Is there any alternative for Fraps?

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Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby DOOMGABR [RU] » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:18 pm

Fraps is freezing so often during the recording of video in GZDoom.
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby Enjay » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:28 pm

If you have an nvidia graphics card, the driver has a built in capture system incorporated in the GeForce experience application.
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby Zan » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:28 pm

OBS? It's pretty much the go to record tool now.
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby Rachael » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:30 pm

Zan wrote:OBS? It's pretty much the go to record tool now.

Pretty much this.

It does a lot better job than Fraps, is a lot more customisable, free, and even lets you stream directly to Youtube or Twitch. Also has live post-processing and overlays which are really handy if you post videos a lot and want to brand them.
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby Enjay » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:45 pm

I haven't used OBS for some time. Looking at their website, it seems to have come on quite a bit since I last tried it.
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby Rachael » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:48 pm

A lot of internet streams you see nowadays are created in OBS. If you have a multi-monitor setup it's even better because OBS allows you to project to that monitor and then you can see what your viewers see. Admittedly, that's something I need to do more often when I do streams.
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby DOOMGABR [RU] » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:23 pm

Enjay wrote:If you have an nvidia graphics card, the driver has a built in capture system incorporated in the GeForce experience application.

It's not working for me. Winx64, NVidia GTX 750 Ti
OBS?

Thanks, I will try!
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby Kappes Buur » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:18 am

I'm pretty much sold on MOVAVI
https://www.movavi.com/video-editor-bas ... ogle.ca%2F
It's fairly inexpensive and has all the features one could want.
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby Kappes Buur » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:20 am

I'm pretty much sold on MOVAVI
https://www.movavi.com/video-editor-bas ... ogle.ca%2F
It's fairly inexpensive and has all the features one could want.

Camtasia is just too expensive for the occasional use.
https://www.techsmith.com/store/camtasi ... gJuYvD_BwE
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby DabbingSquidward » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:10 am

I personally prefer Bandicam, but I mostly don't use it for screen capturing, but because it features a built-in variable FPS limiter which can be bound to any key. Also, the free version has watermarks and other superimposed limits. So for your needs I'd too suggest OBS :)

Edit: IIRC Fraps isn't updated anymore, is it?
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby Enjay » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:18 pm

DabbingSquidward wrote:Edit: IIRC Fraps isn't updated anymore, is it?

Correct. It's been on version 3.5.99 for something like 5 years. IIRC there is something different in current operating systems that is incompatible with what FRAPS was set up to take advantage of... or something like that.
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby Reactor » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:44 pm

OBS or Bandicam can also work together with DOS games? I noticed that several recording software just gives up, when I tried to record fullscreen DosBox (Growler Gun Cam worked tho). And yes, I know DosBox has a built-in recorder, but its results are sometimes garbage.
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby Rachael » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:53 pm

If your DOSBox game does not require mouse input you can just project its window preview to your screen and then alt-tab to it. Then you never actually have to run it in fullscreen, except it will still appear that way to you.
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby Kinsie » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:54 am

Reactor wrote:OBS or Bandicam can also work together with DOS games? I noticed that several recording software just gives up, when I tried to record fullscreen DosBox (Growler Gun Cam worked tho). And yes, I know DosBox has a built-in recorder, but its results are sometimes garbage.
OBS can capture basically anything with a pulse in one way or another, it's just a bit fiddly. Bandicam works too, but it'll require you to change your DOSbox config to output video using OpenGL or Direct3D or whatever.

Personally, I use Bandicam where I can due to it handling windowed games nicely, and Shadowplay for full-screen capturing and capping stuff that I wasn't planning on happening.
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Re: Is there any alternative for Fraps?

Postby Reactor » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:05 am

I see. Hmmm. What about windowed stuff? Growler Gun Cam had a pretty awesome feature, lettin' me to define the size of the capture area with mouse cursor. This was...effective, I liked it. I hope Bandicam or OBS can do the same, as, well, some games or applications do not utilize fullscreen, and I would rather not capture the entire desktop of mine, if it is not absolutely necessary.
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