Link: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
I found a more convenient way to upload gameplay videos to YouTube. I first installed the free Xvid video codec. I then downloaded the free VirtualDub video editing software. Then I simply batch-encoded all the uncompressed AVI files that Fraps spits out while recording gameplay. The re-encoded AVI videos look beautiful and take up far less disk space (4 GB to 200 MB). Re-encoding and uploading to YouTube still takes plenty of time, but very little attention. I can set those jobs to work, and walk away.
So I recorded something like an hour and a half of gameplay yesterday, playing through the “Diplomatic Immunity” quest in Skyrim. There’s a lot of wondering around the Thalmor estates, as I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking for or what exactly I needed to do. Turns out I needed to talk to a character to finish the quest, which was annoying. And I forgot to bring my lockpicks into the Thalmor estates, so I couldn’t unlock any doors without their keys. At the very end, I accidentally killed my accomplice as I tried to defend him against Thalmor soldiers. Oops. Sorry.