[svlug] Digital Voice Recorders and Linux
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Sun Mar 13 11:01:12 PST 2005
On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 10:32:24 -0800 (PST)
Robert Hajime Lanning <lanning at lanning.cc> wrote:
> <quote who="J C Lawrence">
> Second paragraph on the right, mentions both block storage and audio
Ahh, I missed that. Thanks.
> Most of these "no drivers needed" would be standard block devices with
> FAT32 (keeps Mac/Windows compat.)
That's my thought as well. It also makes sense from the manufacturers
PoV: they get to share/reuse codebase and chipsets that are standard and
well tested and supported.
> One thing to watch for is the recording format. With the Olympus
> unit, it supports DSS and WMA. WMA can be converted/played directly
> on Linux. But, there is nothing for DSS.
Yeah. I don't mind that at all. I need/want WAV/MP3 for the files I'll
be listening to directly (the majority case), and when I need
distation/transcription (which is what DSS is for), I'll be sending the
files out to a commercial service...who (obviously) will have DSS
J C Lawrence
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