Use MacBook Pro's build in iSight?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by patrickmast, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. patrickmast

    patrickmast

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    Hello,

    Can I use MacBook Pro's Build in iSight as a camera with Microsoft Messegner running in a Windows XP Virtual Machine?
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    Sincerely,

    Patrick Mast,
    xHarbour.com Inc.
    http://www.xHarbour.com
     
  2. daveschroeder

    daveschroeder

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    No, you cannot.

    At some point, Parallels Workstation would have to specifically recognize and support the camera on camera-equipped Macs.
     
  3. tech_head

    tech_head

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    Hi,

    It sees it as a USB camera.
    No driver though.
     
  4. stoli412

    stoli412 Bit Poster

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    Apple has never released a Windows driver for iSight, built in or external. It won't work even in Boot Camp. It's a shame too because the iSight is a wonderful webcam, but some of the best video conferencing apps are Windows only.
     
  5. dbourne

    dbourne Bit Poster

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    Hopefully the wording should be 'Apple hasn't yet released a Windows driver for iSight' Bootcamp is still beta. In Parallels VM is the problem no Windows drivers or no bridging (yet) between the VM and the Apple MacOSX drivers?

    I agree it would be a great addition to Parallels VM (and bootcamp).
     

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