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I have an IBM ThinkPad T500 running Windows 7, and a Windows 7 VM running through VMWare Player. Nevermind the why. How do I get the integrated camera to be detected by the VM?

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This may belong on superuser, but that place scares me, so I'm starting here. – antony.trupe Sep 21 '10 at 13:01
Did you connect the USB device to the VM via the USB menu in VMWare? – Nate Pinchot Sep 21 '10 at 13:05
@Nate I tried that right after I posted. It's 'almost' working now. The app sees the camera, but it's not picking up any video. – antony.trupe Sep 21 '10 at 13:06
Why does it scare you? – Dennis Williamson Sep 21 '10 at 13:56
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Integrated cameras typically show up as USB devices. VMware will allow you to connect the USB device to the virtual machine. Of course, the integrated camera driver will need to be installed to the VM guest operating system in order for this to work.

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