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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 86 votes out of 86 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.99
  • Total Downloads:
    568,603
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 21, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-second per recording); $37.00 to buy

Editors' Review

Fraps records and benchmarks video in real time from DirectX and OpenGL games and applications. It captures onscreen video and audio, adds timestamps and counters, and benchmarks frames per second, frame times, and minimum-maximum average. It can save screenshots as BMP, JPG, PNG, or TGA files, with optional frame rate overlays and repeat screen capture. Updates include support for AVI files larger than 4GB.

Pros

Screen Capture settings: We could add frame rate overlays to screenshots and set Fraps to capture screenshots at specific intervals until the Screen Capture hotkey is pressed, making Fraps a serviceable security or monitoring app.

Hotkeys: Fraps includes many hotkey options, such as Benchmarking and Overlay hotkeys. We could set the software to stop benchmarking after a specific number of seconds, hide overlays, and configure other options.

Movies: Video capture settings include common and custom frame rates, full and half size frames, loop buffer length, and the option to split movies every 4GB of recording capacity -- just enough for a DVD. Movies can record Windows, stereo, or multichannel sound, as well as external inputs.

Cons

Trial limitations: The free trial limits recording time to 30 seconds, disables loop recording, saves screenshots in BMP format, and adds a watermark.

Bottom Line

Fraps is a useful tool in the hands of serious gamers or anyone who wants to capture onscreen video or benchmark their video performance. It's not expensive, and the free trial reveals enough to help you make up your mind.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Fraps 3.5.99.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.5.99
Version 3.5.99 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Beepa
Publisher web site http://www.fraps.com/
Release Date November 21, 2014
Date Added November 21, 2014
Version 3.5.99
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Games Utilities & Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements DirectX 9.0c or DirectX 10
Download Information
File Size 2.22MB
File Name setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 568,603
Downloads Last Week 264
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-second per recording
Price $37
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