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If you wanted to load the "Green Acres" theme song to your MP3 player, how would you do it? You could search for an MP3, but we suggest you make your own with Converter Plus, a versatile audio and video converter that, among other accomplishments, can convert video files into MP3s. That sounds sort of un-special, we know, but it's a lot less common than you'd think. And besides it's just one of Converter Plus's capabilities, which include not just converting audio and video files from one format to another, but also downloading video for watching later, streaming Internet TV and radio (with lots of free stations) and even games. Converter Plus also searches for music and can find the latest tunes for you. Recent upgrades include improved audio conversions and Windows 8 compatibility.

Converter Plus opened with a tabbed, white-on-gray interface that makes subtle but effective use of color for touches like icons, social media links, and media player controls. We entered an album name in the Music Search tool, and Converter Plus displayed a list of a dozen or so MP3s we could download. The Discovery sub-tab offers links to a variety of music resources, including news, sharing, and streaming. Converting videos to either an audio or video file is as simple as clicking either Convert to Video or Convert to Audio. We could enter metadata, start and stop time, and bit rate as well as one of seven popular audio formats. The Video Converter is similarly versatile. All our converted files played normally.

We were already pretty happy with Converter Plus at this point, and we hadn't gotten to the Video tab's Video Search and YouTube Downloader tools, the Convert tab's simple wizard-based process, the file manager and playlist creator in the My Files tab, or the TV, Radio and Games tabs. That's a lot, but the program's layout handles it all in style, even the Watch TV tab. Don't like the look? Just re-skin the interface. Anything else? Chat, and languages, and online support. Converter Plus certainly made it easy for us to satisfy our craving for '60s sitcom themes!

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    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 12
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    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1.0 stars

    "BEWARE: Malware"

    April 14, 2014  |   By darbanella

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2

    Pros

    It did quickly convert a test file.

    Cons

    Filled with bloat- and malware

    Summary

    After making a single test conversion on a file my virus software almost immediately quarantined a trojan virus for MySearchDial software that hijacked all of my browsers even though I opted out when downloading. I then spent a good little while disabling and deleting and resetting all the browsers I use. I realize you get what you pay for but I am surprised at the high rating given by CNET with no mention of this caveat, unless this garbage was sneaked in after their review. I can't recommend this application.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This program is excellent."

    April 5, 2014  |   By unclephuzzy

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2

    Pros

    Very fast downloads and conversion. Automatically adds music files to your library.

    Cons

    Latest download is full of "bloatware". The search toolbar downloads and adds to or changes your homepage. You have to go into your programs list and uninstall it, then you need to run MalwareBytes to remove entries from your computer registry. Will add additional programs if you aren't careful and opt out during download.

    Summary

    I would recommend this program to anyone that wants to add to their music collection, although it is a pain in the ass to remove all the crap that comes with the download.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I like MP3 Converter Plus. Very fast MP3 converter"

    April 3, 2014  |   By 715carld46

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2

    Pros

    I tried this because of the CNET five star rating. I was not disappointed, very fast downloads and easy MP3 conversions.

    Cons

    None, best YouTube downloader I have tried.

    Summary

    Over all good software for downloading videos off YouTube and converting them to MP3s.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Impressive YouTube downloader and MP3 Converter"

    March 28, 2014  |   By 580jonm21

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2

    Pros

    I have been testing out a few MP3 Converters on Download.com and I like MP3 Converter Plus. Very easy to use with a lot of extras. You can download videos off YouTube with a cut and paste or you can search for files right on the software. Downloads are fast and the quality of music is good. Plus a lot of free video and audio conversion options.

    Cons

    no cons as of yet.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "New MP3 Converter Plus version is much improved"

    March 27, 2014  |   By 50kfea

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2

    Pros

    This is a better version than before. Download are faster and they have added more video formats.

    Cons

    The new blue color is OK, but I still perfer the black skin.

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