Fraps Stops Recording At 4/5GB

First of all, er, hi! First post. Yay, I guess? Anyways.

For a while now (I'm not sure when it started exactly, but it's been a few months), Fraps has been acting up for me. Specifically, when I tried recording, everything worked fine... until the video file reached around 4GB (I have "split into separate files" unchecked).

After hitting that limit, the program I was recording would freeze for several seconds before resuming, and when it did, Fraps would no longer be recording (though the system tray icon remained with red numbers). If I check the "split into separate files" checkbox, then upon hitting the limit, Fraps would continue recording, but the framerate would tank into being completely unplayable.

For a long time, this computer did perfectly fine with Fraps recording for long periods of time. I don't know why this has suddenly started occurring - while I have changed out the hardware in this computer before (GPU, CPU, motherboard, hard drive), this problem didn't present itself alongside a hardware modification. I'm not as certain about software, but I don't think I installed anything between when Fraps was last working and when this behaviour started.

I've tried searching online, but everything I've found was either A. ineffective, or B. related to the split videos checkbox, as opposed to some other problem.

Off the top of my head, I've tried reinstalling Fraps (with and without manually deleting frapsvid and frapsv64.dll), updating drivers, and restarting my computer, but nothing seems to be working - the only change I've noticed is that, after performing a clean reinstall of Fraps, the files will now "max out" at around 5GB as opposed to 4.

Information, as per the readme thread:

Code:
FRAFS HardwareCheck Report version 0.2.8.2

**********************************
Computer Hardware
**********************************

Chassis ............    Desktop
OS .................    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  Version ..........    6.1.7601
  Service Pack .....    1.0

* Processors

Name ...............    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz
  Bus Clock ........    100 MHz
  Max Clock ........    4001 MHz

* Memory

System Memory ......    31.94 GB

* Video Controller(s)

Name ...............    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  DriverVersion ....    22.21.13.8165
  Resolution .......    1920 x 1080

* Video Monitor(s)

Name ...............    Generic PnP Monitor
  DeviceID .........    DesktopMonitor1
  Resolution .......    1920 x 1080

* Video Screen(s)

Name ...............    DISPLAY1
  Type .............    System.Windows.Forms.Screen
  Primary ..........    True
  Bounds ...........    1920 x 1080
Name ...............    DISPLAY2
  Type .............    System.Windows.Forms.Screen
  Primary ..........    False
  Bounds ...........    1728 x 1080

* Sound

Name ...............    NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
  Manufacturer .....    NVIDIA
  Connect ..........    ROOT
Name ...............    Logitech G430 Gaming Headset
  Manufacturer .....    Logitech Headset G series
  Connect ..........    USB
Name ...............    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
  Manufacturer .....    NVIDIA
  Connect ..........    HDAUDIO
Name ...............    Realtek High Definition Audio
  Manufacturer .....    Realtek
  Connect ..........    HDAUDIO

* USB devices

  USB Composite Device
USB Root Hub: (USB\ROOT_HUB20)
USB Root Hub: (USB\ROOT_HUB20)
  USB Composite Device
  USB Composite Device
  Generic USB Hub
  USB Composite Device
  Generic USB Hub
  Generic USB Hub

* Drive List

DRIVE...............    M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device
  Interface.........    IDE
  Total Size........    128 GiB
  Partitions:
    C:
      Total space...    127 GiB
      Free space....    33 GiB (26%)
DRIVE...............    WDC WD40EFRX-68WT0N0 ATA Device
  Interface.........    IDE
  Total Size........    4000 GiB
  Partitions:
    D:
      Total space...    4000 GiB
      Free space....    2039 GiB (50%)


**********************************
Fraps user settings
**********************************

Movie folder.......    D:\Fraps
Benchmark folder...    C:\Fraps\Benchmarks
Framerate .........    60.000
Lock Framerate ....    No
Monitor DWM .......    No
Half Size .........    No
RGB Mode...........    No
4GB Split..........    No
Overlay Corner.....    TL
3D Mode ...........    Yes
Record Sound ......    Yes
External Sound ....    Yes
Sample Rate .......    1
Sound Input .......    Detect best
Multichannel ......    No


(end of report)
Code:
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CrystalDiskMark 5.2.1 x64 (C) 2007-2017 hiyohiyo
                           Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

   Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) :     0.000 MB/s
  Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) :     0.000 MB/s
  Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) :     0.000 MB/s [     0.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) :     0.000 MB/s [     0.0 IOPS]
         Sequential Read (T= 1) :   117.666 MB/s
        Sequential Write (T= 1) :   118.287 MB/s
   Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) :     0.000 MB/s [     0.0 IOPS]
  Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) :     0.000 MB/s [     0.0 IOPS]

  Test : 4096 MiB [D: 49.0% (1826.3/3725.9 GiB)] (x3)  [Interval=5 sec]
  Date : 2017/04/08 23:50:25
    OS : Windows 7 Professional SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)
(If necessary, I can get info on a sample AVI file too. Also, for the record, I'm recording to the D:/ drive)

Any help would be appreciated, as this leaves me pretty much unable to record anything right now. Thanks. :)
 

Thalmor Wizard

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Staff member
Site Contributor
Are you using a microphone that connects with a 3.5 mm jack, instead of USB? If it's connecting by 3.5mm, then at the 3.9GB split point, you will get a freeze/FPS tank.

I would recommend ditching Fraps anyway. It hasn't been updated in years and OBS Studio is far more versatile and less taxing on your system. :)
 
Err... Sort of, I guess? The G430 has 3.5mm jacks for both the speakers and the microphone itself, but it's also got a USB adapter that enables surround sound and whatnot. I'm using the adapter, though I've also used it just plugged into the computer's audio jacks directly without issue.

I'll start looking at OBS Studio instead. One of the reasons I stuck with Fraps was because I liked how simple it was to use, but eh. Probably not a bad time to move on.
Thanks. :)
 
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