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Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

CNET Editors' review

The minor quibbles we have with Free YouTube to MP3 Converter have nothing to do with its functionality. This effective freeware is ready to go right out of the box, but can be easily customized by the user.

No effort has been made to dress up the program's utilitarian interface, which consists of seven large buttons, a few fields, and a drop-down menu. A plain text box advises users to paste URLs in the field, and this is all the onscreen guidance you'll need. Once you see the video title in the field, you click Download and the program goes to work. The process wasn't lightening quick, but considering the size of some of our test files, it wasn't bad. Converted files played without a hitch.

The beauty of this converter lies in its simple set up. By default, converted files are saved into the program's folder in My Documents, and they retain the name of the source video. The files are saved as MP3s, normal quality. These settings are easily changed, though, with quick-access buttons and a drop-down menu. The most work a user might have to do is fill out the fields in the optional Tags fields for artist, title, track, and other information.

Sadly, the program doesn't integrate with your browser, but you can opt to have it automatically pick up URLs from the clipboard, which eliminates one step from the cutting and pasting process. It also installs the Ask.com Toolbar and resets your home page to the Ask.com Web site by default, so if you don't want these extras, you'll have to uncheck some boxes during the installation process. These inconveniences are offset by the fact that this program is not only effective, it also costs nothing to use. We highly recommend Free YouTube to MP3 Converter for any user.

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  • All versions:

    3.7 stars

    out of 844 votes

    • 5 star: 357
    • 4 star: 237
    • 3 star: 50
    • 2 star: 34
    • 1 star: 166
  • Current version:

    3.8 stars

    out of 96 votes

    • 5 star: 45
    • 4 star: 24
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 18
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  • 5.0 stars

    "DOES WHAT ITS INTENDED TO DO"

    April 25, 2011  |   By Gadget_Guy79

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.35

    Pros

    ease of use

    Cons

    none, works fine

    Summary

    Simple software to download anything on YouTube to an MP3 format.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free down load I ever used, well worth its use."

    April 23, 2011  |   By sam49r

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.35

    Pros

    The ease of use is unbelievable, copy and paste and play and save.

    Cons

    none at this time

    Summary

    If you're a musician, this is the best free down load you can use. Hard to find songs can be converted for practice. I recommend highly.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Major Security Issue."

    April 20, 2011  |   By Urapandr

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.35

    Pros

    Does what it says it does without flaw - most of the time

    Cons

    Obvious personal security threat is obvious.

    Summary

    I've been doing a bit of singling out what has been the cause of a recent flood of DOS attacks on my router. This bullcrap program is the cause of it.

    [DOS attack: STORM] attack packets in last 20 sec from ip [#.#.#.#]

    It appears as though the program somehow changes security settings on your router and pretty much broadcasts your IP address. Which would technically be able to be picked up by the conversion server. Who knows what they do with that information, but...

    Testing process: After finding out that I had DOS attacks on my router, I reinstalled a fresh copy of windows XP pro sp3 (legitimate license ) on a test computer, and reset my router. The DOS attacks went away. A week's worth of common every day use lead to no DOS attacks until the first program I suspected... which was this, was installed. Not but an hour later after a single file conversion I was receiving DOS attacks on my router.

    What this means to you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack

    What this means for CNETs credibility for posting this painfully unsafe software: Self explanatory.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It really Works! Simple to Use."

    April 20, 2011  |   By Thebucko

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.35

    Pros

    I was able to use it immediately after installation. Easy to use and logical. It is not as fast as a normal download, taking about twice as long, but it does the job.

    Cons

    I had to load another Microsoft program (Net Framework 3.5) as a requirement before I could download & install YouTube MP3 Converter. Other than that, nothing!

    Summary

    Another great program that does what it says for free.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "simple, works great, nothing but praise here"

    April 19, 2011  |   By carybach

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.35

    Pros

    ease of use

    Cons

    none, works fine

    Summary

    highly recommend

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Impressive- Worked as advertised and price is right!"

    April 19, 2011  |   By DanRoe

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.35

    Pros

    Straight-forward operation.

    Cons

    Haven't used it often enough to find any faults...but can't see any looming out there!

    Summary

    Excellent tool for converting YouTube clips to mp3s.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Worked for me"

    April 19, 2011  |   By islandeady

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.35

    Pros

    Easy to set up and run
    Simple, clear interface

    Cons

    Haven't run into any yet

    Summary

    I'm an average computer user. I had no trouble setting this this up and getting it to work. I've used this program several times now, with no problems.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "worth doenloading"

    April 19, 2011  |   By vinu7

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.35

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    none... easy to use

    Summary

    worth downloading

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding and very useful!"

    April 18, 2011  |   By ReviewingTheFreeware

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.35

    Pros

    + Very good sound Quality
    + Free
    + User Friendly

    Cons

    - None that I can think of (maybe a bit slow or am I impatience?)

    Summary

    Kudos..., 5 Stars

    One guy rated this software 2 Stars making people believe the sound quality is not that great.
    Does he own a pair of extraterrestrial ears? Duh.....

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  • 4.0 stars

    "works great"

    April 17, 2011  |  

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.35

    Pros

    does what it's supposed to do

    Cons

    none that I can see

    Summary

    a nice small program that just works

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