Gamers, at some point, do like to record their in-game videos so they can show it to their friends, upload them on the internet etc. The most popular software to record video games can be Fraps at the moment and is mostly preferred but it’s not free. You can use it’s trial version for some time but that’s about it. There are some good Free Alternatives to Fraps (if you are not looking to buy it) that you can check out to capture your in-game videos.
CamStudio is a lightweight free alternative to Fraps that lets records video and audio in your games easily. It saves the video files into AVI format and is completely free of cost. It includes great features like screen and video annotations, ability to compress your files, record/not record audio, custom cursors, free AVI to flash converter and more.
Taksi is another free alternative to fraps that lets you capture either videos or screen. You can map custom keys to start/stop recording making it more easier for you. It captures almost anything on your computer (Including softwares/games using DirectX, OpenGL, or GDI). After recording, it creates an AVI file using VFW codec or still frames in PNG.
GameCam is a nifty application that lets you record real-time in-game movies, with or without sound. IT works with most DirectX 7, 8, 9, 10 and OpenGL games and features a nice in-game interface with brightness, zoom control etc, audio recording, giving you the ability to take multiple in-game screenshots, system tray launcher and much more.
Growler Guncam can record movies of your games and turn them into AVI format, animated GIF (picture files) and also give you the ability to take screen shots. It focuses more on quality and performance while maintaining a good frame rate of your game. You can easily adjust contrast, brightness and color saturation and much more.
WeGame is a popular gaming related video portal. They came up with a great utility that lets you record your in-game videos and upload them easily. It’s simple to use and makes your recording much more fun.