4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 7, 2008 7:32 AM by chatch
chatch Level 1 (0 points)
I have just purchased an Olympus digital voice recorder WS-110.
It is compatible with Mac, but could someone tell me how to (and where to) download the WMA files, so that I can save the recordings?--Thanks-chatch.

MAC OSX 10 4, Mac OS X (10.4)
  • Zevoneer Level 9 (52,700 points)
    The manual for your voice recorder should have instructions on downloading the files to your computer, it will probably allow you to choose what folder you want to download the files to. You''ll then need some other things to actually play them. You can download Flip4Mac from Microsoft which will enable the files to be played in QuickTime Player. You'll get it at this link: Flip4Mac

    To convert WMA files to play in iTunes you could have a look at something like EasyWMA audio converter. This will let you convert the files to an iTunes compatible format: EasyWMA
  • Limnos Level 8 (46,035 points)
    The drawback to WMA is you will have to be content with a few playback programs such as Flip4mac or VLC. You won't be able to use iTunes unless you convert all your files into some other format. The disadvantage of that is you will lose quality each time you do it unless you convert to a lossless format such as AIFF or Apple Lossless. If you use those, your files will become much larger and this is probably not desirable as a long-term solution. WMA is really intended just for the Windows platform and there isn't any good way to get around it. This is probably not what you wanted to hear just after purchasing something, sorry.
  • Zevoneer Level 9 (52,700 points)
    I presume you intended this message for the original poster. I haven't purchased anything so I don't really have an issue.
  • chatch Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks to Zevoneer and Limnos for your help.
    I have now found that by downloading Windows media player, I can save and play the audio files.-chatch.