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I have an old Logitech Quickcam Express - the one that looks like this:

Logitech Quickcam Express

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro running Catalina, and I'd like (if possible) to use the webcam with it. If I plug it in, I can see it in System Information:

Screenshot from System Information

...but I can't use it in Photo Booth nor in Google Meets in Chrome (which is where I'd actually like to use it). Is there anything I can do so that I can use the webcam with my Mac?

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  • Never tried it with that camera, but Webcam Settings runs on Catalina & works well for my HD Pro 920. No demo unfortunately, as it's App Store only.
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 27, 2020 at 10:26
  • @Tetsujin thanks. According to their website, "Your USB webcam must be working on your Mac properly (function normally with FaceTime, iChat/Messages, and Skype) before it can be used with Webcam Settings." So probably not the solution to my problem.
    – Simon
    Feb 27, 2020 at 10:42

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Not trying to be flippant, but I haven't seen that camera since the waning years of the 20th century. (It was released in 1999, BTW.) According to this FAQ page at Logitech, it is unsupported 'on the Macintosh platform'. It will not work on a USB3 port, and there are no macOS drivers. We use a number of these Logitech webcams in classrooms and they are amazingly good.

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Generally speaking as long as the webcam is a standard USB video device, it will work as those drivers are included with macOS.

However, those vintage webcams required Logitech drivers to be installed as it was a DSC WIA device per C|Net so it needed a Mac specific driver. What you’re seeing is that the webcam is detected and identified, it just doesn’t have the proper drivers to work.

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