Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How to use fraps and convert videos

Fraps, gaming and youtube,if you got awesome skills in some game its time to show it to the world :D
After this tutorial you will be able to record and convert your Fraps videos.
In this tutorial i used full version of Frap's, in trial version you can record only for 30 seconds.

Programs you will need:
Fraps -
VirtualDub -

Lets start

1. Install the programs from above.
2. Start fraps
3. Go to ''Movies'' tab.

Here we have a few settings, first you wanna do is select the folder where your videos will be saved, make sure you have a lot of space on your hard drive.
Change your ''Video capture hotkey'' , its best to use F1-F12 buttons because not much games use those keys.
Now, if you want your video to run smooth select 30fps in ''Video capture settings'', and ''Full-size'' if you want a really good quality, but people usually go with ''Half-size'' because it doesn't take so much space on your hard drive and its still decent quality when you upload it.
There are few more settings for sound. If you want your in-game sound to be recorded check ''Record sound'' box.

4. Record your video.

5. Open VirtualDub.

6. Go to folder where you saved your video and drag-and-drop your video in VirtualDub.

7. Now click ''Video'' tab and then click ''compression''.

8. Here you need to select codec you want your video to be converted with, I use ''Xvid MPEG-4 codec'' but it really depends on what you have.

9. After you selected your codec click on ''Configure'' button. Now in ''Target quantizer'' box type a number from 1 to 31 or move the slider under the box around, ''1'' meaning best quality but big file size and ''31'' meaning poor quality but small file size.
I usually set it around ''10''.
Now once you are done with that click ''Ok'' and ''Ok'' once more.

10. Last step. Click ''File'' and then ''Save as AVI'...'' or use F7 hotkey. Select the folder where you want to save it and press ''Save''. Now VirtualDub will start converting your video. Once its finished you will have video that can be uploaded on YouTube or wherever you want.

Woohoo you have your video for upload, if you used this tutorial to create your video post link below in the comments section.

Enjoj guys, Xaier