I have an Olympus DM-20 which I use to record stuff from my amateur dramatics group, just recently I recorded a script read through of Thoroughly Modern Millie and needed to chop up the read-through by scene. Ubuntu Linux doesn’t support .dss files natively so I needed to convert them. A bit of googling lead me to believe that I’d need to convert it using a program under wine. Below is how I got it all to work, hopefully it will help someone!
Things you will need:
- Wine (avaliable from the repositories)
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)
- DSS/Multi Player-Lite 2 for Windows (This has to be installed for wine to know how to deal with .dss files (Thanks Hal!))
- Switch Audio converter (Runs under wine)
- Install wine from the repositories
sudo apt-get install wine
- Download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)
You should be able to Right Click and Open with Wine Windows Program Loader.
- Next install DSS/Multi Player-Lite 2 for Windows
Using the same methodology as above right click and open with Wine Windoes Program Loader.
- Lastly install Switch Audio converter
Install as above. Run the program, add the files, choose your output type and location and hit convert!
Bang, you’re done.
Information sourced from Google and the ubuntu forums I couldn’t initially get Swift working because I didn’t have the C++ libraries installed hence my repost!