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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

Okay I need a good screen recorder and quick. I need a great one for minecraft that doesn't lag or has slow play back on youtube. I would like it if it was free but you can give me paid versions as long as they aren't more that 50$.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:52 PM

FRAPS always comes to mind.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

If you want a free screen recorder, you could try the trial version of Bandicam. You can record 10 minute videos at a time.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

View PostIcedSponge, on 27 December 2012 - 04:53 PM, said:

If you want a free screen recorder, you could try the trial version of Bandicam. You can record 10 minute videos at a time.
Thank you for telling me that

View PostSyfaro, on 27 December 2012 - 04:52 PM, said:

FRAPS always comes to mind.
Thank you for telling me that because i will try it

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

What are the specs on your system? (if you need help getting specifics, I can tell you how to do that too)

Though as was said, FRAPs is a really good one, though it does drag slower systems down a noticable bit - it's easy to use and very much 'push button to record'. If you've got a lower/midrange system, I would actually recommend DxTory (it's about the same price as FRAPs), and while its video quality is lower - it is still more than enough to get a solid HD quality video from it (a good example would be PauseUnPause who has recorded both with DxTory and FRAPs, and the quality is indistinguishable) - DxTory has the advantage of this improved flexibility (and much more control of your recording setup), but comes at the cost of being a bit more intricate.

So basically where FRAPs is your push & play, DxTory is your tweak & optimize (it suffers less from framedrop and bog down though when used properly compared to FRAPs). With DxTory, I recommend the Lagarith Lossless codec (which is a free codec).

If I had your system specs, I could probably give you a more precise recommendation.

The next thing you'll want to look at is Editing software - which ranges from "Free and rather crappy" to "ungodly expensive but super flexible" (Sony Vegas has some really good 'happy medium' options in its more home-oriented versions, one of which is below the $50 range, and all of which have a free 30 day, full-feature trial)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:19 PM

View PostAlzorath, on 28 December 2012 - 04:24 PM, said:

What are the specs on your system? (if you need help getting specifics, I can tell you how to do that too)

Though as was said, FRAPs is a really good one, though it does drag slower systems down a noticable bit - it's easy to use and very much 'push button to record'. If you've got a lower/midrange system, I would actually recommend DxTory (it's about the same price as FRAPs), and while its video quality is lower - it is still more than enough to get a solid HD quality video from it (a good example would be PauseUnPause who has recorded both with DxTory and FRAPs, and the quality is indistinguishable) - DxTory has the advantage of this improved flexibility (and much more control of your recording setup), but comes at the cost of being a bit more intricate.

So basically where FRAPs is your push & play, DxTory is your tweak & optimize (it suffers less from framedrop and bog down though when used properly compared to FRAPs). With DxTory, I recommend the Lagarith Lossless codec (which is a free codec).

If I had your system specs, I could probably give you a more precise recommendation.

The next thing you'll want to look at is Editing software - which ranges from "Free and rather crappy" to "ungodly expensive but super flexible" (Sony Vegas has some really good 'happy medium' options in its more home-oriented versions, one of which is below the $50 range, and all of which have a free 30 day, full-feature trial)
Yes I would like to know how and its a windows 8 dell 2 tb

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

Just had to be windows 8 *sigh* :P - though since it's a dell, if I had the model number I could look up the specs on it... (I've yet to use Windows 8 for any length of time, simply because a lot of my software isn't supported on it yet - though I don't think dxdiag made it past windows 7 - you could always check by pressing [WindowsKey + R] and typing in "dxdiag" without the quotes - if it is on the system, it will run a diagnostic which will show you your system specs in detail) - The most important information being: Processor, RAM, Graphics Card, and Harddrive(s) [Size and Type]

With how new windows 8 is, a lot of screen cap software is only recently being adapted to it (if at all yet), so I can't really give a solid recommendation for it (though I would wager, when all is said and done, DxTory and FRAPs will still be the 'big dogs')

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

View PostAlzorath, on 01 January 2013 - 08:13 PM, said:

Just had to be windows 8 *sigh* Posted Image - though since it's a dell, if I had the model number I could look up the specs on it... (I've yet to use Windows 8 for any length of time, simply because a lot of my software isn't supported on it yet - though I don't think dxdiag made it past windows 7 - you could always check by pressing [WindowsKey + R] and typing in "dxdiag" without the quotes - if it is on the system, it will run a diagnostic which will show you your system specs in detail) - The most important information being: Processor, RAM, Graphics Card, and Harddrive(s) [Size and Type]

With how new windows 8 is, a lot of screen cap software is only recently being adapted to it (if at all yet), so I can't really give a solid recommendation for it (though I would wager, when all is said and done, DxTory and FRAPs will still be the 'big dogs')
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Windows 8 64_bit (6.2, Build English)
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System model h8_1417c
Bios 8.09
processor Intel® Core ™ i7_3770 cpu @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory 12288mb RAM
Page files 2847md used 21668md available
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

HP Envy - with that system I'd go ahead and get fraps for my screen recording software.

There is 1 snag you'll run into recording though: Harddrive read/write. You'll have to try it out to see if it impairs your ability to record or not, though - as soon as possible - I would recommend getting an external (USB 3.0) Harddrive, at least 1 TB in size - to record to (to make it not have the bottleneck in read/writes). USB 3.0 is important, because of its speed (USB 2.0 can only record 720p at about 25-30 fps, unstable) .

I would use the magic launcher mod to force it to be 1280x720 (Magic Launcher is freely available in the mods section, I don't have the link on me at the moment though). When you get the external harddrive, you'll be able to record "Full-size, 30fps" (which will result in a 720p video if you're playing at 1280x720).

You will want to get an editor of some sort to compress the video, and probably edit it too (free options are available in the thread at the top of this page, and there are free 30 day demos of several other editors... I personally enjoy using Vegas for my editing right now, though if I had the money there is a different one I would like to upgrade to eventually Posted Image)