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wav pedal is a foot pedal that plugs into your

Posted By: me on 2006-01-12
In Reply to: wav pedal - Me Too

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. 


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I use the foot pedal, just plugs into the back of the
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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 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.

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.

What is the best foot pedal?
What is the best foot pedal to have?  Which one is the easiest to set up and use and can be used with different files?  I already bought one but can not get it set up to be able to use.  Bought from Expresscribe to use with their program and have had no help.  Brought in a computer guy.  No help.  So I am stuck with this pedal and can't use it.  I am now looking to buy another one.  Any recommendations?
It is a USB port pedal.  It wasn't so much as they would not help me, I got aggravated waiting 2-3 days in between e-mails and trying things that did not work.  It has something to do with no driver.  So now I am looking for a universal foot pedal to make it easier for me to find a secondary account. 
foot pedal
I have a converter I bought from Radio Shack - I have one that converts USB to 9 pin and another one that converts 9 pin to USB
Foot pedal
I am working for a company, renting a computer and foot pedal. I discovered I could use my own computer so want to send their equipment back. Their foot pedal is a 15 pin pedal. I have a 15 pin pedal of my own, looks identical to theirs. When I plug my foot pedal into the game port on their computer it does not work. I need to know what I need to do to my own foot pedal to make it work on the game  port on my own computer. I am so technologically challenged. Does anyone know what I need to do?
Foot Pedal
If you are using express scribe then change the port option inside change the port options. If you are using game port then click on the game port options inside. Hopefully it will work.
In need of 9 pin foot pedal

If anyone has a 9-pin foot pedal for sale, let me know.  Thank you!!

in-USB Foot Pedal
I am a recent graduate and looking for a job.  In the meantime, I want to be sure I have the right equipment.  I have a standard cassette transcriber with foot petal, but have been told that I should have something that works directly with my PC (mine may be outdated).  Do I need to purchase software if I buy an IN-USB foot pedal?  The equipment/software requirements are a bit confusing.  Any information would be helpful. Thank you.
Foot pedal
Sorry.  Don't know of any free one to download.  If you haven't already, you can go to your Express Scribe screen, click on Help, then click on Foot Pedal control.   It has a lot of information that might be helpful.
foot pedal
You can download the free Express Scribe software to download dictation files. I have used Express Scribe with my Infinity 9-pin serial port foot pedal and it worked just fine. I purchased my foot pedal on ebay so it wasn't that expensive because I was just starting out. You should not spend a ton of money on foot pedals in the beginning until you get a job and know what program the company you are working for uses. Not all foot pedals are created equal. Some programs require a certain type of footpedal.
foot pedal - sm

Thanks for your reply. I am not very technical when it comes to these things. So what you are saying is that in order to use Express Scribe, you have to have a 9 pin serial foot pedal? If so, I will go on ebay and try to get one since I need to test for several companies..I have never tested on line before. Thanks for your help.


foot pedal
I'm not the most technical person either, but you can use a USB foot pedal with ExpressScribe. I will try to include a link here to a USB pedal that shows what it works with, will not work with Dictaphone ExText. I think my choice would be USB. I do know there are a few companies out there that do require a 9-pin pedal only, but I think things are moving more and more towards USB. The lap top I just bought doesn't even have a serial port, you have to buy the docking station to get one, although I think sometimes you can use some kind of adapter. I have used USB pedal with ExpressScribe to test on it. The technical board is a good place to ask questions, too.
I had to buy a foot pedal....sm
but that is pretty common in companies who do not supply the computer. I don't remember it being that expensive, though, only around $100. What are they asking you to pay for?

foot pedal

Never worked with wav player before. would a lanier foot pedal work with express scribe program (as a foot pedal) instead of the million $$$ one that I can't afford.  Downloaded program but "Hot Keys" on keyboard is making me nuts.  Need advice.  Thanks.

Could be a bad foot pedal
This happened to me after I reset up my system after remodeling.  I brought in all kinds of repair people.  After my DH took the foot pedal apart, it was found that the pedal was just worn down where it connects when you press down.
foot pedal
I thought InScribe was the software. I'm very ignorant when it comes to this stuff. Will Express Scribe work with InScribe? what kind of connection do you have at the end of your foot pedal. Mine is a USB.
9 pin foot pedal help
I have used this pedal before on my computer before, it has just been a long time.  I have expresscribe, can't get the pedal to work.  I'm sure it is just a setting or something simple.  Any suggestions? 
No foot pedal?
foot pedal
Anyone with ATSI using MT world software.  What type/brand of foot pedal do you have?
Help with 9-pin foot pedal...sm

I use a 9-pin foot pedal on the DocQScribe platform and it is not working.   A webcam was installed on my computer and ever since then it doesn't work.  I uninstalled the cam but the pedal still is not working.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled the pedal, but still it does not work.  Any suggestions?


USB foot pedal
Does anyone have an extra USB foot pedal?  Please e-mail me regarding this?  plsa
foot pedal
try ebay, there's a lot of "buy it now" stuff, got my new headset there. love it
Help with foot pedal
Ok, ladies, started this new job yesterday and have wav foot pedal. For some reason the pedal is different. Before when I would press on the outside on the right hand side it would rewind and the left would be fast forward. Has anyone had a similar incident and how do I change back to what I have always worked with? Thanks.
foot pedal
Its all in the way you are setting it up. when I got my new computer, had to reinstall, and that was happening to me. I just kept starting over, until it finally started working for me. good luck, keep trying.
you buy a foot pedal. nm
usb foot pedal help
Help - this old MT is switching to an account with a WAV pedal and I would like to know if I am working with a USB WAV pedal if I need usb headphones also.  Do standard computer headphones work with WAV pedals?  I was told to get my own headphones. Thanks!
foot pedal
I have a problem and need to see if it has ever happened to anyone else.  My dog chewed off the cord to my foot pedal (long story). Computer said there was a power surge when it happened. Now I cannot get any foot pedal to work on computer. It will connect for a second and then disconnect, I keep hearing the windows ta dunk sound I call it.  The local computer people sounded like they thought I was crazy when I called them.  If anyone has any suggestions I sure need them. I am trying to do my files by the hand control and it is driving me crazy.
foot pedal
This does not sound good. first, try to reboot and see if that helps. if not, it does not sound very promising as usually a power surge means that something was fried out inside your computer. How was it plugged in? USB? or 9 pin or 15 pin? If it was USB, can you try a different port to see if it will work there? If not, then this sounds pretty serious and you may have to get either a new foot pedal or hopefully nothing worse. good luck.
foot pedal
It is USB, I have 2 ports have tried both, the printer works fine in either one of the ports, That is really crazy I know.  I have rebooted, plugged and unplugged.  I don't think this a problem that our local computer guys are going to be able to fix either.  Is it possible to take ports out of an old computer and install them in the current computer. I have 2 extra computers here, but they don't have the work software on it. I am just about as frustrated as I can get right now.  It seems like I have lots of luck, all bad.
foot pedal
Yes I tried another pedal.  In fact I have tried 2.  Thanks for answering, makes me feel good that someone is out that.  I wonder if I am the only one this has every happened to. The one that the dog chewed on he chewed the cord completley in to.  That is the only thing he chewed up while I was gone too. It was payback.  Any one what a jack russell terrier?  As I am working with the hand clicking I keep hearing the kerplunk sound because the last foot pedal that I tried is still hooked up.  I am going to see if my son can install me a new USB port, but I don't know if that will do it either. I have searched for the Infinity foot pedal web site and did not find it and did a general search about foot pedal problems and came up with nothing like what I have.  I tried out express scribe the free version and could not get any foot pedal to work with it, but the printer works in either USB port. There has to be a glitch in the computer programing, I even tried doing a restore with no luck.  I need a big 4 leaf clover or something.
foot pedal
Dog is fine, bouncing all over house as usual.  He chewed the wire competely into right at the nub where it connects and goes into the box. Have you ever taken a foot pedal apart? There is sure not much in them.  The foot pedals are plug and play type that just go into the USB with no software and the USB port works fine for my printer when I put it in either port.  I might try doing a clean up of registry to see if that is affecting.  The only thing that I have come up with after all day is maybe the foot pedals I have here are bad too, but one of them is brand new. The dog is chewing on a vienna sausage can right now, maybe he is part goat.  The computer place never did return my call, I didn't figure they would know about foot pedals any how.  Talk about a headache. I am getting another foot pedal fed ex to me tomorrow so will have to try that.
foot pedal
I will try that. It is calling the foot pedal an unknown human interface device.
foot pedal
I did the uninstall thing and got a this device cannot start code 10. I have the feeling this is a Windows problem now. Maybe I should learn to repair computers instead of using them.
foot pedal
I have it half way working. It only took all day. It is a windows problem evidently because the driver of the Infinity foot pedal is not digitally signed so it would not recognize it.  I put my windows disk in and told it to search there and it is working, but the foot pedal is not quite acting right, won't stop when I tell it to and takes 2 times some times to get it started. (Must be like me in the mornings.)  Thank you for the ideas.  By installing and then restalling with the disk I think it will work out.  I don't have a digital player, just the Chartnet Player from work, so that would not work. I will have to have some computer people look at it tomorrow.  This has only taken me over 18 hours to get this far.  Thank you everyone.
foot pedal
Thought I would give you a quick end to the foot pedal problem. After 3 days I uninstalled my HP printer and reinstalled and updated the drivers, and the foot pedal is working. Try figuring that one out.
So why not buy the foot pedal?
Can you only buy it from the company and it's overpriced?
foot pedal
I am not sure if I am understanding this correctly, but MY footpedal installation came within the download for my digital voice player. If you are using one of those digital voice players, it should be included with the set up of that. If not, then go on line and see if you can download an installation guide.

as far as the red line under misspelled words, you should have a file of your medical spellchecker on your computer somewhere. locate that and reinstall, but try not to have any other programs open and running when you install it, as it will not work. I use Stedman's. go into your program files and look for the manufacturer of your medical spellchecker. the installation file should be in there somewhere. good luck.
What do you do with foot pedal?
Do you use foot pedal or control keys for play of dictation?  Also when traveling in a car, how is this set up.
foot pedal
From everything I have heard and delt with you cannot use the adapter it does not work.
Foot pedal

When you say foot pedal, are you also referring to the digital software?  What foot pedal would you suggest?  I'm trying to get my research done now so I can be ready to purchase when I get a job.


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I am nearly all set to travel and take my work in 2 weeks but am having trouble getting the foot pedal to work on the laptop.  WAVpedal has a USB but it seems to be a tad longer than a regular USB end.  Is there an adapter I need? 
Foot pedal sm
Years ago when I worked in-house, there were a few transcriptionists who used hand controls instead of a foot pedal.  It might work for her.  
Foot pedal
How do you know what foot pedal and head set to invest in?  Are they all pretty much the same?  wav pedal, digital pedal, computer pedal? Are these different kinds or just diff names.  I've always done my transcribing from mini tapes.  Thanks in advance.
foot pedal
I ordered a 9-pin foot pedal with adapter and it wouldn't work with my laptop (gateway) and I spoke with a tech who tried everything for me and stated that it has to be the adapter...so I sent it back and am waiting for a new one. This probably doesn't help but sometimes there are problem in the pedal or the adapter.
Does anyone know if there's a foot pedal that
will work with both wave and dss files?  Thanks!   
foot pedal
I just got the upgrade, but I dont know how to configure the USB dictaphone foot pedal I have. I tried following directions, but I cant seem to find the switch under the foot pedal.
Foot Pedal Help
I have the Start/Stop Universal Transcription System and am trying to transcribe a sound file -- all I'm getting is static!  What's going on??