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post #11 of 27
I pretty sure you got to purchase fraps to get all the settings and over-come the 30 seconds of recording.

For the free you can cut the res down you are recording in. Or use the hot key to cut the recording off at like 29 seconds and hit it again and then join it all together and change the codec format to a smaller clip.
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Well, I changed the Folder to save movies on my SpinPoint, but was it a wise choice to put the Fraps on the same SSD with Aion?

The game took up 10GBs, and I still have 29GBs to use on the SSD.

I just wish I knew how to record longer.

Thanks for the tip, and I hope to hear from you soon!


EDIT: What's AFAIK?


Also, I'm recording on 2048x1536 8XAA... but I notice if I record at 30FPS..then my frames are capped at that rate. Can you guys give me some advice? Furthermore, I need tips/guides on editing software. I'm really new to all this, but I need to capture great footage first!

I would like to record more than 30 seconds as well, shame.. looks like I need to buy the software.
AFAIK stands for As Far As I Know.

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Originally Posted by myuusmeow View Post
The frame cap is just how Fraps works.

Try recording at half res (don't change the ingame setting, change the Fraps setting). That's 1/4th the pixels to deal with.

There are other ways to get around 30 seconds without buying it but we can't talk about those on this forum.
Why not just buy it? I mean, how much is $37 compared to all of the money we spend on our rigs? It's the best video game recorder out there, IMO. That $37 lasts forever.
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I have acquired the real version of FRAPS, but I have a problem:

All that great footage I got is now being played VIA VLC player, but it's all choppy =\\

Looks like that PvP video I'm going to make has to have a fresh start.

I play my game on 2048x1536 8XAA and usually always above 80+ (100-150). Even when I'm at 20+ FPS with hundreds of people around me.. Honestly, I don't feel choppy or the game is playable.

What I don't understand: Why is my playback so choppy?

My settings to record:
60FPS
Full-Size (I know someone recommended Half-Size earlier)
Record Win7 Sound (stereo)
Videos are sent to my SpinPoint, but Fraps is on my SSD with the game (same SSD, my other is for OS, firefox, etc).... Now, is this my problem? Is my video choppy, because the program is on the SSD & videos are being transferred to my HDD?

I would appreciate any feedback. Sorry, I didn't make a new thread... I'd rather see if I can get a response here first, then open a new one.
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post #14 of 27
A magnetic drive is good enough. For FRAPS, what matters is performance of continuous writes.

Try not using VLC... FRAPS installs its own decoder, but VLC can't use it. It also might be your high resolution... the decoder (VLC uses the one in ffmpeg since it can't use system filters) might be too slow.
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A magnetic drive is good enough. For FRAPS, what matters is performance of continuous writes.

Try not using VLC... FRAPS installs its own decoder, but VLC can't use it. It also might be your high resolution... the decoder (VLC uses the one in ffmpeg since it can't use system filters) might be too slow.
If VLC is the issue, can you please recommend a player for me? I'm trying to sort out the issue, before I try recording at a lower resolution (or using the half-size option in Fraps to record)
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Not VLC and not MPlayer
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Not VLC and not MPlayer
well, please recommend me something?

how will i get it to not lag when I put it on youtube...

as in if it lags on my player...

how will it not lag when i upload it on youtube, for my viewers?
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Did you try compressing it with Xvid using virtualdub like it says in the Fraps FAQ? Actually I think it says to use divx, but I had much better luck with Xvid.
I am told you can also use Windows movie maker if you are using Windows 7 and want to post your vids in HD.
I was trying to post some vids to youtube playing GTA 4 and I had a few guys at GTAforums help me a lot there. See if you get any help in this thread here. Captain is me there.
Here is the Fraps FAQ BTW. Its' about half way down
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Did you try compressing it with Xvid using virtualdub like it says in the Fraps FAQ? Actually I think it says to use divx, but I had much better luck with Xvid.
I am told you can also use Windows movie maker if you are using Windows 7 and want to post your vids in HD.
I was trying to post some vids to youtube playing GTA 4 and I had a few guys at GTAforums help me a lot there. See if you get any help in this thread here. Captain is me there.
Here is the Fraps FAQ BTW. Its' about half way down
Thanks, I'll check this out.

When I use the half-size option, I never get choppy playback in VLC.

Someone in Aion said I need a storage device that can read 180mb/s if I'm recording at 180FPS.. or something like that.

I never touched the videos that were recorded to my folder, and I just tried to play them. So I need to compress the uncompressed files before playing them with VLC? How do I do that?

Sorry, it's almost 5AM. I'll check your links later +rep
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well, please recommend me something?

how will i get it to not lag when I put it on youtube...

as in if it lags on my player...

how will it not lag when i upload it on youtube, for my viewers?
Because those are two completely unrelated things. It "lagging" is because your computer can't handle it or the decoder is too inefficient.

VLC and MPlayer use the ffmpeg FRAPS decoder, not the one that comes with FRAPS, which is much faster.
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