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  • Question
    does this have a usb cable and software so you can download it to a computer   (2 Answers)

    Item description says it does, but a customer review says it does not

    By Anonymous July 24, 2011.

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      No this recorder is a stand alone device and cannot connect to a computer. I suggest considering the VN-8100PC. The PC versions of the VN recorders offer the ability to download the recordings.

      By OlympusProductSpecialist July 25, 2011.

      • Olympus Representative
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    is the recorder computer compatible   (4 Answers)

    By Anonymous March 23, 2015.

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      It is compatible with my laptop which is running Windows XP, and also with my desktop which is running windows Vista. My friend just got one and she uses a Mac and it's working fine on hers as well. Since the device can be read just like a thumb drive, I would think that any computer that can read a thumb drive could download the files and manage them.

      By LadyB April 13, 2015.

    • Question
      does recorder include a ac power adaptor for plugging into 120volts outlet, durring recording?   (2 Answers)

      A plug in which is supplied with 120vac that rectifys it to the dc voltage needed by the recorder for recording without batteries in unit?

      By Bob December 10, 2011.

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        Seems to be battery only. No plug with it and don't see a place to plug in one bought separately.

        By Anonymous January 25, 2012.

      • Question
        Can I Record a Conversation from my Home Phone - LAN Line   (3 Answers)

        I'm going to be conducting phone interviews that I would like to record. Does this device work with home phones - LAN LINE? How would I connect it to the phone to make sure it captures the conversation? Thanks.

        By Brad May 15, 2012.

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          You will need to find a third-party device that attaches to the phone and that can be used via the microphone input.

          By OlympusProductSpecialist May 16, 2012.

          • Olympus Representative
      • Question
        Can set the time for the recorder to start recording?   (3 Answers)

        By Anonymous August 18, 2012.

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          Then manual says you can set an hour and minute for starting a recording, or repeat recording at the same time every day. Have never tried it...

          By UhClem February 27, 2015.

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          Does this recorder time stamp entries?   (4 Answers)

          By Mike December 20, 2011.

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            read the spec. it time stamps with a date and time.

            By panda February 25, 2012.

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            how to erase   (2 Answers)

            By Anonymous March 2, 2015.

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              hit the stop button (upper left) then the erase button (lower left).

              By Blackbeard May 24, 2015.

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              can your rewind or will it play to the beginning of the recording?   (5 Answers)

              By Anonymous February 13, 2015.

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                Your recording will jump to the beginning of that recording. It does not rewind backwards like a tape recorder.

                By UhClem February 27, 2015.

              • Question
                is recorder voice activated   (1 Answer)

                By Anonymous May 16, 2016.

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                  Yes, it has a voice activation setting.

                  By CommunityAnswer May 16, 2016.

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                  How does it connect to a computer?   (1 Answer)

                  I purchased the recorder two weeks ago. There was no software or connecting cable with it. I thought it would connect to my computer with a mini USB to USB cable, but there is no mini USB port on the recorder. (The recorder this one replaced has a mini USB port.). I purchased an iPod shuffle USB Cable. This was the only cable that Best Buy on Dodge Street in Omaha NE had that would connect to the EAR port on the recorder and a USB plug. When I connect it to my computer and turn it on, nothing happens. It does not show up under "This PC" like the older recorder does. What do I need to buy or do to download the audio files from this recorder to my year old DELL computer running Windows 8?

                  By Mark February 1, 2016.

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                    It has a built in usb so it connects directly. Plug and play as they used to say.

                    By sweetdeb February 6, 2016.

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