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When using Skype 6.22 or 7.0 for Windows, Simkl will not record any audio.

December 22nd, 2014 • AnnouncementsSimklSkype

When using Skype 6.22 or 7.0 for Windows Desktop, Simkl will not record any audio.
Due to a bug in the Skype API (used by application like Simkl to communicate with the Skype application), any 3rd party recording application is unable to detect when a Skype call starts and stops. The Skype API does not provide this information in the latest Skype 6.22 or 7.0 for Windows application.

To resolve this issue, please downgrade by installing Skype 6.21. After you have done this, Simkl will work normally again.

Download Skype 6.21 from here: http://history.im/SkypeSetup_6.21.0.104.msi

After installing, disable automatic updates in Skype: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12096/how-do-i-turn-off-automatic-updates-in-skype-for-windows-desktop

Skype will provide a fix in the upcoming Skype 7.1 release. Expect this to be made available in January 2015.

We will be updating this article as we receive new information from Skype.



Simkl Announces Kickstarter Campaign to Crowdfund New Television, Anime and Movie Tracking Software – Simkl TV Tracker

May 12th, 2014 • AnnouncementsSimklTV Tracker

A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched in support of Simkl TV Tracker an innovative television, movie and anime tracking software from leading software and web developers Simkl.

New York, NY – May 12, 2014

Track, watch, whatever, whenever, on any device. That’s the promise of the new Simkl TV Tracker under development and it’s clearly an idea who’s time has come. The brainchild of software and web development company Simkl, has recently announced the start of their Kickstarter campaign to fund it into being release ready and it’s being met with a great deal of excitement.

“Simkl have developed, designed, redesigned and re-imagined TV, Anime and Movie Tracking website and software many times during the past six months, pouring countless hours into thinking about the user experience and the technical aspects of the project to make it blazing fast to browse using new HTML5 technologies and easy to use for you”, commented a spokesperson from the company. “Simkl is looking for Kickstarter support to fund creating the biggest and easiest TV show, anime and movie library with an automated watchlist built-in. The funds will be used to pay for engineers/programming/designing and licensing fees that will help us get release-ready.”

Simkl TV Tracker can automatically detect what users are watching and mark it as watched in their online profile. It combines the best parts of a website, an iOS / Android app, a computer app and an Open API to mash up a user’s watched data.

Simkl also allows users to see what they’ve missed; stream video; see what their friends are watching; views what’s next on TV; learn how much time they’ve wasted watching TV shows and also see what progress they’ve made on shows they have been viewing.

The company announced their intentions to make their technology as accessible as possible by providing an open tracking API. The open API designed to facilitate independent third-party innovation. Users can connect to plugins like XMBC, Media Portal and Plex, create their own mashups or embed the tracker on their own sites.

To call it cutting edge is an understatement.

The Kickstarter campaign has set a goal of $15,000 along with some exciting stretch goals to bring the software to release with a wide range of donor incentives based on the amount of pledge made.

Technology and entertainment enthusiasts are responding with excitement to a near future that includes Simkl TV Tracker.

Emily G., a online blogger from Boston recently said, “This is really exciting news. I love Simkl’s Skype Recorder so I know first hand the great work they produce. I can’t wait for the TV tracker to be released.”

For more information on the Kickstarter campaign visit http://bit.ly/TVTracker or the Simkl website at http://simkl.com.



Status update on Simkl and Skype API – Simkl still works!

January 30th, 2014 • SimklSkype

Simkl still works with Skype without any problems and will continue to work in the near future.

This is a quick status update on last year message in Skype that it will be shutting down API.

You may still see a small popup in Skype about API while using Simkl for the first time which is incorrect. A link in this popup will open a Skype blog post which contains this message:
“As communicated in this blog post, due to technology improvements we are making to the Skype experience, some features of the API will stop working with Skype for desktop. For example, delivery of chat messages using the API will cease to work. However, we will be extending support for two of the most widely used features – call recording and compatibility with hardware devices – until we determine alternative options or retire the current solution.”

So as noted in the last message of the paragraph Skype has extended it’s API functionality for Simkl and you can continue to use Simkl IM Chat & Voice recorder to record all your Skype calls.

Simkl continues to support Skype recording functionality and providing one of a kind Premium Cloud Storage solution for all your Skype conversations. Please visit our download page at http://im.simkl.com/support/skype/imcvr/download/ to download a working Skype recorder.

Best regards, Simkl Team





Skype shows a warning: API – We want to let you know that your Simkl.exe application will stop working with Skype, starting in December 2013

October 16th, 2013 • AnnouncementsSimklSkype

Here’s how to make recording work again: Uninstall your current Skype version, download and install older Skype version.


Update: December 2014:

When using Skype 6.22 or 7.0 for Windows Desktop, Simkl will not record any audio.

Due to a bug in the Skype API (used by application like Simkl to communicate with the Skype application), any 3rd party recording application is unable to detect when a Skype call starts and stops. The Skype API does not provide this information in the latest Skype 6.22 or 7.0 for Windows application.

To resolve this issue, please downgrade by installing Skype 6.21. After you have done this, Simkl will work normally again.

Download Skype 6.21 from here: http://download.skype.com/msi/SkypeSetup_6.21.0.104.msi

After installing, disable automatic updates in Skype: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12096/how-do-i-turn-off-automatic-updates-in-skype-for-windows-desktop

Skype will provide a fix in the upcoming Skype 7.1 release. Expect this to be made available in January 2015.

We will be updating this article as we receive new information from Skype.

 

Important: Skype 6.9 and higher will show a warning message when you start Skype that Simkl will stop working in December 2013. This decision has been reverted by Microsoft/Skype. Simkl will continue to work after December 2013!

When you upgrade to Skype 6.9, you will be seeing a message in Skype letting you know that Skype will stop 3rd party applications to access Skype.

Skype have announced that they will remove the Desktop API from Skype for Windows Desktop, Skype for Mac and Skype for Linux. In addition they have announced the decommissioning of SkypeKit, a tookit with which Skype was integrated into hardware devices such as TVs.

The removal of the API will render all Skype add-on products useless. This includes Simkl Recorder for Skype, various hardware products and the majority of other applications. As you can understand, we are not at all happy about this.

As of Skype 6.11 the Desktop API will be physically removed from the Skype application. Add-on products like Simkl will not be able to communicate with Skype anymore. This affects all add-on products built for Skype!

For the time being we recommend to downgrade back to Skype 6.8 until we see how this plays out. Download from here. Important notice: after installing Skype 6.8, disable the automatic update function in Skype (Tools > Options > Advanced > Automatic updates).

We are particularly shocked about this because of the short notice given to Skype users and the fact that Skype is not providing any replacement/successor interface model which will allow us and other developers to further provide the functionality you are enjoying today.

Please consider to sign a petition over at Change.org (and don’t forget to share it too).

 

UPDATE: A new statement from Skype informs that products providing call recording will continue to work beyond December 2013, until further notice. Further information on the Skype Blog.

To be safe, for the time being we recommend to downgrade back to Skype 6.8 until we see how this plays out. Download from here. Important notice: after installing Skype 6.8, disable the automatic update function in Skype (Tools > Options > Advanced > Automatic updates). More information how to stop automatic updates can be read here.

We will update this article as we have more information. For now rest assured that Simkl will continue to be operational and able to record Skype, just by using the older version of Skype.



 



 
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