I found out that Xfire since a while also has the option to capture ingame footage. The single game I tested it on gave pretty good results, but a drawback is that you can only capture certain supported games.
The other program I tried is . Camstudio is completely free and the fun thing with this program is that it can capture everything. This means it can also capture your desktop and every single thing you are doing at the time, including your cursor. The past days I spent hours fiddling around with all kinds of codecs and different settings to see if I could obtain the same quality results as Fraps produces. With the ffdshow Video codec in Uncompressed, and every other setting maxed out I obtained quite decent results, but still not as good compared to what Fraps produces (frame rate is not as smooth as I want it to be). Nevertheless I can recommend everyone interested in video capturing to check it out as it's a nice free nifty program that next to game capturing has plenty of other potentially good uses.
Any other good recommendations? If not I think I'm going for Fraps.
Edited by NYR_32, 09 April 2015 - 10:42 PM.
Removed link to Camstudio as is now has malware.