So, I woke up this morning to see this posted in a podcasting community forum:

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12349…

What does this mean?

It means that the Call Recorder software I use to record both sides of a Skype conversation (incredibly useful when I've got a guest host on who's not too computer savvy - I can record the call, split it into two separate tracks, and edit each side as needed to edit out things like coughs, dog barks, room noise, etc) is no longer going to work after Dec. 31st.

I can TRY to prevent my computer from updating, but that only works for so long. Recently, Apple did an update that changed APIs for the way that the built in cameras are used on the Macbook Air. It killed the video chat ability in Skype, and my wife started freaking - the first thing she did was start checking for updates across both the Mac and Skype. It's what I would have done to try and fix it, so I'm not upset by her trying that...But what if I tell her, "Don't update Skype," and she forgets and updates it? Rolling back to a previous version ain't all that easy.

The next alternative is to train my co-host on how to record their side of the audio via Audacity. Sounds easy enough, except that she's not the most technologically apt person. So this is another problem...

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I'm just feeling a headache coming on because Microsoft/Skype is no longer wanting 3rd party apps working with Skype...I'm going to have to do some research and see what I can find, but I have a feeling it's not going to be as easy as I'd like it to be...