Olympus Digital Wave Player 2.1.4 VN-3100PC/VN-4100PC

Olympus Digital Wave Player 2.1.4 VN-3100PC/VN-4100PC

Olympus doesn't have it available for download from their website. Olympus is out of stock of their replacement CDs (probably permanently). Their digital audio recorder is useless without the software.

Here's the software you need to download:

olympus_digital_wave_player_for_windows.zip download
Olympus VN-3100PC x64 Driver.zip download

Works on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10, 11.
I have not gotten it to work on Windows 11. I'm looking into it.
Update: April 2, 2024 I tried it again on Windows 11 and this time it worked! My only guess is there was a Windows Update which fixed the problem it was having with recognizing the Olympus as a USB device.
My Windows 11 desktop last update was 2024-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5035853). Maybe that fixed something.

Installation Steps:

  1. Download olympus_digital_wave_player_for_windows.zip from the link above
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Run: Olympus_Digital_Wave_Player_for_Windows\setup.exe
    This will install the program.
  4. Run: Olympus_Digital_Wave_Player_for_Windows\DigitalWavePlayerUpdate214\Vista+AMD\DWPUP5EN.exe
    This installs the 2.1.4 update.

    Note: The other files in that folder are identical except for the display language used in the GUI and Help menu:
  5. Disable Olympus Device Detector 3 from running on startup (this is necessary as this Olympus Device Detector tends to just cause a lot of problems):
    1. Go to Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC)

      Task Manager
    2. Click "More details"

      Task Manager Expanded
    3. Select the "Startup" tab, then right-click on "Device Detector 3" and select "Disable".

Run Olympus Digital Wave Player

Under the start menu find "Olympus Digital Wave Player" folder and run "Digital Wave Player":

digital wave player
  1. Connect VN-3100PC (VN-4100PC)
  2. Device driver for device should install
  3. If device driver does not install, try downloading Olympus VN-3100PC x64 Driver.zip above and install that driver. See if that works.
  4. Now in the Olympus Digital Wave Player program see if you can copy the audio files off your VN-3100PC (VN-4100PC). The documents may be copied to a folder such as:

    Documents\Digital Wave Player\Message\FolderA\

    The audio file names may be something like: DW_A0014.wav


There appears to be a Linux version named "odvr" (which I assume stands for "Olympus Digital Voice Recorder") at:

Other Documents

(These files are all included in the olympus_digital_wave_player_for_windows.zip download above.)

Last update: November 25, 2022

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