Identifying a USB camera

Richard Miller wow at together.net
Fri Apr 25 12:59:42 EDT 2008


Yes, the joy of a Mac and an intelligent OS. No such luck on Windows.
Richard


On Apr 25, 2008, at 5:42 AM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:

> Here's a thought:
>
> run a wee script:
>
> put the volumes into fld "fLIST"
>
> certainly my tatty, cheapo, no-name digital camera
> just shows up as an un-named volume (mind you this is
> on a Mac).
>
> all the other volumes (i.e. my hard drives) have names
> . . .
>
> my experience of Macintosh is that UNLESS you fiddle
> around with the system prefs as soon as I plug my
> camera in a slightly silly photo program automatically
> launches, identifies the camera, and starts doing all
> sorts of things I didn't ask it to.
>
> Having set the system prefs so a digital volume (such
> as a camera or movie-camera mounts as a 'normal'
> volume you should be able to treat it just like any
> other volume.
>
> I spent about 30 minutes guttering about with the
> settings on my computer; and now it can 'see' the
> camera as a volume; but it will not behave with my
> son's mobile phone.
>
> sincerely, Richmond Mathewson
>
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