How to convert DSS to VTT: audio-to-text transcription
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Upload your Digital Speech Standard File file(s) (*.DSS) from your computer, Dropbox, or Google Drive.
Select the language spoken in your DSS file. We support over 36 different languages. Then click the button 'Start Transcribing Now.'
Sonix automatically extracts the audio from your DSS file and converts it to the Web Text Tracks .vtt format. It'll only take a few minutes so you can grab some coffee.
Use the Sonix AudioText Editor to polish your VTT transcript. Simply correct any words in your browser.
Click the 'Export' button. Select 'WebVTT file (.vtt)' from the dropdown to download a VTT version of your DSS file.
That's it! Your DSS file has now been converted to text!
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Frequently Asked Questions for Digital Speech Standard File (*.DSS)
What is a DSS file?
Digital Speech Standard (DSS) files are a proprietary compressed digital audio file format that stores voice audio data in a highly compressed format that allows very basic recording and playback options (record, play, rewind, fast-forward, etc.) as well as insert and overwrite mode (extremely useful for dictation and stop and go recording). DSS is a format that’s designed for spoken words and optimized for human speech. It is sometimes known as the MP3 for speech, but it is highly compressed and optimized for the smallest filesize possible. DSS was created by the International Voice Association in 1994. It is commonly used on older digital dictation recorders made by Olympus, Philips, and Grundig Business Systems. However, modern voice recording equipment does use higher quality, larger files.
Does Sonix transcribe audio files with a *.DSS file extension?
Yes, Sonix does automatically transcribe audio files with a .DSS file extension. Sonix is an online audio to text converter. Convert any audio (dss, mp3, m4a, wav, ...) or video (mp4, mov, avi, ...) file to text without installing any software! Sonix quickly and accurately transcribes *.DSS files and converts them to text in a vtt format.
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Convert Digital Speech Standard File to Web Video Text Tracks (.vtt) version with Sonix
Sonix transcribes your audio and video files so they are easy to search, edit, and share. Sonix is an online, automated speech-to-text service that accurately converts files in the Digital Speech Standard File (.DSS) format to the WebVTT (.vtt) format. Sonix converts audio to text quickly, accurately, and easily. Sign up today and start transcribing.