Best Skype Video Recorder Software of 2019

We researched and evaluated 6 Skype video recorder options that range in price from free to $29 – narrowing that list down to the best choices available. We tested the Skype video recording quality, and examined each unit’s features. We believe Evaer is the best Skype video recorder for most people because it recording the Skype audio and video is better than any software we tested. If you need to record your Skype video call in HD quality, this is the best option.

Best Overall

Evaer  The most stable, easy-to-use, and comprehensive Skype video recorder.

Evaer is the best Skype video recording quality recorder software we tested.  It supports recording Skype video into side by side, picture in picture , remote video only, local video only and so on.    It also provide the changeable
video recording codec, video resolution (supports 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p), aspect ratio (4:3, 16:9) and frame rate.

The another exciting feature is the switch video stream on the fly while you recording Skype video calls.  Just need to click the “Start recording” / “Stop recording” button to switch the video channel on/off during the Skype recording.

Switch video channel on the fly during recording Skype video calls
Switch video stream on the fly

PROS

1,  Supports up to 1080p video recording quality.

2, Record original video data to record without data loss.

3,  Supports picture-in-picture, side-by-side (landscape ,portrait), separate files, audio-only, local-webcam-only and remote-webcam-only mode.

4,  Dynamically switch the video channel when recording Skype video call.

5, Exchange video channel position during the recording on picture-in-picture mode.

6, Preview video while recording video calls.

7, Support two output video format MP4 and AVI.

8, Compatible with Skype App and Desktop of Skype.

CONS

1, It isn’t compatible with Mac.

2, Could not delete all recorded files at once.

3, Does not support Web Skype.

Pamela It has a long history of Skype recorder.    And it provide many other features that other Skype recorders do not have.

Pamela offers many usefull features to control and customize your Skype – record calls, manage chat histories, do not miss birthday dates and many other features.

Pamela for Skype

It capture the Skype audio data via Skype API and capture the Skype screen to record the video into AVI format.  It will capture everything what you do on Skype, such as call button, chat message .  It will could not capture the video correctly if you move/resize the Skype window.

After you installed the Pamela, you need to allow it to access your Skype API.  The Skype will popup a API access control dialog.  But the Skype API has been disabled since the Skype version 8.  So, you must to install old version of Skype version 7.x to work with Pamela.

PROS

1, Support many other features (Such as Answering Machine, Auto Chat Reply, Birthday Reminders…)

2, Easy to use.

CONS

1, Only compatible with old Skype 7.x.   Not support latest Skype App and Skype 8.x.

2, Capture Skype screen to record video data, video quality is unclear and video image does not pure.

3, It does not compatible with Mac.

EcammIt’s the best Skype video recorder under Mac. Ecamm Call Recorder records Skype audio and video calls directly to your Mac.

Their web says “With Ecamm Call Recorder you get stunning, high-quality, HD recordings. You can record your Skype video sessions, podcasts and interviews as you see them, or in our unique side-by-side and split-screen modes.”

After testing we found that it was very good for Skype video recording on Mac. The quality of the video it recorded is clear, and the quality of the sound recorded using the headset is also good.

The Ecamm Call Recorder also support multi-track recording feature, that lets you split tracks after a call.

Ecamm call recorder

PROS

1, HD video quality.

2, Supports picture-in-picture, side-by-side, split-screen modes.

3, Supports multi-track recording feature.

CONS

1, It does not compatible with PC.

2, Only desktop of Skype supported.

Amolto It is a screen recording software that also supports recording other IM tools, such as Teams, Skype for business.

Its configuration is a bit complicated if you have multiple audio devices on your computer, because it captures data through the default audio device. If your default device does not match the device used by Skype, you will not be able to record sound. So you need to configure the device before you start recording.

It capture the Skype window to save it into video file. So, you can see everything(include Skype menu) which you are doing on Skype. It’s unprofessional if you want to record the video for interviews, broadcasting.

PROS

1, Supports Skype, Skype for Business, Team.

CONS

1, Capture screen for recording video image.

2, Configuration is a bit cumbersome.

3, Unprofessional for interviews.

4, It does not compatible with Mac.

Free Video Call Recorder for SkypeIt is the first free Skype video recorder in the world for recording Skype video calls without any limitations.

It’s simple and easy to use, it provides the following modes for recording Skype video calls: Picture in picture, remote video only, audio only.

You need to specify the recording mode before you start the recording , then choose the output folder and press “Start recording” button to start. If you don’t want to record the video during the conversation, just click on “Pause recording”. And please click the
“Stop” button to finish the recording.

But it only compatible with older version of desktop of Skype 7. The “Start recording” button will never turn on if you use the Skype 8 or Skype App.

PROS

1, Free recording Skype version 7.x .

2, Supports picture in picture, remote video only, audio only modes.

3, Easy to use.

CONS

1, It does not compatible with the Skype 8 and Skype App.

2, Sometimes the “Start recording” button did not turn on after the Skype call connected.

3, It does not compatible with Mac.

Skype Build-in Free Call RecorderWith Skype version 8 you have the ability to record your Skype to Skype calls directly in the Skype App.

The Skype call recording feature is completely cloud-based and you can use the build-in call recording featue on most platforms.
When you start recording the Skype call, everyone in the call is notified that the call is being recorded, you could not turn off this notification. After the call recording, the recorded call store on the Microsoft cloud-based storage server for the next 30 days.

For PC/ MAC: To start call recording on the PC or Mac, at the bottom of the screen click the  + More options button, then select Start recording as below image shown.

For Mobile devices:

To start call recording on mobile, tap the + More options button and then tap “Start recording” button.

It will auto send the recording notification to everyone. A banner appears in your Skype window letting everyone know you’ve started recording the call.

Call recording notification on PC / Mac

Call recording notification on mobile

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