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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 the 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.
First of all, almost nobody is running into an I/O bottleneck. A single SATA drive will be more then FRAPS will ever need, unless you're doing eyefinity or something. Heck at 1080p I didn't have any problems recording to a USB hard drive.

Second of all, to do what you propose you'd need some other software. All the other options aren't anywhere near as good as FRAPS. You won't be getting rid of it.



PS. Someone else posted in another topic that the 4GB file size limit is because a lot of video editors can't handle single files over 4GB. That makes more sense
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post #22 of 37
What other software? HyperCam, which is free. Divx, which is nothing more than a codec install.
It's very simple. If you can't do this, you shouldn't be trying to work with video in the first place.

And like I said, not having to deal with several gigabytes worth of video files is the major plus. Regardless of whether an I/O bottleneck is involved or not.
The only people that should be using FRAPS are those doing professional-ish machinima or the like (have virtually no cpu to spare).
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@Crazy9000: I don't know if that is necessarily true. I know that my previous Seagate 7200.10 could barely keep up with a half-size recording at 1680x1050/40FPS, and recording at any higher framerate actually caused significant reductions in framerate.
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It's pretty amazing that they still support it and try to improve its stability instead of adding new features; they've been around forever already...
Can't agree more. Love fraps, can't believe they are still improving it, rather than making upgrades to it.
    
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post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by Trigunflame View Post
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.
I can record games with that software? If so, link please.
 
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post #26 of 37
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I can record games with that software? If so, link please.
There are all kinds of screen recording software that will make use of VFW (for use with the Divx encoder).
I've personally come to like this one: http://www.hyperionics.com/hc/
Then of course you have Divx here: http://www.divx.com/en

It's not quite as "noob" friendly as using FRAPS, but most things worth using aren't.
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So, you have to pay for the Divx thing? I think I'll try out the free thing first.
 
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post #28 of 37
To use the advanced features of Divx Pro (Encoder), yes, you would need to purchase it for $20.
HyperCam (Video Capturer) itself is free, but still uses Divx to do the encoding.
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post #29 of 37
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So, you have to pay for the Divx thing? I think I'll try out the free thing first.
You also have to pay for FRAPS if you intend on using it for anything other than seeing if it works.
    
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Every time I try to record a game using HyperCam, I just get a white screen. Any settings you recommend I mess with Trigunflame? Btw, I have the Divx stuff now, but for some reason, when I go to the codec properties, my screen looks nothing like yours and doesn't have nearly as many settings (any that will allow me to record anything, anyway).
 
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