MP3 Rocket

MP3 Rocket

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 29 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,158,566
  • Date Added:
    May 20, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,211
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 29

1 stars

"DOES ANYONE KNOW A GOOD DOWNLOAD MANAGER?"

June 06, 2015  |  By Rival Argentica

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 7.3.1

Pros

I read everyone's reviews before I download a software. But when I see negative review, I immediately put the software's name out of my mind. And MP3 Rocket is like the millionth software I checked out, and found negative reviews too. I'm very afraid of viruses, so does ANYONE KNOW A GOOD DOWNLOAD MANAGER???

Cons

Shame on you CNET for sponsoring products with viruses, malware, adware, spyware, and total crapware. I'm sorry.

Summary

This review isn't helpful, I know. I'm just telling how I feel -.-

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5 stars

"Fastest search and download I've used."

April 06, 2015  |  By Paul P.

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 7.3

Pros

Very simple interface. A young child would understand it.
Program is the fastest mp3 search and download I've used - and I have used the others.

Cons

None here: Windows 7 x64 bit. No crashes\interface loss as mentioned above.

Summary

Try this, you'll like it.

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3 stars

"Be very careful and check for viruses"

February 13, 2015  |  By babsarooney

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 7.2.2

Pros

Fast, efficient, converts you tube videos excellently. This is the best converter I have ever used. Some other that I attached to the you tube website were not as fast or as efficient -- and some would not convert at all. Really, this is a good tool for music.

Cons

Look, the last time I downloaded this, an "update" came up and brought with it a host of viruses that I did not appreciate. It took the Tech the better part of 3 hours to find them all. So what the hell? This is either virus free or it isn't, and if you trust that it isn't, be careful of those updates and where they come from.

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5 stars

"Very fast YouTube to MP3 converter"

October 02, 2014  |  By lnewbern49

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 6.5.1

Pros

MP3 Rocket is very good. I was able to find many songs easily. Love the download and converter speeds. Downloads audio at 256 KB/s. This is good, I recommended MP3 Rocket for any one looking for a good YouTube downloader/converter.

Cons

Runs with Java, also comes with a toolbar in the installer. Just make sure to "un-check" the toolbar option on the install.

Summary

Good easy to use YouTube downloader with very fast download speeds.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.3.1
Version 7.3.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher MP3 Rocket
Publisher web site http://www.mp3rocket.me/
Release Date April 30, 2015
Date Added May 20, 2015
Version 7.3.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements Windows
Download Information
File Size 1.07MB
File Name mp3rocket.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,158,566
Downloads Last Week 4,211
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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