MP3 Converter Plus

MP3 Converter Plus

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 25 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.2.0
File Size:
613.63KB
Date Added:
March 27, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
71,389
Downloads Last Week:
331
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star: 18
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 6
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 3 stars

    "Great Software but Hangs/Lags when Opening"

    May 20, 2014   |   By snordlof

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2.0

    Pros

    When it comes to quickly and efficiently converting YouTube videos to mp3s, this software works great! Regarding other users' complaints about malware,I didn't have this problem, but you do need to be very vigilant when downloading the free MP3 Converter Plus because it wants to include loads of other software. In one case, you must select Advanced settings to opt out of another (unwanted) program.

    Cons

    It takes forever to open the program; it seems to hang at 90% open for a very long time. You wait and wait, wondering if it will open at all. The only time the program opened immediately, it hung when I tried to use it for converting a file and never responded until I shut it down with the Task Manager. The inability to use the program when one wants is a major frustration.

    Summary

    MP3 Converter Plus would be first-rate if the makers would clear up the slow opening bug. With that recurring problem, though, I am unlikely to purchase the full version and will keep looking for an alternative.

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  • 5 stars

    "MP3 Converter Plus is good"

    May 08, 2014   |   By lenard227

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2.0

    Pros

    This is a very good converter. Downloads off YouTube fast and allows you to convert any video to aac wav flac mp3, etc.

    Cons

    none so far.

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  • 1 stars

    "Installs malware and programs you don't want"

    May 07, 2014   |   By TonyHansa

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2.0

    Pros

    None to speak of. Just a regular old converting software.

    Cons

    I made a point in creating an account here just so I can post this comment. Avoid this program, it installs malware and other programs you don't want. It won't even give you the option of declining their installation, you just have to agree in order to install the converter. Feels like all programs from Cnet are like that... wonder why...

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  • 1 stars

    "Installs malware and converts poorly"

    May 07, 2014   |   By billystyle

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2.0

    Pros

    None that I've found.

    Cons

    Installs malware. Only converts one file at a time. No VBR. Garbage.

    Summary

    Even though I declined all the installation offers, my browser was bombarded by rocket-find.com malware. I installed it to convert mp3 files to different bit rates. You can only convert one file at a time, and there are no VBR options. It's just garbage altogether, most of the reviews on here are spam.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use downloader"

    May 06, 2014   |   By kstrickland26

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2.0

    Pros

    I like MP3 Converter Plus. It make downloading from YouTube easy.

    Cons

    This is a good one.

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  • 5 stars

    "Good software"

    May 01, 2014   |   By iamlynna32

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2.0

    Pros

    MP3 Converter Plus is a nice useful downloader and MP3 converter. I found it easy to use with a lot of extra features. You can download and convert YouTube videos to any video or audio formats. You can even turn videos into ringtone and have the automatically added to your iPhone.

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    I like MP3 Converter Plus and would gladly recommend this software to my friends.

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  • 5 stars

    "iVideo Converter is good"

    April 29, 2014   |   By hhiles1943

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2.0

    Pros

    This is a very good video downloader that downloads and converter videos to MP3 very fast. Allows you to converter videos as AAC, WAV, FLAC, TIFF, MP3, MP3, AVI, FLV, WMV, etc. Great video converter quality.

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    iVideo Converter was a good find. I can fully recommend this software.

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  • 1 stars

    "Trojan; security immediately flagged and quarantined."

    April 27, 2014   |   By catmum

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2.0

    Pros

    "Review" insists I enter at least 10 character in this "Pros" box to submit a review. Kind of foolish when there are no pros.
    Cnet, please consider changing this.

    Cons

    Immediately after downloading the file, both Malwarebytes and Emsisoft Anti-malware flagged it as having the Trojan Heaur2.G2@b0mrosei. It was automatically quarantined, and I shall delete it after submitting this review.

    Summary

    Dangerous, and as such, cannot be used. Cnet, you'd better check this program again,

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  • 5 stars

    "MP3 Converter Plus is a good find."

    April 25, 2014   |   By deidreorner

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2.0

    Pros

    I found this software to be good and easy to use. It has alot of free bonuses that I was not expecting. Ya you can download off youtube and convert your audio and videos to other formats. It also has free radio games and tv. all very cool.

    Cons

    It comes with a toolbar offer. Make sure you decline it unless you want your search engine changed to Yahoo.

    Summary

    Over all good easy to use downloader and converter

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  • 5 stars

    "Good MP3 Video Downloader"

    April 22, 2014   |   By 85srichardson

    Version: MP3 Converter Plus 6.2.0

    Pros

    This is a great video downloader and mp3 converter. It allows you to cut and paste any YouTube url and download them into any format you desire. File selection is good and download and conversion speeds are decent.

    Cons

    It take 30 seconds or so to load. But once loaded all operations worked fast.

    Summary

    Good software I have enjoyed it so far.

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