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Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
out of 850 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.26.712
  • Total Downloads:
    31,343,854
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 18, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    39.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,871
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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Free YouTube to MP3 Converter helps you convert audio tracks from YouTube videos to 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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5 stars

"Great for music downloads"

March 02, 2016  |  By undertable14

2016-03-02 02:57:37  |  By undertable14

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Fast and intuitive. I haven't been using for long, but no problem for now.

Cons

Manual update is archaic.

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5 stars

"It "always" freaking works"

March 01, 2016  |  By gettygetit

2016-03-01 02:45:57  |  By gettygetit

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I can recall that YouTube changed some stuff a couple of years ago that made the downloads impossible. For other software that is. You guys never had that problem. Loyal user for 3+ years now.

Cons

Nothing, the best software

Summary

I wouldn't use anything else. Thanks for great apps.

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1 stars

"youtube to mp3 says video downloading error"

October 25, 2015  |  By randallking11

2015-10-25 12:12:23  |  By randallking11

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

none that i know of. i only used one part of the studio

Cons

The youtube to mp3 dosent work, which was the only reason I downloaded the studio.
There is a lot of adds. always click custom install to uncheck the stuff you dont want on your computer.

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4 stars

"This could have been a brilliant piece of software."

September 28, 2015  |  By debam66

2015-09-28 21:53:04  |  By debam66

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

User friendly, and even embeds app button to browser and youtube page for one click download / convert.

Does what it says on the box.

Cons

The add ons, easy to install malware if you are not paying attention to the little boxes when loading it.

Constant updates it seems andd has actually gotten worse since the first versions due to the extras it tries to have you install.

Summary

This program had some serious potential and was excellent when it fiorst came out. Sadly advertising and sponsors seem to have jumped all over it resulting in some damaging programs coming with the actual original, and seemingly has updates every day of the week ^^ which do not make it better but quite the reverse.

Wish I could go back to the very first version of this. It was magnificent in its simplicity and operation.

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1 stars

"DVD Video Soft must be a dodgy outfit."

September 10, 2015  |  By Redneys

2015-09-10 13:49:35  |  By Redneys

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

any pros cancelled by adwares.

Cons

very annoying to use!

Summary

This company called DVD Video Soft must be a very dodgy outfit to start with. Many users of this programme reported about the program 'secretly' installing malware and adware to users computers. However the company keeps repeating the same line:
'Anyway, you always have an option to opt out all unwanted programs during the installation'.
But every user clearly mentioned that in spite of opting out from all the unwanted programmes the company still went ahead and 'secretly' installed the unwanted adwares and malwares. Such action is very unethical. Rather than promoting your company it sounds the death knell because such outfits soon loose respect. I find it difficult to understand why anyone should think that they would secure any benefit from annoying others -which is what every unwanted programmes does. If you want to take ads from partners, you display such ads on your webpage, not packaged it with software to cause annoyance to others especially as reality shows that majority of the targets simply don't want the ads.

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5 stars

"Many useful features"

August 26, 2015  |  By Mitskevich_D_N

2015-08-26 13:55:45  |  By Mitskevich_D_N

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Many useful features.
Can download the complete playlist.
It's easy to adjust the settings to download exactly what I needs.

Cons

May be advertisements... but it isn't so important

Summary

Very good!

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4 stars

"Great software, no shame on CNET"

July 28, 2015

2015-07-28 14:12:02

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

DID NOT install the checked off items during "advanced" installation such as PlutoTv. non of it installs as long as you uncheck it. It does, however, come with components just like Microsoft Office, you don't get just word. It also installs its original company DVD studio and safe browser. These do not show on windows "Uninstall or change a program" Because they are part of Youtube MP3 Downloaded, which its program file has all the extra installs just like Microsoft office does. If it freaks you out then you don't know what you are doing with a computer.

As far as the software itself, it delivers its promises just fine. I love it that it creates a new folder for a whole playlist! You can set the download quality and file type. The higher the quality, the larger the file. It even adds a screen shot Thumbnail of the original video, so that you know what it looks like!

Cons

It takes you directly to a music download site after install.
Although the downloads are fast, the software itself can take a bit to load interfaces.
Uses a lot of memory, 52,712k (can vary, and doesn't bother newer computers).

Summary

Got an awesome software for free. It's investors are the spammy software you need to uncheck during install under "Advanced installation." It delivers its promises and it's simple to use. It does a lot so it can take up some memory just like a web browser while in use. Shouldn't bother newer computers with high RAM.

Updated on Jul 28, 2015

Big negative is that you can only download 20 items in a playlists, not the whole playlist! Extremely disappointing!

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1 stars

"Avoid Like the Plague..Shame on you CNET"

July 09, 2015

2015-07-09 06:48:01

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Cannot list pros...Activated restore point the moment I saw unsolicited programs being Installed

Cons

Installs a bunch of other stuff..I unchecked all extra software install options but it still went ahead and installed some other stuff i didn't ask for. Very dodgy...Recommend you avoid

Summary

My first interaction with this company and they force a load of stuff I don't want onto MY PC. How dare they. If that's the way they treat their customers at point of first contact anyone would be a fool to continue using them.

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1 stars

"Spyware Junk"

March 15, 2015  |  By TheDarkHalo

2015-03-15 19:31:33  |  By TheDarkHalo

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

It does work well at converting and downloading YouTube vids to MP3's. Too bad it's full of malware.

Cons

Unfortunately it also secretly installs malware "OpenCandy" to barrage you non stop with ad pages and popups.

Summary

DO NOT USE THIS! IT IS POISON!!!

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1 stars

"Used To Be Great :("

February 12, 2015  |  By avalantis

2015-02-12 16:09:23  |  By avalantis

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Nice Interface

Easy To Use

Cons

Free version only downloads in 128k, regardless of quality setting (better quality YouTube videos top out @ 192k).

Program breaks sometimes when updating, necessitating a re-install.

Summary

The previous versions were good, although all had some kind of bug. Now the Free version is crippled so much that it actually reduces the quality of the download, forcing you to buy the Pro version. You're better off with a good online converter.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.26.712
Version 4.1.26.712 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher DVDVideoSoft
Publisher web site http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/
Release Date July 14, 2016
Date Added July 18, 2016
Version 4.1.26.712
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 2 SP2
Download Information
File Size 39.72MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 31,343,854
Downloads Last Week 8,871
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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