I am responsible for editing the Pen and Cape Society's Throwing the Gun podcast, so I'm also the one who records it (it's just easier that way). It has been a relatively straightforward process up till now: we all get on Skype, I fire up a Linux app that creates MP3s out of our conversation. Then I load the MP3s into Audacity and edit everything. Great.
Except that the version of Skype that is included with most distros is apparently no longer compatible with the most current Windows version of Skype, which we found out when I lost my connection during the last broadcast -- I could invite other people into a chat I'd started, but if they tried to invite me we all got messages that my Skype version was incompatible. So I went and downloaded the new alpha Microsoft released for Skype... and found that my audio recording app wouldn't work.
The new version of the Linux Skype alpha is based on the web version, apparently, and the web version doesn't include any of the API Skype uses to let third party apps record Skype audio.
So I'm a bit stuck at the moment. Can anyone tell me if there's a way to either: a) fool modern Skype apps to allow the older Linux client to talk to them, or b) route the Skype conversation into some kind of audio channel that will a program like Audacity record it live?
Thanks for any help you can provide.