Video Recorder for iPhone (without Jailbreaking)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jmpmntwnty3, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. jmpmntwnty3 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2007
    South Carolina
    Does anyone know of any developers who are working on an app to record videos? Does the SDK allow someone to be able to manipulate the camera in that way? I'm thinking about jailbreaking my phone, but if someone is already working on a program to do it, I won't.
  2. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Forest Hills, NY
  3. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    Video recording will be a feature soon enough. If Apple is making apps themselves, i expect some more cool things from them as well.

    I'm pretty sure in the SDK you have access to do something like that, but i'm not positive.

    Either way, i expect something soon.
  4. jmpmntwnty3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2007
    South Carolina
    Will I lose anything? Are there any drawbacks to jailbreaking your iPhone? I don't want anything bad to happen ... I'm stuck with this and my iPhone 3G plan for the next 2 years lol, and ATM I can't afford to get a new one right away. Gah, I think about things way too hard huh..

    And thanks to the mod who moved this. I just realized I had posted it in the wrong category. Sorry about that! hehe
  5. iamse7en macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2007
    #5 and are possible developers interested in app store for video recording apps.
  6. dlamin517 macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    you cant jailbreak the 3g iphone yet.
  7. kamiboy macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2007
    While I havent quite read through the entire SDK documentation yet I am never the less by now pretty certain that it currently does not provide you with direct access to the camera.

    You can launch the camera app to obtain a photo already taken or a photo that the user takes just then, but no direct feed from the camera which would make a video recorder app impossible.
  8. gazzer82 macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2008
    There is no video engine currently on the iPhone, so it's a pretty big job to get video recording. It is not available in the SDK.

    Some developers have demonstrated video streaming using the camera api and grabbing frames using there own video engine. But they are not available yet.

    Hopefully it won't be that long!!

    I really want to jailbreak my 3G phone, as i want mms, orb, video recording back!!
  9. jmpmntwnty3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2007
    South Carolina
    Wait ... you can use MMS with jailbreaking? Yeah, I'm definitely jailbreaking this bad boy once someone does it, which will probably be within the next couple of weeks or so.
  10. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    you actually cant use MMS with jailbreaking
    you used to be able to, but the application no longer works
    and also, you had to have mms on your plan, which, being an iphone customer, you dont

    jailbreaking has lots of positives, but also lots of drawbacks
    it messed my phone up 3 times, once permanently freezing it so that it required a restore, and once possibly (though im not sure if this is why, i believe it is because of the strain on the hardware from jailbreaking or major firmware changes, as the same problem is thought to be caused by upgrading to 2.0) giving my phone an infamous dead strip

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