Ubuntu in Virtualbox. Facetime wont work

gw0gvq

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Jan 30, 2012
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I am using macOS Sierra with VirtualBox running Ubuntu. I want to use face time in the virtual machine but Virtualbox won't allow it. What do I need to do, please?
 

kschendel

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Which one is virtual, ubuntu or Mac OS? When you say "won't allow it" can you be specific as to what error you're seeing?
 

gw0gvq

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Jan 30, 2012
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Barry, South Wales, UK
Sorry the Linux is virtual and I really want to know how I can use facetime with it.I don't want Parallels and when I tried virualbox it doesnt have a webcam so I was wondering , if, I have to use it How do I st Facetime up with it?
 

kschendel

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Facetime is a OSX app, so you can't use it from linux. However, if you are asking about accessing the built-in camera from virtualbox for some other linux program that might understand webcams, you might see if this helps:

https://tskamath.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/macbook-camera-virtualbox-2/

I haven't tried it myself but it might point you in the right direction.

PS I found this with a few seconds of googling "virtualbox mac webcam", so if it's not the right answer, some of the other hits might help you out.
 
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