We have reviewed solutions to record Skype calls in the past. The Skype developers have improved the video conferencing and video chat capabilities of Skype in the past by introducing group video chats and higher quality resolutions.
The free Windows program Vodburner integrates into seamlessly into Skype. It allows the user to record Skype video calls automatically or on request.
Vodburner needs to be linked to Skype. This is done on the first start of the program after installation. Vodburner will automatically launch Skype and display the permission prompt to give the program access to Skype.
The Vodburner window is then displayed on the desktop. The program is set to record Skype calls automatically by default. This can be changed in the program options to record only on demand.
The options are also the place to change the local directory the recordings get saved to. Vodburner displays a notification window to the recording user whenever a recording starts to inform the other party of the recording.
The video chat recordings are watermarked automatically if only one of the participants has Vodburner installed. The watermark will not be added to the recording if all participants have Vodburner installed, paid Vodburner subscriptions are also available that remove the watermarks and provide other benefits to the user.
A post production console is included which functions as a basic video editor. The current and previous videos can be edited there before they are processed and saved to the local system.
Vodburner is a Windows only download that is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the operating system.
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