Today we are talking about how we can open DSS files, a format that is not very widespread but you can find it on more than one occasion, especially if you work with audio files sporadically or regularly. The .dss extension stands for Digital Speech Standard (DSS) and not to be confused with .dds an image format.
It is a proprietary audio compression format developed by Olympus, Gunding and Philips and It is commonly used in digital recorders to store voice memos, dictation files… Can we open these files in Windows? As I always say, for every computer problem, there is a solution in the form of an application.
Being a proprietary format, it is not compatible with any native Windows player or even the powerful VLC. The first thing we must do to be able to work with this file format is download DSS Player Standard R2, a free application that we can download from this link.
If Windows still does not recognize the file, we have to place the mouse over the application, press the right button and select Open with and select DSS Player Standard T2.
This application not only allows us to reproduce the file, but also offers us the possibility of convert it to MP3 format or make use of the Transcription to Text function.
Si you don't want to install any application to open these types of files, because you hardly use them, you can use the web Online DSS File Viewer, a web page to which we can upload the files in this format and reproduce them via the web.
In this way, we will avoid having to install a specific application for these types of files, especially if we want to keep our computer free of applications that we hardly use.