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Fraps movie decompressor/codec...where can I find it?
« on: April 02, 2006, 11:53:19 AM »
Where can I find a decompressor or codec so that I can play my Half-life2 movie captured using Fraps Free? Real Player and Windows Media Player 10 have not been able to play this short movie. I cannot see the movie only the sound that I can hear or seems to be playing well. Secondly, what do I use to play AVI files or movies? My graphics card is an nVidia GeForce FX5200, on a P4 CPU, 512MB ram and 80Gig Harddisk pc. Thanks for your help. :( :?

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Re: Fraps movie decompressor/codec...where can I find it?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2006, 01:41:37 PM »
Hi, 10rand.

The file-extension is not all there is to determining the codec - multiple formats could use the same file-extension. This is also true for Audio Video Interleave (AVI). If it is a movie-player you are asking about, any versatile player should be able to handle most AVI-codecs, including Winamp and Windows Media Player.

As for your question regarding FRAPS, this is from their FAQ page:

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The Fraps codec (FPS1) is put on the system when you install Fraps. If you've reinstalled Windows you will also need to reinstall Fraps in order to play back your movies.

Please keep in mind that if you want to give your raw footage to another person they will also need to have Fraps installed.

According to this, it should work so long as FRAPS has been properly installed. You could try reinstalling the program, or capture another movie to see if it happens again - possibly trying it with different games to check if that might have something to do with it.

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Re: Fraps movie decompressor/codec...where can I find it?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2006, 01:49:56 PM »
Thanks, will try a reinstall of Fraps. Thank you so much.

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Re: Fraps movie decompressor/codec...where can I find it?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2006, 02:54:26 PM »
No problem - let us know of the results, as there may be other things to try in case it still isn't working.

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Re: Fraps movie decompressor/codec...where can I find it?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2006, 04:50:35 PM »
Installed a fresh copy of Fraps today. Played a few minutes of Half-life 2 recording. I happy to say that, the captured footage plays well in all my media players. But now, how do I all the segments to make one longer movie? Thanks for your help.

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Re: Fraps movie decompressor/codec...where can I find it?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2006, 10:23:09 AM »
You're welcome - Glad it worked out so far! :D

I've yet to try FRAPS, so I don't know if there is a feature for combining video-segments - I didn't find any mention of such a feature in the FAQs, however. Maybe a program specifically for video-editing would be necessary, though I don't know any simple, free ones.

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Re: Fraps movie decompressor/codec...where can I find it?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2006, 12:03:57 PM »
In XP Pro (don´t know about XP Home) you have a video editor. Go to "Start>All programs>Assesories" and you will find "Windows Movie Maker", which is good enough to cut and edit video clips in.

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Re: Fraps movie decompressor/codec...where can I find it?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2006, 04:22:22 PM »
If it is able to read the format, that would make it convenient enough - if not, you may have to convert the segments to WMV or ASF-formats before combining them.

Either way, from what I read, it is indeed pretty simple to use, and if it's already installed on the system anyway, seems to be a good starting point for this purpose. :)

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Re: Fraps movie decompressor/codec...where can I find it?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2006, 06:22:48 PM »
In XP Pro (don´t know about XP Home) you have a video editor. Go to "Start>All programs>Assesories" and you will find "Windows Movie Maker", which is good enough to cut and edit video clips in.

Die Hard :)

Its the same for XP home Die Hard,

10rand, If you are going to use Movie maker you might want to check out these tutorials..
It is very easy to use well it has to be I use it .. :hysterical:

http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Tutorials/Index.aspx


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