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Olympus has quite a pedigree in the compact, tapeless voice recorder market, yet the introduction of the LS-10 Linear PCM is a distinct departure from all this. While both types of recorder share the ability to easily transfer audio files to computer over USB, the LS-10 takes itself very seriously, proffering uncompressed …

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  1. Ross Ryles

    Mono vs Stereo

    Going from stereo to mono only doubles the recording time if you are using an uncompressed format. The WMA format uses the high correlation between the two channels to achieve some of its compression. Therefore you won't get as much of a gain by going for mono.

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  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    FLAC

    With its pretensions for quality, why on earth doesn't it have FLAC? Same as uncompressed .wav, but approx. three times the capacity!

  4. Paul Randle

    FLAC Flack

    The amount of CPU power required to do real-time FLAC processing would flatten the batteries unfeasibly quickly.

  5. Alex Walsh

    What these devices need...

    ...is some bundled software that transcribes your dictation. Unless I'm missing something none of them do?

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @ FLAC Flack

    What - more processing required than encoding to MP3 or (especially) WMA?

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