Alternative to Fraps
Bandicam is the best Game Recording Software for gamers. Record your awesome gameplay and upload it to YouTube or Vimeo for free.
  • 4K Ultra HD video up to 3840x2160
  • Real-time drawing while recording
  • Over 24 hours without stopping

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Fraps Alternative (Better than Fraps)

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 Roblox, PUBG, Team Fortress 2, etc. Bandicam is one of the best Fraps alternative software programs.

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Customer Reviews & Testimonials

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.
Looks kool donno if I'm going to use it but it looks like a free alternative to fraps :D
I purchased your software a long time ago, you have the records. At the time it was decision between bandicam and fraps. I chose bandicam for the price, ease of use and one time purchase. The ease of getting the license on to a new computer has been great, it has been a reason i've continued using bandicam. Recent addition of adding camera overlays and continued updates has confirmed my decision to puchase your software years ago. Thanks, keep it up.

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
Webcam overlay (Facecam, Picture-in-Picture) X O
Recorded File Size Big (498MB per 30 seconds) Small (14MB per 30 seconds)

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Better than Fraps

People are now using Bandicam not only to record their gameplay but also to record their computer screen, webcam, smartphone, etc. Bandicam is a free screencasting program that lets you record video from games, desktop or external sources.

It has been designed for people who need robust functionality, and ease of use. It is recommended for businesses and professionals aiming to produce short videos especially tutorial videos for their YouTube Channel or Social Media department or team.

Bandicam supports the latest technologies such as DirectX 11/12, Vulkan, Windows App (UWP, Windows 10), hardware-accelerated H.264/HEVC encoder and so on.

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 30 FPS).
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 jusdt 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

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