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So I was able to get Fraps from a friend. When I record, it makes all of my video into small 1 minute clips that are about 2 gigs big each! Whats with that? I thought it would be just one video file. Is there a way I can get it to compress to just one? Also why are the files so big? Its just a recording of StarCraft with me talking over it.
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it's because at 2GB, whatever filesystem you are using said the file was too big, so FRAPS made a new one to continue it. Since it's (almost) RAW image data with no compression (per frame... 24, 30, 60 frames per second...) it's gonna be HUGE. That being said, just get Live Movie Maker (fmr. Windows Movie Maker) or something to render it all into one smaller file
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it's because at 2GB, whatever filesystem you are using said the file was too big, so FRAPS made a new one to continue it. Since it's (almost) RAW image data with no compression (per frame... 24, 30, 60 frames per second...) it's gonna be HUGE. That being said, just get Live Movie Maker (fmr. Windows Movie Maker) or something to render it all into one smaller file
Does this happen to everyone ?
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Does this happen to everyone ?
Yes; a note, I use NTFS, so my files are 3.9GB (~58 seconds at 30FPS 2560x1440) each, since the max file size limit for a single file in NTFS is 4GB.
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So then do I delete the RAW files after I make the video?
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well, if you need the space, and the render is upto the quality that you think is okay, then why not?
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Isn't that because you don't have the paid version? it has a limit on how much video you can record.
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Isn't that because you don't have the paid version? it has a limit on how much video you can record.
I do have the paid version Thanks anyways I figured it out!
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