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So, I recorded a game using Hypercam and then tried to watch it in VLC media player.

It didn't work, no video showed up. So I thought, oh maybe it was because I recorded a video game. So then I tried to record me opening up a .png and .gif. Neither work. Then I tried opening it up in quicktime. Oddly enough, it worked. So, I am wondering if I have some setting screwed up on VLC Media Player. Does anyone have any ideas?
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post #2 of 9
hmm. hyper cam isn't really great for recording and due to the size of the file it makes, vlc may not play it. try using movie maker to make it a little smaller with a better codec. try using fraps next time

EDIT: this has happened to me with vlc and camstudio (very similar) and when i encoded it with move maker, it worked. check the file size, it may be over 500MB.
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post #3 of 9
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Well, I have used Hypercam for making a movie before, and it played perfectly fine. It was much more complex then the one I am trying to make right now. Maybe it is because I am trying to do it full screen (1440x900).
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post #4 of 9
fullscreen is what vlc is all about. Sounds like it's either a compatibility issue, still before writing it off have you checked all the settings in vlc. Did you insure that your calling out the file location properly?

Also, ever try any type of other application for video capture like quick screen recorder?
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post #5 of 9
i would try compressing it with movie maker (or a similer program) and put it into another codec. raw file from hypercam suck.
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post #6 of 9
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Seems as using the latest VLC lets it work.. but from what I have experienced, the latest VLC gets really screwy.
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post #7 of 9
yeah vlc struggles with large avi files sometimes.
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post #8 of 9
Tons of misinformation there. It has nothing to do with the size of the AVI...

It's probably just because Hypercam uses its own proprietary format and the old VLC didn't support it. (no, AVI is not a codec, and yes, AVI can contain many different types of video formats)

In any case, you can use Virtualdub to record your desktop, and Fraps, Taksi or Xfire to record games.
Edited by Coma - 2/21/09 at 8:51am
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post #9 of 9
Try turning off hardware accelerated video, I remember having to do that to record a lot of things properly.
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