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We have been a bit silent on what we are doing with Pamela for Skype, so here a short update on what is happening.
During the past years we have consistantly improved the audio and video recording system in Pamela. In Pamela 4.6 some major improvements were done in the video recording system.
However, we still see that some areas of the audio recorder can be improved. The core engine we’re using there is already a bit older so we thought it is time for an overhaul.
Pamela 4.7 will have a complete new recording code module on which the audio and video recording will be based. This core system will perform a lot better and also use even less CPU as 4.6. This is one of the main objectives, improve performance and at the same time “modulize” the engine so that we are flexible to expand it in future.
Talking about future, we will be starting the development of Pamela5 as soon as 4.7 is out the door. I can’t say too much except that Pamela5 will be a massive change from what Pamela has been offering till today. You will not loose any functionality but there will be a lot of very interesting new things. I’m sure you’ll like the new approach and idea. More on this later!
We are proud to announce the availability of the Chinese Yuan (RMB) currency in the Pamela shop (the Pamela for Skype call and video recording solution) and PamFax shop (the easiest online fax solution).
Please note that the currency is only available for China and Malaysian residents.
Although Pamela 4.6 has been around for a long time we are still finding things that need to be fixed. Relatively shortly after we released the .57 version we release another update. This update has the following changes:
Bugfix: Irregular display of dialog “No sound data from Skype” although sound was OK
Bugfix: Fixed a potential crash situation at Pamela startup
Bugfix: When starting Pamela without Skype the call list would not be populated with the recorded calls
Change: Changed default voicemail greeting message
Change: Removed Skype API authorization warning window
You can update for free by opening Pamela and clicking on “Help” and “Check for update”.
Our plans moving forward are the release of Pamela 4.7. The main changes here will be the new sound engine which we will be using for Pamela5 as well as some fixes. The next release is not a feature release but we will add a “Recording Info” option which allows you to see all the details of a particular recording.
We published an update to the Pamela website (www.pamela.biz). We made some changes on the download page and improved some of the navigation.
We also thought it was time to integrate the website of Pamela Call Recorder into the main Pamela website. Pamela Call Recorder has now replaced Pamela Standard which is no longer available. The reason is that we feel that Pamela Call Recorder is much better value for your money than Pamela Standard.
All existing customer will be able to continue to use Pamela Standard and when we launch 5.0 we will provide an upgrade path.
Based on feedback from users we were able to address some issues and have released a new hotfix (188.8.131.52) for Pamela Basic, Standard, Professional and Business. Pamela Call Recorder is not effected although we do plan a hotfix sometime soon.
Bugfix: Recording did not appear in recording list when connection to Skype was lost.
Bugfix: Recording did not appear in recording list when a new call was received during an active recording.
Bugfix: On Windows7 there was an error when recording Skype video when the Skype window was outside the desktop area.
Bugfix: Potential crash at the end of a call recording.
Change: Call recording warning disabled by default.
Change: Major improvements in audio engine of Pamela which improves the performance of Pamela.
To update just open Pamela and click on the Help menu and then “Check for update”. This will provide you with the correct update version. Download and run the setup which will update Pamela to the latest version. All your data and settings will remain untouched.
Note that upgrades are free for our free and license customers.
Today we released hotfix 6 for the Pamela for Skype product range. This hotfix bumps up the build number to 184.108.40.206 and is currently the last update of the 4.6 range we plan to release. We will now start work on Pamela5!
The changes in this build are:
Change: Changed the way Skype video is detected for more reliable recording.
Bugfix: Uninstaller does not remove the Pamela folder in Program Files.
Bugfix: Fixed greyed out recording buttons in some situations after starting a Skype call.
The good news is that based on the sent in reports, there were no more crash fixes required.
To upgrade open Pamela, click on “Help” and then “Check for update”. Download, install and enjoy.
We are proud to announce that we have added the cashU payment system to the Pamela and PamFax stores. cashU is a middle-eastern payment system which is also supported by Skype.
We continue to expand the choice of payment methods. These now include WorldPay/RBS, Moneybookers, PayPal and cashU.
What is cashU? cashU is a prepaid Internet payment service. The user can sign up for a free cashU account, which can be funded using a variety of payment methods. Funds added to the cashU account can be used to purchase products and services on cashU’s growing merchant base.
cashU has provided the middle-east region with a key solution for e-commerce. cashU is a payment platform that is built upon and encapsulates the most sophisticated and up to date fraud prevention systems, cashU reduces the risk of online payments and allows for wider, safer and faster consumer participation in e-commerce.
cashU is available in 28 countries around the world. More information at www.cashu.com.
Based on user feedback we have released an update for Pamela for Skype. The update was released on December 23 but I did not have time to write a blog post due to the Christmas holidays.
The changes in 220.127.116.11 are:
Change: Added 1680×1050 recording resolution to the video recording options
Bugfix: Video recording could error at about 4 minutes into a recording
Bugfix: Disabling video recording disables audio recording
Bugfix: Quitting a Skype call via Skype could result in the recording not being saved
The bugfixes are really important, they address issues some users have been experiencing since we launched 4.6. I suggest you update by opening Pamela, clicking on “Help” and then “Check for updates”.
Yesterday we’ve launched a TrialPay option to the Pamela website shop pages. TrialPay is being offered by many companies like LavaSoft, AVG, Avira, Real, etc. etc.
TrialPay is the only payment method that lets you get a free product with every purchase. Try or buy one offer from name brands and get your original product for free. For example, you can get movie tickets for free when you send flowers, buy clothes, sign up for a DVD rental service and more. TrialPay uses money from the advertiser to pay for your free product.
You can also get great deals with TrialPay’s purchase incentives. For instance, you can get a $20 coupon from a name brand company just by signing up for a weight loss service. Or, spend $50 on clothing at a retailer and get a $25 restaurant gift certificate.
You will get Pamela Professional (worth €19,95) for free when you try or buy an offer from one of the 7,500 TrialPay partners. The advertising partner you transact with pays for your free product. For example, you could get a full license to a software product for free by buying clothes from one of a retail partners—and the retailer will pay the software company for the license.
The terms of each offer vary from totally free to paid or subscription services. Regardless of the offer terms, your initial product and the TrialPay transaction are always totally free. And TrialPay’s customer support is free, too.
Today we released a hotfix release of Pamela Call Recorder (version 18.104.22.168). This hotfix contains stability fixes and addresses a few strange potential crash situations.
Download at www.pamcorder.com
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