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Alternatives to FRAPS?

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I'm going to see if I can color correct this. But this is how my videos look with the nvidia plugin.

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I'll just use the uncompressed setting, it works fine anyway.

...ew. That's not how it should look! Did you try clicking the button with the three dots next to the video format list when you had the NVIDIA plugin selected? That should bring up some quality control settings which will enable you to get better quality than...that ugly mess of default settings.

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I fixed it, just had to uncheck this box in VLC. (The YUV->RGB one)

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The colors are correct now.

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Sorry I was really annoyed seeing as I didn't understand why the videos looked all washed out, no matter what format I used, but now they are displaying correctly.

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That just seems like a player is set to use 0-255 RGB output values (full), while other is set to 16-235 (limited).

 

Besides, there's a gamma correction setting in MSIA.

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That just seems like a player is set to use 0-255 RGB output values (full), while other is set to 16-235 (limited).

Ninja'd. Was about to say this. Had similar problems when I used to render videos with video editor. 

 

Also VLC uses internal codecs while WMP uses computers installed codecs. VLC is miracle in sense how wide variety of files it plays, but overall playbacks quality is still lacking even though they have improved over time significantly. 

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Ninja'd. Was about to say this. Had similar problems when I used to render videos with video editor. 

 

Also VLC uses internal codecs while WMP uses computers installed codecs. VLC is miracle in sense how wide variety of files it plays, but overall playbacks quality is still lacking even though they have improved over time significantly. 

Personally I use MPC-HC which, with the right additions, can even satisfy the most exquisite needs.

It has "codec pack" in the name, but it's nothing like all the other rubbish. Just the most advanced media splitter and video and subtitle renderers.

 

I recorded another video but for some reason MSI Afterburner recorded the launcher instead of the main game window.

Is there any way around that?

Go in RTSS setting and turn off support for launcher executable

 

ps: there's a comparison between fixed function encoding and normal software one here

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While I really like MSI Afterburner, are there any decent video sharing websites which do not butcher the video quality like YouTube does? Vimeo is great but there's like a 500 MB limit which is absurdingly low. I'm not going to pay just to upload a bunch of videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpF86vipxs0

 

Meh.

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wut

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I'm pretty sure the videos would look miles better if I recorded them at 2048x1152

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Well, last time I checked Vimeo didn't even allow pure gameplay material in their site (and I can understand from their point they will have a lot less fighting over who owns what)

 

As for youtube, there are many presets available made by people for video editor/converter you use to make it not suck horribly, for some really odd reason WMV is best export format for Vegas for example. Lately personally stumbled upon FFmpeg which is basically godlike tool for video editing/converting and it does have so good tools you can basically make video to match almost perfectly youtubes own algorithm thus nullifying youtubes own conversion artifacts, haven't tried this yet (though I would believe that rendering withing exactly same format shouldn't decrease quality). 

Then of course youtube did introduce 60 FPS playback, so uploading video in high bitrate 1080p+ resolution 60 FPS makes video quality pretty good as 60 content is handled with higher bitrate. I have actually seen people uploading 30 FPS content in 60 FPS just because of this fact as well as upscaling HD content to 4K, of course those are awful approaches. 

 

However you should never expect perfect quality from streaming sites, you won't get that much better from youtube. If you need to give that level of quality, then use cloud services (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, MEGA, etc.) to share rendered file instead. 

 

EDIT: "In October 2014, we started allowing video game content on Vimeo again." Oh, never mind that then. 

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YouTube doesn't support 60 FPS MKV videos. At least that's what I understood from what Mirh told me.

MKV is just container, not video format. 

And yes, 60 FPS videos are supported in Youtube. At least I have been uploading them and they state 1080p60 as quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbwvEB8qs6I (need to find out why footage from that capture card stutters like that at some point) 

 

Also speaking about video recording, switched to MagicYUV codec with Dxtory. Getting tons of more frames when recording stuff. With full RGB 1920x1080 I'm getting ~100 FPS while others (UtVideo, Lagarith) were ~70 or below, so with just slight resolution and color scheme reduction I'm getting much more performance. 

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Meh, I don't know, for some reason they are being converted from 60 to 30. But honestly I'll bother playing around with this stuff when I'll get some better hardware, right now I was kinda looking for something free and a bit more lightweight than FRAPS.

 

Bear in mind I uploaded the raw footage.

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Wait wait wait.

The best thing you can do imo, is losslessly record your game.

 

Then convert the result with HandBrake, either to make an MP4 container or reduce size (x264 is the best thing out there, aside of h265 stuff)

Profit.

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Wait wait wait.

The best thing you can do imo, is losslessly record your game.

 

Then convert the result with HandBrake, either to make an MP4 container or reduce size (x264 is the best thing out there, aside of h265 stuff)

Profit.

 

To be fair, Marioysikax was responding to RaTcHeT302 saying he was uploading the raw (presumably uncompressed) footage.

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Are OBS and MSI Afterburner the only currently good and free alternatives? Also if I upgrade my HDD to something quicker, should I keep on using MSI Afterburner or move to OBS? MSI Afterburner seems a whole lot more lightweight than OBS.

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Are OBS and MSI Afterburner the only currently good and free alternatives? Also if I upgrade my HDD to something quicker, should I keep on using MSI Afterburner or move to OBS? MSI Afterburner seems a whole lot more lightweight than OBS.

 

I'll defer to Mirh as to whether OBS and MSI Afterburner are the only currently good and free alternatives. :)

 

As to whether the HDD upgrade means OBS will become better than MSI, no. You should keep using MSI Afterburner for gameplay footage. Streaming gameplay footage, however, is where OBS shines as a free (and open source!) program - and is another topic entirely.

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What do you mean by defer? As in, you are going to ask him?

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/defer#Etymology_2

 

Speaking of your hdd on the other hand.. it's as always a compromise between performance/speed, quality and size I believe (hoping I didn't forgot something)

Performance and speed is uncompressed of cou

 

You know what? It would be really cool to have a graph like this

Anybody with good graphics skills? :p

 

Uncompressed, magicYUV, lagarith, x264 AMD's VCE, intel quick sync, Nvidia's NVENC.. (dxtory?) seem all good candidates for this.

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A triangle with aforementioned speed, size and quality.

Maximum quality and speed should be uncompressed ones of course, while size could be a function with actual dimension as denominator

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You know what? It would be really cool to have a graph like this

Anybody with good graphics skills? :p

 

Uncompressed, magicYUV, lagarith, x264 AMD's VCE, intel quick sync, Nvidia's NVENC.. (dxtory?) seem all good candidates for this.

You don't need any graphics skills to create a graph like the one you linked to. Both OpenOffice and Microsoft Excel have built-in support for such a chart, which is called a radar or net chart.

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