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      Latest reply on Oct 21, 2019 8:28 AM by RickMaddy
      RickMaddy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        My own iOS app is using AVFoundation to do barcode scanning. Under Mac Catalyst I'm getting an error. Turns out the Apple provided AVCam demo app has the exact same issue.

         

        Both the Swift and Objective-C versions of the AVCam demo app fail but the Objective-C version gives a better error so I'll refer to that in the rest of the question.

         

        In the AVCamCameraViewController, the configureSession method fails on the line:

         

        AVCaptureDeviceInput* videoDeviceInput = [AVCaptureDeviceInput deviceInputWithDevice:videoDevice error:&error];

         

        The error is:

         

        Could not create video device input: Error Domain=AVFoundationErrorDomain Code=-11814 "Cannot Record" UserInfo={NSLocalizedDescription=Cannot Record, NSLocalizedRecoverySuggestion=Try recording again.}

         

        It turns out that none of the three attempts to call [AVCaptureDevice defaultDeviceWithDeviceType:... are succeeding.

         

        This is the same error I get in my own app though I only attempt to call [AVCaptureDevice defaultDeviceWithMediaType:AVMediaTypeVideo]; which is also returning nil.

         

        Permission was granted for the app to access the camera.

         

        There is nothing related to this issue in the release notes for macOS 10.15. I am running the GM version of 10.15 with Xcode 11.1 on a 2018 15" Macbook Pro.

         

        How do we successfully get a video capture device under Mac Catalyst?