This is not particularly new, but I thought it worth making a note of, since there still seems to be some confusion about whether it’s possible to save Skype voicemail messages as audio files onto your computer. There are other ways, but this one, posted at SkypeJournal last year by a guy called Carlos, does the trick most simply, in my view, and doesn’t require any extra software. (This will probably only work on duplex soundcards, but most are nowadays, methinks.) I’ve edited it a bit for clarity.
- Open the Windows Volume Control (under Accessories/Multimedia in your Start Menu, or via the little speaker in the System Tray)
- Click on Options and then Properties
- Select Recording, then make sure Wave Out Mix is selected. Click OK
- In the Recording Control window, Select Wave out Mix
- Open the Windows Sound Recorder program (under Accessories/Multimedia) or whatever audio recording program you use
- Start recording
- Play the VoiceMail on Skype
- You should now be recording. Adjust the levels on your audio recording program (I found I had to set it very, very low) as necessary
- Save the file.