This article outlines the different types of audio files and their respective file sizes which are supported in the Olympus software.

 

File format File size Description
.DSS 0.104 MB Olympus Classic DSS file.
.DS2 0.211 MB Olympus DSS Pro file (supports file encryption).
.MP3 (128kbps) 0.944 MB A common audio file that uses a bit rate of 128 kbps.
.MP3 (256kbps) 1.84 MB A common audio file that uses a bit rate of 256 kbps.
.WMA* 0.971 MB Microsoft audio file, commonly used by Windows Media Player.
.WAV 10.1 MB Microsoft audio file that can be saved with different bit rates.

*WMA format isn't officially supported in DSS Player for Mac due to Microsoft removing WMA support for Mac OS.

This chart details the file size for 1 minute recordings.

FIle Size Comparison 1

 

 This chart details the file size for a 5 minute recording. This could typically be the length of a memo.

FIle Size Comparison 2

 

 This chart details the file size for a 15 minute recording. This could typically be the average length of a dictation.

FIle Size Comparison 3

 

 This chart details the file size for an hour recording. This recording could potentially be for a meeting.

FIle Size Comparison 4