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.DSS File Extension

File Type 1Digital Speech Standard File

DeveloperInternational Voice Association
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CategoryAudio Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a DSS file?

Audio file saved by a digital voice recorder or speech recognition program; stores voice audio data in a highly-compressed format; can be written in insert or overwrite mode; commonly used for professional transcript environments, such as law firms.

More Information

DSS files may be written with metadata, such as the date and time of dictation, audio length, and priority.

The DSS file format was originally developed under the International Voice Association (IVA), which was comprised of Olympus America, Philips Electronics, and Grundig. DSS files can be converted to more common audio file types, such as .WAV files.

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Programs that open DSS files
Olympus DSS Player
Olympus DSS Player Lite
IBM ViaVoice
IBM ViaVoice
Olympus DSS Player Lite Software for Mac
Updated 1/28/2010

File Type 2DCC Active Designer File

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CategorySystem Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.DSS File Association 2

Windows screensaver file; used by Windows to run a screensaver animation or movie when the computer is inactive for a certain amount of time (which can be set by the user); adds additional screensavers to the list available in the Screensaver tab of the Displays control panel.

Programs that open DSS files
Used by the Windows Screensaver
Updated 3/3/2007

.DSS Extension Information

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