How to Record or Delete Videos and Pictures from HP QuickPlay

Users of HP Pavilion Notebook can record videos and take pictures in QuickPlay with the integrated HP webcam or even 3rd party camera. If you have Windows Vista with HP QuickPlay installed on your HP Pavilion laptop, you can easily record movies or take pictures by launching HP QuickPlay.

HP Quickplay Menu

Click on Video icon Video Icon from the menu and select HP webcam in the Source column.

hp quickplay control panel

From your QuickPlay Control Panel, click the record button to record and stop button to stop the recording. You can also take snapshots by selecting the last button in the Control Panel. To delete the pictures and videos that you just have taken is tricky in Windows Vista.

You videos and pictures are by default saved to

C:\Users\Public\Videos\HP Webcam\webcam_2008067_1541.mpg

To reach that folder, press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to bring up the run box.

Windows Vista Run Box

Then type in the following:


Press OK and you will be at a folder where all your HP QuickPlay movies and pictures are stored. From here you can delete the videos and pictures you want. Creating a shortcut to this folder on your desktop to make it easeir to access all your QuickPlay pictures and videos in future. To create a shortcut on your desktop, right click on the folder called “Videos” and select send to “Desktop (create shortcut)”.

Desktop Create Shotcut

Now you can freely browse, edit or burn QuickPlay videos and pictures right from your desktop!

Rebekah said,

April 26, 2009 @ 9:57 pm

Hi there,

I’ve followed your instructions, and although there is nothing showing in the public video file, the webcam videos are still listed (and active)on QuickPlay’s library.

Any idea how to access this?

jil russell said,

December 7, 2009 @ 2:19 am

the folder is empty but they are still in my quickplay i dot know what to do

Issa said,

May 12, 2010 @ 10:47 pm

This was very helpful, I have been trying unsuccessfully for 3 years to figure out how to deleted videos. Thanks a bunch xoxo

ivy said,

June 11, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

how do you delete photos, and videos from HP Vista?

Tina said,

August 10, 2011 @ 4:55 am

OMG thank you so much I was stressing out bigtime!!!! What a fucken inconvinience to HP customers to go through all that jazz.

You saved my life taa.

lynn said,

October 19, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

how can i record videos when i click it it doesnt tell me how to find the record on movies videos pics parts of it duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Brian said,

November 27, 2011 @ 11:41 pm

This has helped tremdously…..Thanks

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