FRAPS

FRAPS 3.5.99

Take screenshots, videos and check the framerate of your games

FRAPS is a utility for taking screenshots and video of your PC. Run it in the background while you play games, and check the frame rate, make gameplay videos and take screenshots with ease. View full description

PROS

  • Lightwieght
  • Easy to use
  • Good configuration settings

CONS

  • No video conversion options

Very good
8

FRAPS is a utility for taking screenshots and video of your PC. Run it in the background while you play games, and check the frame rate, make gameplay videos and take screenshots with ease.

In the unregistered version of FRAPS you can take 30 seconds of video, with a FRAPS watermark, and take screenshots in BMP format. In the full version there is no video watermark, and screenshots also come in JPG, PNG, and TGA format.

To use FRAPS, simply start the app before your game, and when the game starts, you will se a frame rate counter in the corner of the screen, great for benchmarking. Taking screenshots and video is hotkey activated. You can choose to take screenshots one at a time, or repeatedly with a given time gap.

For video, you can record with sound, and even with a microphone, so you can create your own walk throughs easily. Video production has the disadvantage of size - 3 minutes of video will be around 3GB, meaning you need a further application to change the format. However, FRAPS is very lightweight and shouldn't effect gameplay quality much.

As an all-in-one benchmarking, screenshot and video tool, FRAPS is hard to beat. It is lightweight and easy to use, with enough options to keep most users happy.

Changes

  • Fixed crash when initiating loop recording
  • Fixed periodic stutter for some users during loop recording

Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with all games using DirectX or OpenGL technology. In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as:

Benchmarking Software

See how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting in a corner of your screen.

Perform custom benchmarks and measure the frame rate between any two points. Save the statistics out to disk and use them for your own reviews and applications.

Screen Capture Software

Take a screenshot with the press of a key! There's no need to paste into a paint program every time you want to capture the screen.

Your screen captures are also automatically named and timestamped.

Realtime Video Capture Software

Have you ever wanted to record video while playing your favourite game?

Come join the Machinima revolution! Throw away the VCR, forget about using a DV cam, game recording has never been this easy! Fraps can capture audio and video up to 1152x864 and 100 frames per second!

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User reviews about FRAPS

  • Tara Cassandra

    by Tara Cassandra

    "Good for Youtube gamers"

    Good for PC gamers on Youtube-You can take vidos on your computer and edit with te footage. More.

    reviewed on June 19, 2017

  • info.goplay

    by info.goplay

    "A free-to-use screen recorder!"

    Hi guys, I am recommending a free-to-use PC/Android screen recorder! It's simple and easy use! The name's SmartPixel! Yo... More.

    reviewed on June 18, 2015

  • sag1986

    by sag1986

    "No sound recorded in video."

    Is it possible to capture sound while recording a video. I was kinda hoping to record my Avatar on second life talking t... More.

    reviewed on March 23, 2015

  • simonaapelsinaviciute

    by simonaapelsinaviciute

    "Wonderful"

    Awesome program to capture video~ No lag no rate drop.I use it for capturing video while playing games. Its fast, good a... More.

    reviewed on March 18, 2015

  • OPReaper

    by OPReaper

    "I have yet to use it but I it's one of the best and keeps youtube alive!"

    I haven't used it yet but soon I will and after researching I this is probably one of the best recording systems, I hope... More.

    reviewed on February 26, 2015

  • Myzerio

    by Myzerio

    "Fraps helped me out!"

    Fraps is a good "record system" which it helped me upload some videos and screenshots. If you want to ... More.

    reviewed on January 29, 2015