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Recording program?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Alekzie, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Hello everyone! I was wondering what kind of free program do you guys use to either record the cinematics, a whole gameplay or both.
    I've been using Fraps for every one of my games for a long time, but I want to find another new one that allows me to record more than 30 seconds.
  2. Minimaul

    Minimaul Site owner Staff Member

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  3. Corrodias

    Corrodias Generally Awesome Staff Member

    OBS is easy to use and will get the job done, with video such as you'd get on a stream, but it does have more advanced options for local recording that I don't fully understand. It only supports lossy encoders for local recording. Since it's doing it live and can't spend much CPU time compressing the video, you might consider re-encoding the video later with a multiple-pass encoder, even though that's a lossy-to-lossy conversion.
    Dxtory is a good one for more advanced recording, including lossless, to be re-encoded later at better quality for the size.
    Neither can capture just "the last X seconds"; they're either on or off. FRAPS and Nvidia's ShadowPlay are the only applications I know that can do that, and they're both limited to 30 seconds.
  4. I use DVDSoftVideo's Free Screen Recorder.