Accessing RCA RP5022 Voice Recorder Files on a Macintosh
I have a Mac, running OSX 10.6.8, where I use VMware Fusion 4.1.1 to run a virtual Windows XP machine.
When I plug the RCA RP5022 Digital Voice Recorder into the
USB port on the Mac: the Mac doesn't mount it as a disk drive, and (b) Windows XP doesn't mount it (it starts to, but
seems to fail).
I contaced RCA and asked about a driver for the Mac, or a version of DVM ("Digital Voice Manager") for the Mac.
They told me there is none.
Here's how I got the files off the recorder and turned into something useful, using the Mac.
- stop VMware Fusion (terminate the app completely)
- plug the RP5022 into the Mac USB port
- OSX mounts the recorder as a disk drive called, IIRC, "THOMSON DVR".
- Open the drive, find your files (usually under the directory A, B, C, and/or D, and as A######.VOC),
and drag them to a folder on you Mac (you can save time by dragging them to a folder
that's shared with VMware Fusion)
- Start VMware Fusion, resume the Windows vm
- If needed, drag the .VOC files to a folder on the virtual Windows machine
- Run the DVM software on Windows
- Navigate (in DVM) to the folder with the .VOC files.
- For each .VOC file, right click and select "convert to WAV", and store the WAV files where you want them.
- (later) drag the .WAV files to a Mac OSX accessible folder. iTunes, QuickTime, and many other programs can play them.
- Consider deleting the files from the RP5022
- Eject the drive (THOMSON DVR)