Fraps Alternative (Better than Fraps®)

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Game Recording Software for gamers.
It allows you to record 4K UHD Video and capture up to 144 FPS Video.

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Fraps Alternative

Fraps® is a benchmarking, screen capture, and real-time video capture utility for DirectX and OpenGL applications. It is commonly used to determine a computer's performance with a game, as well as record gaming footage. We believe that Fraps was the best game recorder for over 10 years.

However, unfortunately Fraps has not been updated since February 20, 2013, when version 3.5.99 was released, and no new posts of any kind have been added to the official website's "News" section.

Bandicam supports almost all of Fraps' functions. It shows FPS number and records YouTube or 2D/3D games including RuneScape, Starcraft 2, Crysis 2, Team Fortress 2, Portal 2, etc. Bandicam is one of the best Fraps alternative software.

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Customer Reviews and Opinions

  • This is just a comparison between fraps and bandicam. Bandicam is so far the best fraps alternative for games such as blackshot, wolfteam, and other FREE first person shooters.

  • Bandicam: Probably the best free gameplay and screen recording software on the net.
    You can also record commentary if you have a microphone attached. A good alternative to Fraps.

  • Portal 2 Route Work on LiveStream and Announcements: I'm going to be using Bandicam until I find a better alternative for capturing video game footage.

  • looks kool donno if I'm going to use it but it looks like a free alternative to fraps :D

A comparison between Fraps and Bandicam

  Fraps Bandicam
Game Recording (DirectX/OpenGL) O ( ~ DirectX 11) O ( ~ DirectX 11/12, Vulkan, UWP)
FPS overlay and control O O
Sound/Microphone Recording O O
Image Capture (bmp, png, jpg) O O
Screen Recording x O
Device Recording (Webcam/HDMI) x O
Hardware Acceleration (Intel, NVIDIA, AMD) x O
Auto Start/Complete Recording x O
Recorded File Size Big (498MB per 30 seconds) Small (14MB per 30 seconds)

Better than Fraps®

User comments

  • bandicam works as a brilliant recorder for my games better than fraps high quality as well.
  • Just a random video testing out some CC and Bandicam since I've been having a lot of trouble with Fraps lately. Bandicam is definitely working better than Fraps.
  • 30 Second Minecraft: In this video i have switched from "Fraps" to "Bandicam" for my recording. Which I will be using henceforth because it is much better than fraps. I highly recommend the unregistered version because it has a 10 min recording cap rather than 30 seconds.
  • GTA San Andreas LP Image test: So I was thinking about making an LP for San Andreas and I gotta say BandiCam is way better than Fraps because when I use Fraps the Sound was louder than my voice.
  • MUGEN: Youmu vs. Strider: I switched to Bandicam and it works better than Fraps.
  • Crysis 2: Bandicam vs FRAPS: I've been using FRAPS for 6 months and I thought it was the best PC gaming recording software out there... until now. Bandicam is (IMO) far better than FRAPS, here are a few features that make Bandicam amazing in my book: play in 1080p and record in 720p (or any other resolution), compress as you record (FRAPS makes 40-60GB uncompressed AVI files that are a pain in the ass to deal with), apply watermark logo without editing, No need to play in a set FPS like FRAPS (locks it at 90, 60, or 30 if recording at 30fps).
  • test record L4D2: using Bandicam Lag-Free: I think its a lot better than fraps and xfire, because they both make me lag so bad and Bandicam free trial lets me record for 10 min max which I think is good.
  • How to record 10 mins and record in HD than Fraps [HD]: Bandicam is better than fraps, fraps contains seconds recording, when you register, it will take longer. But with bandicam, it can record in-game and screen recordings like Camtasia.
  • Let's Play Minecraft! With AvengedFull! - Introduction!: Program used to record *Bandicam* better than fraps in my opinion. I'll be making videos on Left 4 Dead 2, Wow, TeamFortress 2, Minecraft and Grand theft auto *maybe*.
  • Warrock Bandicam Video Testing: I just try out Bandicam. its the same as fraps in recording but its File size is remarkably smaller than fraps. I just upload this video to test it if its really better than fraps

Fraps vs. Bandicam

FRAPS vs BANDICAM [Side by Side Comparison]

Crysis 2: Bandicam vs FRAPS


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