Fix for Expression Encoder Screen Capture Limit to 10 minutes

Expression Encoder v4 from MSDNAA and DreamSpark incorrectly limited the screen capture on some PCs to 10 minutes. To fix this issue, download and install an updated version of the English Expression Encoder from This free Expression Encoder should be installed over the current English version of Expression Encoder v4 Pro product obtained from MSDNAA or DreamSpark. Do NOT uninstall the older version.

You can verify that the install has succeeded by noting the version number change from 4.0.1639.0 to 4.0.1651.0.

This fix is only needed for the English version of Expression Encoder v4 as the localized versions already have the fixes mentioned below, so there is no need to upgrade them.

The 2 problems resolved in this update of the English Encoder v4 package are:

  1. Pro/Pro without Codecs SKUs incorrectly limited to 10 minutes of screen captures on some PCs.

  2. XESC files not being able to be played back in Windows Media Player on the 64-bit version of Vista and Server 2008.


Comments (6)
  1. Bubba Pate says:

    Forgot… it does show version 4.0.1651.0 even before I installed it….

  2. Marc Roussel says:

    I installed the fix and I still have the message of 10 minutes limit and I have to by the product but It's a fully licenced version what's going on ?

    Do I have to reboot my PC ?

  3. Jonny Best says:

    Thank you for posting this!

    I hope the "Encoder 4 with Service Pack 1"…/details.aspx includes this patch.

  4. tutorialator says:

    I was recording a video and this thing just cut me off

  5. KENNETH says:

    Here is a link to a key for the pro version that is guaranteed to work

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