20 Most Recent Olympus DS-50 Digital Voice Recorder Questions & Answers


try to connect the recorder to the PC and with the Olympus DSS Player Version 7 change the folders name to default

Olympus DS-50... | Answered on Feb 10, 2016


Hello
The recorder should be formatted only by using the internal FORMAT function found in the Menu. Formatting using the computer may corrupt system files needed to run the recorder and may delete the Voice Guide Data and Audible system files, so computer formatting is not recommended. When the recorder is connected to a computer, individual files can be deleted using My Computer without negative effects.after you format the unit this is how needs t
be depends on your selection for Audio quality
STEREO XQ mode: 17 hours 30 minutes
STEREO HQ mode: 35 hours 10 minutes
HQ mode: 70 hours 20 minutes
SP mode: 138 hours 30 minutes
LP mode: 275 hours 20 minutes
if this don't solved your problem you can get one really cheap athttp://www.tvps.com/Products/Olympus-DS-50-1-GB-Digital-Portable-Voice-Recorder---Demo-DS50__OL-D-DS-50.aspx just like a back up

Olympus DS-50... | Answered on Feb 12, 2010


Have you tried formatting the unit? How much time did it use to say? Also what happens when you change the quality?
Thank you,
Lee

Olympus DS-50... | Answered on Feb 10, 2010


if you have another usb port, try that one... or try another computer... even though the software is not on it.. it will be recognized as an USB mass storage device

Olympus DS-50... | Answered on Feb 11, 2009


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

Olympus DS-50... | Answered on Feb 11, 2009


This has happened to me often. I have had to remove the DS-50 using the safely remove hardware button and then reconnect. Usually, that fixes it. I am talking about downloading podcasts here.

I myself now face the problem that the device is not sensed by the computer. I'm waiting for Olympus support to reply to my email.

Olympus DS-50... | Answered on Jan 17, 2009


Hi joncoo...the English Manual for your DS-50 DvR can be downloaded by clicking on the following URL: http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/DS30_DS40_DS50_Online_Instruction_Manual.pdf Available Software for Olympus DvR's can be found by clicking on the following URL: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_downloads.asp?id=22 Please return to update your post on your progress and/or if you have any further questions.....good luck my friend...chris

Olympus DS-50... | Answered on Dec 18, 2008


No, you can't do this on the Olympus DS-50 , its not a dictation machine, you can do this only by Olympus DS-2300, DS-3300, & DS-4000 which they have the Editing Features : Insert,Overwrite, eraseing and Partial erase

Olympus DS-50... | Answered on Apr 04, 2008


Hiya marco1ca...The recording qualities and characteristics of your Digital Voice Recorder is designed and optimally calibrated for Audible (voice) recording. Essentially, recording of sounds with peak levels that exceed a conference room of 20 or so people speaking at moderate levels will completely overun the sensitivity and be over-modulated both during recording, and during playback, as in your experience, producing unrecognizable audio. Although it supports and plays Audio files such as mp3 and WAV with ample quality, while doing so, it is only functioning as a player and not a recorder. If you would like to continue to use your Digital Voice Recorder to record live music, execution of the following Setting changes will provide you with the "best" you can get, albeit, you will still not be pleased with the recording. Our objective is to cancel as much sensitivity of your recorder, both aurally and electronically by removing and retarding all features that promote sensitivity. 1) Remove the Stereo Microphone Unit, and record using the built-in Monoraul Microphone. As you can obviously see, the individual Stereo Microphones are very close together. The method that your DvR uses to achieve stereo separation is by increasing the directional sensitivity of these microphones individually. 2) Change your recording mode from your present setting of ST XQ, to SP by; a)pressing and holding the Menu Button for 2 seconds, or until "Rec Mode" is displayed. b)press OK to enter setup. c)press either + or - until SP is displayed. d)press ok to save your change from ST XQ to SP. "SP" mode does not incur any electronic enhancement or proccessing from your recorder. 3) If applicable, change your Microphone Sensitivity Setting to "DICT" by sliding the Mic Sense Switch located on the left side of your recorder. "DICT" is the lowest sensitivity setting that your recorder can achieve. Finally, if in a secure environment, place your recorder MUCH further away. Sound is the movement of air. You are attempting to record a PERCUSSION band, which truly is the epitome of air movement creating sound. What you have been recording and hearing was not sound, but air which was digitally captured simply because there was not enough time for sound to materialize. If you would like to try an experiment to physically understand the process of sound, have someone stand in front of you and whistle a note, and ask the person to sustain the whistle while approaching you until their lips are as close to, without touching your ear. When that physical point is reached, you won't hear whistling, you will only hear air/wind. The closer you are to the source of the sound the more condensed, and electronic signal proccessing becomes overwhelmed, again, causing overmodulation and distortion. These steps are "all the resources that is available" for your specific recorder. Remember, it is a digital !VOICE! recorder, and there is no voice that is as loud, or that produces the dynamic wavelengths as a band playing. If you would still like more information regarding your Olympus DvR, their Technical Hotline Number is 1-888-553-4448. You can also email them at [email protected] Please update your post on your progress and/or if you have any further questions.....good luck my friend...chris

Olympus DS-50... | Answered on Aug 21, 2007


The headphones may have a defective connection or failed completely.

Olympus Audio... | Answered on Oct 03, 2019


I suggest you attempt to reset the device which should bring back default settings. If you wish to do a reset, go to Device Menu, go to Reset Settings, click + to select start then click OK.

Olympus Audio... | Answered on Apr 03, 2019

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