Video Recording Options Grayed Out.
So can someone quickly summarize or point to a link that discusses the pros/cons of 32 bit or 64 bit clients. Thanks.
Essentially the issue is the movie recording aspect of the wow client relies on parts of the 32 bit version of this API that the 64 bit client simply does not have.
The default client is now the 64 bit client which is why your seeing it come up now.
11/08/2012 12:49 PMPosted by EothWhy has there not been an update for this thread? I don't want to download the 32 bit just to find out my game will crash
There hasn't been an update for this yet. This is still being addressed by our team.
You don't have to download the 32-bit version, as every install includes it. From the launcher, hit Options > Game Preferences and select the 32-bit client.
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[Movie Recording] 64-bit Movie Recording is disabled by default. You can enable it by opening up your config.wtf file and adding this line:
SET MovieRecording64BitsEnable "1"There may be some issues with the 64 bit movie recording.
Tested it just now and while it mostly records there's really bad blurring when you turn as well as when you run but that could be because of my movie recording settings. I double checked I was running the 64 bit client by checking the build/version info at the login screen on startup (x64 vs x86). As well as checking in the Activity Monitor (it shows Intel (64 bit) by the wow process)
But it's definitely working in the current 64 bit client.
PS : It's amusing the way I figured this out. I launched wow in console mode , pressed tilde and went "help *recording*" to show all Cvars with recording in their name. Then googled MovieRecording64BitsEnable and found a post by me (!) leading me to the sticky :P
Recording a video seems to work and compress fine only sometimes. First attempt it was completely garbled noise. Second six-second clip compressed fine. All subsequent short-clip recordings were just garbled, rapidly repeating version of the second clip that compressed just fine. Quitting the client and trying again only sometimes results in a complete video—but again, after the first, I always got garbled repeats.
I had a custom movie output path to an external drive, so I tried the internal (where the client app resides), as well as other externals, all with the same results.
Hope that helps!
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