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I am doing a podcast with some friends. We are planning to do this by getting onto a Skype conference call and discussing our topic.

Is there a way to record this Skype conference conversation into a MP3?

(The OS is Windows XP.)

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Use CallGraph. It is free and easy to use. Plus you can configure it to record the two halves of the conversation on different channels (left and right) which makes editing easier. They have actually had very responsive support (free) when I have had questions too.

Pamela is a little better, but more expensive, unless you only want to record really short pieces.

Update: I've actually switched to Pamela Professional now. I was having some odd sound quality issues with CallGraph and their support (yes, a free program with actual support) wasn't able to help me resolve it. Pamela has its own problems though, like occasionally not recording anything.

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+1 for Call Graph - its amazing – joe Nov 20 '09 at 11:05
Pamela is just so much more polished and works out of the box. With CallGraph you gotta restart Skype and it just looks wonky... Should you get Pamela professional or will Pamela call recorder suffice? – drozzy Jan 4 '12 at 0:23
@drozzy - Without Pamela Professional you are limited to really short recordings. I actually use Pamela Professional now and really like it. I started having recording quality issues with CallGraph. Although Pamela has its own headaches (like occasionally just not recording even when it says it is.) – Jim McKeeth Jan 4 '12 at 5:12

Audacity should do the job


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Could you elaborate how to use Audacity to record? – Ashwin Nanjappa Jul 16 '09 at 8:37
I've added a few links – tjrobinson Jul 16 '09 at 8:39
There seems to be no definite guide on howto of skype+audacity. Most of the links are outdated... – drozzy Jan 3 '12 at 23:48
Seems Pamela call recorder has a limit of 15minutes on recordings, whereas Pro version is unlimited… – drozzy Jan 4 '12 at 0:25

There's also G-Recorder plugin for Skype:

  • records Skype calls automatically saves them to your mailbox and/or to disk
  • saves chat history along with call recordings in view of conversations
  • has free edition

Disclaimer: I'm a co-author of G-Recorder

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Free Video Call Recorder for Skype can be used to perform this task. Besides it is absolutely free and you can record the calls as long as you need it.

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