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EDIT: (2/11/11) Works on 800x600 resolution, however, I always come close to 3.9GB and never over. Any suggestions? Also, on full resolution (1680x1050) I've tried Crysis as well and the same thing happens as stated.

I've recently got FRAPS and is very disappointed. Whenever I try to record a video, I would have to stop in around 2 minutes because if I go further, the file goes up to 3.9GB and when I press the disable hotkey at the end of the video, everything freezes for about 10 seconds, then the fps counter turns yellow again. However, if I alt+tab to the desktop, the fraps icon is still red and the recorded file doesn't open due to being damaged. I've tried setting it to 12 fps, half size, and 1280x720, yet it still goes over.
Edited by -Allen- - 2/11/11 at 1:34pm
    
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Your computer probably can't handle fraps very well. The file size is always going to be big as it's uncompressed video, it would take too long and too much of the CPU to compress it while recording. What game are you using it on?
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Sounds like the freezing is caused by a slow HDD.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aden Florian;12018015 
Your computer probably can't handle fraps very well. The file size is always going to be big as it's uncompressed video, it would take too long and too much of the CPU to compress it while recording. What game are you using it on?

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Try recording at the lowest res possible and report back.

If it works fine, it's your PC.

If it doesn't work, fraps is broken.
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Originally Posted by jellis142;12019792 
Pretty meaty game CPU-wise...especially on a first generation Phenom. Frap's almost demands a dedicated HDD just to record to.
Ignore that, it's immense bull-poo.
Edited by Reflux - 1/15/11 at 8:21am
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Go to the movies tab and try doing half size? Good luck : o
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Pretty meaty game CPU-wise...especially on a first generation Phenom. Frap's almost demands a dedicated HDD just to record to.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by -Allen-;12015227 
I've recently got FRAPS and is very disappointed. Whenever I try to record a video, I would have to stop in around 2 minutes because if I go further, the file goes up to 3.9GB and when I press the disable hotkey at the end of the video, everything freezes for about 10 seconds, then the fps counter turns yellow again. However, if I alt+tab to the desktop, the fraps icon is still red and the recorded file doesn't open due to being damaged. I've tried setting it to 12 fps, half size, and 1280x720, yet it still goes over.
So, when you stop recording, the game freezes for a few seconds? Sounds fine to me. Who cares if it freezes when you're already done? Just let it be. If you stop the recording properly (i.e. using the FRAPS key), the file will open.
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how do you record so much ??

mine only records like 30seconds
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