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How to Play A DSS File - The Best Method to Convert DSS to MP3 Format

Author by Michael

Sep 8, 2017

In this article, I will briefly introduce what a DSS file is and tell you guys how to play this kind of file correctly by converting it to some common formats with a powerful audio conversion program.

Common Issues and the Definition of DSS Audio Format

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Q: I saved some DSS audio files generated by Speechexec dictation software from my last workplace. I need to convert some of the old DSS dictation files to play on my PC. It seemed none of my players recognized such files.

Q: I have recorded some files using an Olympus digital dictaphone and saved the files on my PC. I wonder if there is any way I can play a DSS audio file on my iPhone 6?
Because DSS is a pretty proprietary format, you cannot directly open it with players like VLC and Windows Media Player that we usually use. In the next paragraphs, I will bring in 2 most effective methods to play DSS files - to convert DSS to MP3 or find a compatible DSS audio player.

Method 1: What Is Your Best Choice to Convert DSS Format

HD Video Converter Factory Pro is pretty efficient software for both audio and video compression and conversion. More than 300 audio and video formats and codecs are available to choose from. With this highly efficient audio converter, you can convert some audio files which contain a bad compatibility to common formats, for example, AU to MP3, 3GPP to MP3, and ASX to MP3. In this way, you can not only play audio files in rare formats like DSS and AU on main-stream media players but also you can play them on your portable devices like iPad and iPhone with a better compatibility.

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Change DSS to MP3 with the Best DSS Converter within 3 Steps

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Step 1. First, you need to launch the best DSS audio converter of HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Then, preset an output folder at the bottom of the main interface. Click on "Add Files", select the DSS file you want to convert in its folder or directly drag its icon to the interface.

Tip: Batch conversion is allowed to save more time.

Choose MP3 as output

Step 2. Click below the two words "Output Format" on the right side of the interface. In the opened list, choose MP3 or WAV as the output format under the audio tag. Then, if you already have some basic knowledge about audio output settings, you can click on "Settings" where you can preset MP3 bit rate, sample rate and volume.

Begin conversion

Step 3. Click on "Run" to begin conversion process. After only a few seconds, you can find the output MP3 audio file in the folder you preset before.

Now, Please check the button below to download the DSS to MP3 converter to start your job.

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Method 2: Play DSS with A DSS File Player

Most proprietary audio formats have their own corresponding players. As for DSS, you can free download an Olympus DSS Player by searching on Google. After downloading, all that you need to do is just to click on "File" and then choose to open the DSS file you have. This is a pretty simple software, but it also has a very obvious defect - its temporary playback can only be launched on PC. So, if you want to edit it for a further purpose or move it to other devices, HD Video Converter Factory Pro will still be your best choice.

So, now you must have learned some basic but effective skills on how to play DSS file - Find a practical converter to convert DSS to MP3 or use a corresponding DSS player to finish this job.

What Is DSS Format

Digital Speech Standard (DSS) is a proprietary audio compression format jointly developed by Olympus, Philips, and Grundig. It is widely used on digital dictation recorders to store audio voice data in a high compressed format. In contrast with MP3, the quality usually is as low as possible. Now DSS is being less used in modern voice recording equipment. Instead,as anadvancement over DSS, DSS Pro (ds.2) offers better sound quality, achieves high compression ratio, and support file encryption (AES).

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