Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 840 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.12.50.1122
  • Total Downloads:
    30,206,119
  • Date Added:
    November 25, 2014
  • File Size:
    33.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,818
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Free YouTube to MP3 Converter helps you rip audio from YouTube videos in MP3 or additional formats.

Pros

Quick conversion: YouTube videos under 5 minutes took mere seconds to run through the conversion process.

Audio controls: You can choose between MP3, WAV, FLAC, and additional formats. Also, within the MP3 file format, you have great quality control over the file. This is welcome, because the higher quality you encode an MP3 file at, the larger the resultant file is. By being able to choose a lower quality mono file, you can greatly reduce the file size of your final file, if quality is not critical.

Cons

Frustrating installation: In our tests, the program constantly tried to get us to download additional programs and browser extensions during installation. The option to not install these elements didn't even appear until after we clicked Custom Install on each page of the installer. Also, when installation was finished, a Web page automatically opened.

Spotty reliability: More than once during testing, we received an error message saying that the files were not available, despite the presence of a solid Internet connection.

Bottom Line

If you really need to get an MP3 file from a YouTube video, this app will get the job done. However, the installer is frustrating, and the app doesn't always work as advertised. You do get excellent control over your final product.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Excellent!"

November 22, 2014  |  By librichard

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.50.1111

Pros

The ability to download the whole playlist.

Cons

Installs two malwares. (Though you can uninstall them immediately)

Summary

It saves me time.

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1 stars

"EXTREME CAUTION due to OpenCandy embedded app."

October 19, 2014  |  By akinsme

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.46.1009

Pros

Great tools. BUT over the line in using new OpenCandy tool to get your data and push marketing.

Cons

Personally, I do not trust apps like OpenCandy. Install requires loading tools like OpenCandy to get invasive profile and push marketing recommendations. Vendor gets more money.

Summary

Loss of Trust. Security and privacy concerns. Vendor has stepped over the line with new embedded apps like OpenCandy that does not respect your security and privacy. I am very sorry to see good vendors doing this to get more money.

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1 stars

"lots of bad karma here"

October 15, 2014  |  By thinkdata

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.46.1009

Pros

I cannot think of any

Cons

tries to install all kinds of extra stuff & browser helpers. My antivirus went crazy.

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3 stars

"Can be used normally"

August 03, 2014  |  By wang878882

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.34.430

Pros

Can be used normally

Cons

Can be used normally

Summary

Free YouTube Downloader is portable as well and can be found here: **************************.net

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1 stars

"SPAM! BEWARE!"

May 15, 2014  |  By hasses12

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.34.430

Pros

It does what it says on the tin.

Cons

This program is SPAM. DO NOT DOWNLOAD! Spam programs will be installed while downloading BEFORE you choose what to install! DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS PROGRAM! CNET has been a trusted site, but with this download they have corrupted their own site. SPAM programs will be installed from CNET!

Summary

DO NOT USE THIS PROGRAM, NOR THIS SITE!

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1 stars

"Was fantastic but the most recent update is garbage."

May 12, 2014  |  By AgentDoorHinge2

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.34.430

Pros

Nothing (anymore that is)

Cons

Downloaded files won't play with WMP or on anything else for that matter.
Wants to set your homepage as a dumb search engine.

Summary

The update before this most recent one was perfect. I didn't mind ads and it seemed to remove bugs from earlier versions. Now the audio files simply won't play and it wants to set me up with some new home page. 0/10

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5 stars

"Easy to use and very good tool"

April 02, 2014  |  By vrana116

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.32.327

Pros

Easy to use. I was able to download and convert a song within seconds.

Cons

None I can think of as of now.

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1 stars

"Used to be great, now packed with malware!"

October 20, 2013  |  By railer54320

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.13.925

Pros

Once the SmileysWeLove malware is removed - which is uncomfortable and requires more than a casual user knowledge of your OS - it goes smoothly and does a great job.

Cons

Bundled with malware. Thus I'm giving half star as it is utterly unacceptable.

Summary

This software used to be really good. It makes me so sad to see a quality product turn into something sneaky and malicious. It is very unprofessional and unethical of DVDVideoSoft Ltd. What a disappointment! So far this was the software when it came to quick and easy audio conversion or YouTube download, but now not only I am switching, but I'm persuading all my relatives and close friends to stop using this piece of sad letdown.

Updated on Oct 20, 2013

OK, I wanted to edit my review because I think I was coming off a bit harsh. So I haven't checked any boxes that I want to install any toolbars, yet I've still had to remove SmileysWeLove and an other SqueekyChocolate, LLC product from 3 different places of my computer. What's worse I can see myself when visiting parents, uncles and aunts it will be my task to remove these extra weird bars from their gmail's and facebook's. I guess this is the price when you're using free software.

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5 stars

"Simply the best"

October 10, 2013  |  By bennyf6971

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.13.925

Pros

Easy, simple to use, works well with the other apps in the set

Cons

must use other apps to complete task

Summary

I love it and use it regularly, highly recommend it.

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5 stars

"Easy to use, fast & good"

October 10, 2013  |  By ReaLighT

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.13.925

Pros

it's very useful application for everyone. User friendly simple interface is easy to understand for kids. Button on YouTube is great simple way to download MP3. But user can paste URL on this program's main window. and it's very powerful tool, because it has option to download, user can change or choose audio quality and type. downloading and converting progress is faster than any other programs, so i very appreciate this application. and user can download many videos in same time, it's good., Works with many video sites, download, convert, pause, resume, cancel, tag for downloaded files, download history, open download link list from test file, auto-download option, shut down after conversion option etc. it's very powerful tool, i recommend this application to everyone who asked "how to download and convert video files?" from me, it's the best solution!

Cons

there is only 1 cons here is this application haven't any cons ;)

Summary

it works perfectly, updating for changes of sites, fixing bugs, and now this application is best at all., and it's still free for download and use! it's awesome!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.12.50.1122
Version 3.12.50.1122 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher DVDVideoSoft
Publisher web site http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/
Release Date November 22, 2014
Date Added November 25, 2014
Version 3.12.50.1122
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements .Net Framework 2 SP2
Download Information
File Size 33.04MB
File Name FreeYouTubeToMP3Converter.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 30,206,119
Downloads Last Week 10,818
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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