This is the current landscape to Record Skype/voIP Conversations.
They all ask you to pay $20-$30 and most of them didn't even work on my system. Most offer lots of other features that I don’t need, like sharing music, answering machines, or the superpower of making funny noises to your otherwise perfectly normal conversation.
Didn't work at all
HCM express talk 27$ https://www.nch.com....er.exe?software=talk
The only one that successfully records voip protocol (!)
Seems to do skype through plugin. Didn't work for me.
Doesn’t record to wav, but pcm
Doesn't do two channels
Can do searches on recorded conversations (using dragon). I haven't tried this
Waiting music that runs as you boot, and has to be deactivated by hand.
Documentation sucks, you have to pay extra for support
It installs 4 programs, plus a plug in needed. Install only if you cannot live without it, as it bugs you so much that you would want to burn your computer. A terrorist attack to your OS.
It is a mess, it hangs when using the skype plugin
Crap interface, buttons don't fit the non-resizable screen. Didn’t test much more
Total recorder http://www.highcriteria.com/
Msg saying that it is known not to work with voip
When recording from skype, only one channel is kept ! (e.g., only one person!)
Supports skype 2.6
Hard to unistall (leaves a track of virtual cables)
Prettymay $20 www.prettymay.net/
Does two channels, skype only
Saves to wav
Ok, but when wav is played back in reaper, it is slow motion (!)
SAM $29 http://www.kishkish.com/sam/
Didn't work at all
So, all in all, I still don't have a good solution to record a phone conversation! And I'm not going to try more software. Apart from the several hours wasted already, I have vowed not to install anything new for a month.
Any ideas? what works for you?
(also see http://www.labnol.bl...e-conversations.html
where I got most of the links)