Rapid Release Fraps Updates Fixes a Flurry of Issues

Paul Lilly

For the third time in less than a month, Beepa has released an update to its Fraps utility for real-time video capture and benchmarking. Beepa's been unusually active in updating its popular program, whereas prior to version 3.5.0, which was released on April 26, 2012, updates would typically roll out only every 6 months or so. Since then, Beepa has released builds 3.5.1 on May 18 and 3.5.2 earlier this week.

Fraps 3.5.2 , the newest and most up to date version, is all about bug fixes , including:

  • Fixed missing audio at end of long recordings
  • Fixed error preventing movie playback in Windows Media Player
  • Fixed screen freezing when starting video capture in Minecraft and other OpenGL games
  • Fixed crash during video mode switch in DOSBox

The above fixes were preceded by a handful of others in the previous two versions, along with support for large AVI movie files (more than 4GB) on NTFS drives and support for exFAT drives writing larger than 4GB.

Starting with version 3.5.0, Beepa switched up the minimum system requirements to include a CPU with SSE2 (Pentium 4 or above) and dropped Windows 2000 support. A limited version of Fraps is available to download and use for free, or you can fork over $37 for a completely unrestricted version that removes watermarks and recording time limits, and allows you to capture screenshots to BMP, JPG, PNG, and TGA file formats instead of just BMP.

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