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Error when opening CamStudio

edited January 2013 in Support
So I downloaded CamStudio and every time I try to open it I get this message:
C:\Program Files (x86)\CamStudio 2.6b\Recorder.exe
This application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application even log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more deatail.

I am *Not* a computer geek so it would be extreamly helpful if anyone could tell me what to do to fix this in the simplest way possible. buy the way I have windows 8

Thanks HorseLuva


  • edited February 2013
    For CamStudio 2.6b r294;
    you will be needed Microsoft C++ Runtime Libraries 2008 which will be here:

    For CamStudio 2.6c;
    you will be needed Microsoft C++ Runtime Libraries 2010 which will be here:
  • Thanks, userX!

  • Now I have a new Error Sign when i try to record
    When I pull up CamStudio and then I click the Record Button I gives me this message:
    CamStudio could not record the AVI file using the current compressor.
    Use default compressor?
    [yes button] [no button]
    I don't know what a compressor is so I don't know what one I have if there is one i need to download please let me know
    Thanks Horseluva
  • The default compressor is Microsoft Video 1, and that error usually appears due to the width and height dimensions of your record region not being even numbers, which MPEG-4 based codecs like Xvid, x.264 and others require. In fact, DivX requires the width be a multiple of (divisible by) 4.

    A compressor makes the file size of the video much, much smaller than it would be without one. Zip is a compressor for files. There are several compressors (called codecs) for video. Check the drop-down at the top of your Video Options dialog to see which compressor you've got selected.

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