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Mikomi ET858 digital voice recorder suddenly switched from saving files as .WAV to .ACT, whatever that is. Can play interviews on machine itself, but can't save them to computer. Help! How do I switch it back to original?

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  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    I'm afraid I cant help except to express solidarity - mine just did the same thing today, having behaved beautifully before that. A quick google failed to find any easy non-techy way of converting back.

  • Jess Feb 10, 2012

    Mine has done the same thing. Now the buttons are not even responding. : (

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

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Hi all,

I recently bought this little headache of a dictation machine to help me with my Law revision. Had similar problems but have worked out the following:

The machine appears to have 2 modes of recording - LP and SP. When the machine is in LP mode, it appears to be a format for the machine itself to allow for longer record time. Because of this individual format it will not play back on computers. If, however, you change it to SP mode (from what I can ascertain from the VERY unhelpful user manual is 'high quality recording' i.e. standard WAV format) it saves the file in a .wav format which is playable on computers.

To switch it from LP to SP (this is on my dictation machine only - i take absolutely no responsibility for breakages etc):

Turn on
Press 'M' to cycle to 'REC' mode
Use the Volume control to cycle between SP, SP VOR (no idea what VOR is i'm afriad), LP and LP VOR
Record as usual.

I've made test recordings on both SP and SP VOR and both save to WAV format and can be played back through a computer.

If anyone knows what VOR is then please shout back.

Hope this helps.

Liam

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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Vor (voice control record) is voice activated on/off set up on page 13 of english manual it is to conserve space when recording in .wav format to make any change from sp Lp sp+vor etc start on page 12 Menu setting and work through takes some bit of time but it will work setting appears to turn the device off ofter 3 sec and on again when another sound is made

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Many thanks to Liam here, only just bought my dictaphone to help me @ college but couldnt listen to it on my computer, now i can!

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