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How to Use the PS3 Eye on Skype

Updated March 23, 2017

The PlayStation 3 Eye is a tool for the PlayStation 3 that captures your movements and images and displays them on the television screen. You can hook up your PlayStation 3 Eye to your computer. Once it is on your computer, it functions as a basic Web camera. This means you can then connect to Skype and use it for video conferencing over the Skype network. If you already own a PlayStation 3 Eye, then you do not need to buy a separate Web camera for your computer.

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  1. Download the driver for the PS3 Eye from the Code Laboratories page (see Resources). Download the file under "CL Eye Platform Driver."

  2. Double click on the driver you downloaded. Be sure your camera is not connected.

  3. Plug in your PS3 Eye into an open USB port.

  4. Click "No Not This Time" when "Found New Hardware Wizard" opens. Click "Next."

  5. Select "Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)" and click "Next."

  6. Select "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install." Click "Next."

  7. Select "PS3Eye Camera (x32)." Click "Next."

  8. Click "Finish."

  9. Open "Skype." Select "Tools," "Options" and then "Video Settings."

  10. Select "PS3 Eye Camera" as your webcam and click "OK."

  11. Tip

    If you do not see your PS3 Eye as a webcam, then register it with direct show by clicking the "Start" menu, then "Run," then type "regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\AlexP\PS3Eye.ax"" and click "OK." The PS3 Eye should now be in Skype.

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About the Author

Carter McBride started writing in 2007 with CMBA's IP section. He has written for Bureau of National Affairs, Inc and various websites. He received a CALI Award for The Actual Impact of MasterCard's Initial Public Offering in 2008. McBride is an attorney with a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Science in accounting from the University of Connecticut.

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