If you make a lot of Skype calls, at some point or other you may very well want to watch some of them later on. That is especially true if you’re using Skype for business calls and want to refer back to a particular conversation, but it also applies for personal calls that may have been memorable and you’d like to be able to watch again from time to time.
Of course as you probably know Skype itself doesn’t have a feature that will let you ‘save’ its calls. However with Movavi Screen Capture for Mac you can record Skype calls on Mac by setting it up to record the Skype call directly from your screen and then saving it onto your hard drive.
Once you launch Movavi Screen Capture for Mac, you will first need to define the capture area – which you will want to encompass the Skype call. To do that you can click and drag the mouse cursor to draw a frame over it, or simply click on the Skype window to select it.
Seeing as you’re going to want to record both the incoming and outgoing audio, you should then make sure the system audio and microphone icons are highlighted. Assuming either of them isn’t, just click once and Movavi Screen Capture for Mac should highlight it.
Aside from that you can choose to adjust the volume levels and frame rate within Movavi Screen Capture for Mac as well. In fact you could even set it to record keyboard and mouse actions – though that probably isn’t necessary in this case.
When you’re ready you can start recording and control it using the on-screen panel in Movavi Screen Capture for Mac or its hotkeys. As soon as you stop the recording the video will be saved in MKV format, though you can opt to save it in any other format you like or use the presets to optimize it for a particular device or platform.
That’s really all that is needed to capture Skype calls so that you can watch them later using Movavi Screen Capture for Mac. As you can see it is really simple and straightforward, so much so you could set it up quickly if you’re in a rush and yet want to record your calls. Be sure to try doing so first though, just so you make sure you’re familiar with it.