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Fraps is the most popular tool for recording in game videos. Update: dxTory seems to be stealing a lot of Frap's userbase now, and according to Totalbiscuit suffers less frame drops. Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and ...


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TAKSI (open source; Windows only) TAKSI: Video capture/Screen capture for 3D graphics Taksi is a utility that allows you to take screenshots and record video clips of your favourite games and other 3D-graphics applications. Inspired by Fraps (www.fraps.com), Taksi aims to provide an open source alternative to that great tool. Despite ...


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VLC Media Player (open source, windows, linux & os x) I have used VLC to record a video on windows. I have not tried this on linux or os x. Launch the game of your choosing in windowed fullscreen mode. Start up VLC. On the "Media" menu select "Convert / Save..." (CTRL-R) The "Open Media" dialog will appear, select the "Capture Device" tab ...


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Probably the cheapest way to do it is to use a USB capture card. Personally I use the EzCap116 which works nicely. You can hook the cable and device directly into your computer and play using capturing software. I recommend AmaRecTV, which will allow you to record video, play with aspect ratios, deinterlace, full screen and so on. If you want to play on ...


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Chris S probably gave what will become the most popular and accepted answer. Still, I think wegame.com (Windows only) should get a mention. It allows you to record nearly any game with their client and upload it to their site. It's also free. Unfotunately, I don't think you can do much in terms of editing the video.


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This is assuming you are using the composite video to play on your PS2. I'm also assuming that there aren't any other differences in equipment in different parts of the world (me being in the US and you apparently in Australia). Also note that I myself don't own a PS2 nor have I ever really used it much, but it should be the same for any console really. ...


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Bandicam should not be limiting your framerate while it is not in use. In Minecraft go to Options -> Video settings to make sure that VSync is "Off" and that Max Framerate is "Unlimited". I doubt it will be having an effect if you're sure you've closed it, but you can also check the framerate limit in Bandicam in the FPS tab: In the end there's not ...


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The mod you're talking about is the Minema mod although, as far as I can tell, it's only compatible up to Minecraft 1.6. It works at least up to 1.7.2 with this version. A good rundown of Minema, as well as a few others, is given in this Yogscast video: ...


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If you have an nVidia GeForce GTX 650 or better graphics card, you can use their new ShadowPlay recording software, which is currently in beta. Instead of sifting through all of your footage, you can set ShadowPlay to "shadow" you for a specific amount of time, from 1 to 20 minutes. Just start playing, and whenever you want to, just hit the shadow record ...


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Fraps can capture the previous 30 seconds since version 3.2.x (Scroll down to "10th February 2011 - Fraps 3.2.9 Released") It's called loop-recording. I've never used the feature, though, and I do not know if 30 seconds is actually a variable value the user can change. UPDATE: I just checked it. It is a variable setting (version 3.4.2), see lower left ...


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Your first question was asked and answered here, your second one here, your third is not really appropriate, it's too localized and also subjective, there's not a real answer I can give you, and your fourth is answered here. Please read those, you can comment on them if you still have any questions about those topics.


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You won't be able to do that with a software solution - at least not for any graphically intensive applications. If the application is rate-limited to 60 fps, but could as well run at 200 fps if allowed to, recording won't make a difference, of course ... There are hardware recorders available, including those for HDMI. There are even internal hardware ...


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The Roxio Video Capture USB and Dazzle Video Capture devices allow you to redirect the RGB output from video game consoles to a computer. This product from Blackmagic Design seems to record RGB, audio output, S-Video, and HDMI. From there, you can record your PC screen, either with drivers from the companies of the products or with alternative ...


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Dxtory (Windows only) is worth a mention as well. It's 3,600 JPY (~US$40), but there is a free demo. Dxtory is a movie capture tool only for DirextX/OpenGL application. In order to acquire data from Surface Memory directly, It operates very much at high speed. Arbitrary cropping and free scaling are supported by hardware. Its main selling point is ...


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Xfire - Gaming Simplified Xfire is free, and in some ways it is better for recording games than other tools. You can set a hotkey to quickly start recording the game that is currently active window. You are shown a small status bar inside the game with current length of the video and disk space it takes (the bar isn't shown in the video.) Xfire can't do ...


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I made some tutorial back then when I was beginning recording my gameplay for my YouTube channel Fraps & VirtualDub: How to save disk space and enjoy good quality, small file size HD video clips VirtualDub 720p HD settings for YouTube! [Good quality, small file size] How to set up your computer for gameplay recording


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While Fraps is the best solution for recording 3D-accelerated games and applications (and that includes 2D games that use your 3D videocard), it can't record your desktop or your browser. For general-purpose desktop recording, I recommend CamStudio, which is free and open source. It can be used to record things that Fraps usually can't (for instance, ...


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Turns out the problem was my hard drives after all. Bottlenecking was a major issue, despite being 7200RPM and SATA 3Gb/s which I amount to being a fairly good system. After investigating Dxtory further, I found that using the RawCap file format allows the program to record the file over multiple hard drives, and comes with software to combine them all into ...


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Two ways that I know of: People are playing DS games on an emulator, and thus it would be as easy as just recording your screen. Using a capture card. Here's a website which shows the capture card in use (and sells them).


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Open Broadcaster Software (Free, open source, Windows x86 and x64) It allows you to capture the screen, specific windows, games (using hooks) and even external sources (e.g. video capture card capturing consoles). You can output the captured video to a local file. Though it has another more important use: it can stream the captured video on the Internet. ...


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Actually, I'm pretty sure I remember Husky explicitly saying he was using FRAPS, though I don't recall in which video, so I can't verify it. I think that if you encounter skips or stutters you just need to make sure that all other applications are disabled, and if that's still not good enough then maybe you should think about upgrading your system - ...


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Fraps will do what you are looking for. You can get a free trial and then purchase it if it does what you require.


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The Wii U is completely HDCP-free when playing games, accessing the menu and even when playing Wii/ Wii Virtual Console software. I confirmed this using my Elgato Game Capture HD, which doesn't have an HDCP stripper. This means any HDMI capture card can capture Wii U video even if it can't strip/crack HDCP protection (no promises about Netflix/non game ...


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I've seen a better one done on a server, I assume they had another account that just sat there and looked at the project with FRAPs running while they built it.


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Fraps has an option to mix external input into the recording (known as voice-over):


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Unfortunately there is no standard way of recording game footage from games consoles without extra hardware. Some games have video capture tools built in (like Halo Reach), but if they allow access to those videos outside of the console ecosystem it can be in many different ways. For your Halo Reach example, you actually require an account on ...


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I'm not certain whether Sony activates HDCP on their HDMI during gameplay. There are HDMI capture cards, but HDCP would throw a brick in your ability to capture HDMI. A much more sure way to capture HD would be to use a component cable and a Hauppauge HDPVR hooked to your PC.


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You need a capture card. Most capture cards are pci but there are a few out there that work with usb. You also need software to perform the capture which may or may not be bundled with the card.


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I currently use a Hauppage HD PVR to record game play via component output from a PS3 set at 720p. The quality of the capture is very good, but I have had some reliability issues and the external box and cables are quite bulky. I am about to purchase a Blackmagic Intensity Pro capture card as this seems to be the other popular choice and can be fitted ...


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Well turns out I discovered the answer to this myself. Fraps heavily writes to the HDD, and slows down the game if it can't write the videos fast enough. For me, this was because my HDD was becoming rapidly fragmented as Fraps ran over long periods of time (about 10% after 1 hour). This was causing Fraps to not be able to keep up with the action. From my ...



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