Anybody know good screen capture software?

By wompai ·
Hey guys,

I was trying to capture my gameplay of some games (Trackmania Forever, WoW) and I noticed that a lot of games had reduced framerate while recording and the recorded movie turned out to be really unviewable, low quality and low framerate. Does anybody know good gaming capture software? Or ,maybe even better, does anybody know some decoder options I have to try out?

This is what it's set to now:
Used program: Debut
Video encoder: MPEG-4
Sound encoder: MPEG-3
Average video bitrate: 4096 kbps
Average sound bitrate:128 kbps

Here are my computer's specs:
CPU: P6100
GPU: GeForce GT420M
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333 MHz
HD 750GB @ 5400 RPM
OS: Win7 Home Premium x64

Note: I don't really need to have sound, but I've already tried without sound. It's a bit better but the difference is almost not noticable.

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Which apps have you tried?

by seotools In reply to Anybody know good screen ...

Which apps have you tried? FRAPS is the most popular among gamers, as far as I know it's optimized for games.

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Xfire's is actually pretty good

by Slayer_ In reply to Anybody know good screen ...

And its free, though you of course need the client and an account.
gamecam was another one, but not free.

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Ok thanks,

by wompai In reply to Anybody know good screen ...

I'll get back to you if I know any more, but I think I'm gonna try these programs. I'll let you know!

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Another option - use a hardware solution

by Charles Bundy In reply to Anybody know good screen ...

You might be strapped for cash but for less than $100 you could get


It doesn't have HW encoding tho, and requires a PC w/ X1 slot

Personally I got a Monsoon HAVA Titanium HD box + external USB drive and it works great as a self-contained hardware based MPEG2 encoder. The HAVA box only accepts NTSC or Component video (unlike the AVerMedia card above which also supports HDMI.) Probably looking at around $160 w/o USB drive for this.

Hope this helps!

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by wompai In reply to Another option - use a ha ...

Haha, I've got a notebook so that ain't gonna work But thanks for the reply though :) I'll keep it in mind if I'm gonna switch to a desktop system some time soon :)

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by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Another option - use a ha ...

They make them for NB's as well, it's just a different type of Card


I think that the one but as the Aver Media Site is a bit vague I may be wrong.


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by wompai In reply to Another option - use a ha ...

o, wow that's cool thanks!

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