New Version of Fraps Fixes Micro Stutter and Other Annoying Bugs

Paul Lilly

The code monkeys at Beepa have been going bananas with updates to the company's Fraps real-time video capture and benchmarking utility, having rolled out four new versions of the popular app in the past month. Prior to this recent flurry of activity, it wasn't unusual for six months or more to pass without an update, the last of which was released on October 22, 2011 before kicking off a string of updates starting on April 26, 2012.

Beepa's April 2012 update to Fraps brought the program up to version 3.5.0 and introduced support for large AVI movie files greater than 4GB on NTFS drives, along with a handful of bug fixes. It also ushered in new minimium system requirements that call for a CPU with SSE2 and dropping support for Windows 2000.

Three more updates would follow, including version 3.5.3 introduced on Sunday. Like the one before it, version 3.5.3 doesn't add any new features, but fixes a spattering of bugs, including:

  • Fixed micro-stutter in recorded video after temporary framerate drop
  • Fixed missing video frames in some games after rendering paused
  • Fixed bug causing error message on startup for some users

You can download the free version of Fraps here , or pony up $37 for the paid version here .

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