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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:32 AM

I recently got Fraps today, and when I started recording, the quality was really low when I put it on Youtube. The video is here:



The quality on my video is bad compared to other videos like this:



How can I change Fraps so it records like that? I also edit with Camtasia Studio if that helps.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:36 AM

What are your specs?

edit: The video looks fine to me?

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:39 AM

I literally see no difference between Etho's video and yours, quality wise.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:39 AM

Your video looks good. The framerate looks a bit low, but that's an option you can change directly in Fraps.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:41 AM

If you watched it immediately after uploading, that would be why. It will be available to watch before its finished processing, but at very low quality.

It looks fine to me,but for future reference another possibility is when you are prepping it for youtube, how you..compress? it or something, windows movie maker for example has faster options for low size/quality, and slower options for HD.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:55 AM

It's in 720p that's why. But lower the quality to 360p on my video, and then you'll see the difference.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:58 AM

View PostUltimadragon, on 08 January 2012 - 12:55 AM, said:

It's in 720p that's why. But lower the quality to 360p on my video, and then you'll see the difference.

It's shoddy in 360p because it's lowering the resolution so drastically. Try taking a 1280x720 image and resize it to 640x360. That's exactly what you're doing to the video... Very big difference.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:03 AM

View PostUltimadragon, on 08 January 2012 - 12:55 AM, said:

It's in 720p that's why. But lower the quality to 360p on my video, and then you'll see the difference.
That's because youtube renders videos in different resolutions?

You probably uploaded with an encode that doesn't scale down well.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:10 AM

View PostIoannes, on 08 January 2012 - 12:58 AM, said:

It's shoddy in 360p because it's lowering the resolution so drastically. Try taking a 1280x720 image and resize it to 640x360. That's exactly what you're doing to the video... Very big difference.

Yes, but look at Etho's video. It's in 360p and it has the same quality as my video but in 720p.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:12 AM

View PostUltimadragon, on 08 January 2012 - 01:10 AM, said:

Yes, but look at Etho's video. It's in 360p and it has the same quality as my video but in 720p.
No it doesn't?

All 360p videos look the same.

Your video in 360p looks like every other video in 360p.

The SLIGHT difference in quality is from what format you encoded the video in, if its in an easy format like h.264 it won't take long for youtube to process and the video will be great quality, but if it's something weird like quicktime or real media the quality will go down.

Look on youtube to see what the best way to encode videos is.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:14 AM

It definitely doesn't.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:12 AM

Use VirtualDub to encode your raw files with H.264. You can search x268 I think to find the encoder.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:33 PM

View PostAstroGnome, on 08 January 2012 - 05:12 AM, said:

Use VirtualDub to encode your raw files with H.264. You can search x268 I think to find the encoder.

I did that yesterday and it still uploads at the same quality as the old one. :/



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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:50 PM

There is nothing wrong with the quality. Its fine.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:54 PM

View PostUltimadragon, on 08 January 2012 - 04:33 PM, said:

I did that yesterday and it still uploads at the same quality as the old one. :/


Looks fine to me... Unless your talking about the low framerate.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:02 PM

I might slap you. They both look exactly the same when it comes to quality. The only difference-If there is one- is that your framerate looks a fraction of a bit lower than etho's.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:00 PM

Lower it to 360p, not 720p.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:21 PM

View PostUltimadragon, on 08 January 2012 - 08:00 PM, said:

Lower it to 360p, not 720p.
It is because you are lowering the resolution. It happens to every god damn video, you lower the resolution from HD to not HD, the quality is going to drastically decrease.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:56 PM

View Posteftj, on 08 January 2012 - 08:21 PM, said:

It is because you are lowering the resolution. It happens to every god damn video, you lower the resolution from HD to not HD, the quality is going to drastically decrease.

Yes, but compare my video and Etho's video both in 360p. They have a difference in quality, and you can't tell me they look the same. I'm asking how am I supposed to make it look like it in Etho's video.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:57 PM

upgrade something or kill non neccesary processes to increase fps