Re: recording with Skype

  • From: Chris Skarstad <toonhead5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 00:01:24 -0600

Hi Darrel

The process was really sort of confusing, but it is doable.
I do believe they could send the code via e-mail, but they probably think for some reason using skype chat is better. I did send them an e-mmail to their support address suggesting that they do this in the future.
So, let's hope they do it.

At 09:52 PM 1/21/2006, you wrote:
Hi Chris,

This is interesting. Is there any other way to get them to send you that registration code, or did you ask? Couldn't they send it via e-mail or another instant messenger system? How is it from an accessibility point of view? I heard some time back the developers were working with Jonathan Mosen or maybe someone else in the blind community. Did this amount to anything?

----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Skarstad" <toonhead5@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 8:47 PM Subject: RE: recording with Skype

hi. another alternative is Power Gramo

be warned though! If you purchase the full addition, they will send you your registration code via skype chat. depending on how successful it is, you should be able to copy down the information they send you and put it into the proper edit box in the registration dialogue. I tried to virtualize the window with JAWS 7 so i had to take the long way around and copy it in by hand and man it's a long number! but if you can do it it's worth $20. you can have Powergramo record both sides of the skype conversation and even place them into different tracks, you on the left and the other person on the right. it works beautifully once you get it set up properly.

At 07:16 PM 1/21/2006, you wrote:

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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