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Kinect 1+openNI+windows 8.1

Hello,

i’d like to know if kinect 1 works on windows 8.1 with OpenNI’s drivers or just with microsoft windows sdk. What OpenNI’s drivers should I install, if it also works with OpenNI. I looked online but did not understand. Thanks

hi saxlion,
yes, openni works on win8.1, use the last released drivers, there is some bug in the installer - it writes incomplete path info to the PATH system variable and as a result the installed dlls are not found.
follow the guide&links here: kinect

Ok thanks, but the last openNI’s drivers are OpenNI 2.2.0.33 Beta and i don’t know if SensorPrimesense-win32-5.1.0.41-redist.msi and NITE 1.5.2.21 are compatible with windows 8.1 and openNI 2.2. Which one should I choose configurations:

OpenNI-win32-1.5.2.23-redist.msi
SensorPrimesense-win32-5.1.0.41-redist.msi
NITE 1.5.2.21

or

OpenNI 2.2.0.33 Beta
SensorPrimesense-win32-5.1.0.41-redist.msi
NITE 1.5.2.21

Is it better to use microsoft sdk (1.8 or 2) or OpenNI?

Thanks a lot

Saxlion, as I remember, you’ll have to diasble Driver Signature Verification on win8.1:
http://www.greenfoot.org/doc/kinect/windows.html
OpenNi2 works in conjunction with Microsoft Kinect 1.7 driver. However I never succeded to make it work with vvvv. Try this combination:
OpenNI-win32-1.5.2.23-redist.msi
SensorPrimesense-win32-5.1.0.41-redist.msi
NITE 1.5.2.21
Should be OK.
OpenNI and Microsoft are quite different, but basically they do the same rgb, depth, player, skeleton tracking. Some programs prefere OpenNi, some Microsoft drivers.

Thanks a lot!!!

Hello,
Saxlion seemed to be succeeded,
but I’m encounering a problem with Kinect 1 + OpenNI + Windows8.1.
Please help me…

I installed OpenNI, SensorPrimesense and NITE (with diasbling Driver Signature Verification on win8.1).
And It seemed to be succeeded. Sample programs of OpenNI (Sample-PointViewer.exe, etc…) worked fine.

But with vvvv, it didn’t work.
String from output pin “Driver:” of node “Kinect (Devices OpenNI)” was blank.

My system is:

Windows8.1 Pro x64
Kinect 1 (Kinect for XBOX 360)

OpenNI-win32-1.5.2.23-redist.msi
SensorPrimesense-win32-5.1.0.41-redist.msi
NITE 1.5.2.21

vvvv_45beta33.7_x86
addons_45beta33.7_x86
vvvv.packs_.image_b33-x86

FYI:
With Windows7 laptop, it works fine.
So I think it is a problem with Windows8.1, maybe.

thanks,