Better late than never Olympus have recently released an update to their DSS Player Plus v7 software for Mac (this is the Mac equivalent of the ODMS R6 and DSS Player Pro R5 dictation and transcription module software on Windows). The latest update, v7.5.1 brings just two changes, Yosemite compatibility plus an Olympus name change from Olympus Imaging to Olympus Corporation.

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Many of you I am sure have already upgraded your Mac OS to the latest and greatest version OS X,  v10.10 Yosemite as this was released back in October 2014. Luckily v7.5.0 of the Olympus DSS Player Plus v7 software has been running on Yosemite without issue. Now with the v7.5.1 upgrade, only 8 months after the Yosemite release, comes official Olympus compatibility.

If you are having trouble installing DSS Player Plus v7 from the disk which came with your DS-7000/DS-3500 or AS-7000 then your best option is to:

  1. Install DSS Player Plus v7.5.0 for Mac Full (approx. 72Mb – download from here)
  2. Apply the DSS Player Plus v7.5.1 Update (approx. 38Mb – download from here)

To play back your .dss or .ds2 digital dictation on a Mac you will require the Olympus DSS Player Plus v7 software.

You must have a valid DSS Player Plus v7 for Mac licence key. The key came with your Professional Olympus Dictation DS-7000/DS-3500 dictaphones or the AS-2400/AS-7000 transcription kits. The Mac licence key is the number at the bottom of the green square licence certificate (not the key that starts RT6xx or RD6xx for current models and RT5xx and RD5xx for older models). If you have lost your licence certificate a new one can be purchased for your Mac, this is Olympus AS-7001 and is $129 incl. GST. Your licence certificate will look like this:

Olympus ODMS and DSS Player Plus v7 for Mac Licence Certificate

The full version history for Olympus DSS Player Plus v7 for Mac is below for reference:

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OLYMPUS DSS Player Version 7 Readme                  

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Copyright (c) 2008-2015 OLYMPUS CORPORATION

This Readme explains the updates of DSS Player V7.

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Version 7.5.1

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Updates

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1. OS X 10.10 is supported.

2. Changed the name from Olympus Imaging to Olympus Corporation.

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Version 7.5.0

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Updates

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1. DS-5500 is supported.

2. OS X 10.9 is supported.

3. The location of each folder in the Download tray can now be set. In addition, folder aliases (custom folders) can now be added to the Dictation folder.

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Version 7.4.0

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Updates

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1. Settings for the DS-7000/3500 in [Device Setting] in the [Device] menu are supported.

2. Settings for the DS-2500 in [Device Setting] in the [Device] menu are supported.

3. Hand Controller RS-32 is supported.

4. Fixed the bug that prevented updates from succeeding if Olympus Sonority was installed.

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Version 7.3.3

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Updates

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1. Sampling frequency can now be modified while converting DSS/DSS Pro files to AIFF files.

Added setting for file conversion to the General tab on the Preferences dialog box that appears for [Preferences…] on the [DSS Player] menu. This setting specifies the audio format after file conversion.

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Version 7.3.2

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Updates

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1. Now compatible with Mac OS 10.8.

2. Now possible to use 256-bit encryption key to encrypt DSS Pro files.

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Version 7.3.1

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Updates

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1. The layout of the foot switch settings screen was changed to enable settings to be made using the applicable button layout for the relevant model.

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Version 7.3.0

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Updates

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1. DSS Pro files that were encrypted in High Encryption mode (using 256-bit encryption keys) can now be decrypted and played back. (They cannot be encrypted.)

2. Downloading and playback of WAV files is supported. Index marks and comments can now be acquired and edited. 

3. MP3 index marks are supported. MP3 index marks can now be acquired and edited. 

4. The new foot switch RS-31 and also DR-1200/2100/2200/2300 are supported. 

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Version 7.2.8

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Updates

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1. Mac OS 10.7 is supported.

2. Mac with 64-bit kernel is supported.

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Version 7.2.7

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Updates

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1. Fixed a bug in which the playback position of an audio file currently being played reset due to an audio file being downloaded or deleted in the same shared Download Folder.

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Version 7.2.6

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Updates

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1. Settings can now be maintained even when disconnected from the network due to the Download tray being set as the shared folder on the network. When a connection to the Download tray cannot be established, downloaded files will be temporarily stored locally.

2. The bug in which index marks and comments cannot be edited when the Download tray is set as the shared folder on the network has been fixed.

3. The bug in which large audio files are not updated in the Audio List Window when pasted to the Download Folder in the Finder has been fixed.

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Version 7.2.5

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Updates

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1. Supports DS-2800.

2. Enables the user to change USB mode settings for Digital Voice Recorders DS-5000/5000iD/3400/2400 from within DSS Player.

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Version 7.2.4

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Updates

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1. Fixed a bug which automatically set the device clock to the year 2000 when the PC and device clock were synchronized.

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Version 7.2.2 / 7.2.3

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Updates

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1. Mac OS 10.6 is supported.

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Version 7.2.1

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Updates

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1. The device can detect recorded files when the User ID, whose length is less than four characters, is sent to the device.

2. Mac OS 10.5.6 supports the recording function using Direct Recording Window.

3. Button function, which has been customized using DS-4000 Administrator Kit, will not be overwritten when new device settings are uploaded to DS-4000.

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Version 7.2.0

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Updates

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1. Version 7.2.0 supports new Digital Voice Recorder DS-3400.

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Version 7.1.0

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Updates

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1. In addition to Version 7.0.0, Version 7.1.0 supports new Digital Voice Recorders DS-5000 Barcode and DS-2400.

2. The Voice Guidance function newly supports Spanish.

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When upgrading from DSS Player V6.x or DSS Player for Mac, please upgrade to DSS Player V7.0.0 before upgrading to this version.

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3 Responses to [Mac] Olympus DSS Player Plus v7.5.1 Released – OS X 10.10 Yosemite Compatible

  1. I also recently upgraded MAC OS on two computers not knowing there is an issue with the pedal. My typist has now do it by hands what she does not find great or she has to use Windows computer where pedal (RS-31 USB foot control) is still working.
    Not great experience at all.

    Best wishes,

  2. Chloe says:

    Hi!

    Thanks for your super useful article on the dss player update. I was wondering if you had any insight on my particular situation? I am using dss player plus version 7.2.5 on my macbook pro, version 10.10.5 Yosemite.

    The foot pedal I purchased, rs-24 seems not work. Ugh!

    Do you know which footpedal would work with yosemite and dss player plus, version 7?

    Your help would be the best.

  3. Dave says:

    Hello Chloe

    You need an RS-27, RS-28 or RS-31 pedal. The RS-24 has long been discontinued.

    Hope that helps.

    Dave
    Dictate

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