Communication has always been an important aspect of life. Skype and Yahoo! Messenger are two of the leaders in this industry, and both two offer text chat and voice and video calls. In many instant-messaging systems, Skype and Yahoo! Messenger are many people’s absolute favorites. Let’s begin the comparison of them to decide which one you will choose. And then the ways will be listed to tell you how to record and save Skype and Yahoo! Messenger video calling easily. Comparison of Features Skype is compact and is extremely fast. It is very easy to use and hardly ever crashes. Its many features do not slow down the program at all. The call quality is excellent and is usually scratch-free. Problems hardly ever occur. Yahoo! Messenger is loaded with features, but the program is very slow. It is fairly easy to use and is very innovative. The custom graphical user interface will cause many problems and can often make the program not respond. Comparison of Chat Engine Skype allows the user to chat using its simplistic chat engine. It is extremely easy to navigate through and is lightning fast. Skype Chat also allows you to chat with more than one person in the same chat window. For instance, if you and your colleagues were separated and wanted to communicate together, everyone could sign into Skype and participate in the group chat. The group chat creator can additionally send invites to certain members to include them in the chat. Yahoo! Messenger's chat engine is more bulky and slower. However, the Yahoo! Chat engine contains many more features. IMVironments, chatting backgrounds, are exceptionally fun to experiment with. Additionally, "Audibles," animated emoticons that talk, make your chatting experience tremendously entertaining. When you are chatting, you can play games with your friend and share photos. However, Yahoo! Messenger does not support group chat. Comparison of Telephone Service Both Skype and Yahoo! Messenger provide telephone service, known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Skype allows you to call other Skype members for free. Video calling is enabled. Skype also lets you call telephone numbers for a small fee, using a service called SkypeOut. Additionally, Skype provides SkypeIn, a system that gives you a phone number that others can call. You can pick up the call on your computer and talk. If you are not there, the caller can leave a message in your voice mail. Conference calling is provided for free. Skype's telephone service is amazing, reliable, and very easy to use. Yahoo! Messenger also provides free PC-to-PC telephone service. PC-to-Phone and Phone-to-PC service requires a fee. Voicemail is free, however, unlike Skype. Video calling is also included. A drawback, though, is the sound and video calling quality. Sometimes, you cannot hear the call and you have to call again. When using the video, the quality is extremely bad and it is tough to see the person. Group calling is not included. Both Skype and Yahoo! Messenger are wonderful IM systems with numerous members. Whichever one you choose, they will certainly provide you with an excellent communication system to meet your needs. Meanwhile, you can use Camersoft Yahoo Video Recorder and Skype Video Recorder to record, save or capture both Skype and Yahoo! Messenger video calling for sharing with your friends and families later. How to Record Yahoo! Messenger Video Calling Camersoft Yahoo Video Recorder is a professional video recorder tool that records video on Yahoo! Messenger when you are having video chat with your friend; it records both video and audio, and saves the recorded video as AVI file so that you can replay them in the future. In addition, It provides powerful and useful software: Video Converter which can convert video files between many popular formats: AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MP3, AAC, OGG, etc. And you could convert the recorded AVI to many devices: iPhone, iPod, iRiver PSP, Zune, Nokia phone, BlackBerry and so on. Here are some simple steps to record Yahoo! Messenger video call: Step 1: Start by going to official website http://www.camersoft.com/yahoo-video-recorder.html to download it. Step 2: There are two modes provided “Auto-Selected Region” and “Select Custom Region”. Select any mode to record after starting video calling. Finally, click “Stop” button to finish recording. Step 3: Select the recorded video file to play. Or click “Convert” button to convert your video files to other formats you want. How to Record Skype Video Calling Camersoft Skype Video Recorder is a powerful video recording program to record Skype video and audio during your Skype conversation, and then encode into AVI movie files, which you could playback on your PC any time. In addition, it also provides you advanced function: Video Converter which could convert video files between many formats, such as AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MP3, AAC, OGG, etc. And you could convert the recorded AVI to many devices: iPhone, iPod, iRiver PSP, Zune, Nokia phone, BlackBerry and so on. These simple steps below will show you how to record Skype video calling. Step 1: Visit official website http://www.camersoft.com/skype-video-recorder.html to free download and install it. Step 2: There are two modes provided “Auto-Selected Region” and “Select Custom Region”. Select any mode to record after starting video calling. Finally, click “Stop” button to finish recording. Step 3: Select the recorded video file to play. Or click “Convert” button to convert your video files to other formats you want.