When it comes to VoIP Services, Skype offers robust features. You can easily make, Audio calls, Video calls, Group Calls and even talk to a foreign person in their own Language! However, even with all the amazing features, it still lacks a really important (and somewhat basic) feature: Call Recording.

There can be tons of reasons why you may like to record your Skype conversation. We make many important calls quite frequently, such as, Interviews, Calls for specific instructions or even podcasts. As Skype doesn’t offer Recording feature, we are bound to get help from third-party softwares.

Taking advantage of Skype’s lacking feature, there are tons of third-party Skype recording tools with different features. However, most of them are paid tools or very limited in features, making it a bit hard to find the right tool.

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how you can record Skype calls using a completely free to use tool.

Warning: Recording phone calls without the consent of the receiver is prohibited in most Countries/States. If you are going to record a call, please ask for other party’s permission before starting. You can also check local laws in the jurisdiction of both parties to see what laws govern Call recording.


Record Skype Calls with Free Video Call Recorder for Skype

For Recording Skype Calls, we are going to use the tool Free Video Call Recorder for Skype. The software is created by DVDVideoSoft, which is known for creating Free to use softwares. It is a completely free to use tool as well and offers all the required features to record Skype calls without any kind of limitations. The best part is, it is extremely simple to use and for an average user, it won’t even require any setup.

Using Free Video Call Recorder for Skype

First, download the tool from the official website and install it. While installing, make sure you click on “Custom installation” and uncheck both adware options if you don’t need them (most probably, you don’t need them).

Once installed, open the program and you will see a simple interface and “Skype” will be launched as well. If “Skype” is already launched, the tool will ask for a restart to properly connect with Skype. The interface is quite simple, with all the required recording option available in front.

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To start recording, all you need to do is select recording method from the drop down menu below the option “Recording mode:”. You can configure to record only Audio, Just the Video of the other party (audio included) and Both Party’s Video and Audio.

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Once selected, you can just make a Skype call and click on the record button (with red dot) on the Tool and it will start recording. To stop the recording, click on the “Stop” button (with Blue square) to stop.

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The recording will be automatically saved in the specified directory and you can click on “Show in folder” to open the video containing folder.

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Configure Free Video Call Recorder for Skype

Above was just a demonstration of how this tool can make it easier for you to record Skype Calls without any need of complex customization. However, if you really want to get the best out of the tool, you should learn to configure it properly according to your need.

There are many built-in options that you can configure to get best results and make the tool easier to use. To get started, click on “Tools” and from the menu, click on “options”.

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In the “Video Audio” tab, you will see all the options to customize your Audio and Video output settings. Here you can select “Bitrate”, “Frame/Sample rate”, “Resolution” and other handy options to customize your output Video and Audio according to your need.

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Automate the Recording Process

You can also automate the Call recording feature, so you will not have to manually open the tool and click on record/stop to record a call. Just click on “Tools” and from the menu, click on “Autostart” to make the process automatic.

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Now, all your calls will be recorded automatically and when you will hang up the call, the recording will end and automatically saved in the specified directory.

You can also specify an output folder where all your recordings will be saved.  Just click on “Browse” in the main interface and select the directory where you would like to save the recordings. All your recordings will be saved in the specified directory and you can quickly access them by clicking on “Show in folder” in the main interface.

Image 009Here is a Video Demonstration as well:

If there are any questions or you know any other good Free to use Skype recording tool, let us know in the comments below.

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