YouTube Music Downloader

YouTube Music Downloader

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Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 102 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.0
File Size:
13.32MB
Date Added:
December 25, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
3,297,149
Downloads Last Week:
23,164
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

You may have noticed that many YouTube videos are actually music with some kind of visual accompaniment added, such as still image slideshows, cover art, psychedelic effects, and a particular favorite, a video camera pointed at a spinning turntable. You can download and save tunes from YouTube with the greatest of ease with YouTube Music Downloader -- videos, too. This free tool makes it easy to grab and save YouTube files to play later, share with your friends, and do the other things you can do with freely available content. But YouTube Music Downloader lets you quickly choose your audio output quality from a drop-down menu, which saves tons of time in two important ways: it eliminates the need to convert the raw download to your chosen format and bit rate, and it makes the job quick and easy enough that you'll actually save that song instead of just thinking about it. By the time you've hemmed and hawed, you could be done with the download.

YouTube Music Downloader's interface is pretty basic, which goes with the territory: fields for Video URL and Save To (destination folder) as well as the previously mentioned drop-down menu, which changes its options between audio and video formats when you check either MP3/Music or Video. A Status bar tracks the job; a check box tells the program to delete videos after conversion. A Skin button has Hue and Saturation sliders that can produce any interface color you'd like. Clicking Update informed us that ours was the program's latest version. That's all there is to YouTube Music Downloader's controls, except a Help button that accesses basic Web resources.

We browsed to YouTube, searched for a familiar tune, and copied its link from the search results. We pasted the URL into YouTube Music Downloader, selected our format (which depends on availability), and pressed Download and Convert (actually, "Download and Convert!" but we kept our powder dry until the results were in). The job completed in a few seconds. YouTube Music Downloader not only grabbed the tune but the cover art as well. The results more than earned the exclamation mark!

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 102 votes

    • 5 star: 59
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 28
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 7
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  • 1 stars

    "AVOID, won't let you uninstall."

    September 20, 2014   |   By Saracen11

    Version: YouTube Music Downloader 7.8

    Pros

    Very easy interface.

    Cons

    Won't let you uninstall and denies you access to its file if you try to get into it manually. It now won't download some youtube files unless you get the paid version. I loved the earlier versions but will no longer use it.

    Summary

    AVOID

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  • 5 stars

    "Decent youtube downloader software"

    September 18, 2014   |   By meutterboy

    Version: YouTube Music Downloader 7.8

    Pros

    This youtube music downloader works like a charm! I love it. Worked without problem. Powerful , free and clean, no addon, at least for me.

    It took me 3 hours to search google, ask in forums, try those youtube downloader software in download.com to find a decent and clean solution to download youtube. The result is this Youtube Music Downloader is the best. Easily download youtube video and music, support playlist, youtube search, multiple tasks, etc. Moreover, it is Free and Clean.

    Cons

    No cons. IMO.

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  • 1 stars

    "Watch out for secret adware installations"

    September 16, 2014   |   By issuj9

    Version: YouTube Music Downloader 7.8

    Pros

    Yes it does download many (but not all) youtube video audio tracks.

    Cons

    No matter if you opt out of all included bloatware this may install adware and make other changes that may cripple other seemingly unrelated but critical functions of your computer. A month after installing youtubemusicdownloader I experienced the following: a new directory and files installed with mazaa.exe. All software updates routines stopped working, e.g., Windows 7; Windows Media Center guides etc.; Adobe Flash. It seems a third party winsock created these problems which took a few hours to figure out and fix. I never had an issue with this computer until I installed this software. So as the saying goes: if a product is free; you're (being made into) the product. Apparently cnet does not screen software for such. None of the adware that is installed (without your knowledge!) may be a virus or trojan technically speaking; but it's (mazaa.exe) activities will be detected as such by Norton and per all the tangible effects it may as well be one.

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