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Fraps and Windows 8 DP?

fraps not working dp windows 8

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#1 soulburner



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Posted 18 January 2012 - 18:12

I need to record a video of how the new user interface behaves in Windows 8. Unfortunately, Fraps doesn't work - the hotkeys don't seem to do anything. I checked other desktop recording solutions, like Camtasia Studio, but it fails to record the screen smoothly - the videos look more like having between 10 and 15 frames per second, instead of the set 30 in the options.

So it seems Fraps with it's DWM monitoring is the best thing to record the desktop smoothly at 30 or 60fps. Is there a way to force it to run on the developer preview and on the beta in the near future?

#2 OldGuyGeek


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 13:55

I know this is an old post, but you're right, Fraps does work for DirectX and OpenGL on Windows 8. But no Metro. Try Bandicam. I've tested it and it works great.

I have a discussion about Fraps on Windows 8 on my YouTube channel.


I also have a playlist about Bandicam. https://www.youtube....MPMFW8-xTDy4Dj0

There are a bunch of other screen capture programs that work with Windows 8

#3 Detection


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 14:08

MSI Afterburner can record the screen/desktop/games once you set the hotkey to start video recording

Free too