1. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    I consistently get video recording fail when attempting to take video. At first when I got it I would record again and it would work. Today I attempted 3 times before it fully recorded a video.

    I'm running stock 2.1. What's up with this?
    01-21-2011 12:32 AM
  2. estebancam's Avatar
    Make sure you have enough room in your SD card to record ample amounts of video. Last time I had this happen to me (the only time) was when I only had maybe 50MB left in my SD card for it to save to.

    Also, even though it says failed, double check your gallery. What you recorded might still be saved, but it actually says "failed" when it can no longer record.
    01-21-2011 01:15 AM
  3. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    I have 9 gb left on my sd card. It failed and saved about 5 second of video 3 times.
    01-21-2011 01:30 AM
  4. gitit20's Avatar
    I had this happen to me as well I had to do a full format to my card (not a fast in-phone format) But take the mem card out back it up and format it then restore all your info... I had a couple damaged sectors on my card from just removing it with out ejecting it and so on a few times... Let us know if this helps.

    Also you may want to check your card you could have a bad one... or if its an aftermarket one (not the one that came with your phone) if could be a fake... I bought a 32gb card on ebay and it was a 4gb some how reprogrammed to look like a 32gb card...
    01-21-2011 02:32 AM
  5. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    It's the stock card. I will have to try this when I get a chance.
    01-21-2011 09:54 AM
  6. estebancam's Avatar
    Yeah my next suggestion was going to be to reformat the card because it may be damaged.
    01-21-2011 02:12 PM
  7. lrn2swim's Avatar
    actually, i don't think it's a problem with the sdcard. i was having that same error all the time running stock 2.1 and stock card that came with the phone. i recently rooted and flashed froyo (2.2) with the trulyepic 1.2 ac rom and since then the video recording is working perfectly with no errors. seems smoother too.
    01-21-2011 02:22 PM
  8. whippingboy's Avatar
    I had that recording error one day as well. Pissed me off as we wound up having to use my friend's Vibrant instead! And her color was more accurate! Lame samsung...just lame.
    01-21-2011 04:32 PM
  9. Since9600's Avatar
    I had this happen to me during Christmas... I was recording my daughter and the it just stopped twice but it did save the video up till then each time, So I just started recording again.. I have not had it happen again since however..
    01-22-2011 10:02 AM
  10. rsage's Avatar
    This has been reported by many, I think elsewhere on this forum and on other sites like XDA & Sprint's site. Consensus seems to be if you step down from the highest resolution of 1280x720 (HD) to the next highest resolution of 720x480, you'll be ok. Whenever I record at the highest resolution, I will always get a failure. It could be 5 seconds or 10 minutes into the recording, but it will always fail. I tried reformatting my card, which seemed to help for a while, but I think it was placebo. The only person I'm aware of who solved the problem completely bought a higher class SD card with faster transfer rates than the OEM card. I'm assuming the OEM card can't always keep up with the throughput requirements of recording HD video.

    Interesting that @lrn2swim has had no problems since installing Truly Epic Rebirth. I installed that ROM a couple days ago, I'll have to give video recording a try again. Personally, I've had the video recording failure with all 2.1 and 2.2 ROM's I've tried (only at the highest resolution though).

    EDIT: Well that didn't take long, my HD video test on TER 1.2 lasted about 5 seconds before failing...
    01-25-2011 12:05 PM
  11. Since9600's Avatar
    EDIT: Well that didn't take long, my HD video test on TER 1.2 lasted about 5 seconds before failing...
    You sure that it is just not a semi-bad card that just can't keep up? I have the stock card still and that was the only time it happened and I always record in the highest resolution as I like to burn the movies to DVD...
    Also just a wild thought, but do you think that another prog running off the SD card or accessing at the same time can cause this problem?? Is that possible?
    01-25-2011 12:50 PM
  12. rsage's Avatar
    You sure that it is just not a semi-bad card that just can't keep up? I have the stock card still and that was the only time it happened and I always record in the highest resolution as I like to burn the movies to DVD...
    Also just a wild thought, but do you think that another prog running off the SD card or accessing at the same time can cause this problem?? Is that possible?
    It's possible that it's a marginal card, in which case Samsung shipped a lot of Epics with marginal cards (just guessing from the number of people that are reporting this on the internets). Anecdotal evidence may support this (users having the problem who bought new cards and then no longer had the problem).

    It's probably theoretically possible that something else accessing the SD card could affect video recording to the card, but I would hope the OS would handle that (but maybe not). I currently have no apps installed on the SD card, and very few background processes running (just for the record).
    01-25-2011 12:57 PM
  13. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I have upgraded my card to a 32gb sandisk. I will try and remember to do a test video tomorrow...
    01-25-2011 10:28 PM
  14. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Hmm. I have an 8 gb laying around. I should try it. Kinda crappy if you think about it. This phone bothers me more and more. Can't wait for new htc. If not I'm getting the evo.
    01-25-2011 11:57 PM
  15. freedumb87's Avatar
    I've experienced the same thing relatively recently (probably within the last couple of months). It rarely errors out, but when it does it makes it to about 5 seconds. It seems to only do it on a fresh start of the camera app. After the first primer, it seems to be fine thereafter. I was just under the impression that the app hadn't initialized everything yet.
    01-26-2011 01:13 PM
  16. fbcregan's Avatar
    I'm having problems with the video recording but not the 5 second fail. Mine recently started not syncing the sound with the video. It's just enough off to bug me. I've flashed different ROMs and it hasn't made any difference. It used to work fine, but now isn't working right. Ugh.
    01-31-2011 02:54 PM
  17. campbell's Avatar
    Happens to me once in a while. after a couple tries it starts working fine again. I guess I'll try to format the sd also and see what turns out
    01-31-2011 03:07 PM
  18. lancelot916's Avatar
    hi guys. I get this too on stock card running midnight v3.0 ROM but was the case also on 2.1.


    some of you guys mentioned higher capacity cards but I would assume its the class. stock is class 2. anyone try with class 4 or 6? mine only fails on first 5 sec but after that I can record for awhile.
    02-07-2011 04:26 PM
  19. Horvat Norbert's Avatar
    try to reboot and check "to me it worked"
    05-17-2013 01:01 PM
  20. mastermindays's Avatar
    I recently had the "warning recording failed" message very time I tried recording. I see that some other people could also only record at lower resolution. After taking it back to the store they replaced the phone and I had the same issue with the replacement. Later I realized that the micro sd card they transferred from my old S3 for me was only a class 2 card. The S5 writes data faster than a class 2 can handle while recording. I am guessing that it is a write speed issue for those of you who can record at lower resolution also. Buying a new quality class 10 card should fix the issue for you. It worked for me.
    07-28-2014 09:32 PM
  21. mohammed65440's Avatar
    I have 31.24 GB left/ Still does not work?
    11-02-2014 08:08 AM
  22. MisterPauley's Avatar
    I just had a similar problem on my Moto G 2nd-Gen with Android 5.0.2.

    When i tried to record a video using the standard camera app, it would record for 1 second then stop recording. It may have been caused by me changing the photo/video storage to the SD card (was Phone). I rebooted the phone and it's fine now.

    Hope that helps, otherwise good luck
    03-12-2015 04:18 AM
  23. Empress3029's Avatar
    Why does my Grand Prime Say phone over reheat needs to cool down an it turns off the Light within Videoing
    01-06-2016 01:09 PM
  24. nenaelizabeth15's Avatar
    HI guys if you get this message can you reply fast. okayy so on friday December 2nd i installed snapchat i wanted to take a video and it says video recording failed i did everything i can do but it just doesnt work
    12-05-2016 05:42 PM
  25. B. Diddy's Avatar
    HI guys if you get this message can you reply fast. okayy so on friday December 2nd i installed snapchat i wanted to take a video and it says video recording failed i did everything i can do but it just doesnt work
    Welcome to Android Central! This is a very old thread about a very old phone (the Sprint Epic 4G). I suggest creating a new thread in the Snapchat forum for your question: Snapchat for Android - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
    12-06-2016 01:38 AM
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