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#1

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:21 PM

Hello everyone!

I have recently set up a YouTube channel and wish to record some gameplay of Minecraft to upload to the channel.

I have tried to use:

Bandicam (free)

Fraps (free)

Camstudio

.....and all of them drop my FPS, noticeably in videos.

It is weird, but Fraps shows me under 10 FPS when recording, and then when I review the video, it is in upwards of 50 FPS.....? How is that possible?

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I run using 1 mod, called OptiFine. And nothing I have tried to record works without lag. A bit of an FPS drop is fine, but not THIS noticeable!

Specs:

AMD V140 processor

ATI Mobility Radeon graphics card

2 GB ram usable

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Gah! I am tearing my hair out over this. I have been recording to an external 1 TB hard drive, and it isn't helping.

Please help!

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#2

The_DarthMoogle

Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:24 PM

This will always happen with recording videos, and will happen regardless of the cost or performance of the system you run on.

And recording a video in 50fps is the default of Fraps,

but that's irrelevant, seeing as Minecraft was running at 10fps.

Suffice to say, you will need a better computer if you want to record something that doesn't look like a slideshow.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:24 AM

I am not using fraps , i am using total screen recorder.

#4

ShinySyduck

Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:13 PM

Try dropping that render distance to as low as it can go with the help of optifine. Mess with your video settings for max fps, then record with something lightweight.

#5

ebogo8888

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

I am having the same problem. Here are my specs:
     - 32 bit OS
     - Intel Core i3 M 380 2.53 GHz
     - 4.00 gb RAM (3.29 GB usable)
     - Windows 7 Ultimate
     - Intel R HD graphics
     - Laptop
Also I have the FPS enhancer lag decreaser visual enhancer mod called OptiFine for 1.4.5. HDUB3, I believe. I turn many animations on and off, and I have a modified version of the Vattic's Faithful 32x32 texture pack. It even lags when recording in Flatlands, from 4 to 11 FPS at most. I have used Camtasia, Bandicam, Fraps and DXTory.

Another question; I want to get the unmodified version of the Alienware M14x R2. Will that run FRAPS and Minecraft with no problem, smoothly on servers and other high quality stuff? ATM I just want reccomondations on my crappy laptop.

View Postebogo8888, on 21 November 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

I am having the same problem. Here are my specs:
     - 32 bit OS
     - Intel Core i3 M 380 2.53 GHz
     - 4.00 gb RAM (3.29 GB usable)
     - Windows 7 Ultimate
     - Intel R HD graphics
     - Laptop
Also I have the FPS enhancer lag decreaser visual enhancer mod called OptiFine for 1.4.5. HDUB3, I believe. I turn many animations on and off, and I have a modified version of the Vattic's Faithful 32x32 texture pack. It even lags when recording in Flatlands, from 4 to 11 FPS at most. I have used Camtasia, Bandicam, Fraps and DXTory.

I also want the answers sent to HERE : [email protected]    Or you can just post here, if replies get sent to my PM box on the forum. Please do that.

Another question; I want to get the unmodified version of the Alienware M14x R2. Will that run FRAPS and Minecraft with no problem, smoothly on servers and other high quality stuff? ATM I just want reccomondations on my crappy laptop.

Also PM my account; I will NEVER find this thread again.

#6

Rayquaza895

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:14 PM

Let me explain something..
Both Minecraft and all the Recording Programs you use heavily reduce your PC/Laptop's Performances cause they both use a ton of RAM. (Say " Hi " to your new Captain Obvious).
My Laptop's an Acer Aspire 4752G ( 2.2GHz - i3 , 4GB - RAM, GC: NVIDIA Geforce GT520M CUDA 1GB RAM ) and i was able to Record on a Server with 100+ People at 20/30+ FPS with Fancy Graphics, Far Render Distance and a 256x Texture pack. All of this with FRAPS.

You can either give Minecraft some more RAM (2048 Minimum, 4096 Max - 4GB only) or just get a better PC.
Or, if you have a Desktop, you could buy AverMedia's Game Capture HD. It's an excellent Capture card with a great included Recording Software, and it doesn't even take a lot of RAM to use. Like, half than FRAPS takes.

Also, if you have a good HD Camcoder you could always try recording with the " Old way ".

And, yes. I'm your average Italian Captain Obvious.

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#7

ebogo8888

Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

View PostRayquaza895, on 21 November 2012 - 01:14 PM, said:

Let me explain something..
Both Minecraft and all the Recording Programs you use heavily reduce your PC/Laptop's Performances cause they both use a ton of RAM. (Say " Hi " to your new Captain Obvious).
My Laptop's an Acer Aspire 4752G ( 2.2GHz - i3 , 4GB - RAM, GC: NVIDIA Geforce GT520M CUDA 1GB RAM ) and i was able to Record on a Server with 100+ People at 20/30+ FPS with Fancy Graphics, Far Render Distance and a 256x Texture pack. All of this with FRAPS.

You can either give Minecraft some more RAM (2048 Minimum, 4096 Max - 4GB only) or just get a better PC.
Or, if you have a Desktop, you could buy AverMedia's Game Capture HD. It's an excellent Capture card with a great included Recording Software, and it doesn't even take a lot of RAM to use. Like, half than FRAPS takes.

Also, if you have a good HD Camcoder you could always try recording with the " Old way ".

And, yes. I'm your average Italian Captain Obvious.

LOOK AT MEH, IMMA COOK SOME PIZZA 'N SPAGHETTI WHILE I TELL YOU THE OBVIOUS !
If it is a matter of RAM I got the same as you do; 4 gigs; I think its my graphics card. Its an Intel HD

#8

PBKDreamZ

Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:01 AM

im gonna try using fraps :)
i tried camtasia. ddnt work verywell

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

... now that's a bit of an odd resurrection there... simply put, there is no way to stop a performance hit when recording, it's just the nature of the beast (realize, you're essentially creating and writing a LOT of data every second of recording - that's gonna hurt any system's performance).

The most basic thing that a lot of people overlook is going to be harddrive read/write speeds - that is why most serious (or even hobby) game recording rigs run dual harddrives - a play drive and a record-to drive. This cuts away one of the most major overlooked bottlenecks. While ram, processor, gpu, etc. are all very important, they're also very obvious (and sadly are only part of the equation - the 'creating' end... you still have the entire half of shipping/storing all that data on the fly as you play). This is also why a lot of people can record with seemingly 'crap' machines (hell, when I first started I was recording reliably with a Athlon 64 X2 4600+, 2gb ram, with a GeForce 8600 GT 512mb - I've upgraded since then, but yea)

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:24 PM

Intel is never the greatest for it's graphics. Just get like a better graphics card. What is your motherboard specs? I can tell you if you can get a better CPU.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:56 PM

Here's my opinion on Total Screen Recorder
http://www.mywot.com...nt=popup-donuts
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#12

MogusMIgus

Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:59 PM

You really kinda need a AMD graphics card and a AMD cpu!!
to record with direct active window recorder and it will need to be a good specs

ORRR you could record directly from your graphics card with many differnt methods include direct sofware or a camcorder (Frikkin confsing)!Posted Image

#13

Venom_Shade

Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:11 PM

I recommend using Mirillis Action. I Use It And It Records Without A Framerate Drop. I recommend At least Having 4Gb of Ram Is You Are Recording Gameplay Though

#14

DevonCrawford

Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:21 PM

I use Dxtory and it works like a charm! I made a video of how to get the best videos for minecraft recording and NO LAG I hope this helps you out!


#15

Venom_Shade

Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:08 AM

View PostMogusMIgus, on 08 August 2013 - 05:59 PM, said:

You really kinda need a AMD graphics card and a AMD cpu!!
to record with direct active window recorder and it will need to be a good specs

ORRR you could record directly from your graphics card with many differnt methods include direct sofware or a camcorder (Frikkin confsing)!Posted Image
You Definantly Don't Know What You Are Talking About. You Are Just A AMD Fanboy. I admit that AMD has some good CPUs But you don't need one to record Active windows. Most Youtubers have Intel Processors.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:37 PM

If you're looking for best price for power, I would actually go with AMD processors - though if you're going for raw power, Intel will win out... as far as graphics cards, that's up to debate - I currently have an nVidia card, but I'm definitely considering ATI/AMD for my next system... once they solve some of their cooling issues.

The thing that drives me nuts, is so many people think you need a bleeding edge computer to record... my current rig is my 'economy build', ran me about $1000 when I built it... and I only had to do that because my old computer from 2008 finally started giving up the ghost (it served me well, and most of my videos from 2012 were recorded on it).

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:02 AM

Sorry for bumping, but I actually wrote a tutorial on this:
http://addictivearti...ay-with-no-lag/