For many Windows users, Skype is the go-to Internet phone service. With it you can make free Skype-to-Skype calls around the world. However, if you want to refer the conversation later for better understanding, you will find it’s not easy as you thought. Taking advantage of Skype’s lacking feature, there are tons of third-party Skype recording tools with different features. In this post, we are going to show you how to record Skype audio using two piece of Skype audio recorder software.
Part 1. Record Skype Audio with Leawo Music Recorder
Although there are many Skype Audio recorders on the market, most people prefer Leawo Music Recorder. The reasons why people choose Leawo Music Recorder are listed as follows.
Leawo Music Recorder can record any audio file available, be it built-in input audio file or computer stream audio file. It can record audio and music from computer audio and online music sources like Pandora, YouTube, AOL Music, Last.fm, and so on, and Mic or other built-in input audio stream like Realtek High Definition Audio, Realtek Digital Input, as well.
The built-in Recording Task Scheduler allows people to schedule music recording with this music recording software program. It let people set recording Start Time and Recording Duration.
Leawo Music Recorder can automatically download and add music tags to recorded music files, like song artist, song album, song album artwork, song name, genre, year, etc. It also features an internal music tag editor, Leawo Music Recorder even allows users to edit music tags manually. Users could freely edit music tags like artist, album, cover, genre, etc.
Leawo Music Recorder allows people to set the recording file parameters including audio format, audio codec, bit rate and sample rate. Users can use Leawo Music Recorder to record Pandora to MP3 or WMA.
All these outstanding features make Leawo Music Recorder the best Pandora recorder and best Music recording software to record Pandora stream on computer.
Download, install and launch Leawo Music Recorder to start recording Skype audio.
Step 1: Select audio source
After you download and install this music recording software program, the first thing you need to do is to set the audio source. Click the "Audio Source" icon on the bottom-left corner to invoke the Audio Source settings panel. As you want to record audio from Skype, you need to select "Record Computer Audio".
Step 2: Recording settings for output
Click the inverted triangle button on the top-right corner to invoke the program settings panel. Under "General" tab you need to set the output directory to save recorded Skype audios. Under the "Format" tab you need to set the format (MP3 or WAV) for output recordings, and you could also set the audio parameters here.
Step 3: Start recording
Then, start recording by clicking the red start button. It should be noted that the Skype audio is played after the red button is clicked, otherwise the audio might be not recorded completely.
Step 4: Manually editing if needed
This Skype audio recorder could automatically download and add music tags like artist, album, title, album artwork, year, genre, etc. for recordings. But it also allows you to edit these song tags manually. You could righ click the desired recording and selecting "Edit Music Tags" option to do manual editing work.
Note: This tutorial is also applicable to recording various other online audios, like Facebook audio, YouTube, Last.FM, Napster, Spotify, GUBA, NPC, MySpace, etc.
Part 2. Record Skype Audio with Free Sound Recorder
In addition to Leawo Music Recorder, there is another free Skype audio recorder recommended for you, Free Sound Recorder. It can record sounds from any audio source you could possibly find: mic, stereo, line-in, online streaming, LP/cassette/CD/VHS player, VoIP or Conference conversation, softphones like Skype & Express Talk, as well as all popular media players like Windows Media Player, Real Audio, QuickTime, etc. The following guidance shows you how to record Skype audio with Free Sound Recorder.
Step 1. Select Recording Source
Launch Free Sound Recorder. Click “Show mixer window” button to choose sound source from the “Recording Mixer” dropdown list. There are many kinds of sound source, including Stereo Mix, Phone Line, Aux Volume, Video Volume, Mic Volume, Line In, CD Audio and so on. Then, select proper recording device from “Recording Device” dropdown menu. Adjust the volume and balance.
Step 2. Specify Recording Options
Click “Options” to activate “Options” window. In “General Settings” area, you can specify an output format among MP3, WAV, WMA and OGG. Click “Settings” to use the well-configured presets or specify the configuration parameters to adjust the recording quality. Click “Change” to select an output folder. It also has the ability to auto-name the recorded file by date and time.
Step 3. Start Sound Recording
Click “Start recording” to start recording Skype audio. Click “Stop recording” to stop. The recorded sound will be directly output to the output folder & listed in the file list with detailed information like filename, location, time and duration. You can play the recording with the built-in player.
Part 3. Comparison between the Two Skype Audio Recorders
|Leawo Music Recorder||Free Sound Recorder|
|Identify Song Info|
|Manually Edit Recordings Info|
|Creat Personal Playlist|
|Schedule to Record|
|Transfer to iTunes with 1 Click|
|Other Advantages||good audio quality, stable performance, constant updates||freeware|
|Disadvantage||not free, priced at $19.99||not stable enough, no constant updates, no quick technical support|