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Which is the best recording software for games? Fraps or xfire?

When im using fraps, i get huge FPS drops in game while recording :S

Im getting like 100+ fps in MW2 and with fraps, im getting like 30-50 and spikes everywhere. Hadnt try xfire though.

Any help would be appreciated.
post #2 of 22
Try fraps again but have a look around google for the settings you should be using. I had the exact same problem and sorted it out with a few changes here and there.
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What PC are you using?

I get a small FPS drop but nothing extreme, the games are still playable.
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Maybe try recording Fraps to a drive other than the drive the game is running from
Me, I record to a partition on a storage drive

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FRAPS of course, XFire is free your right, but the resolutions it captures in are ridiculous for modern day standards, and it only has a select few games that it can record anyway!

FRAPS records all 3D applications and can shoot at any raw resolution you throw at it (well the most current version). And yea it does have a huge hit but that's because you are running two intensive pieces of software at the same time.

One thing you can do is record "in half the size". Lets say you play in a 1920x1080 environment, the end video will be half that size (960x540). This reduces the hit to your performance significantly, but the resolution is significantly cut. Another thing you can do is simply lower your resolution in the game, but even I am not wiling to do this just for a recording software....
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One thing you can do is record "in half the size". Lets say you play in 1920x1080 environmental, the end video will be half that size (960x540). This reduces the hit to your performance significantly, but the resolution is significantly cut. Another thing you can do is simply lower your resolution in the game, but even I am not wiling to do this just for a recording software....
I REALLY wish I read this sooner. I've been taking caps at my full 1900x1080 resolution and putting up with 4GB caps for a while now, lol.
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You don't have to put up with 4GB caps... They are RAW so they will be massive but if you encode them, you can make the videos much much smaller with near enough no quality loss.
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heard fraps is the best!
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Fraps is as good as it gets!
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