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Instant Replay Bug

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Having just completed a flight from Dublin (EIDW) to Los Angeles (KLAX), I wanted to do an instant replay of the approach and landing, so that I could add some more video clips using FRAPS, ready to compile a video of the flight in Windows Movie Maker later.However, the Instant Replay feature in FSX refused to play ball; using the up/down arrows beside the time length of the instant replay yeilded either a "1" and no further (using the down arrow), and negative numbers (not sure what number up to, using the up arrow). *Screenshot attachment provided.*I assume this is due to a corruption of the file that holds the data for the replay - does anyone know what this file is, and where on the PC drive it lives?I've had this happen to me twice now (both on long flights - the other was from London to Shanghai), and its annoying not being able to take video and/or screenshots of the landing after many hours in the air!Anybody else have this happen, and know what, if any, steps can be taken to prevent it?Thanks in advance.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/179594.jpg

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Carl,I'd bet that this long a flight was the cause of the problem. I'm not sure what the limitations are on instant replay, but I'd bet Dublin to LA exceeds it.

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Replay has worked fine on such long flights in the past, as far as I remember. It's just recently started acting up.As far as I'm aware, the replay feature should just 'remember' the last so many seconds of a flight, so no matter how long the flight, the last period, up to a limit (30000 or so I recall), should be available for replay.After having worked out that 30000 seconds is roughtly 8.3 hours, and Dublin to LA is longer than that, you may be right though!

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The Flight Recorder & Instant Replay are broken -- it's a known issue.I suggest you get FS Recorder http://www.fs-recorder.net/ which is free and works very well. It does all the things the built in one is *supposed* to do and more. Moreover, the file it produces (if you record a flight) is somewhat smaller than the one produced by FS.Read the installation instruction *carefully*, especially if the auto installer doesn't work right (usually does).ADD: Don't let the "Beta" designation scare you off. It's not buggy. Matthias is continually working to improve it.Cal - CYXX

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