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I have some fraps videos from counter-strike that I made. I want to convert them from the fraps codec to some other video format, so I can put them on the web. I have tried serveral programs, and none of them can open the video files. I need to find a way to either open them with a video editing program, or convert them to another format then open them with an editing program. please help me if you know how to do this. reply

11-21-2004 09:19 PM

In my experience, the most easiest way to cut viedoclips u recorded with Fraps is the following:

Organize yourself VirtualDub (
Then load the huge fraps clip into VD, choose Options -> Compression and select DivX codec or whatever codec u want.
After that, go File -> Save as avi and VD will compress the file into a small .avi with DivX Codec.

NOTE: If VD doesn’t work, install the newest DivX codec, then VD should work properly.

I can easily load the output .avi from VD into any viedo/audio editing program (From Windows Movie MAker 2 to Adobe Premiere works :P reply

01-06-2005 11:12 AM

Hey could someone help me with some compressing I really need some help.
Liquid-Snake Yahoo!
Thanks for any help. reply

02-28-2005 02:20 PM

yeah sure,

I have found that the easiest way to compress/convert fraps videos was to use windows media encoder which can be found at:

Hope this helps reply

02-28-2005 02:27 PM

oops wrong URL. I meant: reply

02-28-2005 02:28 PM

how do i get frapps ouutta my registry reply

12-31-2006 08:25 PM
crazy halo killa

Very thanks RookieMaster. It Works :D reply

01-12-2007 08:12 PM

i wish i would have done this before i made my WoW video, now i have to convert and then remake it. I’m using windows movie maker and when i go to save, the estimated time keeps increasing and nothing gets saved reply

05-06-2007 03:23 PM

i need the same help as anvil reply

06-02-2007 08:31 PM

Cannot convert and Fraps videos to DivX!!! I used to be able to, and now for some reason every time I try it comes up with
A Source File Error (-2)... I use the newest DivX Pro Codec, and VirtualDub!!!
Any help? reply

06-17-2007 09:36 AM

@ crazy halo killa
some way to restore some “shits” from windows registry is simply to pull out the bios battery and then put it back again... :) watch out for any other restores for other programs ;)) reply

06-26-2007 03:39 PM

Ive made a video with fraps but its too big to put on youtube how do i compress it? Ty reply

08-11-2007 07:39 AM

how can i use videos i make on fraps in windows movie maker coz evrytime i try convertin them and using them the movie maker just shuts itself down
im new 2 dis stuf lol reply

08-21-2007 03:38 PM

how do u convert frap file to quicktime so i can add to my sigs ?

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10-07-2007 01:24 PM

seems like everyone is having the same problem. ive tried converting my fraps files down and i just get really bad resolution. and i mean bad. tried VD and it doesnt even load the video up. reply

10-10-2007 04:21 PM

Yeah, I’m getting the same problems. I’ve been trying all different DivX codecs and it always comes out low quality. The people at FRAPS should at least try to do something about their compression.

:( reply

10-26-2007 12:27 PM

by the way thanks for help. but what should i do to get the best format quality to ues to convert the fraps file without loos it’s quality(smooth & clean pixel without blurred) . i mean the format after it be convreted looklike the origin look on the fraps but with a small size
please help !!!!! reply

12-16-2007 06:40 AM

I too, am having problems converting the files. The best is the “STOIK” video converter, but you can also try Visifly, Visicrop, and I think “Magic Video Converter”. The “magic” one doesn’t work that well with large files, though. reply

01-09-2008 11:36 PM

You do realize that FRAPS has nothing to do with compression. These files are captured in real time with zero compression. They are exact frame copies of what you’ve been capturing. Real time capture does not have time to compress without special hardware.

If you want high quality you have live with larger file sizes. reply

01-22-2008 01:20 AM

snakefactory = dum dum

we dont have to live with larger files.

there are SOFTWARE we can use to compress the files AFTER we finish recording. reply

04-12-2008 05:35 PM

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