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« on: September 26, 2007, 11:10:29 PM »

I need to capture some video from some PC titles - is FRAPS the best I can do?  I'm open to suggestions before I toss down the 37 bucks for buying it.
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2007, 11:54:16 PM »

Using Fraps myself...I don't know of anything better as of right now.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 12:16:20 AM »

*nod*  Noted.  I picked up Fraps tonight.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007, 08:59:53 AM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 28, 2007, 12:16:20 AM

*nod*  Noted.  I picked up Fraps tonight.

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007, 05:17:52 PM »

I have used FRAPS unregistered for years (in that form, it limits your length and video size, but that keeps my file sizes from going totally out of control).

I ran a small military games forum for a while, and at one point I had to put the kibosh on someone who wanted to put his registered FRAPS up as a download link. "I paid for it, so I can give it away for free!" was his reasoning. Sometimes people just don't get it.  Roll Eyes

To share videos online, I use Microsoft's free Windows Media Encoder (there are plenty of others, but most video upload sites work fine with .wmv format stuff) to get them to a reasonable size (often it can get a 60MB Fraps movie down to maybe 5MB or so). It's surprisingly easy (fun even) to use, and you can adjust the .wmv video size, sound quality to get the size file/quality that you want. There's a newer version list there that's designed to work with Vista.

MS Windows media encoder
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/encoder/default.mspx

I was using a video hosting site called Putfile.com for a while that I really liked. Recently though they started yanking my gameplay videos taken from Company of Heroes, City of Heroes and other PC games due to "copyright violations." I didn't really get that - I was trying to help publicize some of my favorite games.  icon_confused
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2007, 05:29:45 PM »

I ended going with FRAPS as I needed to be able to go past the limits of the demo version.  That said, I'll check into Windows Media Player's options as that might work when I don't have access to FRAPS...
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