Monday, June 4, 2007

Using your Built-In iSight with Parallels (and VMWare)

It is probably an old tipe, but I have just configured my Windows XP Parallels VMs to use my MacBook buit-in iSight Web Cam using the driver that you can find here: - Download iSight Driver for XP The site states that it does not work with Parallels, but I am using the release Build 3170 RC3 and I do not have any issue.

  1. Start your VM
  2. Download the Driver & Unip zip
  3. Grab the Built-In iSight using the Devices > USB menu
  4. Point the Windows Devices Manager Installer to the location of the Unzipped folder
  5. and you are done...

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks! worked great!

Anonymous said...

No gain to do it from my virtualized Windows. Most of the time i work with OS X (and not Windows)...Windows is just on my Mac for doing tests with IE or for using Word/PowerPoint/Excel.
Tools like Skype, supporting video chat, interconnect very well Mac people and Windows folks.

Tug said...

I would agree with you, no gain to do it on the Virtualized windows, and like you I do use Skype, iChat and even now Mercury Messenger (MSN client for mac with Cam support).

But I needed to use Windows for internal meeting and wanted to be able to use the video support as well

ellen said...

actually I was lost up to your step 3...it states not match driver...

Fidelito Castro said...

Mercury Messenger is crap. For webcam use aMSN.

Oh btw, drivers didnt't work in XP virtualised with WMVare

Tug said...

Hello,

When I did it I had no issue with VMWare. And I do agree that aMSN is a lot better in term of usability than Mercury.

Regards
Tug

Dad said...

Worked great on Parallels, thanks!

cybercinic said...

Hi, can't find the .zip file among the downloaded files, should I look for a different file extension ?
Thanks, Egbert

Anonymous said...

thank you very much for the help in setting the isight up in the VM for use with yahoo messenger. one question, when i use "view my webcam" in messenger, all i see is a green box, no camera. any suggestions?

Genyus said...

Works perfectly in Parallels. Thanks!

Ryan Robertson said...

Worked fantastic in Parallels. Yahoo! Messenger had no problems, thanks!

Anonymous said...

The installer can't find the unzipped folder despite me navigating to its location (e.g., Desktop).

Any advice?? Thanks!

Selegna!... said...

Thanks for the help