Opening the .mlpkginstall file from your operating system or from within MATLAB will initiate the installation process for this Hardware Support Package and acquire the latest support package available for the release you have.
This .mlpkginstall file is functional for R2013a and beyond.
Now my kinect xbox 360 works with matlab without using openni. I had the problem "The Kinect Sensor is either not Powered or is not supported" with microsoft windows sdk 1.7, but with microsoft windows sdk 1.8 the problem has disappeared.
Kinect works in my laptopo with OpenNi and PrimeSense driver. After I have uninstalled OpenNi and PrimeSense driver. I have installed only microsoft runtime 1.6 with the matlab kinect support. In Device Manager there are:
Kinect for windows->
1)Kinect for windows Audio Array Control
2)Kinect for windows Camera
3)Kinect for windows Device
4)Kinect for windows Security Control
Audio,Video and gaming controller->
1)Kinect USB Audio
One led is fix and the other on the camera is flashing. I think is powered.
I tried to start Matlab after kinect is powered and the driver is working but without success. Do I need to install windows kinect SDK?
It sounds like a driver problem. Make sure that before you start MATLAB that the Kinect for Windows is powered and recognized by Windows under the device manager. Once the Kinect is powered and the driver is working, then try to start MATLAB.
We have seen problems if you try to connect the Kinect after MATLAB is already running.
Walther - Please make sure you are using r2013a of MATLAB, Image Processing Toolbox, and Image Acquisition Toolbox.
Chee - This does not require separate installation of the SDK. This package includes a runtime from Microsoft. It is not compatible with OpenNI. If you want to use OpenNI, please check out the other file exchange entries for Kinect support.
I just wanted to know if I should install Kinect for windows SDK 1.7 in order to make it work? I had SDK 1.6 and Imaq wasn't able to find the device even though I had installed the kinect for windows runtime. Am I missing something? Thanks for your attention.
When I double click on kinectforwindowsruntime.mlpkginstall in the Current Folder Browser, it just opens as a txt file in editor without installing it.
When I use command targetinstaller, it opens the targetinstaller but not support package installer which is different from [http://www.mathworks.com.au/help/imaq/installing-the-kinect-for-windows-runtime.html?searchHighlight=kinect+runtime] so I could not follow the instruction at that page.
What should I do to install it?Must I install R2013a?
17 Sep 2013
Minor license change
02 Oct 2013
-updated thumbnail and minor text description.
17 Jan 2014
no change - upgrading hardware support package download action