iSight and OS 9

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by kwik, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I just received two iSights-one for my new PB, and the other for an older imac... which runs OS 9. I am looking for possible solutions to be able to communicate between the two computers. I've been playing around with the ispq video-conferencing app, but I can't get the imac to recognize the video from the iSight (however it will recognize the audio). I tried installing a driver from ioxperts, but it did not help. If anyone has found a driver or other alternative for a computer running OS 9 to use iSight, I would love to hear about it.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Technically speaking the iSight only supports 600 Mhz and up for video since the compression level used on the iSight for video requires a certain amount of power.
     
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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That seems like a valid alternative... wait...

    In regards to the first reply, Mhz is not the issue at hand. I am just looking for a driver that will work. It appears as if ioxperts is working on a beta for an iSight driver, so it looks as if my second iSight will just have to wait on the counter for a while...
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    They already have a Firewire driver for OS 9: http://www.ioexperts.com/dcam_os89.html If this doesn't work with the iSight, well that's the breaks. Ask them if they know whether or not they are working on a Mac OS 9 driver. If they aren't, you are going to have to upgrade to Mac OS X to use the iSight.
     

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