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Does microsoft lifecam 3000 work with macintosh? does it work for yahoo messenger? AIM? Thanks!

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  • irrig8tor Oct 03, 2008

    I'm on 10.4.11, Tiger, MAC G5  Is there a program for the Lifecam VX-3000
    that will allow me to use it

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  • PATMAN94 Dec 27, 2008

    I was given a Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 for Christmas and can't seem to use it on my eMac

  • Peter Silvia Jan 08, 2009

    I looked extensively and can find nothing that will allow this camera to work.  Quite bizarre since it is a standard USB interface, however perfectly understandable since this is a Microsoft product

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    how r u

  • Peter Silvia May 11, 2010

    thanks bud, but you somehow left off IChat and AIM, two of the most popular Mac messenger programs.  in addition, the instructions for Skype, although helpful, are a little off for the 2.7 version (no Tools Menu) and only produce a camera image that is jittery and way-of color-wise.  At least there IS an image!  Lastly, who uses Windows Live Messenger on a Mac?



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Dear yooperbud
The Question is "Does microsoft lifecam 3000 work with macintosh?" 
you answered it for windows ...
But the Question is will it works in Mac ? Yes it works with little trick.
it perfectly works with  MAC OS X 10.5.5 with Sonix 102p Driver.
all you need is change product id and very few things. i have done all the changes and it works.Get the kext from here Microsoft VX-3000 Mac

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    demigod602 Jan 24, 2009

    and it has the instruction where to copy and check Yahoo messenger MAC ver or Skype .. it even works with photo booth too :P

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    demigod602 Feb 08, 2009

    Oops .. above posted link is dead

    Try this Driver MAC MS LifeCam VX-3000

  • hazelsides
    hazelsides Sep 10, 2012

    I have used this link, skype will recognise the cam as a mircophone but not as a camera...? ideas please


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Well the program MacCam might support it. It has a webcam compatible page that list you webcam. It might help. __________________

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Yes it should.

Normal 0 Normal 0 Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.

Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.

A. Skype Setup:

After downloading and installing Skype set it up as follows:

  1. Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.
  4. Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now see and talk to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: You audio and video shoud work. Enjoy.

When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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Whoa. I just plugged it in (Snow Leopard v.10.6.3) and it worked. Video only. I can't get the audio to work at all. :-(
No big deal. I paid less than $10 (including shipping) on eBay and I'd rather use the MacVide audio port anyway.

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