Screen Capture

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  1. Jamstruth
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    SO I'm planning on screencapping a session of Minecraft with a friend over Skype (Adventure map+skype+editting=fun (hopefully) but I need a different screencap tool. I currently have FRAPS which works perfectly, great quality etc. but I recorded 2 minutes of footage(848x480 @30FPS) and the file size was 1.45GB. Over a couple of hours that is going to be a gigantic file to deal with. Are there any good screencapture tools that will produce a smaller file as well as record my computer audio+my mic?
     
  2. Ikki

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    You can make it record half size.

    If you are already, I think Camtasia works for what you want.
     
  3. Jamstruth
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    Recording half size will make the video far too low quality for what I want. 848x480 isn't very high-res so halfing it would make it a 240p video (low quality for Youtube these days). I'll check out Camtasia.
     
  4. FAST6191

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    Fraps is hardcoded to use a custom codec and does not allow you to change it so it is sacrifice resolution or nothing. You might try http://taksi.sourceforge.net/ which does 3d capture and can use a custom codec (VFW only but if you installed FFDshow on your system you should have the FFDshow codec which you can tell to use a whole mess of things that might result in either less demand or smaller file sizes as appropriate).

    Audio can be done with a standard loopback tool.
     
  5. jargus

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    Camtasia, Camstudio, or ZD Soft recorder are good alternatives to fraps