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Recording format The instructions for the WS-100 say that the recorder records in WMA format but Dragon Naturally Speaking requires WAV format. How do you get the output of the recorder into WAV.

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Re: Recording format

You'll need a software program to convert between audio formats. Here's a link to a free one that you can try:

If it isn't quite what you were looking for there are lots of free converters out there. Just go to and search for 'convert wma to wav' and you'll be presented with some choices, most of them free.

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