Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 844 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.12.60.713
  • Total Downloads:
    30,732,678
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 31, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    34.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14,057
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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4 stars

"Great software, no shame on CNET"

July 28, 2015

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.59.616

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

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.59.616

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

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.55.219

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

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.54.128

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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3 stars

"The converter is great and helped me a lot."

February 06, 2015

 |  Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12.54.128

Pros

I've preffered mostly the old versions because i use to it.. but you have to go with technology, so i've started to use new ones.. which was also very nice and comfortable in usenesss..

Cons

After 6 months (last year) i made back up to my pc and started downloading it again.. but it was different.. slower to download,you have to put the songs where u want them (before u chooose one and it was ok), everytime a new one version was come out you have to make a download again from the beginning.. its a bit confusing to me..

Summary

For the end i would like to thank the team for their great work and the opportunity you give us (for us yeah, that we're a bit back in tech) to make the songs that we like mp3's. Thank you!

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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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.12.60.713
Version 3.12.60.713 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher DVDVideoSoft
Publisher web site http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/
Release Date July 31, 2015
Date Added July 31, 2015
Version 3.12.60.713
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 2 SP2
Download Information
File Size 34.92MB
File Name FreeYouTubeToMP3Converter.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 30,732,678
Downloads Last Week 14,057
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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