DSS file format description

DSS file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with DSS files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the DSS file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing DSS files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Synology DiskStation Manager Configuration Backup

The DSS file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Synology DiskStation Manager, serving as a Synology DiskStation Manager Configuration Backup. DiskStation Manager (DSM) is an intuitive web-based operating system for every Synology NAS, designed to help you manage your digital assets across home and office. Visit the website of Synology DiskStation Manager for a detailed description of the DSS format.

Application:Synology DiskStation Manager
Category:Data files
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Synology DiskStation Manager Configuration Backup related extensions

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  • mmod MacroModel Molecular Mechanics Data
  • cnv FARSITE Optional Conversion Data

#2 HEC-DSS Hydrologic Database

The DSS file is categorized under Data. It is associated with HEC-DSS, serving as a HEC-DSS Hydrologic Database. Hydrologic Engineering Center Data Storage System (HEC-DSS) is a database system designed to efficiently store and retrieve scientific data that is typically sequential. Visit the website of HEC-DSS for a detailed description of the DSS format.

Category:Data files
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HEC-DSS Hydrologic Database related extensions

  • dsc HEC-DSS Catalog Data

#3 Digital Speech Standard Voice

The DSS file is categorized under Audio. It is associated with DSS Player, serving as a Digital Speech Standard Voice. It is a compressed audio file format for voice recorders. DSS is a digital speech recording standard which was jointly developed and introduced by Olympus, Grundig and Phillips in 1994. Visit the website of DSS Player for a detailed description of the DSS format.

Application:DSS Player
Category:Audio files
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Digital Speech Standard Voice related extensions

  • asn Atlantis Word Processor Sound Scheme
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  • bcwav Nintendo 3DS Banner Wave Audio
  • qsd QuickScore Elite Music Score

#4 WRAP Simulation Results Output Data

The SOU file is categorized under Data. It is associated with WRAP, serving as a WRAP Simulation Results Output Data. Water Rights Analysis Package (WRAP) simulates management of the water resources of river/reservoir systems subject to priority-based water allocation and performs statistical frequency and reliability analyses of simulation results. Visit the website of WRAP for a detailed description of the SOU format.

Category:Data files
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WRAP Simulation Results Output Data related extensions

  • aff WRAP SIMD Annual Flood Frequency Data
  • bes WRAP Beginning-Ending Storage Data
  • brc WRAP Beginning Reservoir Concentration Data
  • brs WRAP Beginning Reservoir Storage Data

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Windows can't open your DSS file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this DSS file.

To set the DSS file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set DSS file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle DSS files with care

Exercise caution when handling DSS files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar DSS files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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