Synopsis: I have a user who wants to dictate into the Olympus DSS Player Pro Release 5 but they do not want to mess around with controlling a microphone or Directrec.
Question: Is there a voice activated recording mode within the Olympus DSS Player Pro Release 5 software for direct recording?
Answer:  No, however; the Olympus Digital Voice Recorders do offer a VCVA (voice activated) recording mode.  I would recommend dictating into the DVR, then transfer the dictation later. 
Verification Source: In-house testing