Despite the popularity of FaceTime on Macs and iOS devices, the de facto leader for online audio and video calls is Microsoft’s Skype. What if you want to record those Skype calls as audio or video files? All you need is Call Recorder for Skype. The way it works is simple.
When you launch Skype on your Mac the Call Recorder window pops up onscreen. Click the Red record button and Call Recorder starts recording audio and video. Click the button again and it stops recording.
Double-click or drag the bottom of the Call Recorder app and you can view the audio level meters. Using Call Recorder for Skype to record high quality audio and video from a Skype call is about as easy as it can get, but there are plenty of options in the Preferences tab.
Call Recorder’s Preferences show up in Skype’s Preference as the Recording tab on the far left of the toolbar. That gives you controls over the type of audio and video file, video image size, and other options including Picture-in-Picture. You can also change the location folder where Call Recorder saves the audio and video files.
There’s no easier way to save a Skype call as audio or video and it works great on HD cameras using H.264 and AAC audio. I suspect that most recordings of Skype calls are with family members, but some states do not allow recording audio and video without the consent of all parties.