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Cannot connect the iSight camera to a virtual machine on Mac (2055257)

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Symptoms

  • Mac FaceTime HD camera cannot be connected inside the virtual machine.
  • Unable to use the FaceTime HD camera inside a virtual machine

Cause

This issue occurs due to a design change in Apple's newer Macs. The camera connectivity is switched from USB to PCIe. The issue is specific to hardware change and is not related the operating system version.

Resolution

VMware is aware of this issue.
 
Currently, to work around this issue, use an external USB Webcam.

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