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The Windows Phone Video Recording Mute Bug

I have a problem and I think you have it to. Go grab your Windows Phone and take a video and while it’s recording send yourself an email. Good – now play back the video. What happens? The audio cuts out after the email comes in. I’ve had this issue with my Focus and it’s here on my Titan as well. I’ve had plenty of videos with missing audio in the past but I took a video the other day and once I heard the email vibration notification that was the end of audio so I finally realized the connection. The remaining 5 minutes of video is sound-free. So I tested it and sure enough, as soon as an email hits the audio recording cuts out.

So you know, my email notification is set to vibrate and make a sound. When you’re recording video, audible notifications are disabled by the OS but the phone still vibrates. I’ve tried this with my sound set to vibrate and with sound on and the audio recording cuts in both cases.

So let’s crowd source this one. Anyone else experiencing this or want to test it out? Let’s see if it’s my issue or a bigger issue.

For the record, I think that while taking a video you want that to be the primary function so I don’t want vibrating notifications. You can hear it loudly on the video. Give me visual notifications only while I take video, but all of this is an aside from the issue at hand. Shout out in the comments.