Getting a video recording of your test to attach to the bug you file on your developer can be a really cool thing. And the Microsoft Test and Lab Manager tool makes it a breeze to do that.
However, if your MTLM is crashing or erroring out when you try to pick up a recording,try the following:
1. Check if WME encoder 9 is installed on the box. If not, install it from here
2. If you are running Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 2008, install the patch for the encoder from here
As Thomas Schissler, one of our most active Team System MVPs points out, the docs indicate this patch is required for Vista, but you need it for Win7 and W2K8 also