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(OS X Lion) Why won't my 'ye olde' webcam work with FaceTime?

I have an AGFA EASY PIX SV. It works in QuickTime 7 but not in FaceTime -- which gives me the message, 'There is no connected camera'.

There doesn't seem to be any way of configuring the camera in FaceTime as the preferences option is greyed out.

Des anyone know of a fix?
posted by run"monty to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
 
Does it work in photobooth?
posted by travis08 at 1:14 PM on January 20, 2012


A cursory look at the FaceTime Wiki suggests that FaceTime is only compatible with Apple-made cameras and, in particular, the FaceTime that Lion has is only compatible with HD Apple-made cameras.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 1:43 PM on January 20, 2012


A cursory look at the FaceTime Wiki suggests that FaceTime is only compatible with Apple-made cameras and, in particular, the FaceTime that Lion has is only compatible with HD Apple-made cameras.

Not true. I have FaceTime installed on my Mac mini with an older Logitech USB webcam plugged into it and it works just fine. I'll post the exact model when I get home later this evening.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:01 PM on January 20, 2012


Oops, it's an HP -- not Logitech after all. I just found it on Amazon.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:04 PM on January 20, 2012


Are you using Lion, though, Rock Steady?
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 2:14 PM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yup.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:14 PM on January 20, 2012


Seconding Rock Steady - I have a Logitech HD webcam that runs fine on Lion, and just tested Facetime on my desktop for the first time last week.
posted by shinynewnick at 11:03 PM on January 20, 2012


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