How to Save Skype Video Chats

By David Wayne

When you have important or memorable video chats over Skype, record them with any of several Skype add-ons that automatically save your video calls. Keeping a record of your video chats on Skype allows you to review your business calls at a later time or capture a special moment when talking to friends or family. Skype video-recording add-ons capture the incoming and outgoing streams from your call and create side-by-side footage or two separate files with the video.

Skype Call Recorder

Step 1

Visit ecamm.com to download the Call Recorder add-on for Skype. Double click the setup file to install the add-on and run Skype.

Step 2

Click the "Settings" button (asterisk symbol) to the left of the "Record" button in the Call Recorder control panel that pops up when you run Skype.

Step 3

Click "Record Video" and choose "Picture-in-Picture" or "Side-by-Side" to set your preferences for the recorded video file. Click "Save Recordings To" and choose a folder in which to save your videos.

Step 4

Click "Video Call" in Skype. Type in the phone number of the person you want to call and click "Call." Click "Record" in the Call Recorder control panel.

SuperTintin

Step 1

Visit supertintin.com to download the Skype video-recording add-on. Install the add-on and run Skype.

Step 2

Click "Help" at the top of the screen. Click "Options." Check the boxes next to "Start Automatically When I Start Windows" and "Start Recording Calls Automatically" to run SuperTintin automatically in the background.

Step 3

Click "Video Call" in Skype. Type in a phone number and click "Call." SuperTintin automatically records the call.

Pamela

Step 1

Visit pamela.biz to download the Pamela Professional add-on for Skype recording. Double click the Pamela setup package to install the add-on. Launch Skype.

Step 2

Click the "Tools" menu in Skype and choose "Extras" from the drop-down list. Click "Pamela" to complete the add-on installation. Click "Allow this program to use Skype" and click "OK."

Step 3

Click "Video Call" in Skype and make a call. Click "OK" when Pamela asks if you want to start recording the call. The recording ends when you stop the call.

Tips & Warnings

  • To use some add-ons in Skype, you need to enable the "Skype Extras Manager." If your "Extras" menu is grayed out, reinstall Skype and check the box next to "Skype Extras Manager" under the "Advanced" tab during setup.