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Fraps vs OBS: Which is better for Recording?

Tool LogoTool NameOperating SystemPriceCapture ScreenRecord Game CapturesLivestreamWebcam RecordingCapture MicCapture System AudioNo WatermarkHot Key ControlsRecording Session LimitTimeline EditingAdjust AudioPan & ZoomAdd MediaDrawing ToolAdd AnnotationsVideo Output FormatsAudio Output FormatsUpload Directly to InternetFAQ or KnowledgebaseTutorialsPhone SupportEmail SupportLive ChatMISC
OBSWindows/Mac/LinuxFreeYesNone6, MP4 FLV MOV +3 more1, MP4No
FrapsWindowsFreeYes30 secs1, AVI0No
Fraps FullWindows$37YesNone1, AVI0No

Well if you looked at the chart above it is pretty easy to decide which game capture software offers more; OBS.

Now let’s talk performance and video quality.

First you would have to go for the paid version of Fraps to release that 30 second recording limit to even start to compete with OBS. But once you do that they are honestly pretty close. To the untrained eye you can’t tell a difference although I am able to pull in nearly double FPS in my OBS recordings. Also my OBS file sizes are not huge as hell like you will get with Fraps.

The simple thing is OBS is the future and Fraps is old as crap.

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