Nov 222011
 

I have several projects rattling around in my (otherwise pretty useless) brain that all require the ability to capture video of DDO as I am playing it.

Lots of people do this all the time, it is apparently quite straightforward. And yet the knowledge involved has completely escaped me.

Anyone got the lowdown for me? Recommend one or more apps, provide pointers to a useful instruction site or video?*

* True story: I once bought a VCR** that came with an instruction video on how to set it up.

** In ancient days one could not Hulu or Netflix something that was broadcast at an inconvenient time. You had to record shows yourself, onto tape, using a video cassette recorder. At the time, we thought it was quite advanced.***

*** This is the first time I’ve needed a footnote to explain a footnote. It seems like the literary equivalent of naval gazing. Probably not a practice I should continue.

Anyway, please, hit me with whatever info you have on this.

🙂 😀 🙂

  3 Responses to “Video capture advice?”

Comments (3)
  1. I use Frapps http://www.fraps.com/ 🙂

  2. If you don’t mind spending $30, there’s pretty much no better video game capture program than Fraps. It works really, really well. There is a free version of it, but it only lets you record a small amount of video at a time, and puts the Fraps URL into your video.

    For free, I’ve heard that WeGame is a pretty good option. I haven’t used it in a couple of years, and when I tried it it wasn’t working for me, but I know other DDO players have used it successfully, and it’s free, so that’s probably something to try to.

    There are quite a few other options, too, that can be found with a search.

  3. Fraps is totally worth the money. Hands down. Less headaches, less fuss, less tech no-how.

What do you think?

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