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  • Cycorder - Superior Free Video Recorder for 3G and 2.x


    Jay Freeman (aka Saurik), author of Cydia and WinterBoard, Friday released Cycorder (website not REALLY there yet. ), a FREE native iPhone video recorder application. The release comes hot on the tails of DreamCatcher's 2.x release of their $19.95 iPhone Video Recorder software, and is superior in many aspects.

    Before, I get into the details, here's a sample video recorded with Cycorder.

    [ame]http://saurik.cachefly.net/cycorder.mov[/ame]

    Quality on the videos is much higher than iPhone Video Recorder's movies, due to Saurik's use of MJPEG compression - the same compression used in the majority of point and shoot digital camera's with video support. Oh, and there is no waiting 3 times as long as your video length after you record before the video compresses and lets you watch it (as Showtime did, in 1.x firmwares - its not yet out for 2.x iPhones) - when you finish recording a video with Cycorder, you can immediately play the video back.

    The video playback list has a slick first-frame thumbnail shown for each video you've taken, vs just a listing of the time's of each video as competing video recorders have (MUCH easier to tell which video is which - if you record several videos in an evening or day, the times really don't help you much at all later).

    Videos are recorded at 384x288, a 4x3 aspect ratio. Depending on how well lit the area is, videos are recorded at between 6-15 fps. Saurik notes that the large variance of fps is due to the iPhone camera, which when video is recorded is basically taking pictures as fast as it can and when you take those photos the camera has to open its shutter, let in the light that makes up the photo, and close the shutter. The less light, the longer it takes to do that. So, better lighting equals higher quality fps, and therefore smoother videos.

    The UI is done in landscape mode, and is extremely simple and easy to use - press the large center button on the right (bottom if the iPhone is held vertically) to record/stop recording, and press the small arrow to open up your playback list. Saurik mentioned he's looking at ways to even have the videos show up in your iPod Videos list once recorded in Cycorder.

    Update!!!! Cycorder now includes audio

    Cycorder can be downloaded now from Cydia (its on the Featured Packages list on the front page of Cydia, or in the Multimedia section. I'd definitely recommend it - the video quality is the best out there, and audio will be included shortly.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Cycorder - Superior Free Video Recorder for 3G and 2.x started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 333 Comments
    1. playboii's Avatar
      playboii -
      Quote Originally Posted by nycdiplomat View Post
      its supposed to show up as an update in cydia right? ive refreshed like 10 times and it doesnt show.
      it should be there. go under changes and cycorder should be the first one.
    1. oo3's Avatar
      oo3 -
      Just updated and tested it out. The audio playback is very very low. I can barely hear anything even though my volume is all the way up.
    1. aznpinoy217's Avatar
      aznpinoy217 -
      WOW AWESOME AUDIO IS UP AND RUNNING AND STILL FREE thank you
    1. x999x's Avatar
      x999x -
      Bring on the premium version, I hates the inline ads! >.<

      Thanks for the update however!
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      yesssssss audio!!!! thank you saurik! it does need to be louder tho
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      at an even better price FREE!
      Your the f-ing man!
      iPhonevideorecorder, suck a fat nut!
    1. nycdiplomat's Avatar
      nycdiplomat -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      at an even better price FREE!
      Your the f-ing man!
      iPhonevideorecorder, suck a fat nut!
      indeed saurik is the man....im uninstalling IVR now...no use in having it take up space lol

      i want my damn $20 back from IVR so i can donate towards Cycorder...lol
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lillewis51 View Post
      yesssssss audio!!!! thank you saurik! it does need to be louder tho
      I recorded with different levels of audio today with no problem you deaf son of a I'm just messing with you man! LOL but serious , I haven't noticed low audio with it....
      but I gotta pm you about something else I wanted to ask you if it's cool man?
    1. WindRyder's Avatar
      WindRyder -
      ok I'm convinced however there is no link (featured packages or multimedia) at cydia.com.
      Soooo anybody got the correct URL for cycorder?

      Tks in advanced
      WindRyder
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by WindRyder View Post
      ok I'm convinced however there is no link (featured packages or multimedia) at cydia.com.
      Soooo anybody got the correct URL for cycorder?

      Tks in advanced
      WindRyder
      convinced? How would anyone need to be convinced with FREE? Or would you rather pay $20 for an app with known bugs? I hear that ivr can't sen get the "best" option set... More features would be nice like uploading to YouTube , but I didn't make the app so I can't complain... But it's a f-ing great app...I know cuz I tried the other one.....

      But back to your question, cydia it's on that... Jailbreak, Get cydia get cycorder
    1. WindRyder's Avatar
      WindRyder -
      I'm a newbie. How do I get cydia and install on 3g 2.0.2
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      get. Quickpwn rc3 , and that's it, once you own your phone, cydia will be there , then just download all the free goodies
      I say quickpwn cuz its faster! Go to the downloads sections and be it there but b4 u do, click on that thanx button on this post
    1. stlcaddie's Avatar
      stlcaddie -
      Quote Originally Posted by WindRyder View Post
      I'm a newbie. How do I get cydia and install on 3g 2.0.2
      Winpwn 2.5........look for it the downloads section.
    1. GADeputy's Avatar
      GADeputy -
      If you can't find the new version of Cycorder on Cydia just go to the Home section and click on Featured Packages. It will be the first one at the top. I couldn't find the update even though I had the older version installed. I had to uninstall the older version and then the new one showed up.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Updated and works awesome!!! Oh yeah!
    1. globol's Avatar
      globol -
      damn its awesome!!!!!!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      sauriks new logo should be:

      saurik...putting other apps out of business...shutting them down!
    1. nycdiplomat's Avatar
      nycdiplomat -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      sauriks new logo should be:

      saurik...putting other apps out of business...shutting them down!
      that is hilarious lol.....good one and very true...you are truly respected 'round here saurik
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      no cydia so how can I get this plz?
    1. iChopPryde's Avatar
      iChopPryde -
      Audio is here and its fantastic ^_^