Fraps isnt recording picture. [solved - codec]

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  1. so i went to record yesterday and did a small 5 sec video just to make sure everything was working and it wasnt. i got sound but no picture. and it shows the picture in the avi file in my videos folder so i dont know whats wrong. any help?
     
  2. Thalmor Wizard

    Thalmor Wizard Moderator Staff Member Site Contributor

    A very vague question. Post the following:
    * CPU / Processor
    * Installed RAM
    * Total HDD Size
    * HDD Space Left
    * Graphics Card
     
  3. * CPU / Processor : intelcore i3 320Ghz
    * Installed RAM : 6gb
    * Total HDD Size :685gb
    * HDD Space Left :345Gb free
    * Graphics Card nvidia 400 sereies gtx 450
     
  4. Thalmor Wizard

    Thalmor Wizard Moderator Staff Member Site Contributor

    Also, can you answer these as well:
    1) What game are you recording ?
    2) What resolution are you recording this game at ?
    3) Is this resolution supported by your monitor ?
     
  5. 1) What game are you recording ?minecraft
    2) What resolution are you recording this game at ?1920 1200
    3) Is this resolution supported by your monitor ?its recomened becuase its my full moniter size
     
  6. Thalmor Wizard

    Thalmor Wizard Moderator Staff Member Site Contributor

    Try recording at a different resolution, it may be that you are using a 16:10 ratio resolution and Fraps can't decode it properly. Try a resolution like 1024x768 or something.
     
  7. nope still not giving me picture
     
  8. raffriff

    raffriff Moderator Staff Member Site Contributor

    If the video preview or thumbnail is showing, then you must have video. Windows knows how to get it, but your media player doesn't. Your media player has codec trouble - I think. Which player(s) / video editor(s) have you tried this with?

    Here's an easy test:
    • Get YAAI (Yet another Avi Info)
    • Run it. Open your Fraps file.
    • Click "Save information to a file"
    • Save it. Open in a text editor. Copy and paste it here so we can see it.
    • Click the Sync Audio tab
    • A video preview window should open... ??
    Here's another one:
    • Get GSpot
    • Run it. Open your Fraps file.
    • In the box at the bottom of the GSpot window, under "MS A/V",
      click [1], then [2] to see all the DirectX modules used to play the video.
      This should also show a small video preview.
    • Saving the file information as text is a little more trouble
      (enable exporting, save as default, close & open again)
      You may prefer just uploading a screen shot.
     
  9. ive also tried loading it up with windows movie maker but it told me the file was corrupted ro it wasnt a file windows supported but ill try YAAI
     
  10. Yet Another Avi Info (YAAI) Output File
    visit http://yaai.sourceforge.net/ for more information
    AVI Information
    Filename: javaw 2012-06-08 13-33-04-70.avi
    Filesize: 86819352 Bytes (82.80 MB)
    Streams (i.e. Video, Audio): 2
    Video Stream
    Compression: - Unknown
    Avg. Bitrate: 108785.93 kbit/s
    Resolution: 1024x706
    Color Depth: 24 bits
    Running Time: 6.30 s (6s)
    Framerate: 30.0000 fps
    Microseconds Per Frame: 33333 ms
    Frames: 189
    Keyframes: 189 (Every 1)
    Audio Stream
    Wave Type: 1 - Microsoft PCM Format
    Avg. Bitrate: 1411.20 kbit/s
    Sample Rate: 44100 Hz
    Bit Depth: 16 Bits
    Channels: 2
    Audio Delay: 0.00 s
    Author Details
    Artist:
    Comment:
    Copyright:
    Name:
    Product:
    Source:
    Subject:
    Display Name:
     
  11. raffriff

    raffriff Moderator Staff Member Site Contributor

    Well, that's good. "Compression: - Unknown" is normal for YAAI on Fraps videos.
    Did the preview work on the Sync Audio tab?
     
  12. No it did not
     
  13. raffriff

    raffriff Moderator Staff Member Site Contributor

    I still think it's a codec problem, but not sure of the best way to go from here.
    • If you have installed a "Codec Pack," please uninstall it.
      This may take some doing *CCleaner*
    • Uninstall Fraps & re-install.
    • Cross fingers, try WMP again.
    • Once you get Fraps working you can install FFdshow Tryouts,
      which plays everything and won't mess with Fraps, unless mis-configured.
    Just made a little test:
    • Fresh (virtual) machine with no codecs.
    • Load a Fraps video in WMP and ... no video, only audio.
      • File, Properties: Media Type: audio
    • YAAI message on attempt to preview:
      • The operation could not be performed because the pins are not connected. ($80040209)
    • GSpot message on attempt to preview:
      • Partial Render Failure
        Following is the error reported by DirectShow:

        0x00040257: [unknown]
        More specifically, audio could be rendered, but video could not
    • Installed Fraps. Everything works. WMP, YAAI and GSpot all play the video.
    EDIT: I tried to break Fraps by installing a number of "Codec Packs." I failed. Fraps vids still play.
     
  14. ok so i fixed it when i went looking for a codec pack i couldnt find one so i downloaded windows 7 codec pack and now its working thanks for the help guys!
     
  15. raffriff

    raffriff Moderator Staff Member Site Contributor

    Thank you for the follow up! I made a note of it on my Links page.
     
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