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Fraps review - Best Game Recorder



We believe that Fraps was the best game recorder for over 10 years!!!

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 programs.

* Fraps: http://www.fraps.com/

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Pros

  • It allows you to record DirectX or OpenGL games in high quality.
  • It allows you to show how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting.
  • It allows you to record your gameplay with computer sound and your voice at the same time.
  • It is free to use for frame rate display and benchmarking, and free to use with limitations for video capture (30-second time limit).

Cons

  • There is no way to record computer screen, webcam or facecam.
  • It doesn't allow you to record Windows games in the Microsoft Store.
  • It doesn't allow you to upload a captured video to YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo.
  • It doesn't support the hardware-accelerated codec such as Nvidia NVENC, Intel QSV and AMD VCE.


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Why Bandicam?

Game recording programs have been around for a long time. The first generation game recorder was Fraps. It allows users to record high-quality DirectX and OpenGL games. We believe that Fraps was the best game recorder for over 10 years. As time goes by we see the introduction of new and better technology such as DirectX 11/12, Vulkan, Windows App (UWP), hardware-accelerated H.264/HEVC encoder and so on.

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 Reviews



Video Overview of 'Game Recording' mode of Bandicam

This 'Game Recording' mode can record the streaming videos that run on DirectX (Or OpenGL/Vulkan), such as various 2D/3D games, internet TV streaming videos, iTunes, Windows Media Player, HDTV capture cards.




How To record Windows Games/Apps (UWP) in Microsoft Store

Bandicam allows you to record the Windows Games/Apps (UWP) in Microsoft Store that use the DirectX/OpenGL graphic technologies through the "Game Recording Mode" of Bandicam, so you can record the games/apps in high quality.
To record the Windows Games/Apps (UWP), start Bandicam and check the "Windows Apps (UWP)" option.

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How To Capture an external video device such as a webcam, Xbox, smartphone

If you have a webcam or capture device (hardware), start Bandicam and open the 'Device Recording' mode and select the external device you want to record. You will be able to capture an external video device such as a webcam, Xbox/PlayStation, smartphone, Apple TV, IPTV, etc.

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How To Capture your Computer Screen with a Webcam (Facecam)

If you use a laptop or desktop PC which has a webcam device, you can record your computer screen and webcam (facecam) at the same time by using the 'Webcam overlay' function.

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Record the computer screen and upload it to YouTube or Facebook

Using video capture software can be a great way to record games, create comprehensive video tutorials and demonstrate how to use software. To upload a captured video to YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo, go to the Home tab of Bandicam and click the [Upload] button.

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