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Is there an app or plugin for Skype to record a conversation?

Or can you use an audio application like Sonar or Sony Vegas Studio to do this?

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Pamela for Skype is the ultimate tool for managing all your Skype calls.

Features

* Skype Call Recording
* Skype Video Recording
* Skype Chat Recording
* Skype Call Transfer
* Rich Mood Editor
* Answering Machine
* VideoMail
* Mega Emotion Sounds
* Auto Chat Reply
* Birthday Reminders
* Email Forwarding
* Contact Personalization
* Auto Start Applications
* Skype Publishing
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Automatic call recording not available on the free version. –  harrymc Oct 12 '09 at 12:36
    
free version has maximum 15 minute recording limit –  Trevor Boyd Smith Aug 14 '12 at 21:27

I use MP3 Skype Recorder.

The MP3 files can be edited using Audacity.

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no restrictions on maximum recording time –  Trevor Boyd Smith Aug 14 '12 at 21:59
    
not dependent on your soundcard-hardware/drivers like the audacity answer –  Trevor Boyd Smith Aug 14 '12 at 22:05
    
can it save the voices of the parties in separate channels? –  cipricus May 13 at 16:08

You can use Audacity, and select the "Wave Out Mix" for the audio input. This should record your Skype call.

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In a nutshell: This solution only works if you have specific hardware/driver features in your soundcard. Long story: You need a soundcard that allows you to route the microphone and speakers through one recording device. Not all soundcards are able to do this. Even if you can route the microphone and speakers correctly the soundcard drivers may then prevent you from opening the input to record from. So ya... hardware/driver dependent solution. –  Trevor Boyd Smith Aug 14 '12 at 22:05

Call Graph (here) is one of these apps.

Some other inexpensive apps - Hotrecorder, Pamela, Freecorder

Call Graph, which is also free, works fine, and it even saves a dual-channel recording if you set recording as stereo (wave or mp3).

Call Graph Configuration

Then, you can split and then edit, save or just hear separately each of the channel (ideal for an interview and other purposes where the two voices may overlap and need to be separated) if you open it in Audacity and then split the stereo track.

Audacity

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Another program worth mentioning that does Skype recording is vEmotion. The program also works for other VoIP clients and provides music sharing, text-to-speech, voice emotion functions beside recording.

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Disclaimer: I work for the company.

My Screen Recorder is one of the many programs that can record audio. You can also use it to record video should you do a video call or share desktops.

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Also $ 39.95 . . –  harrymc Oct 12 '09 at 12:33

You can use PrettyMay Call Recorder for Skype

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From How to Record Skype Conversations, here are the free products:

PowerGramo Recorder for Skype

PowerGramo Free version is a good option if the Skype conversation involves only two persons. The Skype call can be of any duration and will be recorded in the OGG or WAV format. The pro version supports Multiple-call people conference recording. PowerGramo will work on older versions of Skype include Skype 1.1 [Free/$19.95]

PrettyMay

PrettyMay is another voice recording add-on popular among Skype users. PrettyMay is absolutely free though the maximum recording time is limited to 30 minutes. PrettyMay can record both Skype incoming calls and outgoing calls in either .wav or .mp3 audio formats. [Free]

Build your own Skype Recorder

This PDF document titled has instructions to building your own Skype recording studio using Windows Sound Recorder and Virtual Audio Cable, a Windows WDM multimedia driver. The author uses this to record Podcasts using Skype. You can also use this approach with Audacity or Adobe Audition for recording and editing the quality of voice. VAC needs no audio card; it is a "virtual audio card" itself. You need two instances of Skype running on the same computer.

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One more Skype recorder which automatically stores you Skype history in email folders - http://skype2email.com

Skype2email is a commercial program with a 14 days free trial.
Disclaimer: I worked on this program.

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Thanks for adding the disclaimer :-) –  Ivo Flipse May 28 '10 at 7:35

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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There is another program that performs this task for free, Free Video Call Recorder for Skype http://dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-Video-Call-Recorder-for-Skype.htm

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Lots of free skype recorders are available,such as ifree call recorder. Also some video skype recorder if you want, Evaer skype video recorder, IMcapture etc.

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