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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Aug 23, 2018
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Fraps Review

Sven Sorensen
Advanced video capture tool, ideal for recording video games
A review of Fraps by Sven Sørensen

Fraps is a multi-faceted application which works on almost all versions of Windows. It is primarily used as a video capture program for recording gameplay on Windows system running DirectX or OpenGL. It can record the screen at various framerates and resolutions, benchmark gaming and function as real-time video capture software with full audio support.

Fraps is a favorite among capturing program by YouTube video creators and gamers as its flexible and stable design allow for uninterrupted recording and configuration based on available hardware.

Fraps is also useful for overclockers as it shows increase or decrease in d3d/OpenGL apps and logs your frame-rate.

The free version of Fraps is somewhat limited in that it only records for 30 seconds, so longer recordings will require the full version available from the developer's web site.

Fraps can capture video games, capture screen activity, capture webcam streams and capture online video.

Further Reading: Recording video with Fraps.

Fraps features and highlights:
  • Benchmarking software for video games and graphics
  • Video capture software
  • Screen capturing
  • Realtime video capture software up to 2560x1600
  • Custom frame rates from 1 to 120 FPS
  • Captures both audio and video content

Fraps is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from video capture software without restrictions. Fraps is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This screen capture software is filed under:
  • Fraps Download
  • Freeware Video Capture Software
  • Software Reviews
  • Major release: Fraps 3.5

Compatibility with this screen capture software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Fraps may be available from Beepa.

Fraps has been picked by our editors as very good.
Fraps has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Fraps against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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