iSight with Userplane Chat Rooms?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by matthewamzn, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. matthewamzn macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Does anyone use their isight on any userplane chat rooms? I haven't been able to get my macbook's built in isight webcam or microphone to work.
  2. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    is the problem that the camera will not turn on or is it that the site is not working with your camera? Also what kind of iSight is it, an older external one or a new iSight integrated right into the screen?
  3. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    I think he said it ws internal, on his macbook. Can sites, that dont specificly try, send a message to activate the camera? I know some sites can but they are meant to. Most web cams you turn on so if the site doesnt tell the isight to turn on i dont tihnk it will.
  4. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    woops i must have skimmed past the part where they said it was internal; thanks. maybe a way to side step the matter would be to turn on iChat, which automatically activates iSight, have it up and running and then try and enter the website.
  5. matthewamzn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Yes, I'm using the macbook's isight camera. It just doesn't seem to recognize it. Having ichat open doesn't seem to help. Any other ideas? It's a flash based chat room I think.
  6. Gee macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2004
    London, UK
    Just tried it and it works for me. Did you download and install the lastest flash player?

    Then I just clicked on 'Turn on video' and clicked 'Allow' on the dialogue that appears. You can't have any other camera-using apps running at the same time, so close ichat and the like.
  7. matthewamzn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Are you using a macbook? I've been trying to download the latest flash player, but for some reason it's taking forever (down to 93bytes/sec).
  8. matthewamzn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2004
    OK, I got it working. I had to select one of the other options for my isight (DV).
  9. etienne1102 macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2007
    Said configuring an option helped??

    I am having the same trouble... Intel MacBook Pro with built in iSight Camera. Works fine in Yahoo and Skype. Works fine in IChat. Cannot get it to work in a Flash based Chatroom. I downloaded the latest Flash Player. Seems the app THINKS it sees the camera, but it does not work... no image. Also, no audio in here, though it works too.

    What is this DV setting someone mentioned? I have no idea how to set such a parameter on the cam.. Thanks!
  10. Gee macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2004
    London, UK
    Try Control-clicking on the blank image - you should get a Flash menu, which somewhere will allow you to enable your camera.
  11. etienne1102 macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2007
    Yep - got that working - now next related question...

    I have 2 cameras - one the built in iSight (Intel MacBook Pro), one Logitech Notebook Deluxe... using Maccam component to get it to work. In both Yahoo Messenger and Skype, the app sees both cameras and allows me to use the Logitech. In Flash Chat, I am only getting the chance to choose the connection type. I choose USB (as that's what works for the internal iSight), but it does not give me the chance to CHOOSE between the USB cameras.

    Any ideas? One idea would be to disable the internal camera softly (Never thought I would wish for Windows!!!!), but have been unable to find out how to do so.
  12. rustypierce macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2008

    I had the EXACT same problem and worked on it for HOURS.

    I tried everything, including all the things mentioned here (each several times). Anyway - the solution (for me) was this:

    Closing EVERY program that COULD use your iSight. This includes, but is not limited to: Photo Booth, iChat, and Skype. They have to be closed (not hidden) even if you weren't using the cam in there.

    Mine works fine now. Good luck!
  13. bighouse macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2008
    I have tried everything:
    right-clicking and changing the settings, closing all the programs that could use isight, downloading the latest flash and yet my camera doesn't seem to get detected even though it works fine with Skype.

    Any ideas?

    What's weird is that it USED to work when I first got this macbook and stopped all of a sudden.

    (example of flash based chat: )

    Please help!!!
  14. beetleboy macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2008
    MacBook Camera with Adobe Flash Player 9

    I've had this same problem (getting my built-in isight cam on an intel MacBook to work with Adobe Flash Player) for MONTHS, and it seemed to have appeared after I updated to Flash Player 9. After reading the posts here, I tried selecting the USB camera instead of the default (DV).

    Amazingly, this solved the problem, even though the camera is NOT USB.

    So, 1. to reiterate, go to the site where you want to use flash.

    2. Ctrl-click on the Flash application, and select "settings"

    3. Click on the camera tab.

    4. Scroll down to "USB Class Video"

    5. Select this option.

    6. Enjoy.

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