Download Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter


Whether it's a single track or a whole playlist, Free YouTube to MP3 converter lets you save it to your PC for offline listening later

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You should only use Free YouTube to MP3 Converter to download videos when you have the copyright owner's permission to do so. YouTube's terms of service explicitly prohibit unauthorized downloading.


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Heard a cool song on YouTube? Download Free YouTube to MP3 Converter and you can easily save audio to your computer and listen to it offline whenever you like.

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Free YouTube to MP3 Converter
Free YouTube to MP3 Converter
Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter rips the audio from any YouTube video and saves it as an MP3 file. 

Paste the link to your selected video into the tool and specify which format and quality to convert it to. Click 'Download' to save it as an MP3 on your PC. 

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter can download whole playlists. For example, choose 'Popular' from the menu to generate a list of the current top 20 tracks. Click 'Download' and let the software do the hard work.

It's also worth having a look at the settings. If you specify a higher video quality, you can increase the subsequent MP3 conversion quality. If you tick the right box, Free YouTube to MP3 Converter will also save the original video onto your hard drive.


Why you need it

There are many YouTube downloaders, but Free YouTube to MP3 Converter does something slightly different: it just grabs the audio. You might want to use it to grab the audio from a concert someone has uploaded, or perhaps save the narration from a vlog.

With support for saving audio as MP3, M4A (AAC), WAV, FLAC, and OGG, Free YouTube to MP3 Converter can create audio files suitable for any device. There are no frills - the name tells you what it does, and it doesn't really veer from that path.


User experience

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter is wonderfully simple to use. There's really very little opportunity to go wrong. Fire up your favorite web browser and surf your way around YouTube. When you find a video whose audio you'd like to save for posterity, just copy the URL to the clipboard and turn to Free YouTube to MP3 Converter. After you've pasted in the address, the program will analyze the video, then let you choose the format and quality you would like to save the file in. Hit the Download button, and the program works its magic.

In some ways, Free YouTube to MP3 Converter feels like a big advert designed to encourage you to upgrade to the paid version. The in-app prompting is hard to ignore to start with, but over time it's possible to turn a blind eye to it.

It's a shame that the free version doesn't include the option to download entire playlists - you'll have to resort to grabbing audio from videos individually - but it's no great hardship really, unless you become a hardcore downloader.


We like

The program interface is well-designed, clean, and uncluttered. The key features are accessible through a handful of buttons, and you may find there is never a need to venture into the menu system - a real boon for anyone working in unfamiliar territory.

The real beauty of Free YouTube to MP3 Converter is that it focuses on a single task, and does it really well. It doesn't pretend to be anything it's not; it just gets on with the job in hand. One nice touch is the option to have your computer shut down once a download is complete - great if you want to start a lengthy download before going to bed.


We dislike

It is a little fiddly having to skip back and forth between a browser window and the program. Because of this, it would have been nice to have a YouTube search function built in so everything could be done from one place. Free YouTube to MP3 Converter doesn't cost anything, but the lack of price tag is subsidized by ads that appear throughout the program. While not a major problem, it's a little irritating.

If it annoys you too much, you can upgrade to the Premium version for US$19 (about £14, AU$25). This not only removes ads, but also unlocks extra features such as additional audio encoding options.


Final verdict

A great way to grab audio, Free YouTube to MP3 Converter takes a no-frills, no-nonsense approach that's refreshing and accessible.


Latest updates

The latest version of Free YouTube to MP3 Converter is fully compatible with Windows 10. The program's installer has also been installed, and support for high resolution artwork.

Having trouble downloading this program? Check out the developer's site (linked on the right). If this doesn't help, please send a description of the problem to and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that this download is for Windows only.

  • High-speed download
  • Checked for viruses
  • Free

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