convert fraps files

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05-29-2008 11:24 AM

Im new to using fraps, and I see that alot of people are having the same problem I have. I record a video with fraps, i then open the file in VirtualDub, the Video>> compression, using xvid codec. So far everything ok. Then i try “Save As AVI”. I get a message saying the file cannot be compressed because it is being used by another process. I dont have the video file running anywhere else so im not sure why im getting this message. If anyone can give some info please it would be appreciated. reply


07-21-2008 12:28 PM

Yeah i have the same problem and everywhere i look there doesn’t really seem to be anyone that knows what to do about it and the fraps site don’t answer my e mails so i really don’t know what to do. there is either something wrong with the application because i jhave tried to reinstall it many times already but that isn’t really helping and i am starting to think that maybe it’s just because there is some kind of codec override or something. I have no idea really but it’s annoying reply


07-21-2008 10:29 PM
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The video size recorded with FRAPS can be very large----2 minutes video needs about 3 gig space.So you should find a hard disc with enough spare space firstly.-----and then download this software~Windows Media Encoder.

More information://

Then you can decode the big file into very small size file. reply


08-03-2008 11:19 AM

Yeah, thnx rookiemaster, it worked 0_0, accept compression wasnt under options, i think it was under tools. reply


08-17-2008 03:45 PM
sattelite surround

use vdub to save the file with no compression and then import it into moviemaker or just use vdub to do it reply


08-18-2008 12:24 PM

i can`t find convert in virtualdub reply


08-20-2008 04:41 PM

omg, stop whine about everything and try google it for once. I’m sure it’s plenty of information about how you compress a video file......
Just look at this, one search and google and BANG! reply


10-13-2008 11:23 AM

Hi I’m encountering a slightly different problem.

I’m trying to mix a few clips from several videos AND have them converted to smaller files. So what I did to convert was using windows movie maker which gave me very decent quality and very low MBs.

Although when I tried to edit these clips I couldn’t do it decently because WMM is just CRAP at doing this and my other movie editor just can’t open this.

I tried editing before converting but it’s no use trying to edit 4gig while it can be 150MB..

Any tips? reply


02-27-2009 09:35 AM

yo..loong...but the qwality of the vide will be the same?.. reply


06-16-2009 06:51 PM

just open windows movie maker and import it there and then save the movie as an avi file, instead of 3 gig it will go down to about 30 meg reply


09-23-2009 12:35 PM
Camwi_003 From

If you are reading this and you are still having this problem, I recommend FormatFactory. You can read about it at my blog.

It should be the newest article from Feb. reply


12-12-2009 06:17 PM

If people are still readin this post, I definetly suggest using Windows Media Encoder. I messed around with VD for a while, and just got a shitload of errors. WME took me 10seconds to download, 3 seconds to load,and 4 minutes later my 4giga fraps file was 80mb. reply


12-29-2009 05:50 PM


removing your cmos battery (BIOS battery, as you called it)
It will reset your BIOS configuration reply


06-15-2010 11:10 AM

VirtualDub is an alright program for the price you pay, but I’ve gotta tell you its the only program that’s ever caused my computer to lock up and need powered off.

I use Prism to convert my Fraps files down, then I stick them in VideoPad to do all my editing and compiling. There’s an extra step in this method (ala Prism) but I really like the end product.

You can get both programs from and they are both free, there’s a pay version of each that lets you save to things like .mov and .mp4 but really an .avi is just as good.

You may also want to pick up the K-Lite Codec Pack, that’ll make sure you can use the MPEG4(native) encoders for your video and MP3(Native) for audio. This is a really nice looking, quick working, fairly small file size encoder.

I’ve been using this setup forever and its been great. reply


07-25-2010 02:29 PM

OK I’ve been using fraps & V Dub for AGES & only just come up with this error, with a-bit of looking around I found out that from DivX 6 onwards DivX have put in file size restrictions so say I have a 3GB file it wont convert it because .... its too big : / stupid I know but that’s what I have found.

if u want your high res vids to come out low size but HD quility get Format factory ( thanks to Camwi_003 for that info :D reply


12-05-2011 07:19 PM

I use Windows Live Movie Maker and this should help A LOT of people out. Using the .avi files fraps outputs I was creating clips in movie maker. One day movie maker stopped reading the video component of the .avi files (audio was fine, but video was just a black screen). I could occasionally get movie maker to display an error indicating I needed a codec for the .avi files.

I had fraps installed on a DIFFERENT hard drive than Movie Maker. I believe this installed the fraps codec on that different drive. Movie Maker could not use the codec until I ALSO installed fraps on my C (operating system) drive. Install fraps on the same drive as Movie Maker and this problem goes away.

SOLUTION: Make sure fraps is installed on the same hard drive as movie maker (ideally your operating system hard drive).

Cheers! =] reply


04-21-2012 11:46 AM

are you fucking retarded?!

the registry has nothing, NOTHING! to do with the bios battery.

you are retarded! reply


07-10-2012 12:35 AM

thank you so much jason! this reply is 2 years later but you’ve helped me mucho! reply


07-23-2012 10:29 AM

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07-24-2012 02:15 AM

i have all the settings i bleveie right according to your tutorial. i’ve been haveing fantastic success burning on dvd-r. now my dvd-r videos after a successful burn stat,won’t play in my dvd player ,what’s the problem. did i maybe remove something i’m unaware of. please help! reply


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