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#1
hi all need a gameplay recording software,so that i can upload my vids to youtube channel.
i tried fraps,but size for a 4 min video is 3.5gb.then i tried to convert it with Windows movie maker,but i got only audio no video.
so i need a recorder,with great recording quality but low size of the files formed.
plus if it has features of windows movie maker
than that would be awesome.
thanks in advance guys.
 
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I'm pretty sure that your problems aren't failures with FRAPs, but with Windows Movie Maker.
 
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yup FRAPS works fine,but creates huge files,i need smaller files,and a video cutting tool
 
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You are going to have to make a trade-off, either lower quality videos or smaller file size. If you are recording the game at 1080p or something similar, the files will be huge. There should be options in FRAPs to adjust quality to give smaller file sizes.

However, the issue is likely more to do with Movie Maker not properly supporting the video codec FRAPs uses, as I've fed 10GB+ videos through Movie Maker and not had any issues.

I prefer to use MSI Afterburner for recording as it gives more control over the quality and file size balance than FRAPs does.
 
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so is there a solution to moive maker only giving audio n no video in output.
BTW movie maker does show its text slides which i created to b displayed at the start of the video.
msi afterburner does videos too???never knew that
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recording games...

i would suggest the happauge hd1212 ( or the current hd-pvr) because it is around 200 dollars, and it encodes on the fly, max13.5 Mb's, and records via usb, which takest the load off of the cpu and hd (fraps is killer if you record at full res) and it saves on file sizes. (prob is that while it can record avc, editting that is a pain, and converting it) so recording in mp4 is a good idea.

also happauge has HDMI recorder card, but i have not used it thus, with the same functions as the hd1212, but don't know if gaming output is hdcp protected(blu-ray and the like is).

of course this an extra box, and you need other stuff, editting and all that but, it is the best solution.

otherwise, using FRAPS(paid version) to capture games, is the cheapest solution... except for the fact that you will need massive and fast HDD's. But FRAPS is good becuase whole the file sizes or HUGE, their not compressed so they are easy to work with, and compress.
 

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so is there a solution to moive maker only giving audio n no video in output.
BTW movie maker does show its text slides which i created to b displayed at the start of the video.
msi afterburner does videos too???never knew that
thanks
Then it is encoding the video, it just can't convert the FRAPs video to whatever format you are trying to output.

I'd use MSI Afterburner, using the MJPEG codec, which is universal and allows more fine tuned quality settings.

After reading the FRAPs FAQ, it turns out it uses its own custom codec called FP1. Something is obviously going wrong with Movie Maker using the codec. There seems to be a lot of people having issues with FRAPs videos in Movie Maker. It is basically a well known issue with FRAPs and Movie Maker.
 
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Like everybody said, FRAPS
 
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When i use my webcam to film me playing a song.. it can get pretty large.. Just did a test with my webcam.. let it capture for 180 seconds at 26.422 M/s for a file size of 4.24 GB.. Just ran my favorite conversion program AVS Video converter and converted it to the same file type using MPEG-4 @ 1500 kpbs and mp-3 @192 kpbs..Took right at 2 min 15 sec to finish.... File size was 36.6Meg.. Took me a few tries to get the math right.. a tad rusty.. The program makes the file 99.14 % smaller.. :twitch:
i.e. ((4.24^9 - 36.6^6)/4.24^9))*100:respect:

I'm sure most software that is designed to convert files will have similar results.. The AVS software kicks ass though:rockout:
 
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I use all of the AVS suites, as well, and they work great. That was my point, exactly. There is nothing wrong with FRAPs, but a ton wrong with Windows Movie Maker. Also, Afterburner doesn't record the sound, just the video.
 
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Give Bandicam a try - it seems to be a lot lighter than FRAPS on resources and the size of the videos are much smaller as well.
 
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i m trying xilisoft video convertor.
as it provides some functions that i want.
but it stops converting video at 14.1%
 
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downloaded Bandicam.. I really like all the options you are given.. Hmm.. Gunna give it a quick test and see what happens
 
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well ran a test in my favorite online game Alien vs Predator 2..

I set my video for half size @ 30fps.. Full size caused noticeable lag in the game for me.. A 4:21 film weighs in at 127 Meg... After I reduce its file size with AVS.. AVI/MP4 =53Meg.. Still experimenting with different setting to get the best possible result
 

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Fraps with WINAVI then Windows Movie maker for editing = WIN.

I took a 1.6GB file down to 60MB with minimum quality loss then cut it up with Windows Movie maker.
 
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fraps + win avi worked great
but WMM still doesnt show videos
any other video editor tool which can combine two videos,trim video,add title slide to video(like in WMM),add watermark,without increasing size
 
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using virtualdub
works perfectly