MP3 Rocket

MP3 Rocket

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 25 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.4.10
File Size:
710.2KB
Date Added:
August 13, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
986,106
Downloads Last Week:
2,855
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

MP3 Rocket's Creative Commons filtering lets you download and convert legally available music from YouTube while screening out potentially copyrighted material. It can convert YouTube downloads into MP3s and similar formats that can play on nearly any device. While this freeware worked well, the Creative Commons filtering sometimes excluded non-copyrighted material because it hadn't been designated as such. A toolbar we tried but failed to decline spoiled the overall experience, too.

Pros

Win-win:

Musicians and record companies have posted a lot of really good music under Creative Commons licensing, and they'd be thrilled if you'd download it. It's marketing, and everybody wins.

Misses are hits:

Even when we didn't find certain artists or recordings, our searches of legally available downloads never failed to find something interesting.

Ringtones:

A new feature in MP3 Rocket converts any downloaded tune into a ringtone.

Cons

Missed the mark:

The optional Creative Commons filtering excluded useful results, such as tunes dubbed from non-digital sources like LPs and tapes. We failed to find any copyrighted material with the filtering turned off, though it's certainly out there.

Unwanted toolbar:

Despite a checkbox option, one of the "extra" downloads could not be declined. Such extras pay the bills, but software that installs other software in spite of your choice is a nonstarter for many users.

Sound quality:

Music downloaded from YouTube and converted to MP3s ranges in quality from good enough to not bad, but don't expect high fidelity.

Bottom Line

MP3 Rocket can find, download, and convert a lot of interesting free music from YouTube. You may not find what you were looking for, but at least it won't be copyrighted!

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't work for windows 7. At all."

    June 16, 2014   |   By centurylater85

    Version: MP3 Rocket 6.4.7

    Pros

    There are none.

    Cons

    Version download says 6.4.7 but once it's downloaded it's labeled as 6.4.8 and doesn't open at all. Try to assess issues and it "fixes" it for windows XP. I don't have windows XP. Don't waste your time if you have windows 7.

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  • 1 stars

    "Didn't work"

    May 29, 2014   |   By catmum

    Version: MP3 Rocket 6.4.7

    Pros

    Installed effortlessly, easy to avoid additional software by choosing custom install.

    Cons

    Not sure what happened. Music was downloading fine, the Malwarebytes popped up with "Anti-Exploit has prevented an exploit". The MP3 Rocket closed, and there were no files in the folder I had set up to receive them. I tried to download 3 times, and this happened each time.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good YouTube Downloader"

    May 01, 2014   |   By humphrey121

    Version: MP3 Rocket YouTube Downloader 6.4.7

    Pros

    MP3 Rocket is a good name for this downloader. It is the fasted downloader I have ever used. Good file selection, very good quality MP3s and videos.

    Cons

    If you want to download 1080p you have to buy the Pro version.

    Summary

    I have used MP3 Rocket for the past few years. It has always worked and is a great value, since it it totally free. :)

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  • 5 stars

    "Best version of MP3 Rocket I have tried."

    April 25, 2014   |   By alissah38

    Version: MP3 Rocket YouTube Downloader 6.4.7

    Pros

    I have enjoyed MP3 Rocket for years. Very fast download will a excellent music selection. I the new video to ringtone feature is very useful. Keep up the good work MP3 Rocket.

    Cons

    Sometimes it take a minute to load.

    Summary

    MP3 Rocket is the best free downloader I have tried.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very fast YouTube downloader"

    April 22, 2014   |   By 795travisc6

    Version: MP3 Rocket 6.4.7

    Pros

    Great music selection and fast download speeds.

    Cons

    none so far.

    Summary

    Very impressed with the selection, quality of music and download speeds. Solid over all downloader and MP3 converter.

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  • 3 stars

    "Good but beware add-on resets your default browser"

    April 11, 2014   |   By KBHOOPER

    Version: MP3 Rocket 6.4.7

    Pros

    Very effective and fast doing what is says it will do. Clean interface although a little on the slow side initially loading.

    Cons

    Want's to switch your browser. Can be avoided if careful in the beginning. I was not careful enough and had to use Malwarebytes to remove their browser.

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  • 4 stars

    "Does Exactly what it's supposed to."

    April 07, 2014   |   By jdobbins

    Version: MP3 Rocket 6.4.7

    Pros

    Seamless conversion to MP3.

    Cons

    Doesn't close when exiting.

    Summary

    As a working musician this program is invaluable whenever you need to convert a YouTube video to MP3.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great music down loader despite snags can't find better"

    April 06, 2014   |   By ghsglave

    Version: MP3 Rocket 6.4.7

    Pros

    Downloads and converts music fairly quickly.

    Cons

    Occasionally the program takes off, shuts down, and disappears; no loss of music recorded during that session however.

    Summary

    I have used it for music downloads only.
    Works well except for the rare occasion when it disappears until reloaded. No loss of material previously recorded. Would be nice to be able to cue downloads, especially when downloading singles. I will stick with it because I cannot get any better at this price, "FREE!"

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use YouTube to MP3 converter"

    April 03, 2014   |   By 728ellah96

    Version: MP3 Rocket 6.4.7

    Pros

    My friend recommend I try the newest version. It is much improved over the version I used three years ago. They have added a new video to ringtone feature which I found very easy to use. I like the default 256kb audio quality. My kids like the free games included.

    Cons

    Updates your Java which is like 30 megs.

    Summary

    Over all I like MP3 Rocket very much. It is hard to understand how they can offer so much free music and tv shows for free.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fast at making MP3s"

    April 01, 2014   |   By 712cyrillaw95

    Version: MP3 Rocket 6.4.7

    Pros

    Now I know why the called the ROCKET. MP3 Rocket is super fast a converting videos into MP3. I mean it took less than 30 seconds to both download and convert my song off YouTube.

    Cons

    You have to buy the Pro version to download 1080p videos, you can only download 720p videos for free.

    Summary

    Over all I like MP3 Rocket very much. It is a very nice software. Thank you.

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