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WebCamera For Powerbook G4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AlphaJimmy, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    I'm looking to use a webcam for my Powerbook G4. I have an EyeToy usb camera but I can't seem to get that to work for any of my programs such as iMovie 09 and other iLife applications. I either want to know where I can get a camera that will work with this computer (That isn't very expensive) or how I can get my eye toy to work with everything. Please help.
  2. macrumors 68030


  3. macrumors newbie

    Thanks! Does anybody have experience with this webcam? Anybody know if it works with mac?
  4. macrumors 68000


    Any old iSights laying around....
  5. macrumors newbie

    I don't have an old iSight laying around, if anybody happens to have one, maybe we can work something out?
  6. macrumors Nehalem


    For my PB I used (without issue) a XBox Live Cam. They can be had new on eBay for $20 shipped.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jessica, was it just a plug in and go? Or did you have to use more applications to hack the camera and what not?
  8. macrumors Nehalem


    Oh yes, it was. I used it frequently with:
    iChat AV (both on Tiger and Leopard)
    Delicious Library (as a scanner)
  9. macrumors newbie

    So I could just buy one, plug it in, and the wah-lah it just works fine?
  10. macrumors 6502


    macam has drivers for a lot of USB webcams.


    EyeToy is on their list of supported devices. No guarantees, but it's worth a try since you have the camera already. I used to use macam for Skype on my Powerbook with a Quickcam Pro 4000 and I still use it on my desktop. I have never tried it in any iLife applications, but I think it would work since it is a Quicktime plugin.
  11. macrumors newbie

    I just tried it with Macam and nothing seemed to detect the camera, I don't know whats the problem? The only thing I could see the camera working with was when I pressed the play button on macam. Nothing else.
  12. macrumors regular

    I use a Hue HD with my Macs. The big question is, what version of OSX are you running on that? A lot of the cameras weren't supported very well until Tiger.
  13. macrumors newbie

    IM running 10.5.7
  14. macrumors 65816

    I had a PS2 EyeToy, and I'm pretty sure I had that going with my PowerBook G4 Skype.
  15. macrumors regular


    I use that and my webcam doesn't work in Apple-made software, like iLife or Photo Booth :)
  16. macrumors 6502

    I just tried it in Photo Booth and it works for me. Maybe it depends on the camera. Did you copy the macam.component package into /Library/QuickTime?
  17. macrumors regular


    Yup, did everything it required. I think it is device-specific as my camera kinda goes mental with its light flashing before a black screen is shown in Photo Booth.

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