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It will be a great day when FRAPS supports OpenDML extensions to the AVI format. No more 3.7GB files to merge! Until then we're stuck in 1995.
    
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Can anyone confirm if the sound problem has been fixed for the people that use ASUS Xonar sound cards?
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It will be a great day when FRAPS supports OpenDML extensions to the AVI format. No more 3.7GB files to merge! Until then we're stuck in 1995.
OpenDML is for making files above 2GB, which FRAPS already does. FRAPS has the 3.7 limit so it will work on FAT32 drives still.
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OpenDML is for making files above 2GB, which FRAPS already does. FRAPS has the 3.7 limit so it will work on FAT32 drives still.
Ah yes, you're correct. However that limitation is still a relic of the past. Who on earth still runs a system on FAT32 that can actually play a game and record video at the same time?
    
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Not sure on the format but I can look into it.

Edit : Unable to find the format it uses but you need to use 32bit Vdub inorder to convert the files. The 64bit version of Vdub is unable to convert the files even in a 64bit OS.
That just means that there is no 64-bit codec VDub can access.

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I get it even recording to a dedicated RAID array. It's more noticeable at higher res/full size, since that needs new files more often.

Also it's more like a large temporary drop in FPS as opposed to a complete pause, so if you're not as sensitive to that or are already on a lower FPS, it's probably not a big deal. I record on 60 and it visibly jumping down to 20 is a pretty big deal.
I record full size, but almost never at more than 30 fps, so that could explain the difference.

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Can anyone confirm if the sound problem has been fixed for the people that use ASUS Xonar sound cards?
I haven't run into this issue, but I don't use ASUS' drivers, I use the base C-Media drivers.

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Ah yes, you're correct. However that limitation is still a relic of the past. Who on earth still runs a system on FAT32 that can actually play a game and record video at the same time?
System in my sig has a 1TB RAID 0 formatted in FAT32 just for FRAPS.

FAT32 is still better than NTFS for some uses, sequential writes is one of them.
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FAT32 is still better than NTFS for some uses, sequential writes is one of them.
How much better is FAT32 over NTFS? I think I'm going to finally buy FRAPS myself, and I'm going to record games on my HDD (secondary drive). Will I see a world of difference going from NTFS to FAT32?
 
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Honestly I don't think FAT32 would help any. Recording to a secondary SATA drive is plenty bandwidth for FRAPS, even if your drive isn't the best.
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Or better yet, just avoid using FRAPS altogether - if you have a capable processor (6-8 cores, logical or physical).
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Or better yet, just avoid using FRAPS altogether - if you have a capable processor (6-8 cores, logical or physical).
How would a CPU with 6+ cores help you not use FRAPS? That doesn't make any sense.
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How would a CPU with 6+ cores help you not use FRAPS? That doesn't make any sense.
Because, FRAPS was Designed (way back when we only had 1 or 2 cores) to help take the CPU bottleneck out of the equation by using lossless encoding (less CPU, but a lot more I/O).
It shifted the resource consumption primarily from the CPU to the hard disk. With better processors, this is no longer needed.

So, the point I was making - is that if you have a capable CPU, use lossy encoding, which (when configured properly) will still result in perceptibly lossless video, at a fraction of the file size.
99.9% of the people using FRAPS for recording video have no need for Truly lossless video (and the size that comes with it).

Something like this will do what the vast majority of people need, with still relatively little CPU use, and a whole lot less I/O (much smaller file sizes).



This takes about ~7-10% CPU for me @ 1680x1050 30fps.
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