Fraps lets you record gameplay on your computer to share online, but the file size for finished videos can be too bulky for video-sharing sites. Reduce the file size with a few recording tricks, and Fraps will output smaller videos and run faster at the same time. Use the Movies tab on the Fraps main screen to change the recording settings.
* Reduce File Size While Recording with Fraps
1. Lower down video resolution. Video resolution affects file size greatly. A single minute 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160 pixels) clip at 30fps is roughly 389MB, while a 1080p video at 30fps only takes about 120MB. The video resolution Fraps capture depends on the source video you are playing, so you can lower the source video resolution to decrease Fraps video file size. Another way is to adjust video capture settings on Fraps. Click Movies, and select Half-Size under Video Capture Settings category, and Fraps will record videos with lower resolution.
2. Decrease frame rate. Your eyes can’t tell the differences between videos at 60fps and 30fps, but lowering video frame rate can reduce Fraps video file size. Fraps offers frame rate ranging from 25fps to 60fps, you can go to Movies > Video Capture Settings and select 30fps for video recording instead of 60fps.
3. Adjust other capture settings on Fraps. Uncheck "Force lossless RGB capture" under Movies section and choose Stereo on Sound Capture Settings before recording, which properly makes Fraps AVI video file size smaller.
* Compress Fraps Recorded Raw File Size without Video Quality Loss
What’s the best video size reducer program for Fraps footage shrinking? VirtualDub? Windows Movie Maker? Or Handbrake? No! We introduce a much efficient video reducer for Fraps here – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (to get Mac version), which delivers up to 90% compression ratio. This tool offers several ways to shrink Fraps video file size without quality loss or noticeable quality loss.
It comes as a noteworthy video converted and compressor is capable of converting and compressing 4K UHD/2K/1080p large video file size like H.265, XAVC S, MXF, MP4, MTS, M2TS, AVCHD, etc to small file size in the file format of MP4, MOV with H.264 codec. Besides that, the program also offers other bonus tools for you to minimize the final video file size. For example, you can use the trim function to cut out unwanted segments, lower the file resolution or bit rate of the output video.
Quick Guide to Compress Large Video File with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate
Step 1: Load large video files to the program.
Click "File" drop-down option to locate and select the Fraps recorded files you want to compress. Batch conversion is also available here, you can reduce several files at a time.
Step 2: Define output file format.
You can output your compressed file to MP4 format, which is highly compressed with H.264 compression codec, it is an idea online streaming format, it is also has perfect compatibility with many portable devices and media players. You can also choose to output other file formats or device optimized file formats according to your own needs.
Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.
1. Change output video resolution to a suitable file size such as 640 x 480 is more preferable by many portable devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, etc and video sharing sites like YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo.
2. Trim Fraps recorded video file size. You can cut off the unwanted parts from a long video to short ones by setting the start time and ending time.
3. Lower the bit rate 20-50% of the default to get small files.
Step 4: Compress video file size.
Star the video file size reducing process by hitting the right-bottom "Convert" button.
When the conversion is completed, you will get small size video for convenient storage, playing and sharing.
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