CONFIRMED!! Xbox Live Vision Cam works natively with 10.4.9

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  1. lOUDsCREAMEr macrumors regular

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    For the sake of the whole mac community :p , brave me picked up a Xbox Live Vision Cam from a local ToysRUs (299HKD, around 39 US bucks or 45 maple dollars), to see if it really works with 10.4.9 without a hack/driver~~

    the whole thing apparently comes with the cam itself (ofcoz), a useless Xbox Live headset & some sort of Xbox Live trial gaming membership card~~

    AND YES, IT JUST WORKS!! :apple:

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    thatz pretty much the quality you can expect~~
     
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    "VGA 640H x 480V video at 30 frames per second and still photos at 1.3 mega-pixels."
     
  4. lOUDsCREAMEr thread starter macrumors regular

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    the quality is alot better when i turn on the light & manually adjusted the focus ring~~
     

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    Well if ur not going to use the "useless" xbox live membership I wouldn't mind taking it off your hands for you:D
     
  6. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, that's not so bad! I got myself an eyetoy not too long ago. It works fine with macam, but maybe I'll look into the xbox live cam soon. Could you post more pics under different lighting situations?
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    consider its price tag, its a pretty good deal.
     
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    Is It USB2 Connected?

    USB2? I think you assumed we know how it connects. :confused:
     
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    Wow, it even looks kind of 'mac-y'. I guess this is one time when Microsoft trying to emulate macs works in our favor. :)

    For 40$, this is going to be a handy option for all those people who didn't want to pay 300$ for an iSight on ebay. :)

    What are the details on the headset? Sure it is useless?

    peace,
    sam
     
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    Sold Me

    Yeah I'm running out to ToysRUs right now to buy one. Thanks.
     
  12. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Ooh... I despise MS products and the XBox reflexively, but I'm cheap and that looks like a sweet deal (and based on precident, MS probably loses money on it if you don't sign up for XBox live).

    But do I take the "useless headset" comments to mean that the camera has no sound input and the headset doesn't work with 10.4.9? That'd add another purchase if you wanted to use it for iChat.
     
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    Awesome....I'll pick on up soon, for 40 bucks for a camera for Xbox 360 (one day) and my Mac(now), very much worth 40 dollars
     
  14. Zorkon macrumors newbie

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    Just in case some folks missed it (although I imagine the majority of readers here are aware of this), the latest OS X update (10.4.9) includes support for USB video cameras in iChat. So I imagine that more than just the XBox Live camera will work.

    From the 10.4.9 release notes:

     
  15. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

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    This will be great for people who don't want to shell out the insane eBay costs for a used iSight and still want a quality cam. Plus it looks like it actually has "the mac look"
     
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    Digg front page news.

    :)

    Irony, Submitted to digg by: [​IMG]
    "A guy reporting"
     
  17. lOUDsCREAMEr thread starter macrumors regular

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    :D
     
  18. B. McKechnie macrumors member

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    Nothing new! Have been using the Vision Cam for a couple of months (with 10.4.8). Excellent with Skype and is a pretty sweet deal.

    -Brian
     
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  20. lOUDsCREAMEr thread starter macrumors regular

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    No
     
  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    This is very interesting. I might have to go pick one up for my Mac mini. :D
     
  22. macgpscs1 macrumors newbie

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    Out of curiosity, just tried plugging in my PS2 EyeToy, and it didn't work.

    I have an iMac G5 running 10.4.9

    There's a possibility that USB webcams may still not work on PowerPC Macs - the USB kernel extensions have been updated in the Intel version of 10.4.9 but not the PPC version.

    Can anyone confirm whether or not they now have a USB webcam working with 10.4.9 on a PowerPC Mac and/or Intel Macs?

    lOUDsCREAMEr, what's your machine?
     
  23. bored911 macrumors 6502

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    I plug mine in but nothing happens. I'm sure there is something i have to do. Any ideas?
     
  24. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    your live camera or your eyetoy camera ? And do you have 10.4.9 ?
     
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    Live, 10.4.9. Intel CD macbook
     

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