DSS to MP3 - Convert DSS to MP3, WAV, FLAC, M4A, etc

DSS Converter Mac and Windows - Convert DSS to WAV, MP3, M4A, WMA, FLAC, DTS, etc

May 21, 2016, Posted by Shirley White

What Is DSS Format?

DSS (Digital Speech Standard), is a proprietary digital audio file format developed by the International Voice Association, a co-operative venture by Olympus, Philips and Grundig. DSS files are generated by digital voice recorders like Olympus Digital Voice Recorder and Philips SpeechMike. They are commonly used to create transcripts in professional environments like law firms. The DSS file format allows basic recording functionality (such as recording, playing, rewinding, etc.) as well as the ability to record in either insert or overwrite mode making it ideal for dictation.

There is a new version of DSS format called DS2 (DSS Pro), which is used by default on all the Olympus digital dictaphones: DS-2400, DS-3400, DS-5000 and DS-5000iD.

Since DSS is such a highly specialized audio format, it is not supported by many commonly used players like Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime, iTunes, etc, not to mention major portable devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android and so on.

I'm new to using a Mac and my last place of work I used a PC with Speechexec dictation software. I need to convert some of the old dictation files with .dss to play on either QuickTime or iTunes etc.

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However, it is not the end of the story. People can enjoy DSS audio by converting it into a more compatible format like MP3, WAV, etc. Typist don't need dedicated software to do transcription any more.

DSS Converter Mac and Windows

To do the task quickly and successfully, you need to get a useful tool. While you search for an app, you may gain tons of information. In my opinion, I just trust Faasoft DSS Converter for Mac and Windows, which enjoy a high reputation of many years' for audio conversion.

With it, it gets easier to convert DSS to MP3, convert DSS to WAV, DSS to M4A, DSS to WMA, DSS to FLAC, etc and when the conversion is done, you can play DSS file anywhere without hassles. In fact, you have more than you would ever expect. It supports converting among almost all kinds of audio formats including MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, AC3, DTS, WMA, M4A, ALAC, OGG, OGA, XWM, 3GA, etc.

Moreover, with it you can do with your videos anything you can think of: cut, change bitrate/sample rate/audio channel, merge, split, adjust audio volume, take snapshot, even extract the audio from your video files.

Convert DSS to MP3, WAV, etc

Now, it's time to download this powerful DSS Converter to have a try. The following is a step by step guide to help you.

Step 1 Import DSS files
Launch the DSS Converter and drag and drop your DSS file to the main interface of the program. Alternatively, click "Add File" button to select DSS file from your computer.

Step 2 Set output format
Just click "Profile" drop-down button to choose output formats as what you want, for example, select "MP3 MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*mp3)" from "General Audio" category if you need to convert DSS to MP3 for playback in iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iPod, QuickTime, Android, etc.

Step 3 End the conversion
Click the big "Convert" button and let this fantastic program do the rest of the job.

Open and Play DSS

Better still, this DSS Converter also works as a DSS Player, with which, you can directly play DSS files on both Mac and Windows without installing any codecs.

Other DSS Players for Windows Users:
1. Olympus DSS Player
2. NCH Switch

For Mac Users:
1. NCH Switch