Convert Fraps video with Freemake Video Converter v4.0.3

July 18, 2013

Fraps (derived from frames per second) is a popular screen capture and screen recording tool for Windows OS. It is widely used by gamers who like to record and share their gaming success or tips and tricks. The program operates on Win XP or later versions.

The software was launched for the 1st time 14 years ago, on the 25th of August 1999 by Beepa Pty Ltd.

Fraps comes in two versions: a paid fully-functional one and a free one with limitations. The free version allows users to capture 30 seconds clips and puts a watermark on them.

Of course, the paid version lets record game clips without time-restrictions.

In the earlier versions, Fraps could not save files bigger than 4GB. Thus a huge recording was automatically divided into parts. So you had to use an editor to unite them.

Unfortutaltuy, Fraps media comes with a proprietary Fraps codec that is not supported by the majority of computer players, websites, and editing software. At the same time, it's rather difficult to keep extra large Fraps recordings on a hard drive. For example, a 4-minute file in HD might occupy up to 4Gb of free space. Thus if you don't want to overload your PC with such files, you'd better transcode them to lighter ones. After that, you can add files to your portable gadget, watch on TV or share online.

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Freemake Video Converter 4.0.3 comes with a new feature to convert and edit Fraps videos. Now you can cut, join and rotate your Fraps recordings as well as you do it with any other supported video format.

Convert Fraps videos to AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, 3GP or for iPhone, iPad, Android, and cellphones. Upload Fraps videos to YouTube free and easily with Freemake.

Everything you need to do is to follow these steps:

  • Record your game success with Fraps;
  • Run Freemake conversion tool;
  • Add Fraps media files in the software;
  • Move the arrows in Freemake to see the entire list of available film extensions;
  • Click the format that you need. For regular output extension, choose a ready preset, a folder for your new file, and run the encoding process. For mobile output, select your device model and click the Convert button. In case you would like to share your recording online, click to YouTube option. Add your YT login info.

To save AVI recordings in mobile-friendly formats, please read how to convert AVI to MP4 here.

Please note that to be able to upload media online, you need to have a Google account and a YT channel. If you don't have it, you can register it for free at any time.

When you are done, go to the famous movie hosting portal and add the information about your file to let other people find it.

You can also copy your game recording link and share it on your social profiles, forums or send by email.

Also, the latest Freemake Video Converter enables you to convert 10bit video, DV AVI files (learn how to use AVI converter here), AMR files, MP3 files with MPEG audio codec; plus we've added the possibility to decode WAV files with DTS codec.

Get video converter online here.

You can also use Freemake Video Converter as DVD copy software.