Methods of Recording Skype Video Calls

Skype is a software which is famous worldwide for enabling online calls or video calls or even live conferences. Different people use Skype for different purposes. Today’s discussion is about how one can record video calls on Skype.

Requirements

You need some requirements before you move on:

· Firstly, you need to have an active Skype account

· You need to have a recording tool

Tools

There are lots of recording tools available in online. Some of them are paid and some of them are free. Most people use the free version with basic features. But there are paid versions available also with exclusive features. Today, we will be talking about 3 solutions including options for Macs.

Solution 1- Screen Grabber Pro

The first tool is Screen Grabber Pro. This a tool packed with lots of cool features. You can use the paid version or you can use it for free with basic features.

User Guidance and Facilities

First, you need to download the software. After downloading you will get easy directions on how to use the tool. Here is a list of features you will get with the tool.

Pros

· You can start recording your screen with just one click and when done just save it.

· You can take screenshots while recording on screen.

· There is also a handy editor if you need to edit something.

· There is a task scheduler available. You can record a task in the future by setting up the task scheduler.

· You can do on screen video editing and adjustments.

· You can record via webcam, audio.

Cons

· Well, this software is really good. So, there are no major cons that are worth mentioning here.

Solution 2- Cam Studio

User Guidance and Facilities

The Cam Studio is another great video recording tool. This is free. You can also give to the paid version try.

Pros

· It’s free. You can do an online recording with creative features. But they are limited.

· You can create tutorials for creative purposes.

Cons

· With cam studio, you can only save it in AVI and SWF formats which are not the standard.

· The free trial is limited for 30 days.

Solution 3- For Mac Users

There are several applications available to record Skype calls on Mac. Some of them are free and others are paid. But here the discussion will be about the free methods.

Quick Time for Skype

It’s a recording tool for recording video or audio calls on Skype for Mac. First, you need to download the software. It has some pros and cons.

Pros

· It’s completely free.

· You can record video or audio calls as much as you want.

Cons

· You have to save the files manually.

· It creates large files.