Photo Booth Video Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Savagestorm, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Savagestorm macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2008
    When recording video in PhotoBooth mst of it is not captured. For example, say I record a video for 3 minutes, the clock will say 3 minutes, and once I hit stop the resulting video file will be around a minute long. This is happening with all recordings, however I do not have such problems when using video capture in iMovie.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  2. JorgeDX3 macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2008
    Your mom's bed

    hey, i have exactly the same problem!
    please let me know when you get the solution!
  3. Savagestorm thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2008
    I wasn't able to find any solution, hence just began using iMovie, hopefully an answer is out there somewhere.
  4. timcharper macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2008
    I have the same problem. I record 2 minutes of video, resulting video is 25 seconds. That is, if it doesn't crash while trying to record the video to disk.

    What a bunch of trash :( Apple, please fix?
  5. iJamesBS macrumors newbie


    May 1, 2009
    Leopard and Photo Booth, movie recording getting chopped...

    Yes, dangit...

    Same problems here in May 2009!!!

    I don't understand how this has not been addressed in a simple tech note somewhere.

    Apparently, creating a new user solves the problem with the recording length. But how does that help the old user??? How does one easily fix Photo Booth so it doesn't obliterate a nice chunk of the video you recorded, in the current user without crating a new user???
  6. JdiennoPSU macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    Just started using iMovie today

    So pissed that this is still happening after it sounds like its been happening for quite some time
  7. miketk516 macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2009
    Here Is The Fix

    Here is what you need to do:

    Open Finder
    Go to your home folder
    Go to library folder
    Go to Preferences folder
    In preferences look for the file ""
    drag it to the trash.

    Everything should work fine now.

  8. newstud macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2009
  9. junebug123 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    At first I thought maybe I had too many files in the Photo Booth folder... and it worked for the first test video but after that, it was back to only showing a could seconds from my recording.
    But I did what miketk516 said to do. So far, its working. I recorded two vids so far though. We'll see..
  10. junebug123 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ok. It didn't work. =( Also, I tried creating a new account and that didn't work either.
  11. miketk516 macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2009
    It works

    That is what the mac tech agent had me do.
  12. grngee macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2009
    Yes it does!

    I just did the same thing... no more problem. Very annoying.

    Thanks for the post miketk516!
  13. EMKarelia macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2009
    I would try to to reinstall the software. That might work. Or if it still will make you made tell apple of the news!
  14. likeavaliant macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2006
    i've been having the same exact problem and i'm not too happy about it.

    i tend to write songs and sing anything that comes to mind as i'm noodling around and now i'm losing all of the epic jams im creating. it's really bummin me out. i'd write about it, but it would just get lost.

  15. macgizmoguy macrumors newbie


    Apr 11, 2009
    CA, USA
    Apple PhotoBooth Capture Problems

    Glad to have stumbled on this year-old thread. I'm encountering this and thought recording to my MacBook SSD drive upgrade was somehow involved - but it seems alot of folks are experiencing problems.

    I've had recording just halt, or occasionally get random video-frames that are broken-up and 'glitchy' onscreen. Wasn't sure if it was a background process interfering with PhotoBooth - or what. Well here's to hoping the version with Snow Leopard is more reliable. It's a shame, I love PhotoBooth for doing YouTube vids - When I use QuickTime capture I often have audio sync problems that PhotoBooth doesn't seem prone to.
  16. dulesavic macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2009
    does anyone know of a way to restore the cropped part of a video (just found out about this crappy problem)
  17. kokopan macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2010
    oh please please

    did anyone find the fix for this. pleaseeeee.. or did anyone know a software capable doing so.
  18. Natruly Guest

    So I checked the folder for the file and it wasn't there. Does anybody know why this could be or did anyone have any luck finding another solution to this other than using iMovie?


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