16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Warning - Does Not Work With Olympus Recorders,
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This review is from: Dragon Dictate 3.0 (Mac) (DVD-ROM)
Purchased the product after having used an older version on my Windows machine. Initial impressions are very positive the accuracy of the speech recognition using a Plantronics USB headset is exceptionally good.
One issue that I do have with the product is that it is incompatible with Olympus digital voice recorders. The Mac version of Dragon dictate does not support MP3 files or WMA files, to the file formats supported by Olympus devices. I can't understand why these file formats, which are supported in the Windows version, not supported on the Mac. This means that Olympus owners will be forced to run a conversion program to generate WAV files or similar for to invest in a voice recorder that is able to generate WAV files directly such as the Philips range. As DragonDictate Lite version is supplied with some Olympus recorders a health warning both on the software and on the Olympus device packaging would be really helpful.
The product appears to work fine with all Microsoft office for Mac products and for Mac native products such as mail. All in all a good product slightly spoiled by the voice recorder incompatibility.
(review dictated using the product, 100% accurate!)