Script to Auto Record incoming Skype calls with Piezo

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Shawzborne, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2013
    Hi Everyone,

    Could one of you talented coders out there create me a script or something that could run in the background which tells Piezo to auto-record incoming skype calls?


  2. numero macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2002
    Skype is ending support for their API in September 2013. My first thought on how to accomplish this without the API is to detect when network ports are opened. Skype seems to have 3 ports open all of the time. Mine goes to 6 when a call is active and makes a stop at 5 and 4 after a call before settling back in at 3.

    The code below gives you a start on this. Insert the appropriate code to start/stop Piezo where noted. If you get stuck post what you have back here.

    repeat -- main event loop
    	repeat -- loop when no call is present or Skype is not running
    		if (callInProgress()) then
    			exit repeat
    			delay 15 -- sleep for 15 seconds before checking again
    		end if
    	end repeat
    	-- initiate recording here between repeat loops
    	-- you are on your own for this one
    	-- I don't have the Piezo application
    		if (not callInProgress()) then
    			exit repeat
    			delay 15 -- Skype keeps ports open for about 60 seconds after a call  ends. Recording will end somewhere between 60 and 75 seconds after talking stops.
    		end if
    	end repeat
    	-- The only way you get to this line is if there was a recording initiated that has now ended.
    	-- Tell Piezo to turn the recording off.
    end repeat
    on callInProgress()
    	set pid to do shell script "ps -Af | grep Skype | grep -v grep | cut -d ' ' -f 4"
    	if ((pid as text) is "") then
    		return false
    	end if
    	set skypeOpenFilesCount to do shell script "lsof -p " & pid & " | grep ESTAB | wc -l"
    	ignoring white space
    		set openNumber to skypeOpenFilesCount as number
    	end ignoring
    	if (openNumber > 5) then
    		return true
    		log ("talking")
    		return false
    		log ("not talking")
    	end if
    end callInProgress

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