Mp3 Skype Recorder is a program for Microsoft Windows devices to record calls made using the Skype communications software to mp3 audio files.
One of the biggest issues many users have with the VOIP software Skype is that it does not provide a way to record phone conversations.
Plugins for Skype are one of the alternative at this point to remedy this, and we have covered some already here on Ghacks, check out Record Skype Calls for instance for pointers.
Mp3 Skype Recorder, formerly known as Skype Call Recorder, is another computer software program that can be used to record Skype conversations. It is not a Skype plugin though which has its advantages and disadvantages.
On the advantage side of things, it is not limited by Skype's API or changes made to it. This means that you can record Skype calls independently of changes made to the Skype application. In fact, it works well with the Skype UWP application for Windows 10, and the Skype desktop application, and with all forms of communication (P2P, SkypeOut calls).
The downside is that you need to run it manually on your system every time you want to record a conversation on Skype. The program supports a couple of features to make this more comfortable; you can have it started with Windows, and it may be set to record Skype calls automatically.
It uses its own interface that provides all the features and settings needed to record calls easily. The three buttons on top are used to record Skype calls, to stop the recording and to open the folder containing the recorded conversations.
The folder where the recorded conversations are stored in can be set in the same interface just below the buttons. Either paste the folder path directly in or use the browse button to pick one instead.
The recordings will be saved as mp3 files which reduces the storage space requirements on the computer's hard drive. It is also possible to change the recording mode to Mono, Stereo or Joint Stereo and the recording bitrate (quality) to 32,64 or 128 Kbit instead of the default 64Kbit.
The Skype call recorder can record conversations Skype to Skype as well as SkypeOut calls which are calls from Skype to regular phones.
Skype Call Recorder runs on Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista. It requires the Microsoft .net Framework 2.0 or later and an installed version of the VOIP software Skype.
Update: The program is also compatible with all recent versions of Windows including the very latest Windows 8 and 10 at the time of writing (as of May 2017).
To use the program run Skype first and then the recorder. Once your conversation starts or is about to start, hit the record button to save it to your system.
New features supported by recent versions of the application include options to keep track of simultaneous calls, and release of a Pro version which can be used in commercial and business environments, and supports switching recording alerts on or off, and options to delete, rename, or move recordings with a click.
Mp3 Skype Recorder is a powerful software program for Microsoft Windows to record any Skype conversation that takes place on the device.
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