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Hi folks. Anyone know if I can use the Eye Toy Playstation 2 USB camera (actually made by Logitech) for iChatAV? Or would I be better off with my Canon MV630 DVCamera through firewire. Thought it would be more convenient to use the USB. If the USB does work, any opinions as to whether there are any performance issues with firewire versus USB?

Thanks... Greg..

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Greg,

After doing some online searching, I found that the Canon should work, but a driver for the Eye Toy is in progress. The website of drivers for various cameras to be used in on OS X can be found at http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/. Unfortunately, if you look for the Eye Toy under the Sony manufacturer (not Logitec) you can see that it is "in progress."

Also check out http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/12/23/usb_webcam.html for help on setting up an unsupported web cam.

- HBennet

1.5 GHz Mac Mini Mac OS X (10.4.6)

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Apr 3, 2006 10:14 PM in response to Greg Saunders In response to Greg Saunders

Most likely you can use your canon camera with iChat AV... You might have to play some games with the videocam to get it to not do the demo and remove the tape - stuff like that to get it to act like the iSight camera.

As far as the USB I don't think iChat AV supports USB (1.1 or 2.0). . .

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Apr 3, 2006 10:14 PM in response to Greg Saunders In response to Greg Saunders

Most likely you can use your canon camera with iChat AV... You might have to play some games with the videocam to get it to not do the demo and remove the tape - stuff like that to get it to act like the iSight camera.

As far as the USB I don't think iChat AV supports USB (1.1 or 2.0). . .

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Apr 4, 2006 12:30 PM in response to Greg Saunders In response to Greg Saunders

HI Greg,

The EyeToy is not listed on the iChatUSBCam camera list.

iChatUSBCam is needed for USB cams generally speaking if their are suitable drivers.

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Apr 4, 2006 6:23 PM in response to Greg Saunders In response to Greg Saunders

Greg,

After doing some online searching, I found that the Canon should work, but a driver for the Eye Toy is in progress. The website of drivers for various cameras to be used in on OS X can be found at http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/. Unfortunately, if you look for the Eye Toy under the Sony manufacturer (not Logitec) you can see that it is "in progress."

Also check out http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/12/23/usb_webcam.html for help on setting up an unsupported web cam.

- HBennet

1.5 GHz Mac Mini Mac OS X (10.4.6)

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Apr 6, 2006 6:48 AM in response to HBennet In response to HBennet

Greg,

After doing some online searching, I found that the
Canon should work, but a driver for the Eye Toy is in
progress. The website of drivers for various cameras
to be used in on OS X can be found at
http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/. Unfortunately,
if you look for the Eye Toy under the Sony
manufacturer (not Logitec) you can see that it is "in
progress."

Also check out
http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/12/23/usb_w
ebcam.html for help on setting up an unsupported web
cam.

- HBennet

1.5 GHz Mac
Mini Mac OS X (10.4.6)


Thanks for your efforts.. I'll follow your leads

Cheers Greg.

Apr 6, 2006 6:48 AM

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