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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2008, 23:08 
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As requested, I have resurrected and completed my game recording guide for VirtualDub.

Guide is online now:
http://www.genadmission.com/vdubguide.html

It's rather long, so plan to spend some time reading ;) . Please share any feedback, questions, tips, and videos.

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PostPosted: 20 Sep 2008, 11:40 
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And I just registered Fraps for future video recordings :cry:

Oh wait, this looks way too complicated for my miserable brains... I can't even use VLC properly, and VirtualDub is clearly exceeding my limits. Relief ! :lol:

Nicely detailed & illustrated, great job.


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PostPosted: 20 Sep 2008, 13:11 
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Nice. Will give it a shot ASAP. :)


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PostPosted: 20 Sep 2008, 16:55 
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Definitely give it a try later today :D


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PostPosted: 20 Sep 2008, 18:57 
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Thanks for compliments, guys. :) Let me know how it goes.

scavvenjahh,

Yes it is rather complicated, no contest on that point. Fraps is certainly the equivalent of the "Easy Button".

If you do lots of recording with Fraps, it might still be worth your while to still pick up the MJPEG codec. It provides a high-quality intermediate format that saves a lot of disk space compared to Fraps videos.

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PostPosted: 20 Sep 2008, 20:53 
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Personally I just did it, and it's rather uncomplicated (your steps just make it seem harder than it is).

And once its set up, you only have to say "set capture file" every time and then it's easy.

Worked brilliantly my man. Just recorded a 30 minute demo playthrough.

30 minutes at 1440x900: Approximately six gigabytes.

Tiny bit of flickering at the beginning, but besides that it was smooth as 30fps in a video game can be :wink:


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PostPosted: 20 Sep 2008, 21:41 
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Thanks for the feedback, Dem, and I'm glad to hear it worked so well for you.

Yes, the guide does come across more complicated than it actually is, but I wrote it with the goal of a complete newbie being able to follow it successfully. The first-time setup is the hardest part, for sure. I can have the apps running and configured in less than a minute when I want to record a game.

6GB for 30 minutes is great. Lemme guess...full round of TF2? ;)

Couple questions:

Did you monitor in-game framerate with Fraps or the game console while capturing? What was the avg. fps?

How much flickering at the beginning? Just a second or two?

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PostPosted: 20 Sep 2008, 21:56 
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It was actually a full playthrough of the Bioshock demo ;)

I didn't monitor FPS, but Bioshock, with everything on high, was, for the most part, smooth.

The flickering occurred for the first minute or two, but only in the video. When I was actually recording it I didn't notice a thing.


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PostPosted: 20 Sep 2008, 22:10 
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The flickering occurred for the first minute or two, but only in the video. When I was actually recording it I didn't notice a thing.

Did you run the game fullscreen or windowed?

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PostPosted: 21 Sep 2008, 00:33 
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[quote]The flickering occurred for the first minute or two, but only in the video. When I was actually recording it I didn't notice a thing.

Did you run the game fullscreen or windowed?Fullscreen.


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