Record Skype calls for free on Windows

First published on February 9, 2009

If you frequently conduct meetings or interviews over Skype, the ability to record calls can be handy. There is a paid program called Pamela that not only records but also has some extras, such as note-taking and sounds you can play during the call. However, there is a straightforward, free program for Windows appropriately called Skype Call Recorder.

Skype Call Recorder has no time limits (except for your hard drive space), and makes clear recordings in mono, stereo, or joint stereo, and in a variety of bitrates. The audio recordings are stored as mp3 files in a folder of your choice. I tested it on a meeting without a hitch. Be sure to do some test recordings to see what recording mode and bitrate provides the best trade-off of file size and audio quality for you.

Skype Call Recorder interface

The record, play, and stop buttons are prominent and the interface is easy to use. You can start and stop recording at any time.

Thanks to Angelo for the tip!


3 Responses to “Record Skype calls for free on Windows”

  1. Angelo Mandato says:

    No problem. This latest version has all the features I would ever need. Hopefully they don’t add anymore features that way it stays simple and easy to use.

  2. Doc Campbell says:

    Excellent post! I’ll be getting a lot of use out of it, as I use Skype for business calls almost daily. Thanks!

  3. dLight says:

    I did not have success with this utility.
    I found "MP3 Skype Recorder" that has worked for my setup very well

    Peace and Blessings

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