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Looking for a Video game recording program and TV tuner

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Okay to start I'm trying to find a good video game recording program that doesn't save 4GB files from just 5mins and does good quality. Fraps is total shit and Debut video doesn't do full screen video games. I am also looking to buy a tv tuner, I think they are called for recording games from my tv that I play. I found this one online http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67126&vpn=1212&manufacture=HAUPPAUGE I'm not even sure how tv tuners work and I also really wanted to find the one that Matt and Pat from Two best friends play use again but I can't find it.


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The next best thing aside from FRAPS is Dxtory. It's also possible that your computer just isn't able to handle the program, which might contribute to poor performance. Most people recommend FRAPS, so I'm uncertain what issues you're having.


 


Also I think your link is broken? It just goes back to the main page.


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Are you wanting to record a console or pc gameplay?


 


Something like fraps is for PC gameplay.


 


Pinnacle studio (dazzle) is a program you use to record console gameplay through a capture card 

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i have fraps, and i'm not limited to 4gb files anymore. they fixed that with the latest version

Major changes in this version:

Download Fraps 3.5.9 Registered Setup (2.6 MB)

  • Support for large AVI movie files (above 4 Gigabytes) on NTFS drives
  • Added option to split AVIs at 4 Gigabytes for legacy AVI 1.0 support
  • NEW SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR FRAPS 3.5: CPU with SSE2 (Pentium 4 & above), Windows XP or higher required

if you're looking for tv capture devices, check out Blackmagic.

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Honestly, I would just record it from an emulator on your PC. I know ZSNES has this feature, but I'm not sure about the others. The emu shouldn't take up to much processing power either, so you should have enough for the recording as well.


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I need something that can record from SNES and all that stuff. I don't even know how this stuff works

 

You could look at something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815144044'>Pinnacle Dazzle or http://www.amazon.com/Hauppauge-1212-Definition-Personal-Recorder/dp/B0018LX0DY/'>Hauppauge HD-PVR

Both will record the Red , Yellow and White outputs...

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I would get http://frapsforum.com/threads/raffriffs-awesome-virtualdub-tutorial.739/. To be honest fraps is about as good as it gets, if you don't like it then you're doing something wrong. Either its because you're computer can't handle fraps and games running at the same time, your hard drive write speed is too low, your cpu isn't strong enough, you're trying to make the video too high quality, or you don't understand how H.264/fraps works.

An idea would be to get two computers, one that plays the game, use the blackmagic intensity to record it and send it to another computer that can handle the the transfer rate and record it in lossless quality. Of course if you don't have the hard drive space but have the cpu, transfer rate, and knowledge you can do as I suggested on the computer and use virtualdubmod. That might not be the most practical way to do all of this however if you can't upgrade your computer then that might be the alternative that works. Though from reading your post I'd suggest you learn how to properly use fraps and see if using it with virtualdubmod will improve anything before you buy expensive equipment that may not even be necessary.

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After the recording is done, encode it. It becomes really really small, and the quality is also retained. Try HandBrake for encoding. If you have no idea what to do, just load the file and click start. I like the default settings.


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