Tips on how to record a Skype video call from Jimmy Flores

main_skypeI was recently looking for a way to record a Skype video call for use later. I spent much of an afternoon exploring different options I stumbled on through Google search but nothing was really jumping out at me. So, I did what I normally do when I hit a wall — I turned to Twitter.

My favorite reco from that plea for help came from @detroitnews

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I clicked the link and video atop the post and 23 minutes and 47 seconds later felt a whole lot smarter.

The link sent me to a post by Jimmy Flores on his site where he has a little text that gives some tips and tricks on recording a Skype video, but the best part of what he has posted is a video walking viewers through everything from the equipment they should have on hand to why they should Pony up $20 for the Call Recorder software. I was desperately looking for a free option for the recording, but after he showed off the software and I thought about what I was actually wanting, I realized that $20 was well worth the price to pay.

If you’re looking to record Skype interviews for classroom lessons or you’re looking for ways reporters can record interviews to post online, I highly recommend How to record Skype video calls, interview guests and create great content by Jimmy Flores.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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One thought on “Tips on how to record a Skype video call from Jimmy Flores

  • July 12, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Great article to capture video from skype. This is amazing and wonderful.

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