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I need to record about two hours of streaming video. Is there a way to encode the video directly ?

I've used fraps, but the files created are just enormous.

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Depends on WHAT you want to record.
For games, try Dxtory. It can encode your videos directly (unlike FRAPS).
For desktop, try Camtasia Studio. At least I used this one, it has excellent video editing and encoding capabilities. But there are many free recorders out there too.

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Dxtory looks nice, but is it only for games ? In my case I want to record a video stream, in flash on a website. – Manu Feb 28 '12 at 10:25
    
@Manu - Why do you want to use Flash? I suggest you use YouTube and embed the video in your site. It is much easier to work with and you don't force Exploit flash 10.x on everyone. – Ramhound Feb 28 '12 at 12:34
    
You misunderstood. There's a website that shows a 2-hour long video (in streaming, in a flash player), and I would like to record it. Doesn't have to be HD or anything, but I don't have the disk space to store 2 hours of unencoded video. – Manu Feb 28 '12 at 14:02
    
I think you should use a simple free recorder for a flash video. Or Camtasia if you can afford. Anything will be fine for a flash stream. Seriously. | Like camstudio.org . I only used Camstudio so far besides Camtasia. – Shiki Feb 28 '12 at 23:26

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