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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:35 am    Post subject: Req. for comments: "Webcam" sticky in Accessories Reply with quote

Hi guys,

I'm thinking of getting a webcam and want to know what will definitely work with the Mini, so I used 123MM's search option to look for "webcam" in the Accessories forum. Turns out that there are 3 pages of results. Shocked

Of course, many of those posts are also asking what will work with the Mini, but many responses speculate what should work, what might work, what people have heard will work and what the manufacturers say will work.

So here's my suggestion: Could the admins please set up a sticky in the Accessories forum with the title "Webcams that are KNOWN to work with the Mac Mini"? If the opening post could ask people only to add recommendations that they themselves have bought and actually plugged into a Mac, then we might create a thread of verified experience rather than well-intentioned speculation.

What does everybody think?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Req. for comments: "Webcam" sticky in Accessor Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
What does everybody think?

Confused Silence, huh? Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arrow Bump!

It's a worthy question, as I'd be interested to know as well. Been dying to make a video.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:53 am    Post subject: webcams that don't work Reply with quote

Hi,
good idea I've 3 webcams I've tried, none appear to work, I will take a second look at them. If they don't work I'll post that, a negative result can be as useful as a positive one.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JB - I'll work on something today for the accessory forum. That being said, all you really need is a UVC compatible webcam.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't you just point to this list?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
Wouldn't you just point to this list?

Good list, but I don't know how up-to-date it is.

I have a MSI Starcam 370i and found the Sonic driver for the chip all by myself! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: webcams that don't work Reply with quote

bbott wrote:
If they don't work I'll post that, a negative result can be as useful as a positive one.

Good point. A definite "no" is worth knowing.

Smithcraft wrote:
Wouldn't you just point to this list?

I've looked at that list SC, and I see a lot of instances of "Should work". I'm not going to hand over money on the basis of speculation. I want to hear from people who've actually plugged the darn thing into their Mac! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: webcams that don't work Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
bbott wrote:
If they don't work I'll post that, a negative result can be as useful as a positive one.

Good point. A definite "no" is worth knowing.

Smithcraft wrote:
Wouldn't you just point to this list?

I've looked at that list SC, and I see a lot of instances of "Should work". I'm not going to hand over money on the basis of speculation. I want to hear from people who've actually plugged the darn thing into their Mac! Wink


That's why you get one that "Works." Wink

I use a fancy Logitech peecee webcam, but I don't get any fancy features, and IIRC even using the fancy Logitech Mac webcam, you don't get any fancy features. They both just use the UVC drivers.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I set a little something up JB.

http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26479

If you have more ideas for the sticky, please let me know. It's easy enough to change or whatever.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Brian! Very Happy Now all I have to do is wait for some kind members to add their experiences to the thread.... Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
Thank you, Brian! Very Happy Now all I have to do is wait for some kind members to add their experiences to the thread.... Wink


and follow the instructions Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
and follow the instructions Wink

It seems to have worked okay in the HTPC forum, but we'll see what happens.

Okay, back to the lab now. I need to finish something before April 3rd. Wink
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