Video recording comes to (jailbroken) iPhones

Video recording comes to (jailbroken) iPhones

Summary: One feature that ranks up there on most people's iPhone wishlist (somewhere between Copy and Paste and MMS) is video recording. Now there are two options for recording video on the iPhone – the only caveat is that you have to jailbreak your iPhone to use them.

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Video recording comes to (jailbroken) iPhonesOne feature that ranks up there on most people's iPhone wishlist (somewhere between Copy and Paste and MMS) is video recording. Now there are two options for recording video on the iPhone – the only caveat is that you have to jailbreak your iPhone to use them.

iSmashphone posted a review of the two video recording apps, Cycorder (free) and Video Recorder (US$20).

Cycorder features real-time compression but doesn't have audio recording. Video Recorder features audio, portrait mode and YouTube sharing but no real-time compression ("it took over 2 minutes to encode a 30-second video.")

Screen shots and video samples are at iSmashphone.com.

Topics: iPhone, Mobility

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  • Using a screwdriver as a hammer

    What they are trying to do doesn't fit into what the iPhone or
    iPod Touch are designed for, i.e. the lightweight work people
    do 99% of the time with a practical little device like this one
    in their hands, with a processor designed mostly to be
    economic with the use of the already quickly drained battery.

    The Apple iPods aren't ready to replace the laptops or
    desktop computers entirely, not yet at least, the scientists
    must give us better batteries first.
    Mikael_z
  • Why buy / sell crippled hardware?

    I'm not a user of any mobile communications devices, so I don't understand why anyone would purchase a crippled device.

    As a consumer, if you know the hardware is capable of a function, and you know the manufacturer has blocked that function, why would you buy it?

    As a manufacturer, why would you deliberately disable a function that could give you a competitive advantage over your rivals?
    CharlieSpencer
  • Why doesn't Apple give it the capability?...

    Aren't there other video capable cell phones on the market?
    JCitizen
    • Palm Treo does video.

      Not that great, but it works.
      JohnMcGrew@...
  • throw away the Iphone!

    I become more dissatisfied by the day. The most important
    feature a working Bluetooth modem (in combination with a
    Macbook (Pro) or PC is not available (any 50 dollar phone
    has it), no MMS (I sincerely doubt the efficiency of Jobs, is
    he really sending all his urgent info through mail?), no
    decent video recorder, an pre-historic 2 Mega pic camera
    without the ability to zoom, no front camera for video
    conferencing, an SMS program that looks good but does
    shit (it is not even possible to forward a message) a buggy
    device and a non working mobile.me I have decided to
    throw out this good looking but absolute useless phone. I
    refuse to show sheep like behavior. Sheep get killed!
    rhon@...