Free Video to MP3 Converter

Free Video to MP3 Converter


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 131 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.0.45.716
File Size:
27.08MB
Date Added:
July 21, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
2,875,849
Downloads Last Week:
7,162
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
.NET Framework 2 SP2

Editors' review

Free Video to MP3 Converter: that pretty well sums up this app from DVDVideoSoft. It can extract audio clips from movies and other videos and save them as MP3s you can play, well, just about anywhere. From ringtones to e-greetings to sound effects, the uses for extracted audio clips are many. This freeware makes it all a matter of a few easy clicks. And it just doesn't create box-standard MP3s but also WAV, WMA, AAC, APE, FLAC, OGG, and more, with several quality options for each.

This program's user interface and layout shares a family resemblance with DVDVideoSoft's other free converters, and it works much the same, too, with buttons for adding or removing files and arrows for moving them up and down in the main window's list view. We could edit the Output Name and Tags and choose an output destination. By default, Free Video to MP3 Converter selects MP3 on the Quality drop-down list, and the highest possible audio quality, 320-bit LAME Insane Quality (we could also choose LAME Extreme or Standard encoding and several other methods, including bog-standard CD "Red Book" 32 kb/s, 44.1 kHz stereo encoding). A handy Preset Editor let us save our settings for future jobs. The program offers few options, but interface languages and skins are among them. We could also display a log file, check for updates, and enable video acceleration using ATI technology.

We added a file to the queue and clicked Tags to add the metadata, including an optional image. We dialed back the bit rate to 192KBps until we had an idea what size file our short video would produce. Free Video to MP3 Converter doesn't let you preview and select excerpts from videos; it just converts the audio into your chosen output format and quality. Of course, editing MP3s (or videos, for that matter) isn't too challenging, but it's outside of this tool's capabilities, so you may want to save a clip before you convert it. Our 4-minute video only took about 15 seconds to convert and save, and it played normally in our usual media player.

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  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 131 votes

    • 5 star: 71
    • 4 star: 22
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 26
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  • 5 stars

    "Simple to use"

    March 09, 2014   |   By darkaxeldotexe

    Version: Free Video to MP3 Converter 5.0.35.304

    Pros

    Very fast, easy to use interface. It blazed through 191 videos.

    Cons

    Some bundled software comes with it. Can be declined on install. Opt out functions are a little dishonest (the decline button is greyed out when preparing the download, but still works, and you have to select custom install when prompted and uncheck the bloatware or it will install all of that stuff you already opted out of already).

    Summary

    A solid program, though it does come with a lot of bloatware. You'll have to take extra care during setup or you'll accidentally opt-in.

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  • 1 stars

    "Too many spam programs download with it"

    December 30, 2013   |   By physical5959

    Version: Free Video to MP3 Converter 5.0.31.1125

    Pros

    Can not think of any pro

    Cons

    hard to get rid of all the spam programs you get with this.

    Summary

    don't bother

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  • 4 stars

    "Does what it says it will do"

    December 01, 2013   |   By brothershaw

    Version: Free Video to MP3 Converter 5.0.31.1125

    Pros

    Able to convert multiple files at once to several different bitrates. Option to create a playlist at the same time

    Cons

    Some unwanted junk files but you most always get that with free software. Custom install eliminates some of it though.

    Summary

    I would recommend this to a friend.

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't Do It"

    October 01, 2013   |   By goddard1973

    Version: Free Video to MP3 Converter 5.0.28.827

    Pros

    None - this software might work fine, but I'm still trying to uninstall all the junk that got slipped in with it. Wow.

    Cons

    What a horrendous pain in the neck just removing all the junk that got installed EVEN WHEN I opted out of the adbar/etc during the setup. This is exactly why I come to download.com - to avoid this type of garbage. I guess i'll have to reconsider. What a dishonest pain.

    Summary

    Watch out for crazy software installing without notice.

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  • 1 stars

    "Wont Install, Hangs on Setup"

    September 03, 2013   |   By paokane

    Version: Free Video to MP3 Converter 5.0.27.717

    Pros

    No Pros, sorry.

    Cons

    Program wont even Install. It asks you to turn Anti Virus off before it can install. You,d have to be crazy to try to install any program with your Anti Virus off. Especially with the above feedback.

    Summary

    Couldn't install the program!! Asks you to turn Anti Virus off for installation!! Then it hangs.........

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  • 1 stars

    "Too much junk"

    September 03, 2013   |   By zappyguy111

    Version: Free Video to MP3 Converter 5.0.27.717

    Pros

    Didn't bother holding onto it long enough to findout

    Cons

    Has tonnes of other connected pieces of software that are just a pain. Just thought I'd put a warning up so everyone knows.
    Do not download

    Summary

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD

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  • 1 stars

    "Completely LOADED with malware!"

    September 01, 2013   |   By marti003

    Version: Free Video to MP3 Converter 5.0.27.717

    Pros

    The program itself worked great, except for all the strange "access" to the internet that had to be granted for it to run.

    Cons

    BEWARE of this product. It is loaded with Malware. I am still cleaning off my system this morning, and it has not been a quick and easy unistall. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS PRODUCT!

    Summary

    Do not download this product. Period.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works for Me"

    August 23, 2013   |   By miwi98

    Version: Free Video to MP3 Converter 5.0.27.717

    Pros

    Does what it says

    Cons

    Hate pop up each time I use it to buy something

    Summary

    I have use this product for some years and it is dependable

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  • 3 stars

    "Beautiful!"

    June 03, 2013   |   By howarkri000

    Version: Free Video to MP3 Converter 5.0.24.430

    Pros

    It did what i wanted it to!

    Cons

    None, so far!

    Summary

    Theres nothing wrong with it. i got my song on itunes and im listening to it now! whoo-hoo!

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  • 1 stars

    "The program might work ok, but junk is installed on PC"

    May 20, 2013   |   By phantoms944

    Version: Free Video to MP3 Converter 5.0.24.430

    Pros

    The core part of the program works fine.

    Cons

    The installation automatically installs a bunch of shortcuts and stupid programs on my start menu that I did not want. It installed something called log report, rocket something, and another program. I went through the installation very carefully and unchecked every box I could and still got all this unwanted crap. I used to trust cnet and never had a problem with spam like this. Obviously times have changed and this will be the last time I ever download from this site.

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