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#1 Aug 11 2013 at 12:47 AM Rating: Good
I'm interested in doing some YouTube videos when this game comes out and they allow people to post videos, but I have a question regarding that.

What do I need to start recording? Is it called Fraps? I know some people use Fraps, but is that the program most people use to record in-game footage? Thanks.
#2 Aug 11 2013 at 1:36 AM Rating: Default
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Fraps is pretty garbage compared to what all is out there, especially free sowftware. Fraps tends to be a resource hog and it's not free. MSI Afterburner has it's own video recording software, plus it's a great GPU fan controller/overclocking tool. The big one that a lot of people use for streaming is Open Broadcaster Software. It lets you do all of those nifty things that streamers do in your videos, such as window in window and the like. Neither one of these options costs a dime nor consume nearly as much of your resources as Fraps.

You might also want a video editing software as well. Windows movie maker isn't amazing, but it's free and more than enough to **** around with while figuring out whether or not you want to make videos all the time. You better have a more than decent computer otherwise editing takes forever. Not to mention how long it takes to upload video if you don't have a near top of the line internet connection. For about 90 minutes of footage it took me 18+ hours to upload it all on a 1.5mbps download / .5 mbps upload connection.

Edited, Aug 11th 2013 4:37am by DamienSScott
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#4 Aug 11 2013 at 4:25 AM Rating: Good
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Tried the open broadcaster software but how do I video the game I'm playing?
Edit: Jut went on the forums and there are plenty of good guides on how to use this on there. :)

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with most of the recording software you have to record in windowed mode. in OBS you can set it to only record what's inside a window or even a particular area within a window. That's how I can record my webcam and a game at the same time. I don't even have to start recording on my webcam software, just have to have it open and on.

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#6 Aug 11 2013 at 7:01 AM Rating: Good
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I have used fraps for many many years. You pay for it once and you have it forever. I have never ran into a GPU issues but I have not tried the free ones out there. I use fraps than use Sony Vegas to after effects and done .
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Fraps is largely used but there are others. I also use bandicam. I believe it is way lighter than Fraps. I also use Camtasia but it is a bit heavy I usually use that when I want to capture my voice as well or/and I also want to video my self as well when recording the game. But yea I would tell you to give bandicam a try it's easy and light enough.
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#8 Aug 11 2013 at 7:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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Nope, he wanted the opinion of those here as to what their preferences are. That's what forums are all about. In the time it took you to troll him with a google joke you could have simply stated which method you like best and why.
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#9 Aug 11 2013 at 8:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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+1for Fraps here. I bought a license years ago and have never had any complaints.
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#10 Aug 11 2013 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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I think fraps is what you wanna go with. I don't know the link but I know my fiancé has made countless youtube videos from games using it and it always worked well.
#11 Aug 11 2013 at 11:25 AM Rating: Good
Thanks for all the replies. I thought fraps was $37 per year or something, glad to know it's a one time fee.
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Takaiana of the Ten Storms wrote:
Thanks for all the replies. I thought fraps was $37 per year or something, glad to know it's a one time fee.


yea I bought it prolly 10 years ago ( man im getting old). Its reliable and easy I even use it to take pictures because its easy to find and such.
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I don't do much recording of games, but I did mess around with the MSI Afterburner video capture some. Which was convenient for me because I was already using it for its other purposes. That's a nice bonus if you're gonna have it running anyway. Though if I was gonna get into lots of serious recording I'd probably look into some of the other programs out there as well.

Edited, Aug 11th 2013 3:43pm by TwistedOwl
#14 Aug 11 2013 at 4:23 PM Rating: Default
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Chialing wrote:
FilthMcNasty wrote:


Nope, he wanted the opinion of those here as to what their preferences are. That's what forums are all about. In the time it took you to troll him with a google joke you could have simply stated which method you like best and why.


It wasn't a troll or a joke. I could have stated which method I liked best and why, but that wasn't asked. Is it called fraps? I know it's called fraps. Which is it? What do you really know? It just seems to me that the OP needs more information about fraps and could probably find it, or at least better understand what question they'd like answered if they took a little time to self-educate.




Edited, Aug 11th 2013 6:24pm by FilthMcNasty
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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
#15 Aug 12 2013 at 12:28 PM Rating: Good
FilthMcNasty wrote:
Chialing wrote:
FilthMcNasty wrote:


Nope, he wanted the opinion of those here as to what their preferences are. That's what forums are all about. In the time it took you to troll him with a google joke you could have simply stated which method you like best and why.


It wasn't a troll or a joke. I could have stated which method I liked best and why, but that wasn't asked. Is it called fraps? I know it's called fraps. Which is it? What do you really know? It just seems to me that the OP needs more information about fraps and could probably find it, or at least better understand what question they'd like answered if they took a little time to self-educate.




Edited, Aug 11th 2013 6:24pm by FilthMcNasty


It just seemed to me like you were saying the equivalent of 'google it'. The op wanted to know if fraps was the one everyone uses, which gave me the impression they were looking for opinions.

Google searching can be overwhelming if you aren't too familiar with how to sift through the enormity of results. Most people ask these questions on forums so that they can get a quick concise opinion from a smaller group of people they trust. If I was mistaken, then I apologize.
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#16 Aug 12 2013 at 3:41 PM Rating: Default
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Chialing wrote:
It just seemed to me like you were saying the equivalent of 'google it'. The op wanted to know if fraps was the one everyone uses, which gave me the impression they were looking for opinions.

Google searching can be overwhelming if you aren't too familiar with how to sift through the enormity of results. Most people ask these questions on forums so that they can get a quick concise opinion from a smaller group of people they trust. If I was mistaken, then I apologize.


Basically I was.

Most probably didn't, but I actually read through and watched the first few results of the link I posted. There are options for which software to use based on what type of recording you're doing(with or without webcam, streaming, PC or console ect.) and specific instructions on how to upload to youtube. Even I learned something.

Was it easy to find? Very. Ironically, I get rated down for providing relevant information. Perhaps I should have just done the simple google search, copy pasta'd a relevant response and acted like I knew all along as most people do. Smiley: rolleyes
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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
#17 Aug 12 2013 at 5:37 PM Rating: Good
FilthMcNasty wrote:
Chialing wrote:
It just seemed to me like you were saying the equivalent of 'google it'. The op wanted to know if fraps was the one everyone uses, which gave me the impression they were looking for opinions.

Google searching can be overwhelming if you aren't too familiar with how to sift through the enormity of results. Most people ask these questions on forums so that they can get a quick concise opinion from a smaller group of people they trust. If I was mistaken, then I apologize.


Basically I was.

Most probably didn't, but I actually read through and watched the first few results of the link I posted. There are options for which software to use based on what type of recording you're doing(with or without webcam, streaming, PC or console ect.) and specific instructions on how to upload to youtube. Even I learned something.

Was it easy to find? Very. Ironically, I get rated down for providing relevant information. Perhaps I should have just done the simple google search, copy pasta'd a relevant response and acted like I knew all along as most people do. Smiley: rolleyes


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#18 Aug 12 2013 at 5:45 PM Rating: Good
FilthMcNasty wrote:
Chialing wrote:
It just seemed to me like you were saying the equivalent of 'google it'. The op wanted to know if fraps was the one everyone uses, which gave me the impression they were looking for opinions.

Google searching can be overwhelming if you aren't too familiar with how to sift through the enormity of results. Most people ask these questions on forums so that they can get a quick concise opinion from a smaller group of people they trust. If I was mistaken, then I apologize.


Basically I was.

Most probably didn't, but I actually read through and watched the first few results of the link I posted. There are options for which software to use based on what type of recording you're doing(with or without webcam, streaming, PC or console ect.) and specific instructions on how to upload to youtube. Even I learned something.

Was it easy to find? Very. Ironically, I get rated down for providing relevant information. Perhaps I should have just done the simple google search, copy pasta'd a relevant response and acted like I knew all along as most people do. Smiley: rolleyes


Sorry, what I meant to say was I knew about fraps, I even used the free version of it for a day. I wanted to know if that is still the most used recording software for gamers still or if there was a better software for recording for YouTube. The thread's purpose was to ask what people of this forum use for recording in particular. I don't believe in asking Google and trusting the first result, I wanted people's opinions and discussion.
#19 Aug 12 2013 at 6:10 PM Rating: Default
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Takaiana of the Ten Storms wrote:
Sorry, what I meant to say was I knew about fraps, I even used the free version of it for a day. I wanted to know if that is still the most used recording software for gamers still or if there was a better software for recording for YouTube. The thread's purpose was to ask what people of this forum use for recording in particular.

No apology necessary. Fraps is still popular, but mostly because it's been around for so long. There are better options with more features for the same price or lower(some of them free), but it depends on what else you would use the software for, what features you like and how well your hardware can handle recording.

Takaiana of the Ten Storms wrote:
I don't believe in asking Google and trusting the first result, I wanted people's opinions and discussion.

You didn't just read the first response and stop there, did you? Why would you do the same for a search result?

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What do I need to start recording?

Do you want software or hardware? Recording just on PC or would you like to record console gaming as well? Do you want something you can use to stream video? Some of the programs are resource hogs... what kind of specs are you running at for PC? What is your budget?

Reading or viewing those first few results would have led you to what you need to start recording: more information. It's not too late Smiley: lol

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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
#20 Aug 12 2013 at 8:53 PM Rating: Good
FilthMcNasty wrote:
Takaiana of the Ten Storms wrote:
Sorry, what I meant to say was I knew about fraps, I even used the free version of it for a day. I wanted to know if that is still the most used recording software for gamers still or if there was a better software for recording for YouTube. The thread's purpose was to ask what people of this forum use for recording in particular.

No apology necessary. Fraps is still popular, but mostly because it's been around for so long. There are better options with more features for the same price or lower(some of them free), but it depends on what else you would use the software for, what features you like and how well your hardware can handle recording.

Takaiana of the Ten Storms wrote:
I don't believe in asking Google and trusting the first result, I wanted people's opinions and discussion.

You didn't just read the first response and stop there, did you? Why would you do the same for a search result?

Quote:
What do I need to start recording?

Do you want software or hardware? Recording just on PC or would you like to record console gaming as well? Do you want something you can use to stream video? Some of the programs are resource hogs... what kind of specs are you running at for PC? What is your budget?

Reading or viewing those first few results would have led you to what you need to start recording: more information. It's not too late Smiley: lol



I run 12,000~ score on maximum settings on the benchmark, so my setup is pretty good. I could easily handle recording while running on maximum.

All I am looking for are recording software and a microphone for voice. I've chatted with a few YouTube users and got their opinions. I believe I am set.
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