[Updated 2018/10/25] At some point, you must have wished you could record Skype calls on your Windows PC to store that conversation with family or formal chat with a mentor. You don’t have to look further, this article will guide you through how to achieve that in a step-by-step way. First thing first, you need to have a Skype call recorder like TalkHelper.
Recording your Skype audio/video sessions is a very easy step. Matter-of-fact, it is as easy as following the steps that I will outline below.
- Download And Intall TalkHelper
- Launch TalkHelper And Connect To Skype
- Make And Record Calls On Skype
- A). Recording An Audio Call
- B). Recording A Video Call
- C). Recording A Group Call
- Pause, Resume And Stop Recording
- Play And Share A Recording
- Configuration Of TalkHelper
- A). Automatic Or Manual Recording
- B). Stereo Or Mono Recording For Audio Call
- C). Selecting Folder Location For Recordings
- Tips For Conducting A High-Quality Recording On Skype
- A). Run Check and Test Audio Devices
- B). Check and Test Webcam
- C). Run Quality Test on Internet Connection Speed
- To download the TalkHelper Skype Recorder, click here or just visit http://www.talkhelper.com/talkhelper-setup.exe
To launch the TalkHelper app, go to your “Download” folder and double-click on the TalkHelper icon displayed there. A setup wizard will pop up to guide you through the installation and setup process. Simply click on the “Next” button to proceed. After this process is completed, double click on the TalkHelper icon on your desktop to launch the software.
If Skype for desktop (or Skype for business) is already running, TalkHelper will connect to Skype automatically, and your Skype ID will shows on the left corner of TalkHelper main window, see the sample screenshot:
If you use unsupported Skype versions – Skype Classic v7.41 or Skype UWP version (Skype app from app store), please refer to this article to fix it.
By default, TalkHelper automatically initiates the recording of your Skype sessions and document them in a chronological order. Documents recorded with TalkHelper are filed in the order of dates and contact information so you can retrieve them easily.
To record an audio session of your Skype conversations, you just need to place the call on your Skype, and TalkHelper automatically starts the recording. For a test audio recording, you can call Skype Echo Test service. During the recording session, TalkHelper gives you the freedom to Pause or Stop the recording as you wish.
Unlike audio recording which is automatically enabled once a Skype call is established, video call recording function needs to be activated MANUALLY by clicking the “Video Record” button on the toolbar AFTER audio recording starts, see as following:
After you end the call, TalkHelper instantly generates the video file and save it in the dashboard for quick retrieval at any time. To playback your Skype video sessions, double click on the video file and it will be played through your default Windows media player.
You can also store data from group calls that you make on Skype for Windows. With the aid of TalkHelper, storing your Skype group call sessions is as easy as placing the call. Once you place the call, TalkHelper proceeds to record the conference call and save it in the designated folder.
With TalkHelper, you have the freedom to pause, resume and stop the recording of your Skype calls. This feature creates a sleek User Experience that makes you take absolute control of all your Skype sessions.
To retrieve your recordings for playback purpose on TalkHelper, select the call in the “Call Recording” list, click the “Play” button and TalkHelper will utilize your default Windows media player to play the selected recorded file.
You can also share the recorded file with other people. This can be dis achieved by clicking the “Open Folder” button, then locate the particular file, copy to Dropbox or email directly to your contact’s email address.
Using TalkHelper, there are some custom settings that are pre-loaded at download. Those are the default settings that came with the app at installation. However, you can alter or reset these based on your choice or storing preference.
You can choose to have all your Skype conversations automatically recorded every time you make or receive a call. You may also opt for the manual recording option. Selecting the manual option, you will need to activate the “Record” button each time you make a Skype call.
To set this up, click on the “Tool” Option in the taskbar “Tool” -> “Option” -> “Call Record”
There, you will see the recording options that are available. Select / Unselect as you prefer.
Based on your audio output preference, you can either choose to have your Skype audio conversations outputted in Stereo or Mono mode.
By default, TalkHelper has been routed to record in Mono mode. To opt for Stereo mode, simply select the “Save Audio In Stereo Mode.”
To perform that settings, Click on the “Tool” option on the Taskbar “Tool” -> “Option” -> “Call Record” -> “Audio”
TalkHelper is designed with the ability to store all your recorded information in a specific folder that is created at installation. However, if you need to change the folder options to suit your preference, you can do that.
Just follow these steps “Tool” -> “Option” -> “Call Record” -> “Save Audio Recording” -> “Replace” then select the preferred location.
To get high-quality output from your Skype call recordings, there are a few things that must be checked. This part of the article treats those options.
The audio settings coordinates you have in place can largely affect the output of your Skype recordings. To run a test, go to “Calls” -> “Audio Settings”
For an improved quality of your Skype video recording, much is dependent on your webcam settings. Getting this right will significantly improve the visual quality of your recordings.
To do this go to “Calls” -> “Video” -> “Video Settings“. Then tune to preferred settings.
Fluctuating or poor internet connection can significantly impact your Skype recording. That is why it is important that you ensure you have a good connection when recording your Skype sessions.
These are things to look out for:
- Ensure you end any programs using the internet connection at the moment.
- Ensure that you have a good quality connection signal.
- Also, look out for the connection quality indicator on the top of the Skype call page.
With these guide, you are sure to have a wonderful time using the TalkHelper call recorder.
Learn more: 12 Best Skype Call Recorder for Windows PC