What is Fraps?
Fraps is a benchmarking, screen and video capture application exclusively for Windows computers and is meant for DirectX and OpenGL programs, such as PC games. Its name is derived from a contraction of the phrase 'frames per second', referring to the number of still frames the computer can render on the screen (the optimal is 60) to simulate motion. Fraps works for most Windows operating systems, starting from Windows XP to Windows 7, 32-bit or 64-bit and regardless of edition. Fraps has an unlimited trial version, but you can only capture 30 seconds of video with a watermark; screenshots made this way also include a watermark. To remove the limitation, you can purchase the software. Fraps however includes a free benchmarking tool where you can, at a glance, determine your current application's frame rate, useful for troubleshooting purposes especially in 3D applications (like modern games).
The Windows Vista and Windows 7 feature exclusive capabilities as well, including desktop capture if the Aero feature is turned on. Fraps also supports DirectX 11.
Fraps can and will record video at a very high resolution, if the hardware is up to scratch; the current maximum resolution is 7680×4800. However, Fraps records video and creates extremely big filesizes, so for smooth playback it is advised to transcode it into smaller types of files such as H.264, which is lossless, or even to WMV or Windows Media Video, although the latter impacts the recorded video's quality considerably.
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File types supported by Fraps
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