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Weekend Project: Record From Skype Calls and Other Apps on Linux

Oct 02, 2010, 03:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"Everyone loves the convenience of Skype and other voice-over-IP (VoIP) applications, but the official tools still tend to focus on making simple one-to-one phone calls. One of the most common limitations mentioned is how difficult it is to record the digital audio stream on your computer.Podcasters, teams holding conference calls, and reporters doing interviews (among others) all need to record calls for later use. There are a few stand-alone tools built to work with specific applications, but with just a little additional time you can set up a system capable of recording audio from any application — Skype, various Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) clients, group chat tools, and many more.

"Single-App Recording

"If you only use the popular — but closed and proprietary — Skype service, then you have a plug-and-play solution to call recording via the open source Skype Call Recorder (SCR) application. SCR can record calls to WAV, MP3, or Vorbis format, and has several nice features, such as conditional auto-recording, so that you can tell to always record calls with specific other users."

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