USB PC Camera Driver - Is there a generic driver?
Posted on 2004-04-01
I have obtaiined some sample USB Webcams from their manufacturer in China. However the manufacturer does not at this time have a driver for the cameras. In fact they are in the process of hiring a driver programmer to create one.
They are unbranded, and show up just as "PC Camera" in XP, which then looks for a driver, and can't find one.
On the Mac, they show up as:
Vendor Name: Z-Star Corp.
Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
Product ID: 12315 ($301b)
Bus Power (mA): 100
I've tried various USB webcam drivers from various vendors, but cant get them to recognize.
Is there a generic USB webcam driver I can try?
What are the steps involved in writing my own driver? i.e. what technical information would i need other that that which i can gather from polling the usb or breaking one of the devices appart and seeing what chipset it uses???