[PD] webcam on OSX

Sam Roig tzahm at punkass.com
Fri Feb 13 18:52:57 CET 2004

I am using a USB webcam. It works perfectly with other applications, therefore I assume the cam is not the cause of the problem. I tried using [pix_videoDarwin] just in case, but it didn't help. What I did notice is that once I load a patch that makes use of pix_video, the webcam becomes unavailable to other apps. The driver is being used then, I assume.

Have you got a simple example patch?

::: sam :::

On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 11:39:06AM -0500, James Tittle II wrote:
> On Feb 13, 2004, at 11:12 AM, Sam Roig wrote:
> >Thanks. Knowing that it's possible I gave it another try with 
> >pix_video, but had no better luck. I am also using the webcam driver 
> >from http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/. Does anyone else on the list 
> >know which object gives access to the webcam? Do I need to provide in 
> >some way (a message to the object) the driver to be used?
> ...which webcam are you using?  Is it firewire or usb?  I have had no 
> problems using an iBot, which is a firewire camera...also no problems 
> with any other firewire video input devices (ie. dazzle)...you may want 
> to try [pix_videoDarwin], but that should be the same as [pix_video] 
> (due to object inheritance)...
> ...as far as set up and drivers and such, it's all handled 
> automagically by quicktime, so don't worry about that...
> l8r,
> jamie

::: sam :::

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