Translate Skype Chat in Real Time

Have you ever been in a web chat with a person who does not understand your language, or whose language you don’t? Most likely it would not be the case, but you would still try to converse with someone, even if you did not know their language fluently.

Skype Translate is a handy utility, which will allow you to translate your Skype chat in real-time. Skype Translate works 2 ways.

  • It will allow you to type text in your language and then automatically translate into the recipients language.
  • It will automatically translate the what your friends type into your language.

Think of Skype Translate as your personal Translator. Conversing with people from other languages is tough, however this makes it a bit easy, if not more fun.

Watch a video of Skype Translate in action.

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Record Skype Voice Calls/Conversations for Free


Skype provides users with a great experience for voice chats and video conferences. However, unlike regular conversations you will not find archives of your voice chats. iFree Recorder is a which will allow you to record Skype calls.

iFree Recorder records Skype2Skype calls, SkypeOut/SkypeIn calls and Conference calls. The recorded files are then stored as MP3 Files and provides an easy way to track history and listen to recorded files.

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How to Install Skype in Ubuntu

Skype is the most popular client to make telephone calls over the Internet. Skype lets us make international calls without any limits. With Skype, we can also receive calls, although that service is not free of cost.


Now, Skype is easily available for windows, but it is not present in the default repositories  for Ubuntu Linux. To add Skype to your Ubuntu installation, here are three easy steps.

  1. Run this command from the command line. This adds support for Mediubuntu repositories.
    sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
  2. This compound command adds the GPG key for Mediubuntu repositories.
    wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update
  3. This third and last command, installs Skype into your Ubuntu system.
    sudo aptitude install skype

If you had already enabled the Mediubuntu repositories,

you can execute this in the terminal to install Skype :

sudo apt-get install skype

This will install Skype into your system, which will be available under the Applications->Internet category.

Skype 2.1 Beta For Linux Gets Video & SMS Support

Linux seems to be getting some real good attention these days. First Pidgin gets an update that featuring support for video calls and now the guys at Skype seem to follow the league.

greenshot_2009-08-29_01-28-28Skype 2.1 Beta for Linux came out this week. Users of the popular VoIP application on the Linux platform had been demanding video support since like ages. They may rejoice now as this Beta release features native video call support, among several other features.

What are the showstoppers?

  • High Quality Video support (640×480 at 30fps)
  • Support for PulseAudio
  • SMS sending support
  • Typing notification in chat (Example: Jack is typing…)

Improvements in Skype 2.1 Beta

  • Enlarged tray icon, also showing number of missed events.
  • Updated ALSA device detection, nicer to USB headsets
  • Birthday reminders are now displayed 24 hours before birthday
  • Calling phone numbers of a contact can be done using context menu
  • Warning dialog when cancelling file transfer

Skype 2.1 Beta is available for most major Linux distributions, namely Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10, Debian Lenny, Fedora 9 and 10 and openSUSE 11

Download Skype 2.1 Beta For Linux | Read the Release Notes

Please note that this is beta software and is still undergoing development. Do not expect butter-smooth experience and stay prepared with your airbags for crazy accidents. Srsly.


Record Skype Calls With Skype Call Recorder

Skype Call Recorder is a application which which automatically recorders all your Skype conversations and conferences. It saves Skype conversations in compact and widely used format – mp3 files. This tool records P2P Skype calls, SkypeOut calls, as well as calls to Skype Online number.

After installing, Skype Call Recorder sits in the system tray and monitors Skype calls, it will automatically start recording when you start conversations.

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Run Skype From A USB Drive [Portable Software]

Skype is a very popular instant messenger and P2P telephony software, widely used for its voice chat and PC-to-phone ability. However Skype does not run directly on a USB drive, making it essential to be installed everytime you want to use a different PC.


The Portable team have come up with a tutorial that will help you hack the default Skype setup and use it from a USB drive.

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