Friday Fun Link – Video to MP3 Convertor

Sometimes you come across a really cool song on YouTube that you know you'll never get via iTunes or even the P2P filesharing services.  That's where comes in.  Copy the YouTube URL into this site, hit enter and a few minutes later, there's a downloadable link to a 128kbps version of the song you downloaded. 

I haven't tried it but presumably this could work for any video on YouTube, not just music.  So presentations, speeches, readings, comedy routines and pretty much anything else on YouTube could be easily converted to MP3 – for easy listening on your MP3 player while you're writing the bus each morning for example.  

(I was going to include a joke about sometimes wanting to just download “Womanizer” without wanting to download the entirity of Britney Spears' new album.  I didn't – unless mentioning it counts? – but I do have to include the Lilly Allen cover of that song which is pretty good actually.) 

Comments 3

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    This is AWESOME! (presuming it works as easily as you say – I'm at work and can't try it out 'til I get home). There are, for example, lots of Muppet and Sesame Street vintage videos on YouTube, for which I've searched for audio tracks and haven't found them. And someone converted clips from a camp video from 1994 into digital media and uploaded them to YouTube, and if this works we can feasibly have audio versions of the campfire performances.
    My fingers are tightly crossed that this (a) works, and (b) doesn't get taken away quickly because it provides the opportunity to infringe on copyright even more. Thanks for mentioning it.

    Posted 28 Mar 2009 at 6:49 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Report: THIS IS AWESOME!!!
    Works pretty quickly, easily, and you do get a pretty decent MP3 version. Brilliant.

    Posted 29 Mar 2009 at 3:10 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Glad you like it. I was pretty happy when I saw it too – one of YouTube's greatest strengths is the range of materials that it has available that you simply can't find anywhere else, legally or otherwise.
    And I'm with you in the hopes that it doesn't get taken away or go down due to bandwidth costs or something.

    Posted 29 Mar 2009 at 4:02 pm
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