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capturing a movie of your game?

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Is there any program within Windows or maybe a free third party program that can record a video of the screen? I want to make a preview video of my game but I'm not sure how to do it.

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FRAPS. 30 seconds on the free version. Longer if you pay for FRAPS.

I'd also recommend TMPGEnc as a good free AVI to MPEG converter since the AVI's FRAPS produces are uncompressed and therefore absolutely massive.

HTH

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I've been using CamStudio. It's free because it's open source. Not sure why no one else knows about this. Do they know something about it that I don't?

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Original post by j14rk1n
It's free because it's open source.

While I dislike going offtopic, I felt I had to correct this common misconception.

While opensource software frequently is very affordable, there is, usually, nothing relating the two. The general requirement of opensource software is that the source should be supplied when the product is distributed, but not how or for what price it is distributed. For example, taking the GPL:
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When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not price. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.

Obviously, specifics change with the license in question.

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Thanks for the tip on CamStudio, it works like a charm. I ran the AVI that it produced through Windows Movie Maker to compress it and I got an okay looking movie thats less than 5mb.

Heres the movie I made, if anybody wants to see my little puzzle game.

nimbus_preview1.wmv

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