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YouTube to MP3 is a simple application that offers to download videos from YouTube and other video sites and convert them automatically into MP3 audio files. This way, you can listen to your favorite music on computer players and portable devices without the need of a permanent Internet connection.
The application has a simple and intuitive interface. Converting online music for offline playback is done easily, simply by adding the file URL into the program and enabling the downloading process. However, the tool comes with comprehensive features that can be configured from the Preferences menu. They are meant to help you manage the utility easily and get proper output results, so that the new files can meet your playback requirements. The program supports loading files by dragging the YouTube video and dropping it into the tool's main window or on the Dock icon – yet, you can set the program to recover the URL from the clipboard automatically, so that defining the list of files to download becomes a hassle-free task. What is more, you can import your YouTube playlist and enable the download of all files in one session. In addition, you are provided with a history of your downloads – this feature lets you check for the latest downloads and prevents you from saving the same videos twice.
The tool comes with a great feature that few similar programs provide – a bandwidth limiter. Therefore, you have the ability to set a bandwidth limit, so that complementary processes will still run in good condition during the download process. Furthermore, you are able to determine the maximum number of simultaneous downloads, as well as prevent the computer from entering in sleep mode before the end of the downloading process. The app offers to output the online videos as M4P, MP3, and Ogg files, and it gives you free hand to adjust the bit rate and the quality of the resulting files. In addition, you can tag your files with song-related references that will help you browse your music library faster and efficiently. Last but not least, the tool helps you save the Internet traffic by boosting the downloading speed of selected files. Unfortunately, you can benefit from this option for free for only 20 times, with the possibility of removing this limitation applying for a registration key.
All the above-mentioned features make YouTube to MP3 by MediaHuman a really good audio stream downloader and converter. Despite what the tool's name suggests, the app is not limited to downloading only YouTube videos – you can also extract the audio of video files uploaded on Vimeo, Soundcloud, Dailymotion, and VEVO.
- Automatic conversion of downloaded files
- Downloads history
- Downloads and convert YouTube playlists in one session
- Can set bandwidth limits
- Ability to adjust the bit rate and the quality of the resulting files
- Can add the downloaded track to iTunes for instant playback