Review: Call Recorder for Skype offers options and tools for archiving video calls | Download Product Review - CNET Download.com

Review: Call Recorder for Skype offers options and tools for archiving video calls

Record and edit your Skype sessions for later review with this integrated add-on.

Call Recorder for Skype for Mac seamlessly integrates into your existing installation of Skype, providing a number of configuration options for recording calls as well as bundled tools to work with the resulting audio and video. If you're not familiar with various media encoding formats, the configuration screen may provide some challenges, though default selections are enough to get you started.

Installation, a matter of a few mouse clicks, was quick and painless. Skype launched automatically when it finished, and we were brought right to the application's configuration screen, which integrated itself directly into Skype's Preferences panel. The demo version of Call Recorder for Skype for Mac is fully functional for seven days, the only limitation being a watermark on the video we created. We selected our video and audio output preferences and then made our first call. Recording controls provided a mechanism to time-stamp and annotate any part of the conversation, during the call, for easy reference, later. Using the bundled "Movie Tools," we were able to separate the audio tracks, one for each side of the call, from the video; and the resulting files were ready to be imported into any media editor for further manipulation.

Call Recorder for Skype for Mac serves a useful purpose for business or distance learning situations, enabling the archiving of video conferences or lessons for later reference. The ability to split audio tracks for editing means it could see some use by podcasters collaborating from different locations, too.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Call Recorder for Skype for Mac 2.4.

CNET Top 5
Companies Apple could buy with their billions
Apple's sitting on a massive pile of cash. Here are five interesting ways they could spend it.
Play Video
 

Member Comments