Question about Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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Video Stops Early

I was trying to use my lifecam vx-3000 to record what was happening in my room when I wasn't there because I didn't quite trust my roommate.

Both times I left it running for about 4 hours. The first time, when I came back and hit the stop button, I was left with a 5.47 kb file that registers as a video with a duration of 0:00 seconds and was created at the time I stopped the camera. The second time the file had 138 kb and was a video 3 seconds long, also with a time modified of the time I stopped the camera.

I had about 50 gb of memory on my hard drive and I had the resolution set to only the second highest setting, so I shouldn't have run out of memory. An earlier time I had left it running for 3 hours and 15 minutes and it worked fine.

Can you think of anything I might be doing that would make it not record?

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  • dlandin Dec 27, 2008

    Thanks for the link, but I couldn't find anything there addressing the specific problem I'm having. Plus it's a link to the VX-1000. Is there a more specific place you'd have me look?



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Posted on Dec 17, 2008

  • Desktopsbyduck-Computers Go here this is for your vx-3000.why are you leaving it running go into the user console and set it to run on motion you do not have the cam set-up for what you are trying to do.when your hard drive runs out of space it stops because it can no longer owners manual or download it at this site.RICHARDM69....I WILL BET MY COMPANY THAT THIS IS A FIXYA SOLUTION.VOTE AS SUCH.RICHARDM69



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