Skype Auto Recorder 1.2 released

Have released Skype Auto Recorder version 1.2 that contains important bug fixes and finally can be treated as stable.

As before, you can obtain executable files and source code from the application’s CodePlex page.


Changes in version 1.2

  • Fixed the issue when application doesn’t record MP3-file for some reason.
  • It was difficult to find why sometimes application doesn’t return MP3-file. Furthermore, it even didn’t start to merge WAV channels saved by Skype. So finally I figured out the cause of a problem: Skype sends API message that call ended but still can lock output files. And looks like it doesn’t depend on duration of the conversation. Locked files can’t be read and the only way to handle such situation is simply wait when they will be available.

    There is no build-in .NET Framework method to check that some file is in use, so a small tip how to do it:

    public static bool FileIsInUse(string fileName)
    {
        try
        {
            using (new FileStream(fileName, FileMode.Open))
            {
            }
            return false;
        }
        catch (IOException)
        {
            return true;
        }
    }
    

    Now SkypeAutoRecorder waits for files before starting to process them.

  • Implemented support of Skype disconnects and connection problems during conversation.
  • From now application handles such situations correctly and save already recorded conversation. The bad side of Skype API that there is no explicit message about disconnect or connection problems (or maybe I just have not found). The only way to react is to wait for API message with text CALL <ID> STATUS UNPLACED.

  • Implemented {duration} placeholder.
  • From now it can be used in file names and returns duration of the recorded conversation in format hh.mm.ss (for example, 00.23.45).

  • Improved settings loading.
  • Application will not throw an exception if can’t load settings (if file is corrupted or outdated). In case of error it will simply use default settings.

  • Several code improvements and refactorings.

Format of settings-file still the same so existing settings will be used correctly in the new version.

This version was primary aimed on fixing existing issues. There are still several features that I’m planning to implement in the next release: formats for placeholders, distribution to several locations from one filter, new icon and images :), etc.

2 thoughts on “Skype Auto Recorder 1.2 released

  1. Hi Kirill. Downloaded Skype Auto Recorder from Codeplex on Thursday. Got it to work on Friday after installing Net Frame, as advised, and used it today to record a marathon three-hour call with a teacher. Worked great. Just want to say THANKS!

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