The laptop uses Windows XP


The laptop uses Windows XP. I had once transferred footage over half an hour long onto the laptop, in DV-AVI mode, and lost nothing. In fact, I even edited the video on MovieMaker at that time, which was sometime in th first week of June.

Movie Maker doesn’t tell me when frames are dropped, but a close look at the time and size indicator shows that it doesn’t clock the time continuously, and loses a few seconds at each of those instances. I checked the file size, and it corresponds to the full 29-minute video.

I’ve heard complaints about HP laptops getting sluggish, and I disabled all the programs that use a lot of memory (including the AV) and it still didn’t help.

Should I change the video capture utility?

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