And here it comes… Something that i thought i’d avoid, the process of saving online videos as audio format files, this allowing one to listen to the music, instead of watching the video, maybe use this youtube-mp3 on your phone while at home, download the mp3 at high speed using home connection, and later play it and enjoy it. Avoid, well, i am not a fan of saving audio from the video, and i have my reasons. first it’s hard to determine sometimes what is the bitrate of the audio, how to save the mp3, was it just 128kbps and i will over-encode it like 180% extra filesize increase if i do save it at 320kbps? some programs do this as 256kbps for 720+ youtube videos, for less – 128kbps. is this how youtube keeps the sound? is it not? i am not sure, i am just a normal user, that tries new things, cause is capable of neutralizing bad programs and spies and stuff, if ever get affected by some virus or adware. i mean, i won’t get scared if something goes wrong, i strive to fix things.. but let’s get back to youtube-mp3.org – click here ->> www.youtube-mp3.org <<- to be redirected to their site, it’s quite safe, below comes the initial screen, it’s not pretentious, it only has one box to put the youtube link into, and it has 3 ads on the page… apparently site is one of the top 1000 sites in the world, maybe even top 800 sites, pretty popular, as is the idea of youtube to mp3, or online video to local stored audio rather.. 🙂
pretty easy choice, enter Video URL into the box and click CONVERT VIDEO. if you do not comprehend English, there are 2 dozens of translations of this site into other languages. so at this point we just go ahead and put the link, i go for my all-time favorite Justin Bieber, and click the button, and see what happens…. A quick “processing video” screen shows and here’s what we have now: a small screen comes up on top where we have the “download” link, which needs to be clicked and download will begin. very easy, very fast, very commercialized, well, what else do you expect, my blog is also trying to squeeze some ads into every possible corner.. =) nothing to brag about…
Pros of using youtube-mp3.org
- very fast and easy to use
- no adware or at least browser’s internal ad blocker can stop the popups, i haven’t had any at the time of review
- ads seems not to be advertising adware or anything or viruses save me from those please
- puts filename as video title – nice
- youtube-mp3.org has browser plugin, check on their site, if decided to user it permanently
Cons of using youtube-mp3.org
- too many unrelated ads…
- it doesn’t offer any options for the mp3, although it is well known that audio coming with 720 or 1080 video can easily be 256kbps, while youtube-mp3.org is trying to help, it actually limits the choice, so i still find savefrom.net or offliberty.com better than this site for mp3s, athough these 2 are for video downloads..
- no others cons, really…
- oh yes, one would ask is youtube-mp3.org legit/legal? probably not… =)
- only works on youtube…
UPDATE June 2017
youtube-mp3.org still exists, but it is no good for USA anymore, it will tell you something about jurisdiction, so probably they got scared or sued or whatnot. So anyways, if you’re in USA and possibly other places around the world, you won’t or might not be able to use this service.