How to Use PlayStation Eye on a Computer
With the Sony PlayStation Eye (PSEye), PlayStation 3 users can integrate personal video into their gaming experience. The high-quality camera delivers pristine picture quality, works well in low lighting and has a built-in high-quality microphone with background noise cancellation. Sony does not offer the software needed to use the PSEye on a PC. However, software drivers have appeared online, created by PSEye users who wish to use their camera as a computer webcam. The website Code Laboratories offers this driver for download in its download section.
Things You'll Need
- CL-Eye Driver
Ensure the PSEye is not plugged into your computer and there are no previous installs of a PSEye. Remove all previous installs before attempting to install a new driver.
Visit Code Laboratories (See References) to download the driver. Locate and click on the green "Download CL-Eye Driver" button. Save the file and wait for it to finish downloading.
Plug in the PSEye. Test the camera by clicking "Start," "All Programs," "CL-Eye Driver" and "CL-Eye Test."
Use the PSEye like any other webcam with YouTube, Skype, and various other instant-messaging platforms.
Tips & Warnings
- If you experience issues with the setup process, re-attempt the installation in Windows Safe Mode.