From in-flight FSR file to WMV

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Hi. I have a fly now and again and would like to record some in-flight video files to keep and view through Windows Media Player. I have some files in a .FSR format that will only play back while in FS9, I want to save and convert them to a .MOV or .WMV. What programme do I need to do this and can anyone recommend one? I have seen them on youtube so I know they can be done. Thanks in advance. Brian.
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Hi Brian Not sure you can convert from FSR to MOV etc but I have got a great little program that allows the recording of anything on your PC etc, this includes flight sim & any other game. The only issue is that I need to locate it on my PC as I haven't used it for absolutely eons & I can't remember what it's called (Old age creeping in) I'll get back to you asap Rgds Dean
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You would need to play back your .FSR files in Flight Simulator and use some frame-grabbing software that saves the output to an AVI or other movie format. A common and easy to use frame-grabber utility is called FRAPS (it's shareware with free demo) which is the name of the program I think the previous gentleman was refering to. See www.fraps.com for details. I highly recommend it although any kind of video recording will eat computer resources, FRAPS saves as uncompressed AVI and can gobble gigabytes in hard disk space over a heavy recording session. /You have control
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Thanks for the responses chaps. I have a second drive with 200GB's spare which is used for normal video editing so the disk space is not an issue here. I will look for this software and try it out at a later date. Thanks again. Brian.
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Flexman thanks that's the program, there you go Brian, download that and you'll be away ;) Dean