The weather has been quite wet for the last few days, so confined to base I've finally put some time in on the scanning problem I experienced with the Ricoh AP3800CMF under Windows 8. Although Ricoh has now updated their website and lists the Twain driver for the 3800 as compatible with Windows 8, I had not had any success with VueScan, which works fine with my Epson Perfection 1200 but simply crashes if you try to address the 3800 with it.
Following my research, I've found two solutions which do work - one is to install a programme called Scanwiz - there is a trial version which is free and lasts 30 days, and the other is to use IrfanView which is a free software. The latter not only handles the scanning, but it also offers some other very useful editing facilities, including a very effective OCR plugin (also free). Both programmes allow you to access the original Ricoh interface of the V3 Twain scanner driver. With Irfanview, it's important to have the 3800 in scan mode before acquiring an image - if not, the programme crashes. With Scanwiz, you get a message saying the scanner can't be accessed
Have you sampled any of the live recordings of choral music featured on the Moments Musicaux page of the website?
Or there's a Christmas Carol selection available here.
Michel - just an ordinary guy, I guess. A musician by trade and into 'techy' things as 'relaxation'. Originally from the UK, but resident in France for 13 years.