RE: recording with Skype

  • From: "Debbie Hazelton" <debbiehazelton@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 20:16:49 -0500


I use Skylook,
There's a free trial.  I don't remember what I paid for it but it wasn't

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Gasman
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 7:42 PM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: recording with Skype

I don't see anything in Skype that would allow you to record.
I would assume you can have Sound Forge or whatever sound editor open during
a call and record it. But a couple of days ago I was looking at a web page
of a podcaster and he claimed that he had discovered how to record with
I don't understand what he was suggesting or even if it is accessible with
my screen reader JAWS but I'll place his remarks here and the web page if
you want to take a look.
December 18, 2004

Recording Skype Calls

I figured out how to record Skype calls. I've seen a lot of confusion on
this so hopefully this will help someone else. If nothing else, this will
serve to remind me later when I forget what i did.

Basically, I started with the information from Engadget's Podcasting Article
as a starting point.

Using the tools they specify, I set the following:

System Preferences Settings: Sound input: Soundflower (2ch), Sound
output: Headphones.

Line In: Input Device: iMic USB audio (my sound input port is dead so I use
an iMic), Output: Soundflower (2ch).

Skype: Audio Input and Output: Soundflower (2ch)

Audio Hijack Pro: Created a new entry in the left panel called "Skype
Conversation" and set it to hijack an audio device as follows: Input: 
(2ch), Output: Built-in Audio, Headphones.

Once all of that was set, I was able to place a Skypeout call to my home
phone and was able to record it (and hear myself at the same time :)

Special thanks to
this site
which, while in Italian, had enough pictures for me to figure out what to

For a screen shot of all of the various settings windows at once, see this
screen snapshot.
Posted by andyjw at December 18, 2004 04:48 PM |


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