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Convert YouTube To MP3

CNET Editors' review

Convert YouTube to MP3 applies to the developer, this freeware, and its function; namely, to convert audio tracks from YouTube videos into MP3s you can play anywhere. It can process batches and save files in several high-quality formats like AAC and Ogg Vorbis. It's easy to use, but it proved a little clunky, too, and its installer includes a few too many "extras." Although you can decline them, these optional downloads might trigger your security software, as happened with ours.

After several attempts, we were able to install Convert YouTube to MP3. The program's user interface is very plain but not unattractive. Its main tab, Downloads, has fields for entering YouTube URLs and selecting a destination folder, and we could select Preferred Quality: MP3, ranging from 22kHz/64kbs (just awful) to 44kHz/192kbs (much better); or Video, with settings optimized for playback on video gear (or Best Available). We pasted a target and pressed "Start." The program quickly converted the 2:37 cartoon's soundtrack to an MP3, but it froze when we tried to return from the Progress tab to the Download tab. In the end, we had to close it via the Task Manager. We tried again with a different video and got better performance, but the program balked at opening the destination folder, which wasn't the one we'd set before. However, once again it converted the file.

Although Convert YouTube to MP3 performed adequately at it main task, its bugginess suggests you try one of the many other tools that grab and convert audio from YouTube, which is full of free music, sometimes unavailable anywhere else.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.4 stars

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 7
  • Current version:

    3.3 stars

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 8
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "good converter software"

    February 27, 2014  |   By lbh2014

    Version: Convert YouTube To MP3 3.9

    Pros

    I'm looking for tools for convert youtube to songs and mp3. Tried this tool and it does its job. Very simple tool, but works fast.

    Cons

    I think no cons.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "very pleased with this youtube converter"

    February 13, 2014  |   By xpusLcn

    Version: Convert YouTube To MP3 3.9

    Pros

    The fastest and easiest youtube mp3 converter. You can download all kinds of youtube videos and convert them with only 1 click. I tried a few youtube software and this one really offers you the necessary features to accomplish your needs.

    Cons

    Everything is perfect to me.

    Summary

    Recommend to anyone that like youtube mp3.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy, efficient, EASY, no issues at ALL"

    February 10, 2014  |   By chasingcarz

    Version: Convert YouTube To MP3 3.9

    Pros

    Easy, easy and easy. Nothing to learn, just copy and paste and pick your desired format.

    Cons

    ...I've been using this since it came out and I have nothing that I can say that is bad nor that I would change.

    Summary

    The output formats include Apple Quick Time MOV, ipad vid, iphone 4, PSP vid, mobile, WMV, MP4, AVL, FLV and of course MP3! You can choose between 4 qualities of download.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "INSTALLS EXTRA SOFTWARE WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION."

    January 31, 2014  |   By SALTYBOOT

    Version: Convert YouTube To MP3 3.9

    Pros

    NO PROS NONE WHATSOEVER IT CRASHED AND WHEN I OPENED MY BROWSER IT CHANGED ALL MY SETTINGS!

    Cons

    EVEN IF U DONT ACCEPT THEIR ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE THIS PUBLISHER STILL INSTALLS IT WITH OUT YOUR PERMISSION. SHADY AS HELL. VIRUSES AND SPYWARE VERY LIKELY.

    Summary

    DON'T DOWNLOAD! YES!
    DON'T DOWNLOAD! THEY ONLY CLAIM ITS FREE ITS HORSE DUNG

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs Trojan on Computer"

    January 30, 2014  |   By arianewillie

    Version: Convert YouTube To MP3 3.9

    Pros

    There are none.

    Cons

    It has a Trojan & changes your homepage to conduit search, even if you tell it not to.

    Summary

    I thought I could trust this download since it's got a fairly decent rating on cnet; however, while I was installing it, McAfee found a Trojan on my laptop. I wasn't doing anything else on my computer at the time, so it was indeed this program. I don't know, maybe it would be good if it wasn't so harmful towards your computer. Also, there's an option during installation in which it asks if you want to change your homepage to searchconduit.com or something like that (to which I said no) & it changed my homepage anyways! I definitely would NOT recommend this to anyone.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good YT -MP3"

    January 30, 2014  |   By kenj547

    Version: Convert YouTube To MP3 3.9

    Pros

    Works well, and is easy to use

    Cons

    You Tube has started to encode many of the songs/videos and this will not convert them.

    You must be very careful with the install and reject all the junk that it tries to download to your computer

    Summary

    I gave it a 3 because it does work well, if the file is not encoded. But otherwise I will be searching for another program

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  • 1.0 stars

    "More Hype for a Product that don't work"

    January 29, 2014  |   By Jusus251

    Version: Convert YouTube To MP3 3.9

    Pros

    None This product does not work

    Cons

    Plenty it doesn't work

    Summary

    Once upon a time you could trust downloads.com and Cnet for outstanding quality products, But now it's all hype and BS advertising, Let's face it half of this stuff do not work, and adds Malware, spyware, and viruses to your computer. It's really sick to see such a once and proud website reduced to this.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "WARNING!!! MALWARE"

    January 26, 2014  |   By CMP010910

    Version: Convert YouTube To MP3 3.9

    Pros

    None...THIS IS MALWARE

    Cons

    This downloaded a browser highjacker...seach.conduit.com...NOT COOL that a CNET download contains MALWARE!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "good youtube mp3 converter"

    January 25, 2014  |   By guovntyc

    Version: Convert YouTube To MP3 3.9

    Pros

    Does the job it claims. If you need a good, workable, easy and free youtube mp3 converter, just download and keep it.

    Cons

    no cons...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "easy and work for me"

    January 21, 2014  |   By d78410

    Version: Convert YouTube To MP3 3.9

    Pros

    worked as advertised.
    free version.
    really, convert youtube to mp3.
    easy to use and super fast speed.

    Cons

    You may need to pay several bucks to upgrade to pro version if you don't like its extras or want to download playlist. IMO, it is worth.

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