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I currently have 3-4 4gb files in FRAPS that I want to put together into one 8 minute video and upload on to youtube. The problem is pretty obvious the file is too big and youtube can't handle that stuff and what not. I tried using virtual dub and xvid codec and just regular compressing but the video file quality goes down so much. Is there some settings or another program or codec that will not make my 1920x1028 (Minecraft so it's not in full screen.) video file lose quality? Also when I'm done compressing I would like to put them together I know virtual dub has append but I tried to append a 3 minute BFBC2 video together uncompressed and I got 100-140 gb file. Please Help I've been trying to find this out for a long time.
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it is impossible not to lose quality, you just need higher bitrates and resolution, also youtube uses mp4 h264 codec

if you had ati, ati avivo is great for fraps files with ipod profile

so try mediacoder with cuda, mp4 container, bitrate 1000 or 2000, h264
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it is impossible not to lose quality, you just need higher bitrates and resolution, also youtube uses mp4 h264 codec

if you had ati, ati avivo is great for fraps files with ipod profile

so try mediacoder with cuda, mp4 container, bitrate 1000 or 2000, h264
I'll try using h.264
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h264, CRF 18 = Visually lossless with most source material.
Edited by Trigunflame - 9/24/10 at 8:12pm
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I found something on another forum. There is some loss, but you don't lose the frame rate, which was mostly what I was concerned with. Seems like everything I encoded with prior kept dropping it down to 30fps. I wanted to keep the 60fps I was capturing.


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h264, CRF 18 = Perceivably lossless with most source material.
How does one encode with that?
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I found something on another forum. There is some loss, but you don't lose the frame rate, which was mostly what I was concerned with. Seems like everything I encoded with prior kept dropping it down to 30fps. I wanted to keep the 60fps I was capturing.




How does one encode with that?
Capturing at 60fps T_T
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How does one encode with that?
Well, you could do it the advanced "Anime Gurus" way using the various command line x264 encoders, demuxers etc..
But it's far easier to use GUIs that work off of it and do some of the hard work for you.

My preference is something like Handbrake or more recently an updated SpinOff of that, VidCoder available here: http://vidcoder.codeplex.com/
I've used it quite often on DVDs (that I own), but it works on most any source; that being said, I've never tried it for converting from Fraps.

Example:

Edited by Trigunflame - 9/24/10 at 8:37pm
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Well, you could do it the advanced "Anime Gurus" way using the various command line x264 encoders, demuxers etc..
But it's far easier to use GUIs that work off of it and do some of the hard work for you.

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I've used it quite often on DVDs (that I own), but it works on most any source; that being said, I've never tried it for converting from Fraps.

Example:
I just downloaded that but and the preview picture for it looks amazing but when it generates a sample it's awful it lags 5-10 fps and I'll be looking at a block turn around but the block is still halfway there on the screen... anyway I don't think that one is meant for video games.
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Did you configure the encoding settings? It's not autoMagic.
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Did you configure the encoding settings? It's not autoMagic.
Yeah I tried to make it as high quality as possible and when I previewed no video even showed up only audio.
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