Free and simple way to download your favorite tracks and audio from any YouTube video
Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista
YT Music Downloader is an extension that helps you download and convert music from the format it’s in as a YouTube video into a playable MP3 format. This means that it makes your life easier since you can quickly get music that you want into an offline format quickly.
YT Music Downloader is one of a number of programs available online that allows you to quickly download and convert music. The problem with regular downloaders is that what you download may not be easily playable since it’s in a YouTube format that doesn’t tend to be the most compatible format out there, especially if you have a player that only plays more compatible files.
The format that you download it into if you just download it straight without converting is also going to be in a video format and not really in an audio format. This means that converting is essential if you’re goal is to listen to the music only and not also see video. Otherwise you’d risk burning bandwidth if you’re streaming it and only listening to it.
Pros and Cons
If you’re looking to just click a button and get music from a YouTube video into an MP3 file that you can then play whenever you want, this program will get the job done at a basic level. It’s often easier to do it this way then to try and go to some website online every single time that you want to get the music you hear on a YouTube video, after all.
One issue with anything that is related to downloading stuff from YouTube is that it won’t always work. YouTube is constantly updating it’s standards, and they aren’t especially fond of people downloading music from their videos and converting them to MP3. This isn’t how they want people to use the service. This doesn’t make the program illegal or anything, but it does mean that it’s likely that YouTube will be doing things to disrupt programs like this one.
This means that it’s important to make sure that any program that wishes to be continually relevant and that wants to work into the future needs to be constantly updated in order to react to any changes that YouTube spits out. This doesn’t appear to be the case as much when it comes to this particular program. This isn’t to say that it won’t be updated at some point in the future, however. Overall, the main thing is that it makes sense to go with this program for only as long as it actually functions with current YouTube standards and not a second longer.
That isn’t to say that it doesn’t make sense to use it as long as it does work, however. This just means that it’s worth checking to confirm that it does still work before committing to using it long term in any way.