Question about Olympus DS-30 Digital Voice Recorder

1 Answer

Recognition of recorder


after having installed the correct Windows Vista Home Premium version of the software for Olympus DS-30 and the icons for Diretrec and Device tools show on my task bar, when I plug the recorder through the USB cable i hear a sound, like the PC recognizing new hardware, but nothing else happens.

The software doesn't detect the device, and i've already uninstalled and reinstalled the software dozens of times, I've uninstalled a dozen other programs to see if it was an incompatibility problem, but it was useless.

Any idea on what to do to fix this problem?

Is there any other important information that is required to trace back the problem?

Can anyone help me with this one?

Thanks in advance, and all the best
Nuno Michaels (PT)

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 135 Answers
Re: recognition of recorder

Does the computer recognize the Olympus DS-30 being connected to it at all? If not, do you happen to have another USB cable that you could try using? Either way, you should try connecting it to a different USB port on your computer, as you might have happened to connect it to one that doesn't work.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have an Olympus Digital Recorder W-10 with the install disk. I didn't have any problem on my older computers, but I have a new one with Windows Vista Home Premium with 64 bit processor. I loaded the...

The recorder W10 is NOT compatible with Windwos 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP 64 bits

If you have the CD with software "Olympus Voice Album " try install and reconigze tge recorder.

Is important for people who share their knowledge, know your comments.
If the answer is helpful, rate my answers

Sep 23, 2011 | Olympus W-10 Digital Voice Recorder

1 Answer

Problems to make the sony icd-sx25 software editor recognize my hardware when i connect to pc with usb cable. using a windows vista home premium 64 bit operating system

There is Sony Digital Voice Editor Version 3.2.01 available to work on Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit.
Click Sony Support to download "DVESetup_EN_3201" file (size approx 83MB) and install it in your computer, this will solve your problem of ICD-SX25

Jan 29, 2010 | Sony ICD-SX25 Handheld Digital Transcriber...

1 Answer

I have an Olympus Digital Voice Recorder WS-311 M and a new Macbook Pro. I cannot seem to download to my Mac

"DSS Player Version 7 (Vista Compatible) Item: #147467-410
DSS Player version 7.x provides computer support for Olympus DS-Series, WS-Series and VN-3200 and VN-5200 PC digital voice recorders using Windows 2000 Professional, XP Professional, XP Home, Vista, and Windows 7.
Functions include USB file download, file playback, editing files, conversion of DSS files to WAVE format, and archiving files. The installed application provides for the purchase of an optional Plus upgrade that enables splitting and joining files, and compatibility with voice-to-text transcription software.
The CD also contains DSS Player for Mac that provides computer support for Olympus DS-Series, WS-Series, and VN-3200 PC and VN-5200PC digital voice recorders on Macintosh platforms using Mac OS 10.3 and later, excludes: DS-3000, DS-2000, DS-660, DS-330, DS-320, DS-150, DS-10 and DM-1. Functions include USB file download, file playback, editing files, conversion of WMA and DSS format files to AIFF format, archiving files, and splitting and joining files. This MAC software version is not compatible with older foot switch RS-25, only the RS-27.
Item #147467
Opened software cannot be returned.
Price: $29.99

Sep 24, 2009 | Olympus WS-311M Digital Voice Recorder

1 Answer


you will need drive letter assignment for your device... located in control panel, disk management

Mar 01, 2009 | Olympus DS-30 Digital Voice Recorder

1 Answer

Can't access the software for DS50 digidtal recorder

you will need to call tech support at olympus... they will work with you in cleaning up your registry and getting the software to work properly

Feb 10, 2009 | Olympus DS-50 Digital Voice Recorder

1 Answer

Vista and CD's

This is the info off their site regarding their vista update. It has worked on my new laptop.
However, the VN-3100PC is not compatible with anything that runs 64 bit.The following is the url and the info regarding Vista Compatibility.
<Best to all>

This download updates the Digital Wave Player software bundled with Olympus VN-*PC series digital voice recorders from version 2.1.1 to 2.1.4. It enables Digital Wave Player versions 2.0 and later to run on Windows Vista systems

Oct 17, 2008 | Olympus VN-3100PC Digital Voice Recorder

1 Answer

Converting wma files to wav files on olympus DDS player version 7

When using the DSS Player v7 software the program is unable to convert WMA to WAV. The option you see there only works when it is a .dss file that needs to be converted to .wav. In order to convert WMA to WAV you will need to locate a third party software program that does this type of conversion.

Go to google and search on WMA to WAV conversion editors.

Oct 07, 2008 | Olympus DS-30 Digital Voice Recorder

1 Answer

Olympus ds-30 voice recorder

I don't think the serial number is required to install the software. I didn't see DS-30 information on the Olympus website. DS-40 was the closest one. No information was availbable regarding serial numbers.

I have a VN-4100PC and don't recall being asked for a serial number. The software is the same thing for all Olympus players.

Aug 21, 2008 | Olympus DS-30 Digital Voice Recorder

7 Answers

Driver for windows vista home premium

I have Windows Vista Home Premium. I do not have my original Olympus disc. I downloaded the driver from driver guide ( > installed driver (in this case pencam.exe. After installing the Olympus software I hooked the USB cable up, turned on my w-10 recorder and let Windows begin it's search.

I manually pointed it to the pencam folder where it proceeded to load the drivers successfully. I am now able to transfer my files successfully. Hope this helps in some way.

Oct 17, 2007 | Olympus W-10 Digital Voice Recorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Olympus DS-30 Digital Voice Recorder Logo

160 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Olympus Voice Recorders Experts


Level 3 Expert

94271 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66685 Answers

Are you an Olympus Voice Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides