Sony Vegas Won't Open Fraps Video? A Quick Fix

Published on January 31 2016

Fraps is by far the best recording software you can use, however it's not free but there is a free trial with everything intact. But you will get a watermark and 30 seconds limit. A lot of people got problems when they want to import Fraps video files into Sony Vegas (Vegas Pro 13 included) for editing, and there are frequently asked questions quoted below:

Q1: Sony Vegas Pro 13 - Crashing when I click on Fraps .avi files
All of my game/screen recorders like FRAPS and Dxtory record in .avi file format. So when I went to open/import my video files, it crashed.

Q2: Sony Vegas won't open Fraps videos
Every time I try to put a Fraps recording into Sony Vegas, it comes up with this error message - ''None of the files dropped on Vegas Pro could be opened.''. Any answers appreciated, contact me or ask in your reply for any more info

Are you facing the problem likewise? In the following paragraphs I will give the reason why we often failed to import Fraps files to Vegas Pro and then offer the easy the solution on how to successfully edit Fraps videos in Sony Vegas Pro 11/12/13.

As you know, Fraps is fine for capture videos with AVI file extension, but it has always been a problematic format to edit on NLEs. In other words, the Fraps AVI videos are not ideal for editing in Sony Vegas Pro (Vegas Pro 13 included). To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode Fraps AVI to Sony Vegas natively supported formats (MPG/WMV/MOV are highly recommended). To perform the task effortlessly, you can turn to [url=]EaseFab Video Converter[/url], a professional yet easy-to-use video converter which helps you encode Fraps files to Sony Vegas with a few clicks.

Simple steps to open and edit Fraps videos in Sony Vegas smoothly

Step 1. Add Fraps AVI videos

First of all, locate your local Fraps AVI files and then drag them directly onto this program's conversion pane. All uploaded files will then be displayed on the interface as shown in the screenshot below. The other method you can use to add files is to click "Add Video" button to import the AVI files.

Step 2. Select output format

Select "Editing Software" - "Vegas/Premiere (MPEG-2)" from the format drop-down menu. The output video seamlessly fits Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11/10, etc. and the original quality of H.264 video will be kept. Besides, you can also choose "Vegas/Premiere (WMV)" if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.

Tip: Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 3. Begin the conversion

Hit the big "Convert" button; it will start transcoding Fraps AVI clips for importing to Sony Vegas Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for edit in Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13 perfectly.

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The easy workaround to get Sony Movie Studio work with Fraps AVI files is to convert Fraps AVI to MPEG-2 codec, which ensures the best results when using in Sony Vegas Movie Studio 10/11/12/13.