Free YouTube to MP3 Converter helps you rip audio from YouTube videos in MP3 or additional formats.
Quick conversion: YouTube videos under 5 minutes took mere seconds to run through the conversion process.
Audio controls: You can choose between MP3, WAV, FLAC, and additional formats. Also, within the MP3 file format, you have great quality control over the file. This is welcome, because the higher quality you encode an MP3 file at, the larger the resultant file is. By being able to choose a lower quality mono file, you can greatly reduce the file size of your final file, if quality is not critical.
Frustrating installation: In our tests, the program constantly tried to get us to download additional programs and browser extensions during installation. The option to not install these elements didn't even appear until after we clicked Custom Install on each page of the installer. Also, when installation was finished, a Web page automatically opened.
Spotty reliability: More than once during testing, we received an error message saying that the files were not available, despite the presence of a solid Internet connection.
If you really need to get an MP3 file from a YouTube video, this app will get the job done. However, the installer is frustrating, and the app doesn't always work as advertised. You do get excellent control over your final product.