Files with dss extension can be mainly found as recorded voice audio files in the Olympus Digital Speech Standard file format.

There are 5 other file types using
the DSS file extension!

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DSS file extension - Olympus Digital Speech Standard

What is dss file? How to open dss files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

File extension dss is primarily used for a high-compression DSS (Digital Speech Standard) file format, a simple and cost effective way of sending high-quality voice files attached to e-mails.

DSS file format is used by almost every Olympus Digital Voice Recorder. It is a 16-bit, mono sound format.

DSS format was developed by International Voice Association (IVA) founded by Olympus, Philips and Grundig.

Although dss files are usually only 1/12th to 1/20th the size of conventional WAVE files, there is no reduction in playback quality.

Updated: December 4, 2023

The default software associated to open dss file:

Olympus DSS Player Lite picture or screenshot

Olympus Corporation logoOlympus DSS Player Lite  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Olympus Corporation

Olympus DSS Player Lite is used to playback audio notes from Olympus Digital Voice Recording products.

Help how to open:

You can playback DSS files using several audio players.

How to convert:

It may be possible to convert DSS audio to one of the more common audio format like MP3 or similar.

Find conversions from dss file:

dss to mp3

Related links:

Some more info about DSS format and how to work with it

List of software applications associated to the .dss file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open dss file, edit dss file, convert dss file, view dss file, play dss file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting dss files.

dss file player - programs that play dss file - Olympus Digital Speech Standard

Programs supporting the exension dss on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play dss file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dss file by default:
Olympus DSS Player Lite
Other suggested software:
Awave Studio small icon Awave Studio

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