Skype is the de facto internet phone call and video call for Mac or Windows PC users. My husband and I have used Skype for years to get some face time (pun intended) with relatives.
What I didn’t know and just recently found out is there’s a way to record those Skype video calls. That’s right. Make a movie of the Skype video call. All that’s required (other than Skype and plenty of bandwidth) is a neat little add-on app known as Call Recorder for Skype.
Yes, it does exactly what you think it does. It records both audio and video from the Skype call and saves it as a QuickTime movie. That includes the side-by-side and split-screen video modes.
Videos are recorded as H.264 and audio is AAC (think MP4). Nice, right? If that’s all Call Recorder for Skype did it would be worth the price of admission. But it does more.
You can annotate calls in real time with chapter markers, record audio from real telephone calls (separate plan from Skype), and get a perfect video record of each Skype call.
Why? For family and friends on Skype, it’s a perfect way to recreate the memory of talking with a loved one who is far away. It’s also a good way to save business calls on Skype (not legal in some states).
Call Recorder for Skype works so well that I begin to wonder why Apple doesn’t put something similar into FaceTime. Since Apple does not, there’s Call Recorder for FaceTime that does.