Best free video capture program to record game videos?

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#1 Posted by CStheGreat (705 posts) -

Hey guys, I've been playing GTAIV on PC for a while and I want to capture video of my gameplay to put on YouTube, etc. What is the best free video capture program to use to record long video clips of my game footage? I realize the game itself has a video capture feature but it doesn't seem to work properly and only records for a few seconds. I was going to use FRAPS but apparently you have to buy the software in order to capture clips longer than 30 seconds. Thanks in advance.

#2 Posted by Gamesterpheonix (3558 posts) -
Here you go man. CNet set this as one of 11 best free softwares you can get. Here: http://download.cnet.com/CamStudio/3000-13633_4-10734470.html?tag=mncol
#3 Posted by jedikevin2 (5255 posts) -

Growler Guncam is the best i've found.

  • Uses way less resources then fraps especially on your CPU.
  • Allows for Video editing before making to a complete avi
  • Avi uses the divx codec thus avi files are smaller compared to fraps.
  • Trial is full for 14 days so no 30 seconds like fraps.

www.growlersoftware.com

If you need help for it to run on Windows 7 then follow this tutorial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU1geDZ-BxQ

#4 Posted by SpangeBob1 (8 posts) -
What about me,i use Macvide ScreenCap. It’s prog allows you to capture and record video or flash.Try
#5 Posted by Sta1k4r (157 posts) -

Fraps. The one, the only, the king.

#6 Posted by daphne57 (5 posts) -
I always use Screen Recording Suite to help me record game videos. http://www.screenrecord.net/record-video-games.html
#7 Posted by Zubinen (2557 posts) -

Auto Screenrecorder is decent, and can record large videos, not to mention it barely affects your framerate and doesn't leave a nasty watermark like FRAPS.

#8 Posted by chaoz-king (5952 posts) -
Everything's free on the internet.
#9 Posted by mohamed390 (1 posts) -

You should check this page

http://stream-recorder.com/forum/video-game-recorder-software-pc-recording-directx-t5615.html

it contain a great list of free video capturing programs & most of them are mainly used to record games

#10 Posted by bonafidetk (3854 posts) -

Auto Screenrecorder is decent, and can record large videos, not to mention it barely affects your framerate and doesn't leave a nasty watermark like FRAPS.

Zubinen
FRAPS doesnt leave a water mark if you buy it. I bought FRAPS almost 10 years ago and still get all the new releases for free.
#11 Posted by jaffman_ (1 posts) -
i need help i want to make vide of me playing games and record my voice and skype at the same time but it need to be free
#12 Posted by -Unreal- (24557 posts) -

Try FFSplit. You can change the bitrate, capture area, resolution and more meaning you don't even have to compress the files.

#13 Posted by pelvist (5245 posts) -

Free? MSI Afterburner.

#14 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

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Thought you ought to know.

#15 Posted by Wasdie (50640 posts) -

Open Broadcast Software.

100% free.

Oh jesus this is a necro thread. I always forget to check the date of the original post. Oh well.