12 Replies Latest reply: Jun 21, 2009 10:52 AM by Ralph Johns (UK)
mmwade Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
will my isight cam work with my pc? if so, is there an adapter to connect it to a usb port?

toshiba satellite, Windows XP
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (56,240 points)
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    *iSight on Windows*

    +External iSight+

    +Windows XP and Vista will autodetect an external iSight camera as “1394 Desktop Video Camera”, but no specific iSight driver exists for Windows. Nevertheless, most Instant messaging clients are capable of using video from the camera and adjusting brightness and other settings (the image will appear to be overexposed until the settings are altered). Windows is not capable of receiving audio from iSight’s internal microphones, as no Windows driver exists.+

    +Technology blog Gizmodo reported in July 2006 that a bounty was offered for a driver that would enable the external iSight's microphone to function on Windows XP. Users were asked to contribute funds that were to be won by the successful developer. The driver's source would then be open to the public for porting to future Windows versions. After waiting 5 months with no submissions, Gizmodo canceled the competition, returned all donations, sold the iSight and bought a MacBook Pro.+

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISight#iSightonWindows












  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,315 points)
    Umm,

    I wonder on that Boot Camp issue of the Drivers for the audio/Mic Input listed in that WiKi page

    Defcom may have an External iSight and a Windows Boot to test it on.

    I am sure though that the External is too old for Apple to have made a driver to be included as All Intel Macs that have cameras have the Internal iSight



    8:56 PM Friday; June 19, 2009
  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6 (15,355 points)
    Running Parallels with XP and 7 does not see the firewire iSight, sorry dont have bootcamp partition.
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,315 points)
    SO you have not run the Boot Camp assistant to see if the Drivers are On the created CD ?



    6:59 PM Saturday; June 20, 2009

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  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6 (15,355 points)
    No mate, as i dont want a windows partition to find out.
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,315 points)
    Stick the disk in

    Step 3: Install the Boot Camp Drivers for Windows After installing Windows, install Mac-specific drivers and other software for Windows using your Mac OS X Leopard installation disc.


    It's sort of "hidden" in the Optional install Folder



    8:25 PM Saturday; June 20, 2009
  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6 (15,355 points)
    Tried that still cant see firewire.
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,315 points)
    Hi Defcom,

    Thanks for trying that.

    It at least proves that an External iSight can not be a Mic - and in some cases may not be recognised as a Firewire device.



    8:19 PM Saturday; June 20, 2009

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  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6 (15,355 points)
    Not in parallels anyway, might do in bootcamp.

    On a PC does ot not do video and not audio.
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,315 points)
    I know you can use the Drivers in Parallels for other Apple Hardware.

    Did you not get a New Hardware Found message ?

    This can be used for the Track pad and Internal iSight (or at least that is my understanding of the situation from iChat and iSight posts).

    There again in the original Boot Camp the drivers were created in the Boot Camp Assistant and that was the way I did it.



    9:42 PM Saturday; June 20, 2009

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  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6 (15,355 points)
    Ralph Johns (UK) wrote:
    Did you not get a New Hardware Found message ?


    No
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,315 points)
    OK.

    I thinks we have enough ecxtra info for the OP.



    6:52 PM Sunday; June 21, 2009

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