Video Chat Recorder is a lightweight Windows application built specifically for helping you capture video streams from webpages, webcam chats, and video calls. Using this tool, you are able to record and save the captured video chat sessions to your computer.

You may record from Skype, Google Chat Video, Facebook Audio/Video Chat, Yahoo!, AOL, or any other instant messaging utilities. It comes in handy for all users who want to capture web conferences, online lectures, training videos, animated tutorials or presentations, screen demos, and trailers.

You are welcomed by a clean feature lineup where most of the operations can be carried out with minimal effort. You can input a valid URL in the dedicated panel, and go to the previous or next page, as well as stop or refresh the current webpage.

Video Chat Recorder gives you the possibility to start, stop, pause, or resume the recording process, enable the microphone, select the audio capturing device and input volume (you may also adjust the balance), and choose the video and audio compressor from a drop-down list.

What’s more, you are allowed to save the videos to AVI, MPEG, or other file formats, record both the audio and video streams, show or hide the cursor during the screen capturing process, hide the log panels, as well as select the saving directory and open it directly from the primary panel with just one click.

During our testing we have noticed that Video Chat Recorder carries out a task quickly and provides very good output results. However, it stresses up the CPU and memory, so the overall performance of the computer may be burdened.

All in all, Video Chat Recorder proves to be a handy piece of software that comes packed with several recording parameters backed up by intuitive interface for helping you record video streams.