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I opened my webcam to record a video. It works well if I record for 1 - 2 hours. But it seems not responding when I record a video for 4 - 5 hours.

I tested recording on Windows 7 x64 and it worked, nothing happened. So I am just wondering is it because of Windows XP (32bit) having a problem with a long recording video from webcam?

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Have you tried manually installing the drivers for it? – Vap0r May 25 '11 at 1:29
Yes I installed the drivers manually. – Apichart Thanomkiet May 25 '11 at 13:55
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I would assume so, but it is tough to point a finger at what it would possibly be. It could be a webcam driver bug, as Win7 uses a whole new 'windows driver model' which moves nearly all driver execution to user level instead of kernel level. Another possibility as there might be a memory leak in the code that sucks up RAM until it is full and causes a soft crash (stop recording). I would first try using a different application to record with your webcam than what your using, I know VLC has an open/save stream functionality, sometimes difficult to configure though.

Also, this sounds more like a SuperUser question.

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A moderator can move this post to SuperUser, and chances are you will get more answers – CenterOrbit May 25 '11 at 1:34
thank you I will try to record a video by using different application. – Apichart Thanomkiet May 25 '11 at 13:53

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