DSS File Type

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What are DSS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DSS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DSS file?

DSS files have multiple uses, and Digital Speech Standard Audio is one of them.

Digital Speech Standard Audio File

The .dss file extension is used for an audio file format created by Olympus Corporation for use in their digital voice recorder devices. The "DSS" in the .dss file extension stands for Digital Speech Standard, although they are also known as Olympus DSS voice files.

These .dss files are generated by the built-in tools embedded in Olympus Digital Voice Recorder devices. High compression methods are integrated into these DSS files.

These .dss files can be played back using the Olympus DSS Player and other compatible software. Although much smaller than standard WAV files, these DSS files still possess high playback quality. On average, a DSS file is 12 to 20 times smaller than standard WAV voice files.

How to open DSS files

We have identified 2 DSS openers that are compatible with this specific type of DSS file.

Programs that open Digital Speech Standard Audio files

Last updated: June 19, 2022

More file formats using the DSS extension

Through our research of DSS files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • DeskPic Screen Saver Module
  • Digital Sound Studio Module
  • Dream Station 1.0 Module

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DSS files. Remember, different programs may use DSS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Express ZipExpress ZipUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
VideoPadVideoPadUser submitted
Express RipExpress RipUser submitted
Zulu DJ SoftwareZulu DJ SoftwareUser submitted
SoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderSoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
VideoPad Video-EditorVideoPad Video-EditorUser submitted
ExpressZipExpressZipUser submitted

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