These are links to help answer FAQs etc: Updated 18 May 2013 The answers are both from myself and others. If you have any links to add to this list, that would be great. Fraps Forum Tag Cloud (most useful threads arranged by keyword) Most Popular Threads By Category (this list was made before tags arrived, so it's old) Help requests: gathering information (get video & system report before posting) Performance issues: Check your hard drive (the benchmark thread) CrystalDiskMark sequential write disk benchmark tutorial with pictures Recommended Hard drives for FRAPS recording Tom's Hardware HDD Charts - Streaming Write scores SSD or Harddrive? Dropped frames test (caused by an overworked system) Check your disk throughput (more precise version of the dropped frames test) Help Me Choose! (hard drive tech discussion) Hard Drives: VelociRaptor vs RAID Best Fraps performance tips AFAIK (updated Apr 3, 2012) Why does using a secondary drive make recording faster? How to Get Rid of Lag (geforce.com) USB mouse/controller lag fix BattleField 3 Tweak Guide (& other geforce.com tweak guides - excellent resources!) Oblivion Tweak Guide (from tweakguides.com) Desktop recording: Fraps to Record Desktop? Monitor Aero Desktop buttons not available Free encoding tools that can join Fraps 4GB segments: Microsoft Expression (tutorial) StaxRip (tutorial) VirtualDub (tutorial) Window Live Movie Maker (tutorial) Free codecs: ffdshow tryouts (versatile DirectShow and Video for Windows codec) x264vfw (Video for Windows "x264" H.264 encoder) ffmpeg (command line encoder/decoder) Free media players: Media Player Classic Home Cinema - the gold standard Free helper applications: Video file analyzers thread GSpot (check video files for codec & other info) Codec Tweak Tool (repair bad codec configuration) Speccy (hardware info) CrystalDiskInfo (drive health info aka SMART) FRAFS Bench Viewer (forum thread) FRAFS Avi Info (forum thread) FRAFS Hardware Check (forum thread) FRAFS Test Pattern (updated 4/2013) Problems: Audio Sync Solutions (short version) Audio sync problem: list of possible fixes (long version) Fraps freezing @ 4GB: list of possible fixes (work in progress) AVI file error test Dark Fraps videos - Solved! (?) Video breakup after uploading USB Hard drive - bad connection WiFi bad connection (UPDATE - try YouTube SSL mode) Check Video Files for Errors Fraps isnt recording picture (solution: install codec pack) Disappearing File (file deleted after a few seconds) Recover FRAPS video? (game crash corrupted video - successfully repaired!) I won't be answering questions here. Please post questions to the proper thread, or start a new one.