• 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

This is a topic to report any issues with MP3 Skype Recorder v.3.1

If you have any problem please post below. Please indicate your OS and Skype version.


OK. Thanks! I just noticed those numbers ;) Now just I recall if I see nothing... Thanks you!

  i can't  download skype mp3 recorder in my laptop,plz  tell me   how do i can installation ?

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Download link - http://voipcallrecording.com/MP3SkypeRecorderSetup.exe

 Hello I seem to get an error that says this "Unhandled exception" and more I'm on Windows 7 and the latest skype version help?

Is there details button to get more details on the error you are getting? Please press it if it's there and copy-paste the error message.

Hello, just one question.
I just tried to record a conversation of 1 hour. I put on the recording after starting the conversation. After 45 minutes the internet went down for a short while, when it was re-established we maintained the conversation for 15 minutes.
When I looked up the files afterward, I only saw the one covering the last 15 minutes of the conversation. Is it somehow possible that the program could have overwritten the recording of the first 45 minutes?
Thanks in advance for any help.

 I accidently removed the recorder from Skypes 'Manage API Access Control' box.  I have reinstalled both yours and skype and it isn't showing back up.  How can I add it?

Please see Manual starting from the words "NOTE: If for some reason you don't see Allow Access panel"

 i not only don't see 'access panel' but when I go to Tools-Options-Advanced-Manage 'skype recorder' is not listed as one of the options to change or remove.  I accidently deleted it from this box.  i have uninstalled and reinstalled skype recorder and updated skype and it still doesn't show 'skype recorder' as an option under the 'Manage API Acces Control'? 

It looks like one of the libraries is missing.
Please try full uninstall and installing back
- uninstall recorder
- restart the computer
- installer the recorder
- restart once again

 i tried that.  It still doesn't show it in the 'Manage API Accesss Control' box.

Please try to update Windows installer, and install the recorder once again. Make sure that no 3rd party computer security software or any other similar software is blocking connection between Skype recorder and Skype. Make sure that you are installing the latest version of recorder from this website.

 Since I installed the latest skype update I keep getting this unhandled exception every time MP3 Skype Recorder 3.1 is getting started or I attempt to change the settings:
(I did a clean reinstall and the issue remains.)
See the end of this message for details on invoking 
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.
************** Exception Text **************
System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Configuration system failed to initialize ---> System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Root element is missing. (C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Alexander_Nikiforov\MP3_Skype_Recorder.exe_Url_bseom1xm3zk0xnc4bhdwumdycaacpllp\\user.config) ---> System.Xml.XmlException: Root element is missing.
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ThrowWithoutLineInfo(String res)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseDocumentContent()
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read()
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReader.Read()
   at System.Configuration.XmlUtil..ctor(Stream stream, String name, Boolean readToFirstElement, ConfigurationSchemaErrors schemaErrors)
   at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.InitConfigFromFile()
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at System.Configuration.ConfigurationSchemaErrors.ThrowIfErrors(Boolean ignoreLocal)
   at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.ThrowIfParseErrors(ConfigurationSchemaErrors schemaErrors)
   at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.ThrowIfInitErrors()
   at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.OnConfigRemoved(Object sender, InternalConfigEventArgs e)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.PrepareConfigSystem()
   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.SetPropertyValueByName(String propertyName, Object propertyValue)
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.set_Item(String propertyName, Object value)
   at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.set_Item(String propertyName, Object value)
   at SkypeSoho.Properties.Settings.set_Minimize(Boolean value)
   at . (Object , EventArgs )
   at System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox.OnCheckedChanged(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox.set_CheckState(CheckState value)
   at System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.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 **************
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.6111 (Win8RTM.050727-6100)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
MP3 Skype Recorder
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/MP3%20Skype%20Recorder/MP3%20Skype%20Recorder.exe
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.6111 (Win8RTM.050727-6100)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.6111 (Win8RTM.050727-6100)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.6111 (Win8RTM.050727-6100)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/MP3%20Skype%20Recorder/Interop.SKYPE4COMLib.DLL
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.6111 (Win8RTM.050727-6100)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.6111 (Win8RTM.050727-6100)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/
************** 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
For example:
    <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
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.

Configuration file is corrupted
-Please delete the folowing file
- restart the recorder, it will recreate the file.

 It did.
Thank you.

Sorry, silly question. After my first recording I changed the default download folder. Now I can't find the first recording? What was the default folder? How do I find my first recording? (Windows 7). Thanks...

 C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\MP3SkypeRecorder\MP3

 I was having problem with the .mp3 recording overlaying a second instance of my voice (conversation) after about a 20 second lag. The .mp3 had the entire conversation, but about 20 seconds in I could hear myself conversation starting over again; a second track of me speaking. I tried Stereo and Mono but had the same problem. After I switched to Joint Stereo this seemed to fix that recording problem. This was happening when I called the Skype Echo/Sound Test service to make sure everything was working correctly.

Skype Echo/Sound test service recording your voice and then playing it back to you to test you mic. Is that it?

Unhandled exception has occured in your application. Configuration system failed to initialize. I dont know what this means or how to fix it. i use windows 7 and i have no idea what skype version i have(didnt know there was more than one). please help. my skype sessions are court ordered to be recorded and i already missed my last session because i cant get this to work and will probably have to skip tonights session.

When are you getting this error? During installation? On a startup?
Is there details button on the error dialog. Click it if it's there and copy paste error message.
Too little information currently. This could be corrupted .Net Framework, Windows intaller or something else.
Please try to update .NET Framework this could help if it is .NET Framework  issue.

 i used Skype Recorder successfully for 5 days straight.  today it isn't working. it still shows that 'Recording: ON'.  I have restarted both skype and recorder and it still isn't recording.

Please check the following:
- Open Skype window
- Click 'Tools' in the upper menu. You will see the dropdown list. The last item in it is 'Options'. Click it.
- The new window with options should appear. There will be a tab list on the right. Click the last one - 'Advanced'.
You should see 'Manage other programs' access to Skype' in the bottom above 'Save' and 'Cancel buttons.
- Click 'Manage other programs' access to Skype'. You will see new window.
- Locate MP3SkypeRecorder.exe in the list.
- Check if it is 'Allowed to use Skype'. If not click 'Change' button. And then 'OK' to close this window.
- Then back in previous window click 'Save'

At me a problem with MP3 Skype v. 3.1 the such.
As I begin dialogue in Skype, record is started.
But starts to write down only after 30 seconds of dialogue.
And when I listen to the record, the first to the cop hasn't written down.
What's the problem? 
Prompt please.

Please update Skype and try to reinstall the recorder.

 Такая же проблема, что и у  LifeIsNo, но у меня скайп 5.6

 Works on new version are in progress. There will be significant changes in the part responsible for connection to Skype.

I am getting an error with mp3 skype - it doesnt connect to skype

same error here v3.1

Some details of the error could help to figure out what is wrong.

that's all the info -we- get too. 'Could not connect to Skype'.
Claims Recording is ON, using latest Skype version :

It looks like one of the dll is missing. Please try to reinstall recorder.

 I am operating Mac OS 10.6.8.  I have Skype 5.6.0143.  The LINK to this page says FOR MAC. Howvevr, I can only see downloads for Windows.  Where is the Free MP3 Skype Recorder for MAC??

Windows only, sorry. Ask the guys linking as FOR MAC what do they mean.

 Hi hope you can help me out,  Im using windows 7 and skype version
the recording is successful, it will be saved on my desktop automatically but when i tried opening it, i got this error :

File reading failed:
VLC could not open the file "C:\Users\Windows7\Desktop\2012-03-10 time 09_04_44 Outgoing Peer-to-Peer Call michael-official14.mp3".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///C:/Users/Windows7/Desktop/2012-03-10%20time%2009_04_44%20Outgoing%20Peer-to-Peer%20Call%20michael-official14.mp3'. Check the log for details.
File reading failed:
VLC could not open the file "C:\Users\Windows7\Desktop\2012-03-10 time 09_04_44 Outgoing Peer-to-Peer Call michael-official14.mp3".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///C:/Users/Windows7/Desktop/2012-03-10%20time%2009_04_44%20Outgoing%20Peer-to-Peer%20Call%20michael-official14.mp3'. Check the log for details.
What does this mean?

It looks like your default player is VLC (VideoLan)

If you google your error you will find lots of discussions on the same error

Please try any other player for recordings. Right click on file and click Open with option from the dropdown menu. Choose any other player, like Window Media player or any other available on your system. 

I just downloaded the recorder.  When it loaded there was a message saying that it didn't connect with Skype.  I rebooted the computer and went to the Advanced area of Skype Options and clicked on the "Manage other programs' access to Skype" and the program does not appear there.
Help?  I am on Skype 5.5..
Thank you.

Hi I have been using skype recorder for a few weeks and it was recording fine, it use to always let me know when it was recording. Now the last couple of times it doesnt appear to be recording the file is not in the folder where I have all the recordings. When I click the record button it doesn't come up saying recording, and I have checked skype to make sure that skype recorder is the allowed.  I checked my fire wall and skype recorder has access I am using skye
If it is recording and its going somewhere else I don't where its going and cant find any recordings.

When I go and find the file of my recorded conversation, it doesn't play and it says there's some sort of error.

Can you please specify what kind of error you are getting.
Did you try any other player?
Did you try other bitrate setting in recorder?

well, it does start up, but then exits, before recording. 

It used to work just fine. Now, it keeps "Waiting for user authorization to connect to Skype client." I do have Skype set to authorize the MP3 Skype Recorder. I also get the .NET Framework error message. I can not get the Recorder to work at all. I have Win7 and .Net Framework 4. I have uninstalled/reinstalled .NET Framework and the Recorder but no luck. What can be going on???????
Thanks.... Gary

Try to reinstall recorder. You said that you set Skype authorization to allow Skype recorder access. But please double check this as described  in manual. Generally  "Waiting for user authorization to connect to Skype client." status means that it fail to get access to Skype due restrictions from Skype.

I have uninstalled and re-installed several times. No luck. The MP3 Recorder will not be recognized by Skype. It used to work but I can not get it to work any more. And I still get the NET. error. 

For the sake of clarity:
- Sing in to Skype using your account (account you will record)
- Open Skype window
- Click 'Tools' in the upper menu. You will see the dropdown list. The last item in it is 'Options'. Click it.
- The new window with options should appear. There will be a tab list on the left. Click the last tab - 'Advanced'.
You should see 'Manage other programs' access to Skype' in the bottom above 'Save' and 'Cancel buttons.
- Click 'Manage other programs' access to Skype'. You will see new window.
- Locate MP3 Skype Recorder.exe in the list.
- Check if it is 'Allowed to use Skype'. If not click 'Change' button. And then 'OK' to close this window.
- Click 'Save'

I love the program works great.  I have 2 questions though.
1.     I keep getting a message to update but when I do it still tells me to update.  Am I doing something wrong or forgeting to do something?
2.     Is there a way to set it so that it automatically records because I can't find way to designate this?
I use skype to do all of my calling for one of my clients and have used other programs that do offer this option but really like how simple your program is. 


1. I'm not sure what update message you are getting. The recorder doesn't through any messages to update. Please make a screenshot and send it to my email. I really would like to see what you are talking about.

2. The recorder will record every call automatically once the Record button (red circle) is pressed. Do not press Stop button, the recording will stop automatically once call is ended. If you press Stop button automatic recording will be off. The recording button should be pressed as shown on the image below for automatic recording.

MP3 Skype automatic recording

 This is literally one of the best skype recorders on the internet, yet because of the latest update we can't use it please fix the framework problem.

The .NET Framework version requirements didn't change since last version. It is .NET Famework v.2. It was intentionally left the same to allow user with no later .NET Framework to use the record without upgrading. Unfortunately this applies some limits on UI design.
Could you please describe the problem you've mentioned. Errors if any. If there are Details button on the error dialog, please press it and copy-paste the full error text.

 i have been having problems downloading this program on to my computer. i did it on a friends and it worked perfect. heres a link to the video showing everything that happens. just full screen and 720p it
i cant wait to get this program working!!!