How to Record Skype calls - Audio / Video

What is Skype?

Founded in 2003, Skype is one of the most well-known global telecommunications application software. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype for video conferencing, video/audio calling, and instant messaging.

Skype vs. Zoom

Zoom, which gained massive popularity during the Covid pandemic, offers services similar to those of Skype. Both apps provide great features and compatibility, but their free versions have slightly different restrictions for users. The table below compares the free versions of Skype and Zoom:

  Skype Zoom
Main features Video/voice calls, instant messaging, and sharing files
Compatibility Both apps can be used on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS
Number of Participants 50 100
Meeting duration 4 hours 40 minutes
Recording privileges Host and all participants Only host
  • For its free users, Skype and Zoom limit video call length and number of participants. Skype calls can be held for up to 50 participants for 4 hours, while Zoom allows meetings for 40 minutes with up to 100 participants.
  • All participants and the host can record video calls or meetings on Skype, but Zoom participants have to get permission from the host to record. » Additional tip: Check out this tutorial page to record Zoom meetings without permission.

Can I record Skype without anyone knowing?

If you use Skype’s recording feature, Skype will notify all participants that the call is being recorded. However, with a screen recorder like Bandicam, you can record Skype calls without anyone knowing.

Bandicam is a popular, easy-to-use, and reliable screen recording program. It allows you to easily record Skype calls for online meetings, podcasts, interviews, etc. Whatever you do on your screen can be captured with Bandicam. In addition, you can record only Skype audio and save it as an MP3 file.

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How To Record a Skype Video Call

You can secretly record Skype video calls, conversations, interviews, etc., with Bandicam. Bandicam is the best Skype recording software for Windows. Follow the simple steps below to screen record on Skype:

  1. Download Skype and the Skype Recorder, Bandicam.

  2. Start Bandicam and set the audio configuration.

    You can record Skype calls, your voice, and your friend's voice at the same time.

    • Bandicam settings for Skype recording

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      • To record both your computer sound and voice, select "(Default Output Device)" for the Speakers and "Your microphone device" for the Microphone.
      • If you want to record computer sound without your voice, please choose "(Default Output Device)" for the Speakers and "Disable" for the Microphone.
    • Windows settings for Skype recording

      Please check "Do nothing" under the [Communications] tab in Windows.

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  3. Start Skype and choose the recording mode in Bandicam

    Select "Rectangle on a screen mode" or "Fullscreen mode" in Bandicam, and then click the ' REC' button or press the hotkey (F12) to start/stop the recording.

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  4. Click the stop button or F12 shortcut key to finish the Skype recording.

    Click on the video icon to access your recorded video. Now, you can play, edit, or upload the recorded Skype videos to YouTube and Vimeo.

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  5. Quickly share the recorded Skype video with a link.

    You can share the video as a link if you upload the recorded Skype videos to Google Drive.

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How To Record Skype Audio Only

Are you looking for a free MP3 Skype Recorder? Bandicam's Audio-only Recording mode allows you to capture the audio of Skype calls.
Download the latest version of Bandicam and simply select the audio-only recording mode to record Skype audio.

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Related FAQs about recording Skype calls

1. Why is there no audio on my Skype recording?

If you select the same 'Speaker Device' and your microphone device in Bandicam and Skype settings, you can record Skype audio.

Bandicam sound settings

Bandicam and Windows sound settings

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Skype audio settings

2. Does Skype record calls?

Skype has a recording function built in, but Skype calls are not recorded on its own. You will need to select the recording option in Skype to record calls.

3. What if you don't have a webcam device but want to make a video call?

You can use your smartphone or iPhone camera as an external webcam device using the IRIUN or DroidCam application.

4. Can I record Skype calls on Windows 10?

Yes, you can. Bandicam is a free video call recorder for Skype, which works on Windows 7/8/10/11, and Windows Vista.

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