For recording "normal" PC games (meaning: directX or openGL, no weird stuff) today's best bet is Bandicam. Unlike Fraps, it can use any VFW codec for output, providing that codec supports zero-latency output.
So, you can record 720p or 1080p videos with any lossless codec (for example, x264 have lossless setting and properly supports multi-core CPUs).
A nice lossless compression will cut down video stream from enormous to much more manageable sizes. For example, I'm getting 1Gb of output for each 2-3 minutes of [email protected] record. Much less with 720p. Compared to just saving it in YUV12 that's 5 to 10 times smaller.
Just replace "file01.avi" with the directory to your video file. If you have multiple ones, you have to do it for all the other parts as well. It's not that bad.
If you need to "edit" out, you can use VirtualDub. That is what I use. I then save it using ffdshow codec. There is also an AVS script that can "cut" parts out a la VirtualDub. You have to figure out the frames to "cut" though. =/ VirtualDub helps, even if MeGUI has a video preview (VirtualDub is faster for searching.) The AVS Cutter in MeGUI is located under Tools.
What's the average size for the videos after they're re-encoded with virtual dub? And on the final merge?
Depends on the codec for VirtualDub. As for the merge, it will usually be MUCH less. Size is determined by the settings when using x264 thing. To give you an idea: I did a Heavenly Guardian Longplay. The original recording was 32GB for 2 hours and 30 minutes. Re-encode with VirtualDub (to "edit" out mistakes) and came out to 50GB. After doing all the merging and stuff, it came out to 600-somethingMB (how I got a 1GB file when I uploaded it on my channel, I do not know).
I normally made Let's plays for youtube and I'm really newbie to this complex encoding so I have some questions:
After recording the video files with Fraps, the next step would be exactly what?
Can I put two video files togheter on Virtual Dub or the program just re-encode a single video file? Do you guys only merge all the 3 min parts at the end, with the mkv merger, keep 30 minutes files or what?
What's the average size for the videos after they're re-encoded with virtual dub? And on the final merge? This for a recording like Half-life 2 on a 1680x1050 resolution, using half size of the original size. I reencoded with MPEG2 on videopad with the highest KB/S rate wich was 9000 and got 500 Mega for 10 minutes. I just wanted to know to see how much disk space I will have to save for my longplay records.
And a little offtopic, if I wanted to make 15min flash versions right from Fraps, is there any good free program to do so?
I use FCEUX for anything NES. Rather than 2.1.2, it is 2.1.4a.
I used it for the Crystalis (making AVI without using the movie function) and Kick Master (made a movie file and then played movie and made AVI file) longplays (and on my personal channel, The Legend of Zelda and I think G.I. Joe.). I pretty much say it IS the best emulator for NES recording.
is there a way to convert .scm files to .flv or .mp4 files?
I am guessing .scm is some kind of emulator "movie"? If so you need to dump an avi video of that, and encode the avi video(s) according to the guide.
Might be snes9x file or
For about recording NES.Anyone ever done it with FCEUX v.2.1.2.?It said to be the best for the NES emulation recording.At least according to tas videos site..?
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