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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:58 PM

I'll have to record some videos from Stella but cannot find any good description how to do that. Altirra (for the Atari 8-bit) can directly record to AVI. From what I see, Stella (still) cannot do that. So what is the best alternative to end up with a good 50/60HZ recording?


Best regards, Peter/JAC!

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:33 PM

I believe people using Windows use a program called FRAPS.  I don't know what to use for other systems.


Adding something like this to Stella has long been on the TODO list.

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:19 PM

I've used both FRAPS and Open Broadcast Studio (OBS) in record mode, both can be set to 60fps and will record at that speed. Be sure to have your video acceleration properly enabled.



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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:32 PM

OBS is what I use, and it works a hell of a lot better than Altirra's built in recording too.


You do need a relatively powerful computer to use some of its more advanced encoding features. Though you could probably just record raw AVI like Altirra does if you know your computer can handle that.

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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:19 AM

I am using Bandicam, very simple to use.




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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:12 PM

Thanks, I'll try these out. 

I meanwhile also found how it did it before:

mess64.exe a2600p -window -nofilter -aviwrite iso-raw.avi -cart "C:\jac\system\Atari2600\Demos\JAC!\ISO (2011)\ISO.bin"

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