My set up is a proprietary application on Win2k (which I have no control over) sending these streams to some Perl code on Slackware 8.0. This code is modifyable by me.
What I would like to know is
1. Is there any way to confirm whether the Windows app is sending the right format (it should be)?
2. Is there any way of extracting this data (if the problem is that the native format on my platform is not IEEE 754).