Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz
Trying DXTory again, what should my settings be, write speed, etc. I have a 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda 1TB.
What is the amount of cache your drive has?
Ultimately depends of the CPU/HDD tax rate of the game being played. Games that do not load the entire scene in RAM will make more reads in the game, which will require you to compress more.
Compressing more usually involves taxing the CPU further, and reduces the quality. The thing you will really have to look out for is the bitrates for the video and audio.
Lossless (most HDD taxing) = Huffyuv (takes little CPU, but still somewhat heavy on HDD) > H.264 (CPU demanding) > DivX (somewhat CPU, lower HDD)
High action games will need a high bitrate/motion period! No skimping, otherwise there will be artifacts and overall blurriness.
Since you're asking, you might be suffering FPS drops? I think since your PC is new, you may need to compress some for that HDD.
LAME MP3 for audio (not going to impact quality on Youtube), and the PIC Video MJPEG Codec V3 (you can find this free somewhere *wink*)
Whats great about dxtory is that it works with almost any VFW compatible codec.
Got a few SSD cache drives for $30 each (cyber monday). Nice addition for the towers in my home
EDIT: Look at this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8SIwa7XbKw
I used to use this MJPEG for large Premiere projects, looks pretty decent for youtube.
Edited by Yazen - 12/7/13 at 9:50am