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#1 aresfiend

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:40 AM

So I finally re-downloaded Fraps after buying it a few years ago and noticed something was amiss. 20 minutes of video took up ~168gb. I remember taking 30 minutes and having a 1.7gb file and now I get this 20minutes and 10 2gb files.

Did I fuck something up or is Fraps just that inefficient? My specs haven't changed at all other than adding another hard drive and changing to a quad core processor.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:54 AM

Doesn't sound super out of the ordinary.

Fraps has to code video in real time and doesn't compress the video so they're huge. Just raw AVI. It's jsut so resource intensive that it couldn't possibly record and compress at the same time while producing a quality video.

You'll need to use something like windows movie maker to compress the file.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

Kook is correct. You'll have to compress the files using a video editor.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

Kook is correct. You'll have to compress the files using a video editor.

i just changed a file from WLMP to WMV, it went from something like 40MB to 1.1 GBs. I was like, WHAT THE???

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:07 PM

WLMP is an usaved project. WMV is the final product.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:57 PM

WLMP is an usaved project. WMV is the final product.

i know, but the size difference was what amazed me.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:07 AM

are you capturing audio too? that can take up a lot of unnecessary space, if you just want to put music over your video for instance.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:50 AM

Actually, audio files really don't take up that much space. I have raw FLAC files of songs that span 1-2 hours and they're only a couple megabytes a piece. What takes up 95% of the space in a video file, is the video.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

are you capturing audio too? that can take up a lot of unnecessary space, if you just want to put music over your video for instance.

Audio barely takes up space, I have 100 songs on my laptop, about 4 hours of music, that takes up 750MB, now, 4 hours of video would take up 27 GB (I think, cause a DVD is about an hour long and 7.5 GBs, so 7.5 times four = 30)

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:12 PM


are you capturing audio too? that can take up a lot of unnecessary space, if you just want to put music over your video for instance.

Audio barely takes up space, I have 100 songs on my laptop, about 4 hours of music, that takes up 750MB, now, 4 hours of video would take up 27 GB (I think, cause a DVD is about an hour long and 7.5 GBs, so 7.5 times four = 30)

Actually, in 1080p the video portion of DVDs are only 4.3gb for a 110 minute movie.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:47 PM



are you capturing audio too? that can take up a lot of unnecessary space, if you just want to put music over your video for instance.

Audio barely takes up space, I have 100 songs on my laptop, about 4 hours of music, that takes up 750MB, now, 4 hours of video would take up 27 GB (I think, cause a DVD is about an hour long and 7.5 GBs, so 7.5 times four = 30)

Actually, in 1080p the video portion of DVDs are only 4.3gb for a 110 minute movie.

really? Cause I have this movie called Eagle Eye, it's like 90 min, and it takes up 7.3GB on the DVD.

all my legos are stored at my parents hose... so that wont be happening....

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:00 PM



are you capturing audio too? that can take up a lot of unnecessary space, if you just want to put music over your video for instance.

Audio barely takes up space, I have 100 songs on my laptop, about 4 hours of music, that takes up 750MB, now, 4 hours of video would take up 27 GB (I think, cause a DVD is about an hour long and 7.5 GBs, so 7.5 times four = 30)

Actually, in 1080p the video portion of DVDs are only 4.3gb for a 110 minute movie.

Thats because that video is compressed.

Uncompressed HD files are too big for most computers/dvd players to play. I have 2 min recordings in my fraps folder that are almost 4 gigs :P



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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:22 PM




are you capturing audio too? that can take up a lot of unnecessary space, if you just want to put music over your video for instance.

Audio barely takes up space, I have 100 songs on my laptop, about 4 hours of music, that takes up 750MB, now, 4 hours of video would take up 27 GB (I think, cause a DVD is about an hour long and 7.5 GBs, so 7.5 times four = 30)

Actually, in 1080p the video portion of DVDs are only 4.3gb for a 110 minute movie.

Thats because that video is compressed.

Uncompressed HD files are too big for most computers/dvd players to play. I have 2 min recordings in my fraps folder that are almost 4 gigs :P



@OP: Get another Hard drive, 1tb drives are cheap, and totally worth it

um, ATM they arent very cheap. with prices still higher than before, he should wait out till the prices are normal, then buy one.

all my legos are stored at my parents hose... so that wont be happening....

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

@OP: Get another Hard drive, 1tb drives are cheap, and totally worth it

I DO already have 1.25tb in my system.... Also, only Seagate has cheap drives since Western Digital's prices are STILL recovering from the flooding where they lost 80% of their stock.

I will never trust a Seagate in my life after they keep dying in less than a year in a well maintained and stationary desktop.

I don't really have a huge issue with storage space but I was just wondering why they went from 500mb for a minute clip @ 720p to 8.7gb @1080p for a minute clip in Fraps.

Edited by aresfiend, 11 April 2012 - 05:27 PM.





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