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What is fraps.exe?


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Windows Process Description:

The process fraps.exe belongs to the FRAPS (frames per second) software, a tool used for DirectX and OpenGL applications. The primary function of the fraps.exe process is to evaluate the performance of user's computer system when running a game and at the same time record the gaming footage.

One of the many tasks that the process fraps.exe can perform is benchmarking, which is actually a process that displays how many FPS or Frames per Second a user is getting when recording. The fraps.exe process will keep this display in any corner of the user's screen unless disabled. The fraps.exe process has the ability to save average, minimum, or maximum FPS values between any two points to disk and make this statistics available for the user's own review and applications. Disabling the FPS count can be done within the control panel or be used with a default keyboard shortcut.

The process fraps.exe also enables screen capturing. This allows the user to capture screenshots by just using a hot key and save them to BMP, PNG, JPEG, or TGA formats. Screen captures done by the fraps.exe process are named and timestamped automatically, without needing the aid of the Windows paint program.

In addition to benchmarking and screen capturing, the fraps.exe process also manages to record audio and video of the game being played in real time. This kind of game recording facilitated by the process fraps.exe has a minimal impact on the game performance since it can achieve higher compression, thus making smaller file sizes. The process fraps.exe can record videos up to 1152x864 resolution for single core CPU (2560x1600 on dual core) and at a maximum rate of 100 frames per second.

The user is required to use a program with DirectX and OpenGL as a core runtime system in order for the screen and video capturing software to work. The fraps.exe process has a general known file size of 659456 bytes in Windows XP. This process runs in the background and can be set to run automatically at startup.

Author: Beepa P/L.

Author URL: http://

Part Of: Fraps Software

Memory Usage: High since it can use up to 2Mb worth of memory resources when running.

System Process: No

Application: Yes

Background Process: No

Uses Network: No

Uses Internet: No

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\Program Files\frap.exe

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