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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 User Reviews
  • 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:

    4.3 stars

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star: 15
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5.0 stars

    "The greatest audio from YouTube ripper I have ever used"

    June 6, 2011  |   By newkidogms

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.38

    Pros

    At least it works.

    Cons

    You ALWAYS have to update it for it to work and it takes to long.

    Summary

    A great program as long as you update it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "free you tube MP3 convecter"

    June 6, 2011  |   By JohnW10D

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.38

    Pros

    the free MP3 convecter for you tube is very easy to use and a very good download .

    Cons

    I like it and the word free makes it better .

    Summary

    if you give it a try and find you do not like it then you can take it off,
    you got nothing to loose ,only time.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "there is no faulting this product"

    June 5, 2011  |   By koalafishy

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.38

    Pros

    quick and easy to use
    the new improved ui is much apreciated and makes the experience even better.
    frequent updates

    Cons

    none in the program itself, however the installer does change your homepage which is a pain,
    and the frequent updates do cause you to reinstall around once a month (or there abouts).

    Summary

    awesome, this is a must have as it is FREE. have been using this for a while and it has never failed me. other than the installation blip there is honestly no faults with this program 11/10 (hardly exadurating).

    Also check their whole site as this product is just the tip of the iceburg. brilliant site, brilliant products.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easier than iTunes! Excellent Program and A MUST HAVE!"

    June 5, 2011  |   By KT4169

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.38

    Pros

    Easy to use, fast, coverts video to MP3 with OUTSTANDING AUDIO QUALITY!

    Cons

    None whatsoever! Get it now, or you will regret it wasting time downloading mp3's from iTunes! This is the #1 Best Video to Audio mp3 Converter I have ever used in my life, and it is free!

    Summary

    FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF! Download, search out a song on YouTube, copy & paste it into the interface, with options to give the mp3 name title, descriptions, tags, and comment box. Super Easy!

    I am soooooooooooooo glad I ran across this while looking to update my current "AnyVideoConverter"! And I always give honest feedback on downloaded programs... This Program, along with another AMAZING program called; "Format Factory" (dispatched by BrotherSoft.com for free!) - I can't ask for anything better!
    There is NOTHING that can be improved with this program, for it's purpose of dowloading and converting a MP4 YouTube video into a perfect MP3 file format, which can be used in any media or audio player!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Good--But installer beware!"

    June 4, 2011  |   By tech_da_man

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.38

    Pros

    Decent software, easy to use

    Cons

    Tries to reset your homepage to plasmoo.com, it's a malicious site, so be careful

    Summary

    Please download with caution, then run in sandbox mode with the free version of avast, or choose another converter.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "easy to use"

    June 3, 2011  |   By tomdespacio

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.38

    Pros

    conveniece

    Cons

    trusted site

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Love the product, love the ease of use."

    June 2, 2011  |   By sw1170

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.38

    Pros

    Easy to use so you don't need a list of directions
    Quickly converts YouTube to MP3

    Cons

    None that I can find so far

    Summary

    I really love this product and I use it quite frequently. I have tried other conversion programs, but none that works as easily or quickly as this one. Try it for yourself!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does the job, easy to use interface..."

    June 2, 2011  |   By jhbarak

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.38

    Pros

    Menu driven, easy to use

    Cons

    None that I could find

    Summary

    I use it when burning audio CDs

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Aint used it yet"

    June 2, 2011  |   By coldav30

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.38

    Pros

    Aint used it yet

    Cons

    Aint used it yet

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Absolutely Awesome!"

    June 2, 2011  |   By MandySki

    Version: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.38

    Pros

    So Quick and Easy to understand. No Gimmicks. Just as fast as downloading from Frostwire. Definitely is a replacement to the terrible Frostwire. No more Junk downloads!

    Cons

    There is none.

    Summary

    I tell you Download this! or you miss out!!!

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