Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Using Fraps to Record Skype conversations

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There are thousands of Skype recorders; video recorders, audio recorders, editors with sounds effects, and a lot more. But in the case that you’re very lazy, have Fraps open, and need to record a Skype call right now, you might be able to do it.

Now, this is not a How-To, because if you use Fraps you know how to record video. This is more of a “Did you know” kind of post. Specially since recording with Fraps requires some rules… well, just one.

Fraps WON’T record background windows, so if you minimize or change the main call, the recording will be paused and then resumed when you make it the active window again. That’s all you need to know.

If you want to use Fraps to record Skype, you must have the main call as an permanent-top window. Can’t minimize it, can’t change it. You can, if you want, use the mini-popup that appears when having a call. Since this popup stays above everything, you should be able to click it, record and then do whatever you want and your recording won’t stop.

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Now, I’m not saying that you should use Fraps to record your calls, there are a lot of options out there, and Fraps is not a Skype recording software. You are better downloading one specifically made for it.

This is only a post to let people know that you can actually record Skype calls with Fraps. That is all.

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