vDictate – OSX Software Install

OSX – Software Installation

Before you install Express Dictate please make sure that you have your vDictate unit plugged into a USB port.

We recommend that you connect directly your Mac

Step 1: OSX Hardware Installation – just in case you haven’t already done so

Step 2: Click to download the software save to your desktop

( you need to be online to do this )

Click on the expressmac icon


Click Continue
Click Continue
Click Agree
Click on your Hard Drive as a destination to install

Stopping iTunes from launching whilst you are using Express Dictate on OSX

https://www.thebitguru.com/projects/iTunesPatch < thank you Farhan Ahmad

or PlayButtoniTunesPatch-0.8.3


Copyright (C) 2010 Farhan Ahmad. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You will need to provide your mac system password to allow the patch to run >
the text below is created by the patch and is shown here to allow you to see what it will the patch will do.

————————– Play Button iTunes Patch ————————–

This program will patch the Remote Control Daemon to prevent it from starting

iTunes whenever you press the play button on the keyboard or an external

remote control. This will only prevent iTunes from starting, all other

functions (like play/pause while iTunes is _running_) will continue to work

as before.

Also, this program will backup the original file in case if you would like

to restore the original functionality.

This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY;

please see the included license file for details.

Everything is ready. Would you like to create a backup and apply the patch? (y/N) y


+ Killed any running processes.

+ Backed up the existing file as rcd_backup_xxxxxxxx.xxxxx.xxxxx

+ Patching…

Successfully patched the file (found 2 instances at 31788, 109676).

+ Regenerating the code signature…

/System/Library/CoreServices/rcd.app/Contents/MacOS/rcd: replacing existing signature

+ Successfully patched the existing file.


Finished patching. To verify:

1. If iTunes is already running then quit it first.

2. Press the play button on your keyboard.

3. If iTunes did not start then the patch was applied successfully.



How to restore


install the back-up copy of the software onto the new computer and register the software again with NCH using your ID key information

Software licensing is controlled by NCH Software not vDictate.com

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