YouTube Music Downloader

YouTube Music Downloader


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 103 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.9
File Size:
6.56MB
Date Added:
September 24, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
3,338,807
Downloads Last Week:
20,700
Product ranking:
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 Versions:

    3.7

    out of 103 votes

    • 5 star: 60
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 28
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  • 5 stars

    "Amazing youtube music downloader"

    September 23, 2014   |   By hzlc

    Version: YouTube Music Downloader 7.8

    Pros

    This is an awesome program, does the job as I want it to.

    Very intuitive interface.
    Works flawlessly.
    Quick and clean installation.
    Multiple tasks.
    Fast downloads.
    Easy to use.

    Cons

    This software is worth to try.

    Summary

    I used several youtube downloaders previously, including YTD downloader. But I think this one is the best. It is made for everyone. Efficient!

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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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  • 5 stars

    "I'm impressed with this youtube downloader"

    August 25, 2014   |   By markli64

    Version: YouTube Music Downloader 7.7

    Pros

    The youtube music downloader works great for me. I can now continue to watch my beautiful old music, as there is nothing to watch on TV. Thank you guys.

    Cons

    No Cons.
    I installed this new version and it's great.

    Summary

    Tried other youtube downlaoder, but this one is the best among them.
    1)Simple: straightforward UI
    2)Powerful: support encrypted youtube video
    3)Clean. No junks.

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  • 1 stars

    "You Tube Music & video Downloader .. No dont think so"

    August 10, 2014   |   By ladyrexina

    Version: YouTube Music Downloader 7.6

    Pros

    I honestly couldn't find any. I usually don't review , because someone else has really already said would I most likely would say.. soooo All I found were Con's

    Cons

    But CON's.. well I think this download is exactly that.. a CON...I installed it with NO junk or malware..OR xtra unwanted programs.(Yes you must be Careful). AND then found that every other ,, & at times.. every video I tried to download.. I got a message that the version that I was trying to download was not represented AND after trying every option in the list. I was informed that I would have to UP-GRADE ( for a sum of aprox $30).. which is BUNK... I tried several others.. 3 to be exact.. & on the same exact videos ..NEVER got a message that it Was Not Downloadable whthout an upgrade.. Garbage.. as others have noted. This socalled free program is nothing but a Come On FOR A DOLLAR TAKING UPGRADE.

    Summary

    Well.. I LOVE this place >> C-Net downloads. And find a lot of what I need to keep My Puter running smoothly .As well as other toys & programs such as the You Tube downloaders.. But.. I am sad to say that the ball was dropped on this one.. Not a wise choice at ALL

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  • 5 stars

    "Most powerful and easy"

    July 17, 2014   |   By rhyme2014

    Version: YouTube Music Downloader 7.6

    Pros

    I tried a few youtube downloaders and found this one is the most powerful one. Many unique features that other downloader don't have.

    Cons

    Honestly say none.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best YouTube Downloader"

    July 17, 2014   |   By jerryking2

    Version: YouTube Music Downloader 7.6

    Pros

    I've been a loyal customer since version 7.1 and love the ease and speed of the program. I recently updated my youtube music downloader to the current version, 7.6 from version 7.4. New version works great for the new youtube changing. If you ever tried those youtube downloader software, you will know such downloader software needs keep updating to catch up with youtube changing. I'd glad to see this YouTube music downloader always be the first one to act with youtube changing.

    Cons

    no cons...

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  • 1 stars

    "Installs too much junk software"

    July 17, 2014   |   By mmangnai

    Version: YouTube Music Downloader 7.6

    Pros

    Works well for converting YouTube videos

    Cons

    Installs all kinds of malware (SearchProtect and some other software). If you Decline at appropriate points, there seems to be a way to avoid installing most of it, so be very careful when pressing various Accept buttons.

    Summary

    Really disappointed to see that CNET download has such malware infested software available for download (and rated high).

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  • 2 stars

    "plastered with Conduit"

    July 05, 2014   |   By FREEskyflyer

    Version: YouTube Music Downloader 7.5

    Pros

    I had an old copy, worked well till I needed an upgrade

    Cons

    the upgrade is loaded with crap like Conduit, hijacks your computer, and makes a mess of things. Took me over 3 hours to punt conduit out of registry

    Summary

    CNET use to be a nice reputable place to download off, now it is full of crap like Conduit

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