How to Record Skype Video/Audio Calls

Skype is one of the most popular go-to Internet phone services, which allows you to make free video/audio calls around the world. People like to use Skype to keep in touch with their friends and family in everyday chat as well as to have online business meetings through it. Unfortunately, Skype doesn't offer recording function. This tutorial here is to show you the best way to record Skype video and audio calls.

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How to record video or audio calls from Skype? Since Skype itself doesn't allow you to do this, you can turn to third-party Skype recording software. Among all the Skype recording tools, Aiseesoft Skype Recorder is the perfect one. This powerful video calls recorder for Skype enables you to record Skype videos and audios smoothly and guarantees you excellent image and audio quality. Free download and try this Skype recording software on your computer, and begin to save your Skype moments at once!

1. Install Aiseesoft Skype Recorder

Download, launch and install this desktop recorder on your PC.

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2. Select the Skype recording area

Before recording Skype chats, or other videos like games, YouTube videos, you should first adjust the recording area. Skype Recorder provides "Full screen" mode as well as "Custom" mode, choose the mode according to your need, and make sure you can record what you want.

3. Select audio source

When recording the Skype chats with your friends, you need to select both system audio and microphone. Click the system audio and microphone to make sure the checkmarks appear. However, if you are going to record online movies from YouTube or other sites, select system audio and turn off the microphone to reduce the noise around.

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4. Make settings before recording Skype videos and audios

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To customize your recorded Skype videos or audios, this recording software provides various output parameters. Click "Settings" button on the interface, here you can change the location of videos and screenshots in "General". For "Shortcuts", you can change the hotkeys for "Start/Stop Capture", "Pause/Resume Capture", "Take A Screenshot". In "Settings", you can choose format for saving file, change the codec, quality, frame rate of videos, and change codec, format of system audios and microphone audios.

5. Record your Skype calls with this professional video recorder

When you have everything set and prepared, click REC and then the selected recording area will be recorded. Easy, right? You could also set "Capture time options" if you want.

Now you have recorded Skype calls successfully! The video will be saved as WMV file. If you want to view recorded videos on iOS devices like iPhone SE/6s Plus/6 Plus, iPad, iPod, etc, you could convert the Skype videos to other popular video formats like MP4, MOV, and audio formats such as MP3, AAC with Video Converter Ultimate.