• Stealth mode (no icons in system bar or system tray).
  • Recorder automatically starts on Windows startup.
spy skype recorder
  • Automatic recording of all Skype calls (P2P, landlines).
  • Recordings are stored in very compact MP3 files.

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Skype resets API approval every startup

Q: Skype requesting approval on every startup
A: There was some changes/bugs in Skype in latest versions. It doesn't keeps approvals on restart. I've contacted Skype developers on this matter. Hopefully they will fix this issue in next releases.

How to make MP3 Skype recorder to use Skype API

Make sure that recorder is allowed to access Skype API.
- Open Skype client
- Click Tools in the upper menu
- Choose Options
- In the new window click Advanced tab on the right bottom
- Click Manage other programs' access to Skype in the bottom
- Locate  MP3SkypeRecorder.exe in the list, click it to select and click Change button on the right
- Click Allow the program to use Skype
- Click OK and click Save to save changes

Default settings for recordings folder.

Q: I have changed default folder for recordings. Where can I find my old recordings?

Error. Root element is missing.

Q: I have tried to reapir my skype MP3 recorder but it says this-
System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Configuration system failed to initialize ---> System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Root element is missing. (C:\Users\Gill\AppData\Local\Alexander_Nikiforov\MP3_Skype_Recorder.exe_Url_rttyapoey00k3qd0mc3ntgkhl5tno54t\\user.config) ---> System.Xml.XmlException: Root element is missing.
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e)

FAQ question - Skype and MP3 Skype recorder not seeing each other

Only for MP3 Skype recorder versions prior 4.x

Q: I go to Skype menu -> Tools -> Options -> Advanced tab -> Manage other programs' access to Skype,
but there are no MP3 Skype recorder. Any advise?

Connection between Skype and MP3 Skype recorder. How to add firewall exception.

Q: My Vista firewall is blocking connection between Skype and MP3 Skype recorder and I get empty records. How to add exception to my firewall?

Multiple Skype accounts. How to set only one account to be recorded

Q: I have two Skype accounts. One that I use for business purposes and another that is used to make personal calls. If I want to record only the conversations I'm making on one particular account, but not the other, is this possible?

A: You can change if the Skype allows to record calls for each account separately.

No Skype Extras Manager

Getting this message?

Just installed the latest version of Skype recorder?

Please restart. And check it again.



Changing sample rate

Q: MP3 Skype recorder creates records with 16000Hz sample rate. Could this be changed?  I need 44100Hz.

Recording volume level problems

Q: My voice on record is louder than the voice of the person I'm talking to. (or vice versa)
A: Skype uses automatic volume adjustment if your microphone volume level is too loud/quiet. The recorder saves the actual volume level (before Skype level adjustment). You can try to change the volume level for microphone in Windows control panel. Go to Control panel -> Sound and Audio devices -> Volume.

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