New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

anyway to convert windows drivers to os x drivers?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
ace.neerav

 
Member Since: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 33
ace.neerav is on a distinguished road

ace.neerav is offline
I want to use a tv tuner stick from the brand ENTER which only has windows drivers. the product ad device id is 6000:560a

there is no matching os x driver it seems. is there a way i can convert a windows driver to a mac driver?

or can i use it with cross over? if yes, how?

Neerav
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 38,429
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
The driver would have to be re-written to work with OS X. And as far as using Crossover.... it's for software only and not all software will work with it.

Why don't you install Windows in a VM and use it that way? VirtualBox is free and would probably work OK. All you need is a legal copy of Windows.
QUOTE Thanks
ace.neerav

 
Member Since: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 33
ace.neerav is on a distinguished road

ace.neerav is offline
hi! i've already installed windows in a bootcamp and am booting it from vmware fusion. the problem is, while my tv tuner works fine when windows it booted as standalone, i cannot make it work when its booted as a vm using vmware. when i ask vmware to connect the device to windows instead of mac, nothing happens! my tv tuner's pvr is not able to find the device. when booted into windows it recognizes it as USB TV Box. u6000 capture device.
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 38,429
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Yeah, that's a problem with some unique devices that use USB. Not much you can do about it except wait for an upgrade from Fusion or just use the tuner while booted up from the BC partition. The problem is that with unique devices such as the tuner and some sound cards, the virtual drivers supplied by Fusion just don't work right. They're fine for most things like optical drives and hard drives though.
QUOTE Thanks
cradom

 
cradom's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 14, 2004
Location: Nederland, Texas
Posts: 2,887
cradom has much to be proud ofcradom has much to be proud ofcradom has much to be proud ofcradom has much to be proud ofcradom has much to be proud ofcradom has much to be proud ofcradom has much to be proud ofcradom has much to be proud ofcradom has much to be proud ofcradom has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 21in iMac core2 Duo- 13in macbook - 10.9 on both

cradom is offline
You might want to drop these people a line and see if they can help: EchoFX - Video Capture For Mac OS X
QUOTE Thanks
ace.neerav

 
Member Since: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 33
ace.neerav is on a distinguished road

ace.neerav is offline
it doesn't work with parallels either. it says it can't connect and to try later.

@cradom: will surely ask them.
QUOTE Thanks
ace.neerav

 
Member Since: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 33
ace.neerav is on a distinguished road

ace.neerav is offline
hey! i already been to that link before. i didn't download it thinking it was for specific hardware.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« A question about .bashrc... | Re-Imaging Problem »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
MacBook Drivers for Windows XP narek Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 4 07-02-2010 01:02 AM
Windows 7 Paulo OS X - Operating System 2 05-18-2010 06:48 PM
Today's the day to re-install WinXP on my Dell Desktop MYmacROX Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 8 02-24-2010 10:53 AM
Dual Boot / Virtual Windows XP Machine on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard in 20 Steps applesanity Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 3 03-22-2009 11:38 AM
Running Windows on Mac rickmahmoud Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 7 02-16-2008 11:31 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?