Native iPhone App – iPhone Video Recorder Released

Finally after days of iPhone news & rumors I have a native iPhone application to tell you folks about.

iPhone developer, DreamCatcher has released iPhone Video Recorder which as the name suggests records both audio and video which you can then play back on your iPhone, download it to a computer, or simply send it out by email.

The iPhone Video recorder v1.1 as mentioned earlier records both audio and video to the compressed mpeg4 format. The latest version of the native iPhone application comes with Audio bit Rate control, four image quality options, audio input amp and four different video size modes. After recording you can play back the video on your iPhone itself, download it to a computer, or simply send it out by email.

DreamCatchers claims that the iPhone video recorder can record at the rate of 15 fps. He goes on to add that since it was difficult to maintan the frame rate, he has used a postponed encoding method rather than on the fly encoding.

However, Erica Sadun over @ Tuaw who checked out this native application comments that the application still needs some work with regards to its interface but it recorded without any issues. She also observed that the recording was grainy (probably due to the low quality of iPhone’s camera) while the audio was clear. She was also not able to get playback to work on the iPhone.

You can checkout the YouTube video below taken using iPhone Video Recorder:

If you want to checkout iPhone Video Recorder then you will need to first jailbreak your iPhone just like other native iPhone applications. You can check out these posts on how to jailbreak your iPhone: ZiPhone 3.0: New version of Popular tool to JailBreak and Unlock iPhone Released or iLiberty: Easy to use Application to JailBreak, Activate and Unlock iPhone.

If you have used any one of the methods mentioned above then it
should have also installed the Installer app which needs to be used to
add the source:

Here are the simple steps you need to follow:

  • Launch the Installer app by tapping its icon on your iPhone’s home screen.
  • Tap “Sources” button.
  • Then tap “Edit” in the upper-right corner.
  • And tap “Add” in the upper-left corner.
  • Enter the URL of the iPhone Video Recorder source:
  • Press “OK”
  • Installer app will add the source, and you will be able to find iPhone Video Recorder in the normal “Install” menu.

What you think about the latest native iPhone application?

Update (27th April, 2008):

Thanks everyone for the feedback, keep them coming. I forgot to mention that with the free version of iPhone Video recorder you can record only upto 30 seconds. So in case you want to record for more than 30 seconds or like the application and want to support the developer, you can buy a license for $20.

Product page [Tuaw via MyTriniPhone]


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  • alexg626

    Yeah, play back not working. You can only record 30 seconds or buy a license. Don't install a waste of time because playback not working. Decoding takes a few seconds almost about the same time you spent recording.

  • alexg626

    When changing name of video you have to keep .mp4 at the end or video will be lost. Emailing video works great. You can even play video from iPhone's email. Maybe the only way to get playback for now.

  • alexg626

    Sorry for the multiple postings. After rebooting iPhone playback actually works.

  • Gohans

    K00l App! it actually worked on my iphone…i was able to record video and audio, the playback was good! Thanks for this app!

  • omar war

    it worked just fine with me.
    play back and decoding is fine too..
    but i think i will wait till everything is fixed in just in case , befor i spend the $20.00 on it.
    hey who knows we might git it for free and a month or so.
    but all and all i love it and i like it.
    good jod.

  • louis

    cool app! Why didnt apple think of that… Remember there was a time when I wish I had a camcordor to record somthing and was only able to take pics and put together a little stop n motion vid… Had trouble with playback at first…

    For sure I'd buy this app if it were cheaper.. Developers have to keep in mind in months to come some folks will break the bank after buying 6 apps at 20$ have bought some but they were under 20$ labryth is really cool when regristered..

    If apple sold over 2 million iPhone and 700,000 are jail broken how much will u make if you sell 10,000 cameras at 8 bucks a piece…if you make it they will come…a lot of them are kids 14 n up..

    Mum can I get another 20$ to buy some more apps on my phone?

    Sent from my iPhone

  • richard

    This app works great, really good vid/audio quality. If when u try to playback a recording and the screen stays black, just double-tap screen to begin playback. email works great too. a lot of my old phones only recorded for 15 seconds so 30 is great, but i wont pay $20 for it, at least not in its current state.

  • Juan Andres

    Man, this app is awesome; I have just installed it on my iPhone and it records great!


    Going to Pay!

  • dan
  • jimmi

    would be coolers if they somehow got this app incorporated with the snapthre app. Honestly that would be the best app on the iPhone by far. Good work. App works great. Only thing I do t like is the fact that u have to wait for tv encoding part. Overall cool app

  • SKiEZ

    u can get the patched version of it at over hackint0sh

  • Mr. Len

    thanks this means a lot to me I've always wanted a video recorder

  • Dave

    hackingosh removed link for the binary

    Can anyone give a hint about how to mod this myself?

  • I love great iPhone hacks! But – and I'm sure I'm not alone here – no matter how addicted I may be to Labyrinth or a few other excellent apps, and as much as I may want to support them, there's no way I'm going to spend $20 on a program that may just become unusable with the next iPhone software update.

  • Wow! Why did I have to find out about this so late!! I just happen to stumble upon this website… I will definitely try the video recorder application. Sounds interesting.

    Anyway, wonderful application! thank you for posting this information… I love making videos 🙂

  • omar warr

    whats Labyrinth…? what kind of app is it and where can i find it?

  • Labyrinth is an old game where you have to get a marble through a maze without letting it fall into any of the holes scattered throughout the maze. You control the axes of the board with two knobs on the sides of the game, tilting the board and allowing the marble to roll.
    Well anyway, someone made a version of this game for the iPhone that utilizes the accelerometer aspect of the iPhone perfectly. You tilt the phone, and the marble rolls. It is ADDICTIVE. It used to be a full game, but as the iPhone development has grown, it's now a demo version that you can hack install, then pay for if you want the full version.
    But honestly, as much as I consider buying the game, it makes no sense to do it right now. I'd also love to buy the video recorder app, but come on. I'm only going to start dropping cash on these excellent programs once I don't need to rehack my phone to install them again after every iPhone software update. Knowwhatimean?

  • LGgeek

    I downloaded this and love it. Until any playback issues get worked out you can download avplayer and it will play your videos just fine. I paid the $ just to support the efforts of folks like this that contribute to the community. I'm code monkey by day so I appreciate what it takes to do something like this.
    Cheers 🙂

  • oscar

    how do i download the videos to my pc….great app…..=-b

  • sol3e

    The app stopped letting me continue with "trying it out" and only gives me two options, "pay" or "enter code"

    I've got a really important video saved, and need to somehow get it onto my computer. Can anyone offer me some help?

  • sol3e

    The app stopped letting me continue with "trying it out" and only gives me two options, "pay" or "enter code"

    I've got a really important video saved, and need to somehow get it onto my computer. Can anyone offer me some help?

  • apple

    hey.. im having a hard time installing apps.. i bought my phone unlocked already.. anyways, when i attempt to install apps.. a box pops out saying im not subscribe to EDGE.. what should i do.. please help me..

  • YES..find out how to get more the 30 sec..

  • Mike

    Anyone knows if this one is available for 2.0 jailbroken iPhones?

  • Bryon Brock
  • cinaboj

    From CInaboJ The registration code for the iphone 3g video recorder is : xumiqdikni

    you are wellcome

  • cinaboj

    Registration code : xumiqdikni

  • Aman

    Thanks my friend..Its now working…
    I have one more problem..My IPhone camera is taking picture but not storing in memory..means i cant see them.
    can u halp me..plss


    10x cinaboj :)4 the code