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Skype Audio Recorder 5.2 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Skype Audio Recorder 5.2

Skype Audio Recorder easily records all Skype calls and voice conversations to mp3 files.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 214 32 comments

Skype Audio Recorder 5.2 was available as a giveaway on November 23, 2014!

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Skype Audio Recorder is the best automatic recording software to record VoIP voice conversations. It supports almost all VoIP software such as Skype, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, Viber, Facebook, Hangouts, etc. You can use it to record your own voice chat on your computer, also you can use it to monitor other people (such as your child) who use your computer. Another advantage is this software can record both sides voice even if you take a earphone.

You need to set the process names to specify which software you want to record. Following are some process names of frequently-used VoIP software: Facebook - FacebookVideoCalling.exe, Hangouts - chrome.exe, Viber - Viber.exe, ICQ - icq.exe, Skype - Skype.exe, Yahoo Messenger - YahooMessenger.exe.

System Requirements:

Windows 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP





File Size:

10.2 MB



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Actually, the issue with any recording (over the phone or face-to-face) is HOW you intend to use it and not that you made it. If you are calling your bank with a problem, you don't have much of a choice to opt-out of being taped -- the pre-recorded msg before they connect you says that "this call may be monitored for your protection" or "this call is being recorded for quality assurance". Basically it is the way companies protect themselves from a dispute about what was said in the conversation. In that case, you should be able to do the same, even without letting the customer service agent know - they already agreed to being recorded by their employer (if they insist on keeping that job). This way you can review the conversation as often as you want.

On the other hand, if you are taping someone covertly, then what is your intent? Are you going to sue them if they knowingly lie to you in a conversation or mislead you in their promises?

And what about those "hidden camera" voice AND image videos, circulating on the Net, exposing companies that are making unsubstantiated claims about products or giving bad service? There is NO way you would catch them in the act by being upfront with them about your intent.

While it's true that in most countries privacy laws ensure that you will NOT be recorded without consent, don't forget that when the Gov't Agencies DO spy on you, they still need to get a court order before they can snoop. When an undercover agent records the conspiracy to commit a crime, they do it AFTER obtaining a wiretap warrant.

The travesty of the recent scandals is that judges are not saying "No" nearly as much as they should. They are basically providing "blanket permissions" to low-level beaurocrats to invade your privacy without sufficient evidence that you are a potential criminal and need to be surveyed. That's on top of all the automatic recording that's going on of million of private conversations - however, since the tapes are not being actively reviewed by anyone (only stored in their brand new facility in the Nevada desert), they are trying to make it sound like it's a gray area. Rest assured, if they need to use your taped conversations in court, they will manufacture a reason why a judge needs to sign a permission slip, backdate it to the time the recording was made and voila! Your recording from 5 years ago now becomes admissible as evidence against you for a crime that wasn't even a crime at the time you spoke about it.

Moral of the story - be very careful HOW you store the data once you obtain it and to be on the safe side, always ask permission from the other party to the call. Otherwise, if the deed becomes evident afterwards, you could get sued for breach of privacy. And God forbid you should call your local Senator's office and record THAT conversation - do not be surprised when they figure out a way to call you a spy.

Reply   |   Comment by Hans Andersen  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I would like to suggest to the developers of Skype & to the USA regulators of software; that any such third party recording software must trigger an alarm pop up flashing red icon button to warn users that recording software has been detected at the other end of the Skype connection. And that whatever the users say via Skype is being recorded. This must be made the law of the land.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Several years ago this software was offered. I attempted to use it. At first it worked just fine. But, then every time I tried to record a Skype call there was a constant high frequency tone that causing me to terminate recordings. Does anyone know IF this is a current problem?

Reply   |   Comment by Patty  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Why is recording unlawful? The governments around the world are allowed to "monitor,record" YOU/ME! Its one rule for "US" and one for "THEM".

Reply   |   Comment by Reenie  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

A small handy audio call recorder from a company specializing in spy-software.I'd prefer to record a radiocast or streaming music/ skype calls on my own than let this software "automatically" tap into my system.A few freebies to do only what I want :

1.Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Record,edit, generate cool effects , see tutorials for the details

2.http://sourceforge.net/projects/soundrecorderpcandmicrophone/ Record mic, stereomix or both (From Win 7)

3.http://www.weenysoft.com/free-audio-recorder.html ease of use , Sounds can be saved in WAV, MP3, OGG or WMV format.

4.http://www.apowersoft.com/free-audio-recorder-online Free online sound recorder, converter desktop version also available

5.http://online-voice-recorder.com/ A simple online solution to hear yourself, test you mic and record
6.http://www.coksoft.com/mp3recorder.htm Small, ease of use, Careful while Installing

Enjoy your Sunday

Thank you again GAOTD :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mr All Rounder  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+42)

"Conflicts with German law": that's truth. Just emergency-calls are different
In a other country(Netherlands) it is allowed, when a person himself is present in that meeting/call etc.
And now calling abroad: which law rules?

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

It doesn't matter where you are calling. The rules where the person is doing the recording apply.

Reply   |   Comment by Manny Carvalho  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

@4: The law wherein the recording is made.

Reply   |   Comment by Happy Dae  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

It would apply in the land that the recording is made.

Reply   |   Comment by Henk Van Helmond  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

It IS illegal in America to record any calls/voice without that person's knowledge. They must be warned first that you are recording them.

Reply   |   Comment by Software Babe  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I asked the following question in Google:-
" legality of recording a telephone conversation in international law"
Found the following information, which in summary make it as clear as mud, not surprising as nothing can fudge or be as illogical as the way the law is practised in most countries.


Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

@Software Babe - You are incorrect that this is a nation-wide law in the USA. It is a state law thing, and states differ. In Ohio, where I used to live, my attorney verified that I was perfectly within my rights to record a conversation that I was part of without notifying the other party. This came up during my particularly ugly divorce. I was recoding telephone conversations with between myself and my soon-to-be ex-wife without her knowledge. Not only were the recordings legal, they were admissible as evidence in court. Again, state laws differ and you need to find out if doing so is legal or illegal in a particular state.

Reply   |   Comment by Nebulous  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Before downloading and testing and mainly because of its high price thought I would try a free audio recorder.
The free program I chose is Mp3mymp3; set my RealTek audio to Line Volume, and using the Echo/Sound Test Service in Skype, one of the few areas Microsoft hasn't totally destroyed, decided to have a conversation with it.
The result was a recording of both sides of the conversation, so it appears it's not necessary to pay such a high price to record in Skype.


Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+63)

Google for "recording Skype"
and Skype itself has an answer:

Or a different site(some free, some paid):

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

XP-Man, you might want to be careful in talking about high priced software! Some commenters get upset about doing this, even though this site is set up to do just that! To voice opinions, due to freedom of speech! But, some people just don't get that idea! Sure the software is free today. But, if it wasn't, then wouldn't you want to know if others were willing to pay that much for this software, even though there is other software out there that does the same thing for free!

Reply   |   Comment by Mandrakeman  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Sure you were not recording both sides via the microphone?

Reply   |   Comment by Amit Raam  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

If people don't like what I write they can mark me down as a few regularly do, but as a developer myself I think it's important to point out if the program is overpriced. Some are so overpriced today that just a few programs are the same cost as the hardware they're running on.
Amit Raam.
A good point, in truth there is no way I can guarantee that is happening but I found that using the same settings in Audacity did not work so it was via the microphone it would probably have been the same in both. Also a test using today's software did not pick up the other person's voice, possibly my fault as I was having trouble with it.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Should read, there is no way I can guarantee that is NOT happening :-)

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

XP-Man: Just a suggestion, though it's late in the day now, but you could test whether both sides of the conversation are being recorded by the microphone by using headphones.

Reply   |   Comment by Nebulous  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Warning on that link from CNET (FreeMP2Recorder) as it combined with 3 viruses. McCaffy caught a Trojen and Avast caught 2 maleware (yep, I run 2 anti-viruses)... Its just a real basic recorder there and no way to set bit rates...

Reply   |   Comment by Dale  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3(*) 64 system.

A Chinese company without name and address, specialized in spy software.
"MySuperSpy - monitor your Spouse, Kids, Employees" with software titles like:
Computer Spy Monitor Keylogger($37.95), LAN Employee Monitor ($89) or Spy Monitor Screen Recorder

Today's software is a small subset of their "Spy Voice Recorder".

Upon start a small non resizable window opens, in the settings you can define autostart, folder, sample rate and hotkeys.
The program shows in the tray, not hidden.

Unfortunately I could not test the software, because I don't know with whom I can talk so early on Sunday morning. I assume that the recording is working. At least I hope.

Conflicts with German law, but if you want to record your interesting discussion with your girlfriend, where she had been last night without your knowledge...

The software does not try to connect the Internet - as far as I can see.

Uninstalled via reboot. At least not a Platinum version.

Have a nice Sunday without monitoring your Spouse, Kids, Employees!

(*) after the big update (KB3000850 - 730 MB), which should be a new SR, but not called so.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+112)

Guten Morgen Karl,
Thank's for adding an information if the software "phoning-home" without user's knowledge. Another relevant feature is to know if this and further software is "hardware-tied" - may be you can add this information in your daily rezension.

Reply   |   Comment by Petra  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

Guten Morgen Petra,

it is not as easy to define, whether a software is "hardware-tied", but you can assume, that it is not, if a key is given in the setup like today or given on a webpage from the company like Ashampoo. If a key must be generated first on your computer, then you can assume, that this is with some probability bound to your hardware. HTH.
Have a nice Sunday!

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+54)

there is a bunch of free call recorders (see e.g. www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-Video-Call-Recorder-for-Skype.htm which can record also video, pause recording etc). i am just curious, what makes this soft worth 40 bucks?

Reply   |   Comment by pH  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+71)

I don't know why people comment on the price in these posts. The price is $0. I don't care what the price on the box says when the register rings $0.

Reply   |   Comment by len mullen  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-29)

len, i am interested in normal price, becaouse sometimes i buy gotd sw (e.g. when new version comes and i found it really useful or worth to support) and i want to know if it is worth that money or if there is a better freeware alternative (which i sometimes support by a small donation too). in this case i was really just curious if there is an added value in comparison with free programs of the same or better functionality (not speaking about "spy" ability, which i dont need). and discussion on this topic can be valuable feedback for the sw developers too - sometimes it is not easy to choose the optimal price tag...

Reply   |   Comment by pH  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

len mullen evidently doessn't "get it" about the whole point of giveaway sites, such as GotD.

Nothing in the top poster pH's comment implies that it is complaining about getting today's giveaway for, er, 0. It posited a perfectly reasonable question, to whit - What makes this software worth 40 bucks? .

Companies don't give their products away free on sites like this just for the fun of it, or to indulge scroungers, or undermine their own business goals. They do so on careful calculation of the costs and benefits. The costs are obvious: foregoing income on a certain number of products. At least some of the benefits should be obvious without a lot of effort: getting the (perhaps slow-moving) product into current use, getting people talking about it, getting enthusiasts assessing it, troubleshooting and bug-reporting, receiving potted reviews good or bad, drawing people along upgrade paths that they may never started along without the temptation of a free offer, &cet.

It is perfectly reasonable to ask why it's worth the asking price when there are other similar products available free. (There are also plenty of other similar products that charge a unit price.) What does this offer that the free ones don't? If the answer is nothing, that in itself is potentially useful feedback to the alert developer, suggesting either that they may need to rethink their product lines and marketing strategy, or that users out there have seen through their ploy and they should perhaps consider a different career choice.

Reply   |   Comment by BenAsp  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

len mullen.
Software developers offer their products here to receive comments and critics from users in order to make improvement and make their SW commercially more attractive.
So comments on price are worth as are comments on use.

Reply   |   Comment by Edu  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

I think it's a valid question. The price of an item is good information, and if there's a high pricetag on a seemingly simple program with lots of competition, I'm curious. That fits here - if this is really selling at $40, I'd like to know what makes it worth it. If the price is inflated to make it look more valuable than it is, that's good info about the company.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

I think MOST people realize that the software here IS NOT REALLY FREE, which means, if your PC crashes, then you have to buy the software you had previously installed, if you like it. And, depending on the software, some may be obsolete in that the software field is so saturated with free versions of paid versions, it is hard to keep up or it is just not used anymore. And, if it is BACKUP/RESTORE/SYNC software, then the backup technique and data saved may have proprietary properties meaning that if your PC crashes, then you have to buy the software to restore that data. I PERSONALLY, AM NOT WILLING TO GET SOMETHING FREE AND RISK MY PC IN THE LONG RUN.

Some of us and probably most of us, are fairly savvy about the Internet these days, especially when it comes to free software. We weigh all the options and if we know that there are great alternatives out there for the 1-time only giveaway and restricted to installing the same day, then they will just pass it up and keep what they have or find a better alternative. I very rarely and I mean rarely buy software anymore because there are so many free alternatives that actually do MORE than what is being offered. You may get a bite here and there from people new to this field of scouring the Internet for free stuff, but most of us are smarter than that.

Reply   |   Comment by Software Babe  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Developers put their programs here to test if their programs are viable from a business point of view.
Two factors influence this, functionality and price, hence the comments regarding the latter.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

The benefit that the software companies get for providing "free" software for us here is that they get comments and reviews on ALL aspects of their software, so commenting on the normal price of the software helps the companies gauge if they have set their price at a good level.
There has been plenty of stupidly priced software on here in the past and the "guilty" companies have been told that quite clearly!

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Bloggs is back finally  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
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