I’m glad you got it working. I looked into the dll issue as well.
The reason why it didn’t work for you might have been that you were installing VC++ 2005 redist where in fact you need VC++ 2005 SP1 redist.
I agree with you Microsoft should have some kind mechanism in place for detecting the version that is needed and directing you to the right place for download.
You can download the correct redist from the following links:
BTW, I posted the updated PS3EyeTest app that captures 640x480 at 60fps now.
Sweet thanks, yea that link is different from the one you provided above, thanks for the updated app. I was going to look into writing a DLL for it but you’ll probably have yours done before I even begin =\
Have you looked at the focus nob at all?
Mine seems to snap in between the two positions, would it be possible that this is controllable via signals from the pc?
There isnt much CPU load, and when alex is done, there shouldn’t be hardly any, as there will be no compression.
i installed successfully the Alex driver on XP ,
it was quite harsh at the beginning , the first tests failed , the video was freezing after a few seconds ( 1 to 4).
So I tested each port from bad issues to bad issue and reinstalling the driver for each one .
after installing the driver on every ports , it finally works .
Great job , Alex P !
Can’t wait for your further improvements !
Echoing this but slightly different. 1 USB port won’t work, once i switched USB ports and installed the drivers it will work for several seconds (or possibly major movements) then it will lock up, Taking 20-30 seconds to close. As I switch/add USB ports it “seems” to last longer however will crash promptly. All 4 USB on back of the mainboard has the drivers installed. The remainder 4 to 8? on the front is not active/hooked up.
Another note, I am running your sept 8th (smaller 53k) version. That one will work. Your Recent release of Sept 9th (larger 300ksize) Will not however, It Initializes, Found ps3 camera then just sits there.
Dude I friggen got it.
God damned microsoft is the most idiodic company sometimes i swear..
The c++ runtimes installer they provide is crap, I used the one provided with the USBTester from jungo, and it works AWESOME!!!
Got the distributable package out of the installer and posted it on my site for download
I also had a problem at 1st, but after installing SP1 everything worked. A link to SP1 is on the related links section of the page AlexP provided.
Hello all, I’m new to this forum and already pretty amazed by the things you guys do here.
AlexP - Thank you for your time and effort.
I bought this camera in hopes of being able to video chat with none PS3 clients (i.e. icq, yahoo, msn, or skype), but I am not very lucky in finding any possible ways to do that (short of hacking the ps3 and installing windows on it).
Also I was hoping to use it on my PC for the same reason, and this thread is a giant hope in that direction.
Please forgive my ignorance, but can you guys help me understand:
1. Now that we have a working driver, will the DLL (spoken about above) make it possible for the different IM clients or Skype to recognize and use this camera for video chat?
2. Do your guys know any way I can use this cam it on ps3 to chat with skype or IM clients?
Hey alexP looks like your doing some good work, keep it up!
I have a problem , I’ve downloaded your driver and test program for my ps3cam and I can install the drivers fine but when I open the test program nothing happens after it says
Initializing Driver ...
Found Ps3Eye Camera
and it just stays like this , no picture from the cam, but the program is not frozen.
I’m using win xp sp2 , I’ve already installed every combination of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package . I’m using a usb 2.0 port
when I plug the cam in only the blue light turns on, is the red also supposed to come on?
It’d be great if you can help me!! tanx..
Are you sure you have properly installed drivers? Does your device manager show the ‘PS3Eye Camera’ under Jungo?
If so, I wonder if there is a different revision of the chipset in your camera. I heard that they are now using the OV538 chip since OV534 has been discontinued.
Could you verify this?