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Video Walkthrough Recording => Emulation => Topic started by: VSigma100 on March 29, 2011, 12:13:00 AM



Title: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: VSigma100 on March 29, 2011, 12:13:00 AM
What are some good emulators that you guys recommend, with built in AVI recording? I don't usually use Camtasia Studio, but it makes the emulators lag a lot, to the point where I have to stop recording, and for some reason, I can't get Stereo Mix on my Laptop for some reason or another (I use Vista BTW), so I've beem forced to resort to this, and most of the systems I want to record for, don't have emulators with this option built in.

Systems I want to record for - Nintendo 64, SNES, and Genesis.

Hope you guys can help!


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: McTeddy on March 29, 2011, 12:39:49 AM
 The usual recommendation is that you don't use emulator's for built in recording. The quality is lower and in my own experience it lags just as bad as Camtasia.

 That aside I do know of a few emulators:

 SNES:
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   I believe that both SNES9x and ZSNES have built in avi recorders. I haven't had much success with using them... but the functionality is there.

 Genesis:
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   Fusion has a built in "Log AVI" feature. It's one of very few recording features that don't lag my computer.  That said... the videos that I've made seem to have alot of issues with skipped frames,audio desync and all sorts of unusable issues.

 N64:
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  I believe that I've heard about a video plugin for Project64 that allows recording... but I don't know for sure.

  I'm definitely not a recording expert... so take my opinions with a grain of salt.


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: AdventureAndy on March 29, 2011, 12:48:54 AM

 N64:
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  I believe that I've heard about a video plugin for Project64 that allows recording... but I don't know for sure.

  I'm definitely not a recording expert... so take my opinions with a grain of salt.

An emulator called Mupen64 has a built in recorder, but It's kinda complicated, and I havent' had much luck with it.

Another good one is desmume, which would work for DS games. It runs slow while you are recording, but it looks good when you are done. It's better for post commentary or no commentary at all


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: Stark on March 29, 2011, 04:10:18 AM
I wouldn't bother using the built in recorder unless you're planning to do post commentary once you finish your video. Of course that's my personal opinion, but if you're wanting to make your videos that way anyhow, use ZSNES, it's the best SNES emulator out there (Again my personal opinion) and it does come with video recording capabilities. For recording post commentary, you can use Camtasia's Add Audio feature, although to be honest, I've never really played around with that option much. ^^;


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: batman9502 on March 29, 2011, 05:45:08 AM
I can't honestly recommend any of them that are any good. Yeah, they're out there, but you pay for it in quality when you use the "convenient" method.

A caveat when using ZSNES, it does have a built-in recording feature but unless it's been updated since I last checked it's convoluted as all hell. You'll have to record a .zmv, then play it back in the emulator while simultaneously dumping it using another recording feature it has. Snes9x would probably be the easier option for most likely the same quality.


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: ozodeo on March 29, 2011, 07:27:50 AM
Honestly, the only good (I use the word roughly and generously) built in AVI recorder is probably the one for VBA. From what I've tried, the quality looks quite good, but it's buggy as all hell. If you want simplicity, check out Hypercam 2 or Camstudio, which are better quality (if the correct settings), you can do post comm. or live comm easier, and free. Check 'em out.


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: Stark on March 29, 2011, 10:30:20 AM
I'll see your Hypercam and Camstudio and raise you the latest version of Fraps. As I have mentioned in other threads, Fraps is by far the best of the easy to use Screen Recorders and yields the best Audio and Video quality. Though the file sizes are huge, that can be remedied by rendering the movie files in Windows Movie Maker or any other video editing software you might have.


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: saxcat20 on March 29, 2011, 01:46:22 PM
If he is having trouble with Camtasia I think Fraps wouldn't be a good idea.  Fraps slows me down considerably unless I change around setting to speed it back up, although I could say try changing the codecs for lag issues.

I wouldn't use a built in recorder for anything.  Tried it once and it was off after 3 seconds.  Hence why I never put up my final fantasy adventure Lp.  I tried doing it with the GBA emulator AVI recorder.  Mistake!


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: ozodeo on March 29, 2011, 03:11:23 PM
I'll see your Hypercam and Camstudio and raise you the latest version of Fraps. As I have mentioned in other threads, Fraps is by far the best of the easy to use Screen Recorders and yields the best Audio and Video quality. Though the file sizes are huge, that can be remedied by rendering the movie files in Windows Movie Maker or any other video editing software you might have.

Agreed, but for starters, HyCam 2 is pretty good. Just don't use the Auto codec or any, for that matter


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: AdventureAndy on March 30, 2011, 02:22:57 AM
Honestly, the only good,  (I use the word roughly and generously) built in AVI recorder is probably the one for VBA. From what I've tried, the quality looks quite good, but it's buggy as all hell. If you want simplicity, check out Hypercam 2 or Camstudio, which are better quality (if the correct settings), you can do post comm. or live comm easier, and free. Check 'em out.

the VBA recorder records in horrible quality, The resolution is terribly small. I have to agree with Batman, none of them are very great, but if quality isn't really important to you, then by all means, go ahead.


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: ozodeo on March 30, 2011, 11:25:18 AM
the VBA recorder records in horrible quality, The resolution is terribly small. I have to agree with Batman, none of them are very great, but if quality isn't really important to you, then by all means, go ahead.

All you have to do is resize the window before you start recording, then the quality is good...for the GBA


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: skorch82 on March 30, 2011, 05:31:39 PM
The built-in recorders are meant to dump the recorded footage in the native resolution of the system. Very tiny, and meant only for small and specific applications, not web streaming.

As everyone else has basically said, there are much better free methods out there for recording, and if your PC can't handle even those, perhaps it's time to address that.


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: VSigma100 on March 30, 2011, 09:13:56 PM
Alright thanks for the solutions guys! I'll try and go with Cam Studio, but one thing that I need to know, is how to get Stereo Mix on a Windows Vista PC? If any of you can tell me that, then I'll be on my way. :)


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: AdventureAndy on March 30, 2011, 09:39:26 PM
If you don't have it, I don't think you can get it. It might just be disabled, have you already checked?


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: VSigma100 on March 30, 2011, 11:37:11 PM
If you don't have it, I don't think you can get it. It might just be disabled, have you already checked?

Yeah I've tried this, but it doesn't pop up.


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: McTeddy on March 31, 2011, 12:36:44 AM
 I've actually got the same issue with my laptop. Sadly, certain sound cards don't support stereo mix...

 The first thing that I'd recommend is to update your drivers. I've heard that some of the companies made updates that restore the functionality.Sadly, many cards such as mine... simply don't have the option.

 The only other option that I've heard is a program called "Virtual Audio Cable". While I have not tested it myself and I can't vouch for it's reliability... it basically simulates stereo mix. Rather than selecting "Stereo Mix" you will select "VAC" and the program will send the sound data. It's an awkward and fairly convoluted way of solving the problem... but it's the only solution that I know.

 Otherwise... I know that some screen recording software have updated the way they do things. I know that the later versions of  FRAPs can record the sound without Stereo Mix. I could be wrong... but I think I've heard the same about Camtasia's latest.


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: Evilsoshi on March 31, 2011, 01:00:21 AM
Agreed, but for starters, HyCam 2 is pretty good. Just don't use the Auto codec or any, for that matter

Perhaps you are forgeting Fraps here, Fraps is also good for recording Speical my 2.9.8 version, It goes on allmost everything exept ds emulators.
Hypercam is good yes,but it doesn't have that thing as fraps has Half-size, Full-Size (Gotta have load of giga for that,but the qualty is wounderfull and you can choice what Fps you want from the 0 fps to Limited fps..

Yes by all means tis fraps version records kega with NO problems.

If you are looking for tis version, anycase to that good luck. Cheers~ Soshi


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: ozodeo on March 31, 2011, 01:02:28 AM
Perhaps you are forgeting Fraps here, Fraps is also good for recording Speical my 2.9.8 version, It goes on allmost everything exept ds emulators.
Hypercam is good yes,but it doesn't have that thing as fraps has Half-size, Full-Size (Gotta have load of giga for that,but the qualty is wounderfull and you can choice what Fps you want from the 0 fps to Limited fps..

Yes by all means tis fraps version records kega with NO problems.

If you are looking for tis version, anycase to that good luck. Cheers~ Soshi

Perhaps your forgetting Fraps cost money and starters who don't know if they like LPing or not wont want to risk it?


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: Evilsoshi on March 31, 2011, 01:05:07 AM
Perhaps your forgetting Fraps cost money and starters who don't know if they like LPing or not wont want to risk it?
Some do throw away money by doing so while other finds it some where,if you are indeed of looking for fraps thats free, do ask google, I cant tell more.


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: VSigma100 on March 31, 2011, 03:07:49 AM
I downloaded Virtual Audio Cable, and it turns out it was the trial. Are there any freeware options like this?


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: PokemonUpload on September 10, 2011, 01:59:10 PM
VBA, NO$, DSME, some other ones as well. Check google or some emulator shack.


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: claytobr1 on April 17, 2012, 04:04:49 PM
 objection! I would never use a built in recorder that comes with an emulator. But that's just my opinion.


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: munchy6773 on January 31, 2013, 09:35:45 PM
try using VBA


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: mikeydct on April 12, 2013, 05:07:11 AM
when I record with VGB after 10 mins the audio starts to go out of sync. Also with Fusion for Sega when I record I get only audio and no video. Any way to fix those problems?


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: Warblefly41 on August 27, 2013, 05:45:58 AM
I realized that whenever the AVI is recorded, it is at the console's native resolution, that's why it's so small. Right now, here's what I use

NES, SNES, PC Engine, GB, SMS - Bizhawk
GEN - Gens
GBA - VBA

Be sure to get the rerecording versions of Gens and VBA; Bizhawk has those built in


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: HippoPlaysMC_ on March 06, 2015, 09:39:07 PM
project 64


Title: Re: Emulators With Built in AVI Recorders?
Post by: VideoGaming4U on July 28, 2018, 05:03:09 PM
FCEUX - NES Emulator has a built in AVI recorder. One of the best imo
SNES9x - SNES Emulator has a built in AVI recorder, but you can not hear any sound while recording.
VBA - GameBoy Advance Emulator has a built in AVI recorder, but the sound can desync. The one I use that doesn't desync audio is vba-v24m-svn422. But it is a great emulator to also record regular GameBoy and GameBoy Color games.
KEGA - Sega Emulator which can record 32x,Genesis,Master System,Game Gear,Sega CD, etc.
MAME Plus Plus 0.019 has a built in avi recorder, but you have to enable the option in MAME itself under Special Option. Once you set that up, you can record pretty much any arcade games. There are some that require screen recorders to record them properly.
DeSmuME is a nice NDS emulator that also features a avi recorder. It can run slow while recording, but the videos come out just fine once recording is over.
That is just some of my experience with built in avi recorders. I'm pretty sure I'm missing a few, but these are the ones I use the most.