Formerly known as the Mini Power Adapter.(166-MPA)
I plugged it into the wall and it didn't record anything.
Make sure that after you plug it into the wall, that you power it on by pressing and holding the power button for about 3 seconds (located on the side of the device, see manual for a diagram). The tiny LED above the power button should light up solid red. You then need to push the button just once to initiate recording. When you come back to the device, wait about 10 seconds and then push the button once again. You can then unplug the device and hook it up to your PC to view the footage.
How do I play the files back, my media player is giving me a "Missing Codec Error"?
We suggest that you try to use VLC Media Player to play the video files back. You can easily download it for free online in only a few minutes. Sometimes Windows Media Player and Quicktime cannot read the file type that this camera records in.
Please go to this website directly: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Here are links to video tutorials for Windows and Mac:
Windows - http://help.brickhousesecurity.com/customer/portal/articles/694436-tutorial-video-installing-vlc-media-player-windows
Mac - http://help.brickhousesecurity.com/customer/portal/articles/694434-tutorial-video-installing-vlc-media-player-mac