Looking for a Windows 10 Skype recorder? Try out Movavi Screen Recorder!

  • Record your webcam and screen
  • Capture microphone and system sound
  • Export the file in high quality

Screen recorders make it possible to record webinars, presentations, and Skype meetings to save important information. In this article, we discuss some of the best free Skype recorders for Windows 10.

Software

Best for

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Movavi Screen RecorderFlexible recording parameters that allow you to capture screens in one click
Pamela for SkypeRecording both Skype calls and chats
Ecamm Call RecorderMac users
Aiseesoft Screen RecorderRecording internal audio from your computer
Evaer Video Recorder for SkypeSelf-adaptive video resolution and aspect ratios
Gilisoft Audio Recorder ProAudio-only recording
Ath Tek Skype RecorderAdvanced Parental Controls
Amolto Call RecorderThe simplicity of use without the need for multiple features
TalkHelper Call RecorderSaving and managing Skype voicemails and video messages
iFree Skype RecorderUnrestricted ability to record Skype audio streams
DVD VideoSoft Skype RecorderFree basic audio and video recording
CallnoteCloud-friendly integration

Our special pick from this list is Movavi Screen Recorder. This simple and effective screen recorder tool can help you capture a video and record your screen in a couple of clicks. It's very useful for things like video instructions, streaming videos, and online events, allowing you to adjust the recording parameters with ease and even featuring its own built-in editor tools for trimming your recorded files.

The best video and MP3 Skype recorders

Screen recorders for Windows 10 have multiple uses. Whether you want to review the business meeting for important details you may have missed or a teacher or blogger who needs to record for your audience, you want to choose a product that will offer stellar results every time.

Below are the best Skype recorders for Windows 10, including freeware.

OS: Windows 7/8/10, macOS

Best for: Flexible recording parameters that allow you to capture screens in one click

Free version: A free trial is available for 7 days

G2 rating: 4.5 out of 5-star rating. 41 good reviews out of 44

Movavi Screen Recorder can capture virtually every type of screen activity and save it into a video format of your choice. With the capacity to capture video at a speed of 60 FPS, Movavi is ready to capture anything with just one click.

You can capture audio and video simultaneously or separately. The flexible recording parameters allow you to capture images with your webcam, your voice with the mic, and use the system audio to capture internal sound. You can also demonstrate keystrokes and add effects from the mouse. Movavi Screen Recorder is the best free Skype recorder for video tutorials, customized screencasts, podcasts, and more.

Main features:

  • Create screencasts
  • Record the screen and webcam simultaneously
  • Schedule recordings
  • Edit screenshots

Pros:

  • High-quality recordings
  • User-friendly interface
  • Supports all popular file saving options and formats
  • The free version includes full features
  • High-quality output

Cons:

  • A watermark is included on the free version

OS: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android

Best for: Recording both Skype calls and chats

Free version: Basic version is free with some limitations

G2 rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars. 9 out of 10 good reviews.

Pamela for Skype offers numerous useful features that can be used to customize and control your Skype experience. The free version allows you to record Skype calls up to 15 minutes, manage your chat histories, and set calendar alerts. You can also use the software as a call manager, answering machine, email forwarding, and set auto chat replies.

When using Pamela for Skype for blogging or podcasting, your options are a bit limited. You can record video with the free Skype video recorder, but you don't have much control over the quality or customization of the recording.

Main features:

  • Mood messages
  • Can play sounds during calls
  • Designed specifically for recording Skype calls

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Clear recordings of voice calls
  • Unique features like mood messages
  • Supports older versions of Windows in addition to Windows 10

Cons:

  • Tricky installation and set up
  • Limited video options
  • Limited options on the free version

You can download Pamela for Skype by following the link below

Go to the program’s download page

OS: macOS

Best for: Mac users

Free version: A trial version is available for free

G2 rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars. 4 good reviews out of 4

Ecamm offers a basic free video call recorder for Skype that allows you to record calls easily from your Mac device. Ecamm provides the option to choose the video image size. Smaller-sized video images work better on slower computers. A split-screen recording is possible if a bit burdensome with Ecamm. Streams will be cropped to achieve the side-by-side effect, and that can result in less than stellar results in your recording.

Main features:

  • Split-screen recording
  • Can record without audio compression

Pros:

  • Designed to work with the top four broadcast platforms
  • The ability to choose video size and compression saves available storage

Cons:

  • Only available for Mac devices
  • Editing features are limited
  • The free version is very limited

You can download Ecamm Call Recorder for Skype by following the link below

Go to the program’s download page

OS: Windows, macOS

Best for: Recording internal audio from your computer

Free version: A free trial with limitations

G2 rating: 4 out of 5 stars. 1 good review out of 1

Aiseesoft Screen Recorder works to capture online videos, games, webinars, lectures, Skype calls, videoconferences, and webcam videos. You can record in full screen or set customized screen size parameters.

Aiseesoft has a unique real-time video encoding technology that produces high-quality video and sound. There is a lock window feature allowing you to keep recording activity on a specific window, so that screen recordings do not interfere with other functions.

Main features:

  • Real-time video encoding technology
  • Can keep recording activity on a specific window

Pros:

  • Easy to take snapshots
  • No watermark with the free version
  • Ability to edit videos while recording
  • Hotkeys to improve functionality
  • Works on Windows and Mac platforms

Cons:

  • Less than stellar reports from customer service interaction
  • The user interface is not intuitive, making it somewhat cumbersome to navigate

You can download Aiseesoft Screen Recorder by following the link below

Go to the program’s download page

OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10

Best for: Self-adaptive video resolution and aspect ratios

Free version: A trial is available for free

CNET rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars. 12 good reviews out of 18

Evaer offers audio and visual recording of both Skype and Teams calls and provides up to ten-way Skype group video calls, a good resource if you work with a larger group or digital family get-togethers.

Evaer also offers the option to customize the video recording resolutions, allowing you to record in 240p up to 1080p resolution. You can customize the aspect ratio and frame rate or use the self-adaptive option for video resolution and aspect ratio.

Main features:

  • Supports up to ten-way video recording of calls
  • Works on both Teams and Skype

Pros:

  • Offers a free trial
  • Evaer has a user-friendly interface
  • Notifies all users when it is recording to avoid violation of data privacy laws
  • Easy installation

Cons:

  • Does not offer a free version after the free trial expires
  • It does not offer editing utilities
  • Only allows five-minute recordings during the free trial
  • Several of its best features are only available with the professional version

You can download Evaer Video Recorder for Skype by following the link below

Go to the program’s download page

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Best for: Audio only recording

Free version: A trial is available for free with limitations

Windows Report rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

If you need an audio-only recorder, Gilisoft is a good choice. You can record high-quality sound from virtually any source and choose from several different types of audio files to store your recordings. As a Skype audio recorder, it offers numerous features to professionalize your recordings. You can pause and resume recordings easily and schedule automatic recordings ahead of time.

Mind that the free trial is limited in features and only allows recording audio tracks for up to 60 seconds.

Main features:

  • Records only audio
  • Can schedule recordings
  • Low system requirements

Pros:

  • Comprehensive options for configuration of audio recordings with the paid version
  • The auto-recorder allows you to customize your recording preferences even when auto-recording fully
  • Saves audio recordings in multiple file formats
  • Customizable voice activation capabilities
  • Works well with older systems

Cons:

  • Limited use for the free trial version
  • The wide range of customization options can make it challenging to use
  • The device testing tool can be slow

You can download Gilisoft Audio Recorder Pro by following the link below

Go to the program’s download page

OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10

Best for: Advanced Parental Controls

Free version: A trial is available for free with some limitations

CNET rating: 4 out of 5 stars. 9 good reviews out of 11

AthTek Skype Recorder is built specifically for Skype users and allows you to record audio and video and save to multiple popular formats. You can split audio recordings into different tracks based on the speaker, which can be a significant benefit for post-recording uses. You can also record video from any individual window or from the entire screen. The parental controls allow you to hide the software in the background while automatically recording audio and video of all recordings.

Main features:

  • Has a history of recent recordings
  • Can split audio recordings into different tracks

Pros:

  • Basic and clean interface
  • Multiple options for automatic recording
  • Large icons and one-click controls
  • Simultaneous recording of up to 8 individuals on a call

Cons:

  • Does not record video
  • Confusion surrounding silent mode

You can download AthTek Skype Recorder by following the link below

Go to the program’s download page

OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10

Best for: Simplicity of use without the need for multiple features

Free version: A version for home use is free

Softpedia rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars. 39 total reviews

The Amolto Call Recorder will automatically record any chats on Skype without the need for a complicated set-up. All calls are saved in the MP3 format, which is supported on a wide variety of devices. While the MP3 format is handy, some users may miss the ability to save audio files in various other formats. Amolto works well for a basic voice recorder to capture Skype calls. The free version only includes an audio recorder. To add the ability to capture video, you will have to upgrade to the paid premium version.

Main features:

  • Automatically records calls
  • Displays the status of the headphones and microphone
  • Users can assign tags to recordings to sort them

Pros:

  • Simple audio recorder for Skype calls
  • Unlimited audio recording time
  • Managed interface for call history
  • The premium version allows you to record Skype video calls with individuals or groups

Cons:

  • The free version is not appropriate for commercial use
  • No video recording with the free version

You can download Amolto Call Recorder by following the link below

Go to the program’s download page

OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10

Best for: Saving and managing Skype voicemails and video messages

Free version: A free trial is available for 7 days

Softpedia rating: 3.5 out of 5-star rating. 25 reviews

Saving Skype voicemails and messages can be accomplished with one click with the TalkHelper Skype recorder. TalkHelper provides information about the caller, including the user's ID and the date and time of the call.

The video recorder has a dedicated mode for recording audio, ensuring every sound is captured during a video chat. Audio is recorded in stereo format and on separate channels to help distinguish the different parties involved in the call.

Main features:

  • Allows users to store important messages
  • Provides information about the caller

Pros:

  • Capability to add notes and memos that will be recorded during your conversation
  • A smooth interface that works well with Skype
  • Free trial places no limits on the available features
  • A dedicated feature designed to record audio-only if you choose

Cons:

  • Free trial is limited to 7 days
  • Minor bugs reported in some reviews

You can download TalkHelper Call Recorder by following the link below

Go to the program’s download page

OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10

Best for: Unrestricted ability to record Skype audio streams

Free version: The full version is free without limitations

Softpedia rating: 3.2 out of 5-star rating. 92 reviews

The iFree Skype recorder works for audio streams from Skype. You can record in mono or stereo format and store all your recordings in the MP3 format. Options include the ability to set automatic or manual recording capabilities and choose local or remote recording.

The iFree is a free download, and there are no limits attached to the length of calls, length of use, or tools.

Main features:

  • You can record in mono or stereo format
  • Automatic and manual recording capabilities

Pros:

  • The free version is not limited
  • Works across multiple platforms in addition to Skype
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • Audio only recordings
  • The range of tools for customizing recordings is limited
  • The lack of ability to save files in different formats

You can download iFree Skype Recorder by following the link below

Go to the program’s download page

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Best for: Free basic audio and video recording

Free version: The full version is free without limitations

PCWorld rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

This free Skype video recorder has no limitations on use or watermarks, allowing users full access to the range of options and controls for recording audio and video of Skype calls. The quality of the audio and video recordings is highly dependent on the type of equipment being used. There is no tool available to adjust the quality of your audio or video recording. Audio calls are automatically stored as MP3 files, while video calls are stored as MP4.

Main features:

  • Low CPU requirements
  • 3 different recording modes
  • The hang-up feature automatically ends recording when the call is finished

Pros:

  • The recording software is free without the need to pay after an initial trial
  • Records audio, video, or both
  • Suitable for older PC versions
  • Easy installation and ease of use

Cons:

  • No control over the quality of the audio or video recording
  • No editing tools included
  • You will receive no notifications

You can download DVD VideoSoft Skype Recorder by following the link below

Go to the program’s download page

OS: Windows 7/8/10, macOS

Best for: Cloud-friendly integration

Free version: Basic version is free

Cuspera rating: 4.05 out of 5 stars. 649 reviews.

Callnote allows you to record high-quality audio and video across an array of platforms, including Skype, Viber, Google Hangouts, Google Meets, Facetime, Zoom, WebEx, and more. You can record audio and video separately if you choose, and users have the capability to record multiple audio tracks.

Callnote comes with three different tiers. The basic version is free but has minimal tools, and you can only make ten recordings per month. The premium version is the second tier and limits you to thirty recordings for a month. To take advantage of all the tools offered by Callnote, you need the pro version, which also allows unlimited recordings.

Main features:

  • Integrates with cloud storages
  • Auto transcription

Pros:

  • The paid version includes extensive editing tools
  • Paid versions have emotion recognition software
  • Both paid versions, premium and pro, come with a two-week free trial

Cons:

  • The free basic version is limited to 10 recordings per month
  • You have to purchase the pro version for video editing capability
  • GoToMeeting, Webex, and other platforms are only supported with the pro version of Callnote

You can download Callnote by following the link below

Go to the program’s download page

What to look for in a Skype recorder?

We hope you found this review helpful. This section has a list of the most important things to consider when choosing a screen recorder for recording Skype calls.

  • Price: some screen recorders are free, and others offer both free and paid versions. If you want a free app, make sure it has the features you need. Does it restrict things like recording times and the number of allowed recordings? Consider another app or the PRO version if it falls short, especially if it offers a free trial period.
  • Interface: no one ever complains that a screen recorder is too easy to use. Make sure the interface is intuitive, uncluttered, and has a gentle learning curve. At the same time, check that the interface has everything you need.
  • Screen recording options: what do you need to capture? Some tools only record specific areas, while others capture the entire screen or both. Also, check that the app offers audio recording as well if that's important to you.
  • Editing tools: check that the program has editing tools if that matters to you. Some apps offer basic editing like join, trim, and crop. Others have built-in editors or no tools at all.
  • Save and share: can you save your files in the formats you need? If you plan to share your captures, make sure you can upload them directly to platforms like Google Drive, YouTube, etc.

Summary

As you can see, there are plenty of options for recording Skype calls. Some programs allow you to record audio only, other offer the screen-recording feature as well. For simple audio recording, you can use freeware. If you want a full-featured recorder that lets you capture sound and video, edit recordings, and save them in different formats, try Movavi Screen Recorder.

Ben Jacklin

Ben is a writer from the UK with qualifications in Media and Music Technology, he specialises in software reviews and tutorials. Ben has been blogging about media and tech subjects since he was a teenager from his base in the East of England.

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Frequently asked questions

Why can't I record my Skype meeting?

If the Skype built-in recording feature isn’t working, make sure that you have installed the latest Skype version – some of the older versions don’t support this feature. Alternatively, use some third-party recording software. For example, try Movavi Screen Recorder – it lets you capture both sound and video.

Can you record a Skype video call?

Yes, you can record a Skype video call as long as you have software supporting both audio and video recording from Skype. To record the video call, use Movavi Screen Recorder.

  1. Download and install Movavi Screen Recorder.
  2. Start a call using Skype.
  3. Click Start recording as soon as the call is initiated.
  4. Click Stop recording at the end of the call.
  5. Save the file into the format and folder of your choice.

What are the best Skype recorders?

  • Movavi Screen Recorder
  • Pamela for Skype
  • Ecamm Call Recorder
  • Aiseesoft Screen Recorder
  • Evaer Video Recorder for Skype

Learn more about these and other Skype recorders in the article:

Best free Skype recorders

How do I record Skype calls on Windows 10?

Recording Skype calls on Windows 10 is a simple process once you are familiar with using the chosen software. You can use one of the apps listed in this article or use a built-in feature. You may find the following link helpful for step-by-step instructions.

Learn how to record Skype calls with Movavi Screen Recorder