Fraps Alternatives

    Fraps is described as 'universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology' and is a very popular Screen Recorder in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Fraps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and iPhone. Most alternatives are Screen Recorders and Screenshot Capture Tools. The best alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Fraps are ShareX (Free, Open Source), SimpleScreenRecorder (Free, Open Source), MSI Afterburner (Free) and Bandicam Screen Recorder (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 14, 2021

    1. OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux.
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      OBS Studio vs Fraps opinions
      Most users think OBS Studio is a great alternative to Fraps.
      Shujin It can record and stream video in games, applications, and on the desktop.
      Top positive comment  over 6 years ago

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      OBS support screen or individual window recording, just like Fraps
      Top positive comment  over 6 years ago

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      OBS is first and for most a Live Streaming Software. While it is far more flexible it does not come with the ease of use a dedicated screen recorder does.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

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      Very nice, for free, opensource
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      While the primary function of OBS is broadcasting, it can be used (albeit with a little difficulty) as a screen recorder.
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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      Does the same + streaming
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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      Not a 'complete' alternative tough
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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    2. ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 80 supported destinations.
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    3. SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It is easy to use, feature-rich, and has a Qt-based graphical user interface. It can record the entire screen or part of it, or record OpenGL applications directly.
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      SimpleScreenRecorder vs Fraps opinions
      Almost everyone thinks SimpleScreenRecorder is a great alternative to Fraps.
      ab1 Relatively simple and also functional
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      Simple, very lightweight footprint on CPU, OpenSource (need else?)
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Very low impact on CPU and RAM It occupies very few MB for the creation of video (with standard settings - 2 min. lenght = 10 MB approximately) Easy to use and configure
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    4. A powerful overclocking tool for your graphics card, which also includes screen capture and video capture tools, plus overlays. Has a lower FPS hit than Fraps, and offers the same functionality. The beta versions include audio streams alongside the video capture.
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      MSI Afterburner vs Fraps opinions
      Some users think MSI Afterburner is a great alternative to Fraps, some don't.
      It's free and offers a lot of functions
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Danilo_Venom MSI Afterburner can record videos and display the FPS counter in your game, one of main Fraps functionality.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    5. Bandicam is a lightweight screen recorder for Windows that can capture anything on your PC screen. Also, it makes it possible to record a certain area on a PC screen, or capture a game that uses the DirectX/OpenGL/Vulkan graphic technologies.
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      Bandicam Screen Recorder vs Fraps opinions
      Most users think Bandicam Screen Recorder is a great alternative to Fraps.
      The UI is more user friendly and it is a snap to use.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      vorontsov_nikolay It record, it count, it asking for money. It`s ok.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    6. VokoscreenNG is a user friendly screencaster for Linux and Windows. It is a continuation of the now discontinued Vokoscreen project that has been totally rewritten from scratch using Qt and GStreamer.
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    7. Simple animated Gif screen recorder for Linux. Open-source. Provides an easy to install Ubuntu deb package.
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    8. Action! allows real-time recording/capture of Windows Aero desktop in a superb HD video quality. With Action! you can record web player videos, your gameplay, display game framerates, add live audio commentary to create high quality tutorials, record music, capture screenshots...
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      Action! vs Fraps opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Action! is a great alternative to Fraps.
      pyxxl Nice interface and (AS OF WRITING) was last updated June '19.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      They're both a recording software
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    9. Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format.
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    10. A Vulkan and OpenGL overlay for monitoring FPS, temperatures, CPU/GPU load and more. Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/Gj5YmBb - flightlessmango/MangoHud

      It can show:
      GPU load in %.
      GPU temp in C.
      GPU power draw in Watts.
      CPU load per core in %.
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      MangoHUD vs Fraps opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      ab1 Far more useful than FRAPS
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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