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

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Report an issue with MP3 Skype Recorder v 3.1

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I installed MP3 Skype Recorder 3.1.
But when I check Skype menu -> Tools -> Options -> Advanced tab -> Manage other programs' access to Skype, MP3 Skype recorder isn’t in the list of programs!!! What must I do?
OS - Windows7 Skype version 6.11

Hello and thanks for your product. I am using skype 6.13.0.104, with XP sp3 (32 bit), I am using MP3 Skype recorder 3.1.

Until recently it has worked fine, but now fails to record my voice (outgoing). This incoming is recorded. I don't know where to start, and as I am on XP, I cannot just upgrade to v4.1

Can you help please?

Hello,

Please accept my apologies for writing you asking about this. I have just taken a 2 hour 45 minute recording using your excellent software,
MP3 Skype Recorder and I have been interviewing in a very rare interview a scientist renowned for his work with electrical transformers and it was the most amazing interview I have ever done!

The MP3 file is succesfully written and has a length of the full interview , 2 hours and 45 minutes in length. The problem that has arisen is that after the recording gets to 1 hours and 55 seconds this horrible distortion sound and garbled noise is throughout the rest of the mp3 recording that has been encoded by the recording software, and the whole other hour and three quarters of the interview is completely inaudible. Please can you tell me there might be a way to recover it?

Is there is anything I can do? I believe MP3 Skype Recorder has written something, but somehow something didnt get converted for the last hour and 45 minutes?

Please help me as the recording is really important and if the rest of the interview was lost it would be an irrecoverable loss to humanity!!

Please - anything you can do to help! I am using 64bit Windows 7, Skype Version 6.11.60.102

Best Wishes,
Adam

 Please respond as soon as you can :( We are completely beside ourselves here and don't know what to do.

Your program recorded the entire clear and sucessful interview and skype call, there is 2 hours and 45 minutes of the recording. But only can hear us up to 1 hour and 55 seconds :( It is so sad, please tell me there is something that could be done?

Desperately in need of your help, pleaase!

Best Wishes,
Adam

Hi.  I'm running Win 7, with Skype 6.9.0.106.

Calls are recording fine, but for random amounts of time, mostly around the 30 seconds to 5 minute mark.   The call records automatically when I make or receive a call, and the pop-up tells me it has finished recording when the call ends, as I would expect, but the output file is a much shorter duration than the call was.

Additionally, looking more into it, I made a number of calls today, yet it only auto recorded one of them (which was a two hour call, but it only captured 37 seconds).

I'm running the newest version of your software (4.0).

Any ideas?

 I will invistigate this. What is your windows 7 version 32 or 64 bit?

 

I had the same problem today. I'm on Windows 7 and have the 4.0 version of your recorder and Skype 6.11.0.102. I've only tried recording once before which was a 3 minute call. That seemed to recorder completely. The call today was 39 minutes but only the first 23 minutes were recorded.

Thanks for reporting. I found the bug. Fixed version coming soon, making proper installer.

Thank-you.  It's 64-bit.

I would like to know if MP3 Skype Recorder will be compatible with Skype after December 2013 following Skype’s decision to discontinue the Desktop API.  If not, are there any plans to make it compatible?  Thanks for this great software, by the way.  Even if this is the end it was good while it lasted!

 Hello. New version is coming in a couple of days.

How do I share the recording?  I recorded a call with a client and when I sent them the recording and they tried to open it, it said they could not access it as they didn't have 'permission' or something like that?  Help!

 The recordings are mp3 files. You should be able to copy or attach them to email as any other file on your computer. Make sure that the recording is finished and not opened in any player before moving mp3 files.

Thanks for the software. I'm running Windows 7 Professional. After installing MP3 Skype Recorder, Skype 6.9.0.106 reports "We want to let you know that your MP3 Skype Recorder.exe app will stop working with Skype starting in December 2013." Is this something you plan to fix? If not, would you consider releasing MP3 Skype Recorder as open source so that someone else might fix it?
Jacob

I'm aware of these changes. I'm coding new version. It is not a fix, but rewriting from scratch, only GUI will remain.
Hopefully it will be ready by December.

 

 What happens if these changes are not ready by December? By the way what is GUI?

 GUI - Graphical user interface. I'm pretty sure it will be ready. Alternatively you can skip update of Skype in December or return to previous version of Skype and keep using current version of MP3 Skype recorder

Great, I look forward to it! Thanks.

 Hi,

I'm running Windows 8 and installed Skype for Windows 8. I just tried installing MP3 Skype Recorder and it's telling me I need to have the .NET Framework 2.0 or greater to be able to install it. However, Windows 8 tells me that I already have the .NET 4.5 installed.

How can I resolve this problem?

 Just install Framework 2.0. Multiple version can be installed on a single computer. It will not interfere with any other versions.

After Windows Update couple months ago, "MP3 Skype Recorder" stopped working.
I deleted it and tried to re-install.
I am getting message: "Error 1001. Exception occurred while initializing the installation: System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Configuration system failed to initialize.

I have Windows XP and Skype Version 6.1.0.129

Please advise.
Thanks,
Mark

 Please check this topic
http://voipcallrecording.com/content/error-root-element-missing

I did. First I deleted config file, eventually deleted the whole directory ..\Alexander_Nikiforov.
Still the installation process replies with the same message as before.

In my case config file was located in C:\Documents and Settings\Mark\Local Settings\Application Data\Alexander_Nikiforov\MP3_Skype_Recorder.exe_Url_rttyapoey00k3qd0mc3ntgkhl5tno54t\3.1.1.2

Any other suggestions?
Thanks,
Mark

 Please press Details button if any and copy paste the entire error message.

Installation messageBox doesn't have details. so without closing the dialog box (which deletes just installed application) I invoked application itself and here is the information from it's "details":

************** Exception Text **************
System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Configuration system failed to initialize ---> System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Unrecognized configuration section system.serviceModel. (c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Config\machine.config line 135)
   at System.Configuration.ConfigurationSchemaErrors.ThrowIfErrors(Boolean ignoreLocal)
   at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.ThrowIfParseErrors(ConfigurationSchemaErrors schemaErrors)
   at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.ThrowIfInitErrors()
   at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.EnsureInit(String configKey)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.EnsureInit(String configKey)
   at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.PrepareClientConfigSystem(String sectionName)
   at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.System.Configuration.Internal.IInternalConfigSystem.RefreshConfig(String sectionName)
   at System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.RefreshSection(String sectionName)
   at System.Configuration.ClientSettingsStore.ReadSettings(String sectionName, Boolean isUserScoped)
   at System.Configuration.LocalFileSettingsProvider.GetPropertyValues(SettingsContext context, SettingsPropertyCollection properties)
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.GetPropertiesFromProvider(SettingsProvider provider)
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.GetPropertyValueByName(String propertyName)
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.get_Item(String propertyName)
   at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.GetPropertyValue(String propertyName)
   at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.get_Item(String propertyName)
   at SkypeSoho.Properties.Settings.get_MP3Path()
   at .(Object , EventArgs )
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3649 (GDR.050727-3600)
    CodeBase: file:///c:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
MP3 Skype Recorder
    Assembly Version: 3.1.1.2
    Win32 Version: 3.1.1.2
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/MP3%20Skype%20Recorder/MP3%20Skype%20Recorder.exe
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3645 (GDR.050727-3600)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3644 (GDR.050727-3600)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3644 (GDR.050727-3600)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
Interop.SKYPE4COMLib
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/MP3%20Skype%20Recorder/Interop.SKYPE4COMLib.DLL
----------------------------------------
System.Configuration
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3654 (GDR.050727-3600)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3654 (GDR.050727-3600)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
----------------------------------------

************ Line 135 mentioned above of machine.config file (and lines following it): ************
  <system.serviceModel>
    <extensions>
      <behaviorExtensions>
        <add name="persistenceProvider" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.PersistenceProviderElement, System.WorkflowServices, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/>
        <add name="workflowRuntime" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.WorkflowRuntimeElement, System.WorkflowServices, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/>
        <add name="enableWebScript" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.WebScriptEnablingElement, System.ServiceModel.Web, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/>
        <add name="webHttp" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.WebHttpElement, System.ServiceModel.Web, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/>
      </behaviorExtensions>
      <bindingElementExtensions>
        <add name="webMessageEncoding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.WebMessageEncodingElement, System.ServiceModel.Web, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/>
        <add name="context" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.ContextBindingElementExtensionElement, System.WorkflowServices, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/>
      </bindingElementExtensions>
      <bindingExtensions>
        <add name="wsHttpContextBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.WSHttpContextBindingCollectionElement, System.WorkflowServices, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/>
        <add name="netTcpContextBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.NetTcpContextBindingCollectionElement, System.WorkflowServices, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/>
        <add name="webHttpBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.WebHttpBindingCollectionElement, System.ServiceModel.Web, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/>
        <add name="basicHttpContextBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.BasicHttpContextBindingCollectionElement, System.WorkflowServices, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/>
      </bindingExtensions>
    </extensions>
    <client>
      <metadata>
        <policyImporters>
          <extension type="System.ServiceModel.Channels.ContextBindingElementImporter, system.workflowservices, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, processorArchitecture=MSIL"/>
        </policyImporters>
        <wsdlImporters>
          <extension type="System.ServiceModel.Channels.ContextBindingElementImporter, system.workflowservices, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, processorArchitecture=MSIL"/>
        </wsdlImporters>
      </metadata>
    </client>
  </system.serviceModel>

 It looks like you need to reinstall .NET Framework 2.0

 My MP3 Skype Recorder stopped recording conversations with one particullat caller. 

I have alredy four conversations recorded with this caller without any problems, but last recording din't result in any new file.

I've tested the recording with Skype Echo and with another caller - everything fine.

The only way I was able to record my conversation today with my "problem caller" was trough Skype conference.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

 Hi so I create youtube videos and I use Dxtory to record it. Sadly, it couldn't really quite record skype audio calls. I have tried other recording devices like bandicam in the past but to no avail. So I was wondering if Free Skype call recorder had a hotkey button so that it synchronizes with my recording like for example my hotkey for recording is F12 so I want to set a hotkey for the skype recorder as well. Is there ths function?

There are no hotkeys. The recorder starts and stops automatically.

 I've been using this for 2 months and it worked fine.  Yesterday it didn't.  It wouldn't record the call, so I uninstalled it and reinstalled it, now all I get is a bar along the bottom of my screen with the name MP3SkypeRecorder but it won't even open.  I used to have a popup with the record, stop buttons, I can't get that now.

Win 7
Skype 6.6.0.106
Mp3 Recorder 3.1

App reports RECORDING ON; CONNECTED TO SKYPE

When a SKYPE call starts , the recorder pops up the CALL RECORDING window
A datestamped file is created in the correct folder (but not an MP3)
Call ends...file remains at 0kb (still not an MP3)

Checked the Firewall and the app IS in the 'allowed' list

This used to work fine...what has happened?

Guy

 How do I get started? I have registered and logged in to this account, downloaded the software but it does not show up on my Skype page.

 Hi I'm running skype 6.6.0.106 I'm running windows 7 home premium and I have the latest version of mp3 recording. When I try to record with the Mp3 Recorder I press the recorder and when I'm done I hit stop and when I go to the place where I have them saved they. don't show up. Please help! 

Try leaving recording button pressed, the recorder will start and stop recording automatically.

my recorder is only recording the voice at the other end and not my voice! i have tried it with mono stereo split stereo , and have also tried external and internal mic and do not understand why this is not working. It is just not recording my side of the conversation.I have also tried deleteing and re-downloading all to no avail. HELP please!

 http://voipcallrecording.com/Skype-recorder-both-sides-recording

Skype calls to users with live id are not saved. This is likely caused by the fact that live id users (microsoft accounts) have their skype name under the format live:username. The colon in the name is a forbbiden Windows file name character.

It reproduces everytime under Windows 7 with either receiving or calling a skype live account.

 Hello,

I'm using Skype 6.6 and the 3.1 version of the recorder.
I get a file per conversation, but it seems to only record my voice. I tried stereo and joint-stereo (but shouldn't be related to the problem, should it?)

When using Skype, I use the microphone built-in in the laptop and headphones to listen. Is that incompatible with the recorder?

Thanks!

Hi I have a new Windows 8 computer. I have a Skype app Version 1.0.0.266 Will mp3 Skype recorder work with this? The program starts up at start up and it says ready to record, but I can find a way to call Skype to get it connected via a 3 way call. I don't get the message asking for authorization to connect to Skype. Is this app different that regular Skype. Will Mp3 recorder work with the Skype App? I tried to download a regular Skype program, but it automatically went to the app version.
Thank you for your help in advance.

 Hello. It works only with desktop (not app) version of Skype. Please follow the instruction on Skype website to install the desktop version of Skype. 
https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12162/how-do-i-get-the-desktop-version-of-skype-on-windows-8

Great program, Alexander.   I especially appreciate the Stereo mode so I can adjust the volume of each person later for broadcast editing.  That's a brilliant feature.

I downloaded and used it yesterday with no problem, but my business partner is having trouble putting it on her PC.  She installed it and it's telling her it "Cannot connect to Skype".  We did go to "Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs, etc, but MP3 Skype Recorder is not showing up anywhere to allow access to.  How can we get the two programs to "see" each other?

Thanks!

 Please update Skype and restart the computer.

Hi,

I am receiving the following error when trying open MP3 Skype Recorder V 3.1.

Any ideas?

----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5467 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
Interop.SKYPE4COMLib
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/MP3%20Skype%20Recorder/Interop.SKYPE4COMLib.DLL
----------------------------------------
System.Configuration
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5473 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Xml
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5473 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.d

 Even I am getting the same error........Can any1 suggest some solutions.......Would be really helpful.

 It looks like this is only the ending part of error message. Please copy the whole message.
Please also check the following topic
http://voipcallrecording.com/content/error-root-element-missing

Have uninstalled MP3 Skype Recorder V 3.1, reinstalled MP3 Skype Recorder V 3.1 and also uninstalled Skype and reinstalled Skype.

Done Windows updates.

I've been using MP3 Skype Recorder for about 3 days. Today, I go to record a call between me and a few of my friends and the file for the call is just a file, not and mp3 and it has no file size. I've made sure my firewall isn't blocking it and I've alowed access to skype. I am currently using Skype version 6.6.0.106

I have Windows 7 Home Premium, Skype 6.6.0.106. I installed MP3 Skype Recorder v 3.1 today twice, but it does not link with Skype. Skype client did not ask about any permission and in Skype advanced options I did not see this programm. Both programs are working, but really don't see each other))) And nothing was recorded.  I can't understand this trick. 
It was blocked by Windows, I restarted and allowed to run. now it works! Все нормально)))  

 I have the same problem, both programms working but not linking. How did you allowed it to run?