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Can you record a video with the built-in camera while using a bluetooth audio source? Specifically, a standard bluetooth headset.

I know that you can record audio from the bluetooth headset using an app like this. And I just want to use the built-in camera.

I tried an experiment where I started recording audio using the bluetooth recorder app, then attemped to record a video. Unfortunately, the camcorder app refused to start a video recording. And I couldn't flip the order, because once I started recording the video, opening any other app (the bluetooth recorder, for example) caused the video recording to terminate. So it looks like I can't even record the two tracks separately and simultaneously to later splice together on a computer.

Does there exist an app that records video and lets the user choose the audio input? Is this even possible for android, or does the underlying kernel have a hardcoded audio input for video mode? I am a programmer, so if no app exists, I could try my hand at writing an android app if the system is capable.

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This article describes a device that can do video recording with Bluetooth audio input. appledailyreport.com/2013/01/11/… –  user32332 Apr 16 '13 at 19:21

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You can select the audio source that you wish with this app.

more info: http://davidhadaller.com/note/2012/jun/02/android-alternate-camera-apps-and-using-bluetooth-audio-input-video

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Unfortunately on Nexus 5 I can select only "Default" , "Microphone", "Camcorder (if available)" - no way to select "Bluetooth" –  Grzegorz Wierzowiecki Jun 1 '14 at 12:12

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