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please, need help with startstop opening windows sound recorder.

Posted By: Annie Rhue on 2008-07-18
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When I open a file from within startstop, it wants to open windows sound recorder, and then it wants to open a file located somewhere else on my hard drive.

Sometimes it will open the file I want to listen to, and the windows sound recorder flashes on the screen a couple of times.

Is anyone having that problem? I've emailed and called startstop but no response to email and no return call from startstop tech support.

 Any info you have is greatly appreciated. I'm on version 9.8.7

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My doctor uses an Olympus ws110, which he paid less than $70.00 for. He dictates, it comes apart and has a USB connector inside. It plugs into his computer, he downloads the dictations, and he e-mails them to me. I type them, e-mail them back. You can get digital signatures in e-mail for around $20 each (one for you, one for her) and no one can open the e-mails but you two. I love the whole set up! Best of luck to you.
I believe StartStop does (sm)
Check out their website at www.startstop.com for more information. Hope this helps! Good luck!
I use startstop over the bytescribe. don't know about the other one. nm

I have 2 USB footpedals, one from StartStop and one from ...sm...

from Bytescribe, brand name Infinity.  The Infinity pedal works with StartStop or Bytescribe WavPlayer and the   StartStop (with HTH Engineering on the bottom) works on both StartStop and Bytescribes WavPlayer as well.  You could see call to double check with StartStop tomorrow when they're open or call Bytescribe to see if they sell pedals separately. 

Bytescribe, Startstop or PowerPlay?
I need to purchase one of these three for a new account I am on.  Any recommendations?  Bytescribe, Startstop or PowerPlay?  Postive and negative experiences will be appreciated!  Thanks in advance!
StartStop and GearPlayer both cost a bit...
...but I believe they have free evaluation/trial packages downloadable from the Internet.

Of the 2, I prefer GearPlayer. It is much clearer. I find the StartStop a bit scratchy.
Does anyone know ... foot pedal ... StartStop
I know what you mean, but this is determined by software.

After using many other programs, I still feel HTH Engineering's StartStop programs are best.

You Get What You Pay For.

Whether a specific format of digital audio files opens by a particular application is determined by software, not hardware.

The footpedal (hardware) is not the determining factor, rather it is the software that controls the footpedal.

Are you working in DOS or Windows? In Windows, it's Kilobytes.
I have an opening...sm
email me with your pasted resume and we'll talk.
I saw a job opening for mt at
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Wow! This is eye-opening

You two have really given me some thought-provoking info.

I had no idea it was this bad.  That is a hellish training period for such a pathetic salary.  Exactly the opposite of what I've been reading.  The websites I read from truly did quote up to $40. per hour, computer equipment given to you and a growing field, not shrinking!

Yes, I do work for slave wages, but I have a mortgage to pay and student loans and I am a single woman so I have to find something.  Maybe a paper route . . .

Thanks for the info!

They might be having an opening soon.
I am opening up a transcription (sm)
business myself. I am fed up with the hospitals who are going voice recognition and are using a digital system for attendings, so I decided why not!! Another MT and I are do this and hopefully we will be successful. I am going in with someone on the computer end as well.
did you try opening the file?
If so, what did the instruction say?  Do you have to open it with a special program?  Is this a wav file?  If not, what type of file is this (it will say at the end of the document/file name)?
That's an eye-opening article -
and scary, too.  My MTSO was just taken over by Acusis......... 
Still not opening at all for me. I emailed
This is eye opening information and I will be

looking into more IRS laws.  This is VERY interesting as the company I work for does not pay my taxes but dictates hours, etc.  They also have violated HIPAA regulations and I will be inquiring as to what actions can be taken there.

Thanks for enlightening me. 

Opening up Pandora's box of wine
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Try opening the normal.dot and see if you can change it there. sm
Hide spelling/grammar errors in this document only affects the current document. Another place to look is the Language setting on the Tools menu. You may have it set to not check spelling.
Austin Radiological -- how did you hear about the job opening? nm
Try opening up ShortHand before log in. Works with other systems like that. nm
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I applied, got the job, and that is how I got my foot in the door.
Your opening statement about our President is disrespectful.

Whether or not you like him, he is still the President and that office should be respected. Unfortunately, your statement is reflective of the mindset and mentality of many in our country. And people have to ask why the rest of the world doesn't like us--we don't even like each other.

At the very least you should be respectful of those in positions of authority. It's modeling of appropriate behavior that our children see and emulate themselves.

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Look through the Help section in it and just start opening up all the tabs and playing
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Don't know how to get this thing going. Do not know how you get their dictation to come through your computer. What if they do not dock it correctly and it gets lost forever? I don't understand how it gets from their office to your computer. I know it's a competitive world, but anyone willing to share? I know how the big companies do it, but the little docs with their hand held digital recorder, how do they do it and how do you get it without losing it? Once it leaves them can it get "lost" totally! SCARED!
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Digital Recorder
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digital recorder
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Olympus DM-1 recorder
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Thanks for any help, I really appreciate it

The recorder will not do that for you automatically.

You will need a software program to do that. I am not sure but I thought that the very high-end Olympus recorders could be set up to do that but you'll have to check on that. Check the Olympus site link below.

Bytescribe has a package that uploads/downloads but it my be beyond your $$. Also check with some of the other vendors who advertise here like GearPlayer. Search this site for some other ideas as well.

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Would any of you have an old dictation recorder (digital) or know where I could pick one up at a discount?  It is needed for someone to record a book - load onto a PC and then have transcribed.  It must work with Express Scribe player.  Thanks!

Something is wrong with HIS recorder..sm
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tell him to get a hand digital recorder.--sm
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Tapes and digital recorder
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Could it be from the "source" (digital recorder) and not ....sm
related to a problem with Express Scribe?  Just a thought. 
ruled out source recorder as well...
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These are all good thoughts, but believe me, I've tried everything I can think of, and I think it's something much more involved. There is a corrupt file or codec or something possibly, but I don't now how to identify the problem at this point.

I have gone through the Express Scribe user forum and have seen several posting made over the past couple of years regarding the same type of situation, but have not found a remedy for it in those postings. No tech support available for free version, so I'm out of luck there too.


Olympus Digital Recorder
Not sure about the DS-30, but we bought a DS-50 for one of my doctors. I believe it cost approx $250. Sound quality is excellent. I do not think it was too difficult of him to set it up on his end. I use the AS4000 Transcription Kit and it works very well.
Need help with choosing new digital recorder

My account is looking to buy new digital voice recorders.  What they are currently using is discontinued.

They would prefer to buy one at a local office store where they can actually see it and try it.  Price isn't too big of an issue, but ease of use definitely is and clarity a must for me.  I will encourage them to buy online if needed, though.

If anyone has any recommendations, I would really appreciate it.

I still record but not onto tapes.. onto a digital recorder. sm
I use a skutch box hook up to the phone and recorder. Make sure you're muting out room noise, a speakerphone and mute button do the trick quite nicely.
I have an urgent question regarding Olympus DS2 recorder...SM please

I have a new account and the office manager called me because the doc is off who usually uploads their DSS files to my site.  I'm not familiar with this process and am wondering if anyone can help.  The office manager got directions from the doctor before he left, but I believe she is missing one step.  These are the directions she has.

Plug in the recorder with the USB attachment, make sure the recorder is on, go to the Olympus program, highlight and drag over the DSS file to my site.  Well, the problem is that she can find the voice file.  It seems like the file is not uploading from the recorder to their computer.

Is this something that is done automatically or do you have to manually upload the voice file, name it, and save it to their computer?  It doesn't seem right to me that you would just plug the recorder in and it automatically uploads, names the file, and saves it.  Maybe I'm wrong.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!