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I'm looking into starting lets plays, or maybe even tutorial/guide videos for games and possibly some other things.

I tried Mirillis Action because I saw a video that praised it to death. Said it was the best because of it's low CPU usage, good video quality, and small files. All of which I consider to be VERY important. Obviously that person didn't know what they were talking about. I kept getting some mysterious FCIV or FICV codec error in VLC.... Of course this problem doesn't seem to be documented online anywhere. What a useless pile of junk. A screen cap program should just work. What a joke.

So what's a good one that actually works? Dxtory and fraps and CPU hogs and the files are too big.

All I need is one with reasonably sized files that still look good and smooth and doesn't suck up the resources.

Any suggestions?
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Yeah, bandicam I tried the trial of. I didn't like it at all.

I'll probably stick with dxtory if I must but it's so resource heavy and large file createy.
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Wow. I had to register on this forum just to say that I have never seen such a nonsense as above. You have dropped one of the best screen recorders just because VLC doesn't play your videos? Try playing Fraps video in VLC. This isn't Action! issue this is VLC that sucks. Anyway Action! got a built-in video player so you can play all your files. You are welcome.

Maybe you shouldn't start creating gameplays without basic knowledge about recording software and how they work.rolleyes.gif
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Maybe you shouldn't be so presumptuous and defensive of software because you happen to like it.

Don't tell me i'm welcome. I never thanked you and have no intention of. You weren't helpful.

I know how recording software works and having used the program I obviously know that Action has a video player. I also know that its player would only play my video and not my sound. I know that VLC gave me some obscure error that seemingly only 1 other person encountered and his post on the mirillis forums didn't get a solution. I also know VLC has never give me a problem with a video before. I also know the video played fine in Sony Vegas worked for sound and video for some reason. So 1 out of 3 players worked, and it's own player didn't even. There's nothing "nonsense" about any of that. Those are facts that make perfect sense.

I shouldn't have to watch my videos on just Sony Vegas. VLC should work, and the programs integrated player should work.
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FRAPS ALL THE WAY smile.gif but it does have high cpu usage and high files but seems to be the best for screen footage capture
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Msi afterburner. Looks almost identical to the game that it recorded. Very little quality loss. Better than every other I have tried.

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I had no idea MSI afterburner did screen cap!
i'll check it out!
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Maybe you shouldn't be so presumptuous and defensive of software because you happen to like it.

Don't tell me i'm welcome. I never thanked you and have no intention of. You weren't helpful.

I know how recording software works and having used the program I obviously know that Action has a video player. I also know that its player would only play my video and not my sound. I know that VLC gave me some obscure error that seemingly only 1 other person encountered and his post on the mirillis forums didn't get a solution. I also know VLC has never give me a problem with a video before. I also know the video played fine in Sony Vegas worked for sound and video for some reason. So 1 out of 3 players worked, and it's own player didn't even. There's nothing "nonsense" about any of that. Those are facts that make perfect sense.

I shouldn't have to watch my videos on just Sony Vegas. VLC should work, and the programs integrated player should work.

I just had to comment on this, because you are being an absolute dick, and if anything is presumptuous, it's your comment. You are doing the exact same thing he did, you are just defending your opinion that the software sucks, when in reality its a problem on your end.

Action! works perfectly for me and a lot of other people, so the issue is obviously at your end. The reason it doesn't work with VLC, is because VLC uses its own codecs and the new codec installed by Action! isn't used. Open the video in any other software like Windows Media Player (yea, I said it), and it will work flawlessly. I use Sony Vegas myself, it works without a hitch. The issues you are facing is related to the new codec not being picked up by the players, hence its a PLAYER problem not a ******* problem with the software itself. I do want to mention that I am not defending the software myself, I don't even use it right now because of problems with recording (yes, a problem with the software itself, confirmed by the devs). All I am doing is trying to tell you that the guy you replied to actually was right, it's a problem with VLC, so stop making blind assumptions about the software itself.
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Buy a capture card.
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dxtory, with the Lagarith lossless codec. > everything else.
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