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Failed to start

I installed CamStudio and get this error:

C:\Program Files\CamStudio 2.6b\Recorder.exe
The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace tool for more detail.

Not a techy; can anyone asisst me here?


  • itmasons,

    CamStudio 2.6b r294 requires the Microsoft C++ Runtime Libraries 2008 version, which you can obtain here:


    CamStudio 2.6c in the "Next" folder at our Sourceforge files area needs the 2010 version:


    I use both versions of CamStudio, as they have different bugs!@#@#$%!

  • I downloaded CamStudio, versions 2.0, 2.6b and 2.6c, from Sourceforge and installed them following the TerryBritton Audio and Video Settings. It seemed that everything was going well, but when I try to change the Compressed Format, it didn't work and it appears a note that says: FormatChoose() Failed with Error = 11!
    Please, can somebody help me to fix this problem?

  • equenko,

    Not certain. What were you changing the compressed format to? I recommend either using MCI to record or using PCM in order to hold sync with the video well.

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