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Olympus VN-4100PC

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Olympus VN-4100PC

The VN-4100PC digital voice recorder from Olympus has 256 megabytes of internal flash memory; enough space to hold up to 144 hours and 20 minutes of recordings in long play (LP) mode. The voice recorder measures 1.5 x 4.0 x 0.8 inches (W x H x D) and has a 23 mm x 25 mm LCD screen. The VN-4100PC is powered by two AAA batteries and has a rated battery life of approximately 25 hours on standard alkaline batteries and about 15 hours on NiMH rechargeable batteries. With batteries, th…

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Olympus VN-4100PC

The VN-4100PC digital voice recorder from Olympus has 256 megabytes of internal flash memory; enough space to hold up to 144 hours and 20 minutes of recordings in long play (LP) mode. The voice recorder measures 1.5 x 4.0 x 0.8 inches (W x H x D) and has a 23 mm x 25 mm LCD screen. The VN-4100PC is powered by two AAA batteries and has a rated battery life of approximately 25 hours on standard alkaline batteries and about 15 hours on NiMH rechargeable batteries. With batteries, the device weighs 2.22 ounces.

In addition to the built-in microphone and a 28 mm diameter speaker, the VN-4100PC also has 3.5 mm jacks for plugging in external microphones and headphones.

The Olympus VN-4100PC is compatible with the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home and Professional editions and all 32-bit iterations of Windows Vista. There is no driver available for Vista 64-bit, however, you can use the VN-4100PC by installing Windows XP in a Sun VirtualBox.

The recorder uses the CELP + ADPCM recording format and offers 4 recording modes. In XHQ and HQ mode, the VN-4100PC can record 11 hours, 40 minutes and 23 hours, 40 minutes of messages respectively. In SP and LP mode, the recorder gives a recording time of 47 hours, 20 minutes and 144 hours, 20 minutes respectively. The VN-4100PC also features timed recordings, allowing the user to program the device to start and end a recoding at pre-determined times.

Playback features include slow (25% slower) and fast (50% faster) modes as well as the option to set a file to play at a specific time.

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  • Olympus VN3100C Digital Voice Recorder

    Help! A 30-minute digitial voice recording was erased. Please advise how to retrieve. The info recorded can save a life. Thank you.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2011-03-06

  • Audio Recovery from onboard Flash Memory chip

    Audio Recovery from onboard Flash Memory I accidentally erased all files in folder A, I need them is anyone aware of how to recover audio files from on board flash memory chip, Olympus tech support said they didn't know but there may be an answer out there? Thanks

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-07-20

  • Re: Olympus VN-4100PC voice recorder

    Re; Olympus VN-4100PC voice reorder. Has anyone used this to record live music/gigs in a small to medium sized room/venue?

    Answered by americamba 2009-07-11:

    Digital Voice Recorder Olympus VN4100PC I have the little Oympus VN4100PC Digital Voice Recorder. Where do I get driver to record direct from the unit OR transfer recordings from the unit to my PC? I hope you can help. This will save me mightily. thanks, Frank

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