YouTube has slowly changed the way how we find information on the internet. YouTube is the ultimate source of music videos, movie trailers, tutorial videos, how-to guides, live performances and much more. YouTube is not just about listening to music all the time but its much more than that.
There’s one limitation that a user needs to be connected to internet to watch the video. If you’re one of those who’s always connected to internet, in most cases you won’t feel the need to download your favorite video. But those who have limited broadband plans or those on the move may find it hard to access their favorite video. A solution in such a case is to download and convert the video to different format, which is compatible with your device. Some applications also allow you to extract the MP3 from YouTube videos.
Convert YouTube to MP3 or Download & Convert YouTube Videos
Enter FreeFox. This is an application for Windows user which can download YouTube videos and is also a YouTube to MP3 Converter. But that’s not all, you can also watch TV, play free games, listen to radio and chat.
There are two versions available for FreeFox. One is paid which is called FreeFox (Pro) and other is free version. The free version is ad supported. When installing FreeFox, ensure that you uncheck the options to set Ask as default search provider and also click on “Decline” else you’ll end up installing third party toolbars.
First time you start this application, its a good idea to change the default black theme to “windows theme” or something another of your choice. You can do this from Skins section. The default tab that opens when you start FreeFox is Music. From here, you can start searching for music or you can convert video to MP3 by entering the video’s URL and clicking on “Convert”. The interface is clearly divided into different sections for Video, My Files, Watch TV, Radio, Games and Chat.
Go to “Video” and search for your favorite song or artist. FreeFox searches the YouTube’s database and then present the result. Click on a video to start playing it and then you’ll be able to see two buttons – “Download MP3” and “Download Video”. Download MP3 button enables you to just save or extract the MP3 from YouTube video and download video button enables you to download the entire video.
After clicking on the download button, you are asked about different options. For example, if you’ve clicked on “Download MP3” then you’re asked about audio bit-rate options, file name and save location. If you’re downloading a video then you’re asked about video format (FLV, iPod, iPhone, PSP, AVI, MPG, WMV), video size (resolution), video quality (standard, high or HD quality), file name and save location.
From Tools, click on “Options” to configure settings for this app. You can specify a download location, change shut down behavior, change settings for importing downloaded songs into iTunes and enable or disable FreeFox on system startup.
The paid version of FreeFox has more options and allows you to use all the features/options of this program. But if you just want to try out, then free version is the way to go. FreeFox works on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. Hit the below link to download.