Ok, I have come to the conclusion that I must get my scanner feed off of my server. It causes too many issues when trying to get the feed to resume automatically on a reboot, and I still haven't figured out why the USB link crashes after a few hours.. And now my USB sound card does not appear to be working right..
So I scrounged together an old Pentium 2 box and got XP installed on it.. Now hearing the old hard drive cranking away I am thinking maybe instead I should run a small Linux install (I have a few of those IDE-CF adapters and a couple 2GB CF cards laying around but I would never use them for a Windows install - the paging would burn the flash mem out in a matter of months).. I am useless at Linux though unless I can have a list of directions to follow to make it do what I want - which I have found for the most part.. However, I did not see anything related to getting Alpha tags through a Linux streamer. Every thread where someone has asked about it has zero replies.... I have a Pro 197 with the older orange USB adapter.
Does such an animal exist? If so is anyone doing this? Can you walk me through getting it set up and working? Or am I better off just keeping it a Windows box with ProScan? I know XP is pushing the limits of a P2, but streaming will be its dedicated task - I won't be using it for anything else.
Last edited by KD0TAZ; 02-05-2013 at 5:07 PM..