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A doc I transcribe for has just started using the DS-40. The first few files came to me fine and the quality was amazing. I had no trouble on my end with transcribing the files which were in WMA format. The last few he has sent, I have not been able to get them to play in anything except the Windows Media Play and so there is not foot pedal to control the playback. The only difference I seen between the files is that the good ones he first sent are labeled in my file folder as Windows Media Audio file and the ones that he is now sending are listed in the same file folder as Windows Media/Audio playlist. Is there something he can do to reset his recorder so that the files will be in the correct format for me again. Help Please!

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    Although the solution provided did not specifically help me, it did lead me to the right conclusion. Thank you.



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The latter files have been mistakenly formatted as playlists rather than audio files. Playlists are created to keep track of groups of audio files. When you want to listen to the audio files, rather than having to load all the files seperately, you merely load the playlist which then automatically loads the separate files. Depending on the way that the files are being transferred from the unit to the PC, the software is creating these playlists. You should still be able to see the individual files even if the play lists are being used to transfer the files. Have whoever is doing the transfers review the section of the manual that shows the different ways that files can be transferred. Make sure that when the files are being copied that the individual files are being moved. That should then allow you to listen to the audio and be ale to use the foot switch.

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