Thanks a lot for making this post; it helped out a lot. When I first started using Fraps I noticed the files were huge in size so I looked up a video on YouTube to try and help me make them smaller. The video told me to use an Xvid MPEG-4 codec in VirtualDub and that seemed to work fine. Reading your post has helped a lot; the files are still being compressed and the process doesn't take nearly as long. Thanks again, great post!