• 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 a problems with MP3 Skype Recorder v. 1.8.3

You are welcome to report any problems, bugs or difficulties with MP3 Skype Recorder v. 1.8.3. Please use comments below.
Known bugs:

  • Stopping recording during conference sometime causes failing to start record again in this conference session.


So I've been trying to record some podcasts with my fellow friends on skype, but when I open the folder where the files are meant to be stored at, they're not there, as if I didn't record anything. Any way I can fix this?

 Use the latest version. This thread is for old version.

File of recording won't open and won't open through iTunes as well.

Check that file is not empty - 0B. If it is empty check that no personal firewall is blocking connection between Skype and Skype recorder. Otherwise please try another MP3 player, e.g. Winamp.

Is there anyone still monitoring this?
I've downloaded this program and it simply doesn't work. When I run it I get "Error connecting to Skype - No Skype detected or your Skype version doesn't have Skype Extras Manager and not supporting 3rd party plugins, e.g. Skype Beta versions or Sky Business versions"
I do have Skype Extras Manager and am using neither a Beta version nor the business version.
I am using Win XP with SP3, can anyone help me?

Please see this topic http://voipcallrecording.com/no_skype_extras_manager_error
I'm pretty sure that you don't have Skype Extras Manager. There is some naming confusion: you can have Skype Extras, but still have no Skype Extras manager. Please follow the steps described in the topic linked above.

BTW, my version of Skype is

Running Windows XP, SP 3.   4 gigs RAM.
When a call is answered, I get a prompt, "error creating destination file".
Checked firewall, and it doesn't even see the program in Program Files folder.  How do I get this to create an .mp3 file?

I downloaded the software for Windows yesterday, did an outgoing test call, and it recorded fine, mp3 file showed up on my desktop. When I recorded an incoming call today, the MP3 Skype Recorder showed that Recording was ON, but no file ever appeared afterward.
I had access allowed through Skype, so there was no firewall issue that I know of, but the file does not exist. Any reason why this might happen?

Could you specify your OS and Skype versions please in order to test and try to recreate the problem in a similar environment.

I find that when I am recording with this software and I go to play back the file, the other speakers come through clearly and fine without cutting in and out, while it seems that this software is causing my microphone to cut in and out, causing some things that I am saying not only to not be recorded but also not to be heard by the other speakers in the conversation.

Not sure what is causing such behaviour. Recorder is not working with microphone, but with Skype directly and could not influence microphone performance as for my knowledge.

 I used the skype recorder earlier this year and recorded a VERY important phone conversation and when I played it back it originally played on one side(because I recorded in stereo) but when I play it back now it is very garbled and you are unable to distinguish what is being said? I have tried opening the file up in many MP3 players with the same results. I even tried to use another program that uses the LAME MP3 encoder with no difference? Can anyone help me!

If it was playing OK and now the sound is distorted, probably the recording was corrupted.
Try to play it with Winamp player. It works great for me.

Done installing the recorder and it's all set only for one. Every time I record a call and do the play back, I can only hear the person I spoke with but not my voice. Can you help me please? Thank you!

If you are using stereo mode, make sure that both pc speakers are working, because one side of conversation is recorded to the left channel and the other to the right. Try mono mode.

Make sure that no personal firewall is blocking connection between Skype and MP3 Skype recorder.

This thread is for 1.8.3 version please use this MP3 Skype recorder 1.9.0. topic

 just finished using program and cant find where the file is save. When i checked with the program it shows it saving to a folder that isnt on my PC. any tips on finding the file?

Clicking on the "Play" button (the 3rd on top with triangle) should open the folder containing records. If the folder does not exist, the records could not be saved, choose the existing folder by clicking the folder icon next to the path textbox.

I downloaded this Skype recorder, but it will only record the first few seconds of the conversation. I have followed all the instructions. I have now uninstalled it as I have tried several times to record Skype conversations and the same thing happens , it only records the first couple of seconds. What is wrong?

Hello and thanks for the great software.  I am however having some trouble.  I am running Windows 7 and Skype Recorder always says "Waiting for Skype".  I tried to authorize manually from Tools | Advanced and MP# Skype Recorder is not an option there.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling etc. with the same outcome. 
Any advice on this issue?

Restart the computer after installation, this should help on Win 7
If it doesn't, check if any antivirus is blocking connection between Skype and recorder.

No it absolutely did not work. I am on Windows 7 64-bit. It never gets out of the waiting for Skype state.

 I figured it out myself. Theres a hidden window in Skype saying MP3 recorder is asking for access. Clicked on OK and it finally worked. :)

Hi, where is that hidden window on Skype where to accept? I cannot find it. Thanks

Please see here

Starting the words "NOTE: If for some reason you don't see Allow Access panel"

Hi, I came across your plugin via one of your comments on one of the existing Skype-recording apps! Thanks for a great app that works well!
This is not an error report but more a suggestion if you accept feedback here.
One thing I was hoping to see which I'm used to on other apps hiding in my Windows tray is some change in the icon to indicate whether it was active or not. So what would be practical is if the icon gave you some indication if the recording was ON or OFF.
By the way, the "About" link in your app points to the page with the old version of MP3 Skype. Thanks again.

On Windows 7, the latest verison, if you record for a long time (around 4-6 hours) the hard disks get hot and they can't keep up with the constant writing to the disk that the program does. I suggest storing 30-60 seconds of data and then writing it to the disk to avoid the Disk I/O errors I get which gives my computer a BSOD.
I use 2 1tb hard disks, one external and one internal. I know these are disk issues because when it happens Skype will close and say "Disk I/O error" and then everything stops working and the computer restarts itself.
That or at least give options like this for advanced users, then this program would work flawlessly.

I'm trying to install a newer version of MP3 Skype Recorder but it fails due to the original installed MP3 Skype Recorder is unable to uninstall.

Make sure installed version is NOT running.

I received a .NET framework error message. See Below
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040154): Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {830690FC-BF2F-47A6-AC2D-330BCB402664} failed due to the following error: 80040154.
   at nsSkypeConnector.ConnectorClass..ctor()
   at SkypeSoho.Form1.Form1_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   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 **************
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
    CodeBase: file:///c:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/Audio-Video/SkypeCallRecorder/SkypeCallRecorder.exe
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/Audio-Video/SkypeCallRecorder/Interop.SKYPE4COMLib.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

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.

System Info:
Intel 1.70 GHZ
Memory: 1 GB
OS: Win XP SP2 32 bit

After a call ends, the recorder pops up and demands attention.  I have no idea why this is; I"m well aware that a call ended, and that it was recorded, and that the recording is finished. 
Yet, I must click the system box to get rid of this damned thing.
That's why I'm looking for another recorder.  I don't mind paying; I mind having to do useless things.
Maybe with this info you can get some paying customers?  Dunno.

The popup on the end of recording gives you a shortlink to the last record.

Keep an eye on this site, I'm going to release new separate shareware recording tool soon.

Just downloaded the latest version of MP3 Skype Recorder and it looks like it is not recording in stereo mode.
After I record and play the conversation my voice comes out on the left side and the other contacts voice on the right side, even though I have the option for stereo.
is this the way the recorder works or is it a problem?
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Pedro Sanchez, Jr.

Hello. It should recording in stereo as long as you use stereo or joint stereo mode settings. Check  if you switch the radio-button to one of above settings. Please check if there is MP3Recorder.ini in C:\Program Files\MP3 Skype Recorder folder, if it still recording in mono. Please check nMode in it, what does it show when you choose stereo?

When I choose Mono (nmode = 3), Stereo (nmode = 0), Joint Stereo (nmode = 1)

Should be working. I'll take a closer look what could cause this.

Just a bit more info:
Current version for Skype is
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3

I downloaded the last version MP3 Skype Recorder v.1.8.6, 
i installed it and i start the tests to check is relly recording skype calls,
i check all options and it not recording... it only show messages that call is recorded and it create file with name of call, but this file is empty, only few bytes.
This software only creating empty file with name of call(date, user name, phone).

Thanks for help,
beta version MP3 Skype Recorder v.1.8.8 seems work fine.

Hi, great product - but!
- In a real call (30 minutes long) with SkypeOut to a landline number in France, it only recorded the earphone track - but not the microphone.
- It worked fine on a local call (SkypeOut) to Switzerland after I made the French call.
- It works fine with the Skype Test Service, recording both the "earphone-track" on the right channel and the "microphone-track" on the left channel.
The recording mode was set to "Stereo" but strangelythe earphone channel was on both left and right channels.
Any help?
Windows XP, Service Pack 3, .NET v2.0.50727,

 Hi. It's a great product and it works great however there is one issue for me. Whenever I start MP3SkypeRecorder it runs its installer first and then it does something and only after that it runs. However if I delete MP3SkypeRecorder.msi it won't start. 
It just says that the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. So basically it will not work without msi file even though it is already installed.
Any clues? Thanks

Did you get an Unhandled Exception the first time you installed it, or the first time program ran?

 No errors whatsoever. Installation was just fine.

I have this problem too, i.e. every time I click on the icon to run MP3SkypeRecorder it goes through the install process each time. But I have found if I set it up to start automatically at Windows startup it will work fine.

 Yes, same for me. However I prefer to start program manualy when I need it and I don't won't it running all the time.

 Oh, I forgot to mention. I have Windows XP sp3. Previous version worked fine.

The fact that it runs installer each time means, that when you start application it founds that something is missing from installation.
Did you run installer as administarator? if not, try to start installer as administrator.

 Yes I did try that too. I tried to install for all users, just me, as administrator, with under user name and every time is the same. At startup it runs installer first. So I am stuck with msi file at the desktop.

Could you check Event Viewer after the startup and forced installation process, if there is any errors for Mp3 Skype Recorder
Control Panel -> Administrative tool -> Event Viewer -> Application

 There are some warnings in event log:
1. warning
Detection of product '{7421A410-FC91-42DE-A472-498B6B274906}', feature 'DefaultFeature', component '{B90A81FD-D349-111B-748B-0F76F8CF184E}' failed.  The resource 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\MP3 Skype Recorder' does not exist.
2. warning
Detection of product '{7421A410-FC91-42DE-A472-498B6B274906}', feature 'DefaultFeature' failed during request for component '{1C1847CD-64DB-DCDD-E3BB-20814ADEC0AC}'
and if I delete msi file from the desktop there is an error:
3. error (only if msi file is missing)
Product: MP3 Skype Recorder -- Error 1706. An installation package for the product MP3 Skype Recorder cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package 'MP3SkypeRecorder.msi'.
I hope that helps. Thanks.