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Call Recorder for Skype for Mac

CNET Editors' review

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.

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All User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome Product for Android Call Recording."

    January 21, 2014  |   By samgates0721

    Version: Call Recorder for Skype 2.5.6

    Pros

    Call Recorder by Skvalex is what everybody needs to and for Android Smartphones.

    I used Call Recorder for my Android, and found very useful.
    If I have the authority to rate

    Cons

    I have not found any Cons: works good.

    Summary

    Call Recorder by Skvalex is what everybody needs to and for Android Smartphones.

    I used Call Recorder for my Android, and found very useful.
    If I have the authority to rate this tool:

    My Ratings will be:

    1. For Stability: 9/10.
    2. For GUI Interface: 9/10.
    3. For Cleaning and Brushing: 9.5/10.
    4. Error Occurrence: Very Low.

    Overall performance: 9/10


    I appreciate you and your Engineers to develop this piece of software.

    Caller recorder by Skvalex works better than any other call recorders available on Android Gallery.

    Call Recorder by Skvalex support system is very Good.
    Very less bugs
    Crashes very rarely approximately 0%.

    User Interface is awesome/ attractive.

    Overall, for me it the best Call Recorder Utility available.
    I personally recommend to all users to use Call Recorder by Skvalex.


    All The best Company. God Bless.

    Updated on Jan 23, 2014

    Features about Call Recorder which I like most:
    1. Easy Interface to you.
    2. Crashes rarely.
    3. Million user rated and used.
    4. light weight to Android.
    5. Resources linked to Call Recorder and Android don't conflict.
    6. Records phone calls on phone line.
    7. Support dual Phones.
    8. Support Karbonn Smart Phones.
    9. Supports Android v4.3.
    10. Work as Advertise by developer.

    Cases when the app is useful:
    1. When I need to record some important call for future use.
    2. When I discuss Problems with my Faculty, I need to record lectures so that I can remember it when I need.
    3. Total useful with recording.
    4. Records calls for surprise gifts on special occasions like Birthdays.

    My settings:
    I am novice to 1st time but my setting for mobile and application are default and simple. It works good for me.

    Thanks Developer for developing such beautiful software.
    GOD Bless.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Very unreliable, but awesome when its working."

    July 22, 2013  |   By jaeblaze06

    Version: Call Recorder for Skype 2.4

    Pros

    When its working, its audio comes through clearly and its integrated within Skype quite nicely

    Cons

    Whether it's this program's fault, or Skype, I've had issues with Skype and the call recorder crashing, constantly. I've lost several hours of footage on multiple occasions. This last one was the last straw. I recorded an entire podcast, and right when I went over to press stop to stop the recording, it completely crashed. My guests could hear me, and I could hear them, but everything within Skype stopped working completely. This wouldn't be so bad if it would just save up until the point it crashed. Now I just have a useless block of 746 mb of data on my computer that I can't even extract audio from. This is a PROBLEM.

    Summary

    Stop and start recording often. Very unreliable for long conversations.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works with ease"

    March 16, 2013  |   By Notes

    Version: Call Recorder for Skype 2.3.27

    Pros

    Easy to set up
    Easy to use

    Cons

    None that I could find

    Summary

    I tried other "free" Skype recorders and found them a bit complex. This recorder takes all and I mean all the guesswork out of the set up and much to my surprise it worked without a hitch. Pictures from both sides were good as was the sound. I've read the other reviews that were critical but they were old reviews and I have a feeling they're no longer relevant. I think the price is right. I'm a great fan of software that does one thing and does it well. This is it.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Problems with recording landlines"

    January 21, 2013  |   By lavasusan

    Version: Call Recorder for Skype 2.3.25

    Pros

    For recording Skype to Skype (computer to computer) conversations, no problem; good audio quality. The app itself is unobtrusive and works automatcially when you start the call.

    Cons

    PROBLEM with recording from Skype to a landline. When I play the file back, all I can hear is the other party, not me. I panicked and tried opening the file with many programs to try to boost my side. It finally worked with VLC - that's when I discovered that Call Recorder records on TWO TRACKS when you call a landline, and programs will only play one or the other, not both. Call Recorder does NOT make this clear, and there should be an option to have both sides on one track. The Skype-landline call recordings are junk.

    Summary

    If all you do is computer to computer calls, you will be fine. If you want to record a landline, you will regret it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Hideous! Adds nagware pop-up that I can't stop!"

    March 30, 2012  |   By SteveMatthewsCNET

    Version: Call Recorder for Skype 2.3.19

    Pros

    None - I didn't really try it or buy it. Now all I get is the Nagware they installed

    Cons

    NEVER DOWNLOAD unless you plan to absolutely buy it immediately- as the Nagware installed is very irritating.
    I found a freeware Call Recorder that I use that's just perfect.

    Doesn't seem to uninstall

    Summary

    I don't recall using it even. I may have looked at the interface, but I found the freeware one and now live with the Nagware pop-up demanding I buy it.

    Shades of McAffee...

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Brilliant App."

    December 12, 2011  |   By Alison-J

    Version: Call Recorder for Skype 2.3.18

    Pros

    A good helper for recording Skype call. I really like this compliment.

    Cons

    Audio is not clear sometimes(Signal problems excluded).

    Summary

    I have tried many Skype recorder and I find this one is very convenient. I also recommend the one on my computer http://www.skype-record.com

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing! It was far better than I expected."

    April 22, 2011  |   By rcjneon

    Version: Call Recorder for Skype 2.3.15

    Pros

    Both the audio and visual recording quality is excellent.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I'm aware of.

    Summary

    I was surprised by how well the calls are recorded, and I would highly recommend it.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Easy to use, low sound quality from my test"

    July 23, 2009  |   By pinkdeals

    Version: Call Recorder for Skype 2.3.4

    Pros

    Easy to install
    Easy to use
    Records the calls as stated

    Cons

    Echo upon playback

    Summary

    I really hoped that this product worked perfectly, I would definitely have paid the $15 for it. I installed it on a MacBook pro and tested the call (free trial) with my business partner who is on a PC. The recording had a very loud echo from the caller side - my side sounded perfect. Although I did not hear any echo during the call, only on the recorded playback. (My business partner has a Skype recording plugin that creates an echo while recording)

    If this problem is fixed somehow in the next version, I would purchase it. I gave it 2 stars because it is very easy to use and the recordings are easy to find and playback. I just wish the PLAYBACK sound was good!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Smooth Product"

    October 3, 2006  |   By jazzman261_dotmac

    Version: Call Recorder for Skype 1.0.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Works very nicely. I did an interview for the Jazz Zine with Paquito D'Rivera while he was in Poland. I live in California. It came off perfect with no glitches or poor quality sound. The audio was near excellent.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Doesn't work with Logitech Headsets"

    August 4, 2006  |   By audiojens

    Version: Call Recorder for Skype 1.0.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I have a Logitech 350 USB headset and didn't realize that this plugin is not compatible with logitech headsets. I purchased it and about 5 minutes into a call it drops the other callers. I am so far very unhappy with this product.

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