they will use a phrase with the word "or" or "and" in it AND without them ...
like, cyanosis, clubbing, edema ... and cyanosis, clubbing, and edema ... Or even worse, they flip the words around to clubbing, cyanosis, and edema.

So many dicators and so many ways of saying the same thing. That is what gets frustrating to me. It's endless.
It means I saw an email stating this, but it was not addressed to me.
I justed attended a meeting and this was addressed
There are now computers that will be performing surgery. The medical field is changing in ways that are not good, according to the speaker, in that the younger physicians coming into the field are not comparable to physicians of yesterday, generally speaking. He thought it was a good direction, this computerized physician. He also did state that insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies have much to say about what goes on in the medical field (they have power/money).
Were STAT reports addressed in contract? sm
I had a doctor that did this same exact thing. He would procrastinate on doing reports, or just overbook himself so he never had time to dictate, and then when someone called wanting a report, he'd call me to see if I could do it ASAP. Of course, he didn't want to pay extra for this service, though. He would also call me night or day and expect me to drop whatever I was doing for other (better-paying) clients and do his "urgent" report. I go by the old saying that poor planning on his part does not make it an emergency on my part. I will do it for them IF I have the time and IF they pay a higher rate. Otherwise, I will not cater to this behavior because the poster above is right - they will continue to do it as long as you oblige. You have to be the one to set the boundaries. Get voice mail and caller ID if you don't already have and screen your calls. I found that sometimes just waiting a few hours before calling them back allowed them to calm down and realize it's not the end of the world, and they'd then say it was okay to get in by the next day or whatever. Sometimes it's not so much that it's a stat report in terms of the patient's need but that they need it to get paid, in which case they'll sometimes back down if you quote a higher rate or tell them you simply cannot fit it in right then. Same doc would pile me up with a week's worth of dictation and expect it all back in 12 hours, too, so it was an overall mentality with him that he wanted everything done NOW. It wasn't even humanly possible most of the time but try getting them to see that. You should have no social life, after all, and live to work! LOL

Good luck with that. I got rid of the client that did it to me. He felt I should be at his beck and call but argued the rate at every turn, and it wasn't that much to begin with so it wasn't worth the aggravation! Seems like the most demanding ones are usually the biggest cheapskates, too.
Can you just hook up what you want?

I would prefer to just hook up my external keyboard and mouse that I use for my regular computer but would prefer to use my laptop's monitor. I assume you can just plug in what you want to be able to switch back and forth,correct?

I have a nice large LCD monitor, but I have room for my laptop to sit right in front of at my desk so I would just as soon use that as it seems at a more comfortable level for my eyes for viewing. My big monitor is on a pedestal on an L-shaped (corner) desk and I think is actually up too high probably for someone short like myself. I don't think I can take the pedestal/stand off my monitor either as it wouldn't sit safely where my monitor is suppose to sit. :(

I have been using my laptop for my on-line job as it is faster than my regular computer anyway. I use my regular computer for my own account, unless traveling, then I will be doing my own account on it when we camp on week-ends when I have work to do. :D


neither slow, nor stupid, but I think there are lots of variables that need to be addressed..
such as all the crap some companies want you to put into headers, cc's, etc., and make sure you know every word in the client's profile and check every day to see if anything changed - (of course, they don't PAY for time spent researching client profiles) - it's like "who's on first?"
Good things take time. (this is addressed to OP, BTW) My first 15 years or sm
so of MT was without the benefit of using an expander. When Expanders became the norm, I was reluctant to try, thinking that it would be more cumbersome than by not using it at all. Was I surprised and pleased I had ventured into the Expander world.

Since you're at home you can add entries on your free time, even if you do 5 or 10 at a time, when there is no pressure on you. Start out with expanders for "the patient," "-year-old," the names of your doctors, anything that is repetitious. You will be surprised how much time this will save you. My initial expander, PRD, actually calculated saved Keystrokes and productivity. Back then I was saving 30%!

The expander is especially helpful for those crazy terms that are hyphenated or have camel caps, those that I always had to look up to check myself. Create your brief form by just using straight lowercase, for instance, duoneb for Duo-Neb (or d-n).

Speed will come, don't worry. Good luck to you!

(Posted in the wrong place--I always do that!) This is in response to OP.

Lanier hook up

I purchased a Lanier 230 and come to find out it did not come with the required cables to hook this stupid thing up.  I got the base unit with large display, the power supply, the foot pedal, and the VTI but no cables.  Can someone tell me what cables I need and how to plug it in so it will run properly?  The only thing that came with it is the quick check brochure on how to program it.  Nothing is mentioned on hook up.

Thank you in advance everyone.  I would like to get to work on an account but don't even know how to get started.  I figured posting here would get a quicker response.  I don't want to go bald... hehe


Sony hook-over-the-ear (sm)
Okay, so I don't know what you really call them, but I have tried sooo many different types of earphones because I am kind of funny about what feels good on my head.
I found these little Sony earphones that have a hook that is kind of like a pair of eyeglasses that holds the sponge-covered speaker to the outside of your ear. They are on a "Y" wire, so there is nothing over the head, and you can use just one if you need an ear to hear what the kids are getting into.
I bought mine at Radio Shack for about $20.00 last year, but I've seen them other places (probably even Walmart), so I'm sure if you're interested, you can find them. Sorry I can't remember what they are called. If not, e-mail me and I will take a picture of them and send it to you.
I think presenting a letter addressed to him and/or the office manager to submit to him is very
appropriate. That is exactly how I presented it as I was having a hard time thinking how to say and what to say. It was much easier to "plead my case" on paper. Go for it.
Our equipment was free, no hook up fee. (nm)
Can you hook up two monitors to your computer? sm
That way, you can have the labs screen up all the time on the right screen while you are transcribing on the left screen. Then when you need to copy lab values, they are right there for you to read and type or copy and paste.
Normal people don't need to hook up from behind a monitor
To sink to this level of desperation someone (especially a man) has to be:

1. Married.
2. Ugly.
3. Socially retarded and unable to meet people the real way.

It's a new level of sad.
So totally not true. I hook up after talking with them on
the phone. When you work at home WHERE are you going to meet them? I am very much not a misfit, am outgoing, but when you live in a married world, it is difficult to meet single guys. There are lots of single guys in the same rut. Think what you will. I have met some nice men from the sites who were neither ugly, married OR socially retarded. One was a judge...yes...a judge! We still see each other.

does anyone know how to hook a Lanier model LX231(sm)
with the LX-231 adapter to the power supply and flat modem box?  I'm confused as to where all the cords go.  On the adapter there are three cords.  One says station (that I assume goes to the actual transcription box with the key pad on it), another cord that goes to the power supply and another that says it goes to the telephone line.  I'm not sure where all the cords go in relation to the modem.  Can anyone steer me in the right direction? TIA
but Janelle did take her left hand off the hook
DENYING that she took her hand off the hook on the volcano.  She most certainly did and the ENTIRE audience viewing at home saw that.  I hope Julie Chen shows Janelle all the footage of that. 
to hook 2 computers to cable internet do ?
you need a router and a KVM switch - what else?  Will this cause problems?
mine is a Belkin - easy to hook up
think I paid about 35.00 but it is a little white button that you toggle back and forth.  Great little thing.  I spent forever rolling chair back and forth between computers.  Got it at Staples.
I'll let you off the hook since you're also a Mustang lover.
I just like the '67s and '68s better because they're a little bigger and more rounded in the body style than the earlier years.  I dreamt of owning a Mustang for 20 years before I got one.
Some new puters don't have 9- or 15-pin ports anymore. You'd need a USB adapter to hook one up
Want to hook second computer to printer - what type of cord do I need?nm
yeap, hoochies looking to hook their claws into a guy with any kind of money.
Oh and don't you love the "WOW, you work from home?? HEY! I can type - hook me up!" sm
That burns my hiney more than anything else. Working from home is NOT a piece of cake. I can relate to those who think since we work from home we can just get up anytime. I don't know how many times I have tried to explain that if I were working in a "traditional" office, that they wouldn't just walk in, call, etc. etc. but I don't think anybody will ever really get that our time is money, literally.
This would be just a "regular" 3-pedal pedal and not the Dictaphone pedal. nm
You can buy just the Start/Stop software w/o the pedal if you're able to use your pedal as a VEC
Bringing up ExpressScribe pedal question again. Does anyone have 9-pin Infinity pedal on a USB?


Is there ONE pedal I can buy that will work with ALL platforms? And where do I shop for a pedal?
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. 
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.

A wav pedal is just a generic term for a pedal used to

play voice files  you have on your computer.   You can get them on the equipment board here, e-bay, or you can Google and get lots of other places.  Some pedals are fairly generic and can play multiple "wav" types, but some only work with certain software.  You can have a serial port connection, a game port connection, or a USB connection.

If you do not already have a job that you need a pedal for I'd suggest waiting because you don't know which kind you will use.  If you need it for testing you can download ExpressScribe for free and use the function keys to test. 

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.

I use my c-phone whenever we travel. You can hook it directly into your room phone. Be sure and as
You plug it into an outlet, plug in the phone cord, hook up the
footpedal and the headset and it works. 
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! 
INCRE pedal vs. wav pedal
anyone know if express scribe works with the INCRE pedal? I have an infinity pedal which I use for current job, but a possible second job says I need the INCRE, so I am wondering if my current job can be supported with this new pedal.  Any info appreciated
Is it the same pedal that MQ uses for DQS? If so
I have an extra.  Not sure if they're the same though.
I am slowly weaning my clients off tapes to digit, has anyone used the Gear Player pedal and is it compatible with most digital files.  I am going to be advertising for more digital accounts and so don't want to buy one that just works with Olympus, Sony, etc.  Have a friend who uses the Gear Player and loves it but would appreciate more info if anyone has it.   Thanks   Patti
WAV pedal
I have a brand new WAV pedal still in box that I just needed to take a test on for a certain company. I am looking to sell it, cheap. I used it for approximately 1 hour to transcribe 5 test exams. Let me know if you are interested.
Wav Pedal
I have an Infinity wav pedal and it has worked with multiple applications. DocQscribe, EMDAT, Express Scribe. As a matter of fact I have this 1 pedal for all 3 programs. It knows which program I have open and works. Anyway, very happy with Infinity and the price was under $100!!
wav pedal
Don't feel bad; I'm even DUMBER!! What is a wav pedal? I have used a C-phone with a pedal, and I am currently using a "dictation platform" or something to that affect (I don't understand some of the terminology when it comes to dictation equipment). So I would be interested in the answer to this question too.
I have the pedal
What else do I need?  He has finally sent me some files, but they're playing just like a regular audio file when I open them.  Geesh!  He has me so upset at this point.  I use a WAV files with another doc and we have none of these problems.  I download his files, push the foot pedal and transcribe, but the doc with his new toy is sending files nothing even remotely similar to those files. 
I don't think Olympus will, but my Infinity 9-pin works with it.
WAV pedal

I am curious about this Express SCribe you are all talking about.  My doctor asked me to check out WAV pedal so we can go tapeless so that is the program etc we are looking at through Medword.com.  My cost is $190 for pedal and software.  Is there a better and cheaper way of doing this?   Another question, I am not understanding how to post questions on these boards/website.  Can someone tell me how to do it?  TIA