Methods of Recording Skype Video Calls

Skype is one of the most popular video conferencing systems in the world. It enables the user to make online calls or video calls, and even to host live conferences.

Skype serves different purposes for different people. However, the focus of this article is on how an individual can record Skype video calls or conferences.


Before you go further with this article, you should know that there some basic requirements you have to meet. These are:

  • First, it is mandatory for you to have an active Skype account.
  • You should have a tool for recording.


There are a number of resources available online for you to record your Skype video. Although most of the very good ones are paid tools, a lot of useful ones are available for free.

The free ones have basic functions and these are the ones used by most people. The paid versions are also available with some exclusive features.

Solution 1- Screen Grabber Pro

This is the first tool we will be describing here. It is loaded with quite a lot of useful features. It is available in both paid and free versions.

However, the free version only has basic features.

User Guidance And Facilities

The first step is to acquire the software. You can either purchase the paid or free version online, or you could buy the DVD in any software store nationwide.

After installation, a file will be created in the software folded and this contains easy to understand instructions that will guide you on how to use the tool.

There are a number of functions you can perform with this tool. It also has a myriad of features that includes:


  • With this tool, all you need to start recording your video chat screen is just a clock. After this is done, you can save the completed file.
  • This software enables you to take screenshots even while you are recording on screen.
  • The tool comes with an editor that is equipped with enough features to tackle all your editing needs.
  • The tool is also equipped with a task scheduler. It allows you to record and document a task in the future simply by launching the task scheduler.
  • The tool allows you to do video adjustments and editing even while the video is being recorded on screen.
  • You can use audio or webcam to record your video.


  • This software is too good to have one. Reviewers and experts have carried out several quality tests and not once have they come up with something that deserves to be in the ‘con’ section.

Solution 2- Cam Studio

User Guidance And Facilities

This is another useful tool for recording videos. Like Screen Grabber Pro mentioned above, it is also available in both paid and free versions.


  • It is free. Really, who does not like freebies?
  • The free version can be used for online recording with the inclusion of creative features even though these are limited.
  • You can use the tool to record tutorials for creative purposes.


  • When you record with Can Studio, the video can only be saved in SWF and AVI formats and these are not standard.
  • Although it has a free trial period, it is only restricted to 30 days.

Solution 3- For Mac Users

Mac computers are compatible with several applications that can be use to record video calls made with Skype. 

Quick Time For Skype

This tool is used for recording audio or video calls for Skype made on Mac computers. However, you will have to download the file first and it comes with its own set of pros and cons.


  • The tool is completely free
  • It can be used to record as many audio or video calls as the user wants.


  • With this tool, you will have to manually save the finished files

The tool generates large video files.

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Recording Skype Video

Skype is one of the most popular video conferencing systems in the world. It enables the user to make online calls or video calls, and even to host live conferences.