CallGraph Retirement

Skype recently announced the retirement of it’s Desktop API by December 2013. CallGraph Skype Recorder is built on the Skype Desktop API and depends upon it to function. Without the Skype Desktop API CallGraph Skype Recorder will cease to function. It is very unfortunate, but we will be forced to retire CallGraph Skype API along with the Skype Desktop API. There are no workarounds possible.

CallGraph Skype Recorder was released in March 2008 and as a free tool to record Skype conversation. It was, and still is, the only free Skype Recording Plugin without any limitations. It is especially popular in the podcasting community and a lot of podcasts are recorded still with CallGraph. For us, it was a great tool to provide our customers. At the end of the day, we are very happy that a lot of people used our tool and were happy with it. Thank you for using CallGraph.

As a fallback we would suggest using an app on your phone to record the call off your computer speakers.  It leads to a loss of quality, but it works.

Update  (7th November, 2013): The call recording API will not be retired at this time, as per Microsoft. CallGraph should therefore continue to work.

Call Graph Recorder: Version

New Features/Enhancements

  • Ability to set the timestamp format in the file name. There are 9 presets available.
  • The toolbar and icons have been redone. Better graphics and looks.
  • The system tray icon now has a indicators for recording and Skype authorization.
  • New option in popup menu which shows the last notification message.

Bug Fixes

  • The echo/lag issue has been fixed.
  • MP3 conversion failure for files with apostrophe’s in their names has been fixed.
  • Crashes when exiting Call Graph has been fixed.
  • The flash plugin in Call Graph Browser has been updated to the latest version.

Please upgrade now. Do not forget to authorize Call Graph after the update. As always, comments and feedback is most welcome.

Major Release, Client Version

New Features

Skype 4 Echo Issue: A new option to remove Near End Echo when using Call Graph with Skype 4. Thanks to everyone who tested the workaround!

Skype Link Error Detection: If no data is being received from Skype during the recording then the recording is stopped an an error notification is displayed.

Default Wav file encoding: From this release onwards the recorded file is always encoded in wav format during the Skype call and converted to mp3 after the call is finished. This reduces the CPU load during the recording process.

Automatic Recording In Between Call: If Call Graph is started during the Skype call and automatic recording is set, then the recording is started immediately.

Browser Launch Dialog: The browser launch dialog can now be skipped.

Bug Fixes

Manual Recording: Fixed several bugs in the manual recording process.

Browser Launch During Startup: The Call Graph Browser is no longer launched on startup. Instead the toolbar is shown.

Skype Connection Notification: If Skype is not running then Call Graph does not keep on showing the Skype Connection Error notification. Instead after two attempts to connect to Skype, the Skype connection notification is shown once.

Notification Messages: The notification messages have been redone in this release.

Please update now. Do not forget to authorize Call Graph to connect to Skype after installing the update. As usual, feedback/comments is welcome.

UPDATE: Some users have reported that after applying this update they cannot hear their callers anymore. If its happening then please upgrade to version to resolve it.