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YouTube to MP3 High Quality Downloader 4.0.2 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — YouTube to MP3 High Quality Downloader 4.0.2

High Quality Downloader is a windows desktop tool that downloads YouTube videos to high quality MP3 music files directly.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 563 53 comments

YouTube to MP3 High Quality Downloader 4.0.2 was available as a giveaway on October 26, 2013!

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$19.96 / month
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Quickly convert 4K Ultra HD/1080p HD/SD video to a wide range of formats.

There are a lot of tools let users easily download YouTube MP4 and FLV videos on the web. However YouTube MP3 downloaders are quite few, especially for downloading high quality MP3 audio. YouTube To MP3 High Quality Downloader is a windows desktop tool that downloads YouTube videos to high quality MP3 music files directly.

The application has the ability to search and choose the best HQ resource from YouTube, and download the high quality file. Besides the MP3 format, YouTube To MP3 High Quality Downloader also supports saving the audio to original AAC format, or downloading the MP4 video.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ 2000/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8 (x32/x64)





File Size:

13.9 MB



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Reply   |   Comment by visit the website  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I like the software and have no need to download and keep a video of an album cover. It bypasses the commercials and downloads the file quickly. I would like the option to convert to 128kbps instead of 256 kbps (or keep it at original quality). You are able to install it where you want and save the conversion in your folder of choice if you want also (mugwah). Thanks GOTD and PDFZilla.com

Reply   |   Comment by Tex Jay  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Installed and registered ok, currently in it's first use so the only feedback I have so far is Add a way to pause downloads.

Reply   |   Comment by TJ  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Installed fine and working. But will it still work when YouTube makes changes? You know, many other programs like JDownloader or Internet Download Manager are getting updated very often of this. I hope somebody can answer my question, because if it won´t work after an update of the YouTube site (or others), we can´t use this program today forever and have to buy it. Have a great weekend all! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Hans  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

All This "optimizing" YT mp3 files to an "insane" high quality as our buddy Giovanni says is utter baloney. All you get is the ability to grab the audio at the quality it is posted at. Mp3 is an algorithm that removes data. That's how it compresses. In music, data is....music. So you are discarding part of the music, the higher range of the audio spectrum to be precise. Once the data is gone, it's gone. You cant take a 128kbps mp3 and make it better by converting it to 320. YT doesnt even support 320. You just get a bigger file. Since stereo separation occurs at higher frequencies, higher bit rate mp3 still stinks. It's flat and lifeless. Ok for portable listening, and not much else.

Reply   |   Comment by marksg  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

There are a number of improvements I'd suggest:

1.) The video quality can not be set by hand and, more importantly, the user doesn't even know the video quality he will receive from the download until the results are manually inspected. One can at best guess the quality by the download size. What this application really needs is an ability to choose the video resolution. Do I want the video in 1080p, in 720p or only in 480p/360p?

2.) Youtube doesn't provide 320kbps audio quality in their streams, so it's useless to encode an audio-file in that quality. It doesn't help the quality any and it will only lead to much wasted space, once you've collected a couple hundred MP3 files. Instead do what freeware/open source software like FLV Extract has been offering for years. Extract the existing audio stream, which is often available in MP3 format anyway, from the video. You won't need to re-encode and lose quality and the file isn't unnecessarily bloated.

3.) Many other applications currently allow the download of videos in 720p/360p, because that's nothing more than a single file download. It's ridiculously easy to do and it isn't worth to pay 30 bucks for. What this application needs is a way to download the other formats that are not so easily downloadable anymore, namely 1080p and 480p.

There may be more interesting features a video downloader could provide, but these are absolutely essential before I would even think of paying for it.

Reply   |   Comment by ElDani  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Two excellent freeware applications are
I use all their tools and the Youtube dowmloader will grab in various sizes including just the MP3 part if you so choose (The video converter is my movie burner of choice as you can put several movies on one DVD with excellent quality)

Here is another with apps to do almost anything

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Grunwald  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Downloaded, followed instructions, registered, attempted to download you-tube video, software locks up and will not finish download. thumbs down

Reply   |   Comment by SSchulz  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

With curiosity to see if this GAoTD might have any features better than free tools for Youtube downloading and converting to MP3, I downloaded and installed the programme without any problems (Win 7, 64-bit).

I have tested this GAoTD to download a 6-min video and keep it as MP3 file. It took longer than my favorite free programmes but did not show any better quality of the sound.

- To download videos not only from Youtube but also from many other sites (Vimeo, Dailymotion,...), the Ashampoo® ClipFinder HD works extremely well with rapid speed. This free software can be downloaded from here:


(When you install this software, keep in mind not to accept to install some other adware then it would be fine).

- If you are not allowed to install a software on the computer, then you can use online programmes to download videos. This site (keepvid.com) offers you with various options of Youtube video qualities before you start downloading (Java required). Again, keep in mind not to click on any advertisements or your computer would be filled with rubbish like iLivid... The site also contains a link for extracting Youtube videos to MP3.

- When you got your MP3 and wish to trim/cut some part of the music with ease, the free online programme may be a great one:

Reply   |   Comment by HQ  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I used to dabble in hifi.
Share some basics here.

Rule #1 - if the source is low quality, no subsequent downstream hardware and/or software is going to make it high quality. If source is lousy, then recording it in high quality audio medium will not improve it. If source is MP3, then recording it in FLAC is meaningless and will not improve the sound. Some of the Youtube videos on the Internet have sound track that is deliberately crippled/damaged/played at faster or slower speed.

Rule #2 - there are many audio formats. MP3 is one of them. It is not "high quality". But it is good enough for everyday usage for the PC to generate sound. There are other higher quality audio formats.

Opinion #3 - digital MP3 sound is never going to match the high fidelity of analogue sound from a top quality LP record > turntable > amplifier > speakers system.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

I use FullRip to download videos from Youtube as well as extract the audio or convert to various formats (3GP / MP4 / WebM / FLV) and resolutions. It's free and does not require registration.
I have it as a Firefox Add-on.


Reply   |   Comment by Edu  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I have been using a free program called Simeranya for some time with good results. Slow to load, but downloads and conversions are quick.


Reply   |   Comment by Paul H.  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

re #3 Vdownloader is Adware, please note

Reply   |   Comment by Emil Kucera  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I'm a little surprise that gaotd picked this software today when they just handed out a gem on 10-20-13 which was called streaming audio recorder. that program does the same thing and more plus it tag your audio so this program I will pass. To Gaotd how about giving out Evernote which has not been out for longer than a year.

Reply   |   Comment by mario  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

sorry, but this program is useless without the ability to tag the audio and for 30 bucks is way too much. for $19.95 you can download this nice program that will tag your audio and you can use it to get music from any online place. you tube, online radio, Pandora, etc. my alternative: https://applian.com/order/order_paypal_cd2013?pkg=RARN&tag=RARN5&referral=applian.com it's called replay music.

Reply   |   Comment by mario  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I really thank the commenter on this column for all the information they impart, taking the time to review products and listing other sites for investigation. It's great to know that experienced people are giving their assessments of the software offered to assist others. I appreciate your helpfulness!

Reply   |   Comment by MerryMarjie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

This seems to be a nice app. But I use ChrisPC Free VideoTube Downloader already for months, it has support for YouTube, HULU, VK.com videos and you can download whole playlist from YouTube very easy and convert them to MP3, AAC. Also they fixed very fast the 1080p YouTube issue.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

I agree with many here the software is a bit too over priced, considering that there is so much safe alternative freeware to choose from.

Here is a site to use to convert YouTube to MP3 and there is NOTHING to INSTALL:


nothing could be simpler.

Reply   |   Comment by N99kid  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nice try, but no cigar:

-- Program stopped my first download at 10% of the download; there is no option to start the download again.

-- When running, the program puts the program icon on the desktop, for dropping UELs onto. A nice idea at first, but then it simply is more desktop clutter.

-- Program settings options, including to eliminate the program desktop icon, do not take.

-- While not a big issue, the program creates its own Downloads folder on your main drive, rather then simply using the folder that is already there. Again, unnecessary intrusiveness.

Wanted this to work and more smoothly, but not to be--uninstalled.

By the way: why does the developer hide its identity? There is no developer info. at the listed website--very odd and even suspicious. (While PDFZilla is listed above as the publisher for the program, it does not seem to be the developer and simply seems to be the distributor for the giveaway.)

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Installation was a breeze but after that... not much good.

The nonstandard GUI (small pop up may be okay for smart phone users but not on a desktop) has buttons for exit and minimize the size of small molecules.

The green and yellow "skin" is a GAWDAWFUL barf color combo.

The "Drop Zone" is dead. I couldn't drop anything there.

The green "What's the YouTube Video URL" bar is live BUT the first time I tried drag & drop nothing happened. (cursor changed to Black NO circle if I tried dragging over ANY part of the popup)

Copy/Paste was fun... the program must have inserted a hook that got past my blockers (because Vista requires Run as Admin?) so as soon as I copied the URL, the pop up changed to a new popup -
An error has occurred in the script on this page
Line: 1159
Char: 5
Error: 'yt' is undefined
Code: 0
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKDJcHFrCOE

That URL is the video I'd copied to paste on the form so I'm not sure if the Youtube Downloader OR Youtube itself is the culprit.

If I click YES (to cancel script) I get another error from the Downloader -
Run-Time error '401':
Can't show non-modal form when modal form is displayed.
Clicking OK kills the program.

If I click NO...
A dead 3rd page pops up that takes up only about 2/3 of the pop up area. The rest is white space.

If I just force the program to close after the script error the dead page remains on the screen until I remove the program from the systray.

If I launch the program again, sometimes I can copy the URL without triggering the hook and the What is the URL bar is active... but it brings up the above referenced dead page where I can't paste anything.

And, another Youtube Downloader bites the dust.

Reply   |   Comment by Merlin's Mentor  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Downloaded audio(!) MOV-files can be RENAMED to MP4-files and then CONVERTED to MP3-files.

Reply   |   Comment by Ingvar  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Downloaded installed and registered fine. Basic GUI and that's fine. Sometimes it sees what you looking at on you tube, other times you copy and paste the url. When it sees what you are doing it names the file. When you copy and paste it saves as a number and you have to re name the file. Bitrate is set as 256, and you can not change it. Over all I like it, but a few more choices in settings would be nice. For the price a couple bells and whistles would be nice.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Please correct me if I am wrong, but is not downloading YouTube videos against their TOS, unless it is specifically authorized by the video poster?

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Hi, This Desktop App hasn't got it's own Search Engine, so the claim "The application has the ability to search and choose the best HQ resource from YouTube" seems a little bit misleading??

One has to PROVIDE http url - otherwise message "URL must be based on HTTP Socket" appears, so no good copy/paste Title/Artist alone.
Afterwards Program "finds"(with your help!:) and downloads that one piece of music and nothing else.

In this important Aspect, read: EASE - YouTube to MP3 High Quality Downloader 4.0.2 cannot beat SpeedMP3 Downloader (not free but often half price, which works out cheaper than this one if purchased) and given here few times for free.
SpeedMP3 Downloader never comes back "empty handed", always gives most intuitive line of choices (page after page), one can pre-listen any piece (from Desktop!) and decide what sounds best before downloading to any destination on PC. You don't have to bother to provide urls, or go anywhere oneline searching for Music/Artist, all from Desktop console.

Another claim of today's Giveaway: "Besides the MP3 format, YouTube To MP3 High Quality Downloader also supports saving the audio to original AAC format, or downloading the MP4 video" - has not been discovered/explored by me, as my first downloaded File ended up as audio MP3 format only. If anything could "better" this Program against the other one I mentioned (the two I compared, there might be other more popular Apps among Users than one I use regularly) - ability to download MP4 video (AS WELL as MP3) could be the only deciding factor for keeping it.

One more thing - program creates it's own Folder in C: (or different Drive), not in Programs.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Downloaded, installed, activated with no problem. Win7x64 machine. I actually have use for a program like this. Only satisfied, as opposed to thrilled by my current youtube to mp3 downloader. Seems a bit slower than my current one, but I'm in a Motel with the slowest wifi I've ever seen so I don't know if its THAT or the program.(afraid to run them both side by side for comparison here.Averaging around 25kb with this miserable wifi.)Pleasing UI and simple to use.In fact "simple" seems to be the watchword for this program.No way to change the bit rate that I can see. Very basic. Works as advertised though so it'll be a keeper for me, at least until I can run some side by side comparisons with my "usual" program for doing this.To the Developers...... $30.00 is insane for this as there are numerous totally free all the time alternatives with more features. Would LOVE to see a way to change the download bitrate ala others in this category.

Thank you to the Developers and GOTD for this.

Reply   |   Comment by indianacarnie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Downloaded with no issue. I can read text file but it will not install on Windows 7 laptop. Tried twice.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Marketing this program as a "YouTube mp3 downloader" is misleading as it really just downloads the video in WebM -format and then rips the audio from it and transcodes it to mp3-format. This will inevitably lose some of the audio quality. In the homepage of YouTube to MP3 High Quality Downloader it mentions the mp4- and FLV- formats while in reality most of the 360p -resolution and above videos are in fact in WebM format (Source) and audio inside it is in ogg vorbis container rather than mp3.

You're better off using some of the popular free extensions for your browser, such as ExtendTube which lets you download the video on the spot and then use fre:ac to convert it to the format of your choice.
There's my nerdy 2 cents, have a nice weekend.

Reply   |   Comment by LukeWarm  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

I've been looking for a download program since my firefox downloader hasn't been playing well with VEVO videos, just downloads 0 bytes. In the past I'd use Downloader and then convert to audio with Koyote flv converter.

This program installed well on my XP 64 bit system. When you register it, a window comes up for your information and credit card, but just close that window and paste your registration number from the readme file in the ZIP you downloaded.

You must register to download anything, it will start and then at 50% come up with a popup advising you that it's stopped downloading and you need to register to get the full video. After registering you'll have to redo the information to get that video again.

Adding videos is pretty easy, it talks about dragging over but that didn't seem to work for me, so I just cut and pasted. The dialog box give the impression that it downloads several videos at the same time, but it only does one at a time, cuing up the rest to go in order.

I tried a few videos from VEVO, downloading as MP4 and MP3. After downloading, both formats work well. As far as downloading speed, it seems to pretty much real time. I run FIOS with 50 mps downstream, so that's a bit disappointing.

The naming appears to be a bit random. Sometimes it grabs the video's name (adding that it's a youtube video to the name) or it assigns it a 7 digit number. Not a big deal. It does let you browse over to the directory you want to save your file, the default is "Download" in your root directory.

All in all, I'll keep the program. I'm sure there are other free downloaders, probably faster, but this will do the trick for now.I'd never pay $29.95 for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Hertzberg  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

I tried to use the program but it seems to be stuck and there is no progress in the download. It keeps saying that it is combining signatures 0% progress.
I'm uninstalling it

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

They charge $30 for this? There's tons of browser extensions, userscripts and websites that do the same thing, for free.
You can easily find the extensions, as for the websites, here's a few:


and many more.

Reply   |   Comment by yue  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

How would the software down any higher bitrates than upped to the site? I would think many are sampled down for file size restrictions..High quality? Only If upped in High Quality...

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Atube catcher has always been my trusty favourite to do this.

The blurb says that YouTube MP3 downloaders are quite few.

They are in fact copious.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Free is not "too expensive" for me. Thank you for this Giveaway!

Reply   |   Comment by MizTwist  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Nice alternative to the free browser plugins I have been using. Fast and seemingly effective. However be warned it can get hung up when a URL is incorrect...at least it said it was. remove download feature failed to let me remove the errant entry and had to restart the program. The same URL worked after I restarted the program so there is something wrong somewhere.

Important notes and things need to add:
1. does not save links for later so if lose connection or program glitch can not just pick up on pending downloads

2. can not accept multiple links at once -- at least I didn't find that feature. One at a time but at least you can create a pending list.

3. seems to stall when switching between formats with items pending. Though this could be because of my Win 8 machine.... anyone else experiencing this or do I need to examine my pc?

Reply   |   Comment by Michele Whiting  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

As Giovonni would say "LOL, $30 for this".

DVDSOFT has over 50 apps built into their FREE STUDIO, including YouTube to MP3 downloader, YouTube video downloaders to all the popular formats, DVD, CD and BD burners, ALL for FREE. I've been using this package for years.

Just my $.02

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Why is MP3 being touted as high quality?

MP3 is acceptable for everyday Internet sound purposes.
But it is definitely not a high quality audio format.
MP3 uses a lossy data compression.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I couldn't resist downloading this program as there are so many free ways to get the audio from YouTube; for instance one of the many video downloaders in your browser which you can then convert with the free program FormatFactory to MP3.
FormatFactory link

What they have done with this program is to make it very convenient to do, as soon as you copy the URL program detects it and asks you if you wish to download whilst offering a number of options.

Amongst the options can also download the video file itself, I tested the high-quality download which worked very well.

If you're willing to pay such an excruciatingly high price for the convenience of this program you are richer than I am, or you could get it for free today.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I normally use the excellent,and free,DVDVideosoft Free Studio software to download and convert Youtube MP3's http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/index.htm.
I installed todays giveaway with the view to running a back to back test.
Choosing a piece of Russian Chant(4m22s)I downloaded with both programs and compared the results.
The DVDVideosoft program downloaded and converted at a bitrate of 320 Kbps producing a file size of 10Mb which it stored in my music folder and which it automatically fully annotated with the correct title.
Todays supposedly "High Quality" program performed the same task at a bitrate of 256 Kbps with a resultant file size of 8Mb. This downloaded in a download folder with only a randomly generated numeric title as its means of identification.

Back to back listening provided no discernible difference between the two recordings. The "High Quality" downloader is,to my ears, certainly no better.

On that basis,unless you are really strapped for space,I find no reason to treat todays offering as a keeper and have uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by bettersafethansorry  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

This isn't the first time that software from PDFZilla.com has featured on GOTD so it's surprising that criticisms of this particular developer's laziness / sloppiness continue to be ignored.

Today's download and registration is thankfully fuss-free and kudos to PDFZilla for not bundling in unwanted extras, but dumping the installation on C:\ rather than the usual default of C:\Program Files\ is laziness personified.

That same cavalier disregard of an average user's expectations is evident in the program's Settings Menu, where the developer can't even be bothered to incorporate an option to choose, and fix, the destination folder of YouTube downloads -- so if you're not careful, you'll wind up with stuff yet again being dumped on C:\, this time in PDFZilla's c:\download.

Help is forthcoming for an average user who may not have realised that the program installation / destination folder defaults need revising, but that Help is pretty much an embarrassing admission anyway of the developer's incompetence: there'd have been no need of it if the Settings menu had beenm properly constructed.

Novice computer users are in any event going to be bemused by a Help document that says "first select Output format" and then "the last step is choosing the output folder, when the downloading finished the file will be saved to the folder you chose", because the Help terminology is a daft mismatch of the program's own Download Format and Download Path.

All the foregoing speaks yet again of inadequacies / inconsistencies that ought to have been mopped in the most rudimentary of beta stages before punting out to market at $30 a time.

As to the actual performance of the program, I've found it hit-and-miss as a downloader as well as irritating because perhaps predictably, the promise doesn't match the delivery: my Download Format of MP3 Format (*.mp3) - High Quality (320Kbps) MP3 Audio hasn't actually resulted in any audio file with that 320Kbps bit rate at all, and as for AAC, I've nothing to show for that, either.

The ill-advisability of giving the impression that everything downloaded by this program will be "High Quality 320Kbps" regardless of the source material's bit rate provides yet further reinforcement of the feeling that this is a rushed-to-market product that, though free today, isn't worth anything like the $cost of a re-installation -- and is in any event trounced in terms of useability and performance by existing software out there.

Thanks GOTD, and PDFZilla, but no thanks. Uninstalled. This developer really does need to get to grips with its much too casual approach to software engineering.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

The quality of the MP3 file you'll get with this program depends entirely on the quality of the source material. If it's a high-quality video with a decent soundtrack, you'll get a decent MP3. If not, you'll get a great big MP3 file that doesn't sound very good. There's no way this software can improve the quality of the audio that was used to make the clip in the first place.

Reply   |   Comment by Guiseppe Madre  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Downloaded and installed easily. Registered by copy and pasting serial number which is included in the download. Tested by picking random music video from YouTube. I found the URL pasted automatically to the pop up box so I simply selected which format (mp3 for me)and output location to save the file.
The GUI lets you see the percentages of conversion and download rate, which is good. Playback was very good quality so this program will be a keeper for me.
Very similar GUI to 'YouTube downloader' which has been offered here on previous occasions. Definite thumbs up!
My only query is; Is this licence permanent or will I need to buy the full version after six months or a year?
There doesn't seem to be any information on that.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Tell me why downloads have to go into a "C:\downloads" folder on the root with no option to change that. Thanks for empowering the user!

Reply   |   Comment by mugwah  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

It doesn't have the option to choose which video quality to download. Alternatives like YoutubeDownloader(YTD): http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/ , its free version is much more better.

Reply   |   Comment by redzrex  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I have no interest in YouTube downloaders and I don't know if anyone will see this or if the moderators will post it, but after the raves over Brightness Guide and GOTD users missing out on a lifetime license to Agnitum Outpost Security Suite Pro the day before Bot Revolt, I thought that I would give the GOTD community a heads-up. Brightness Guide had 2 main features that most users were impressed with. The first was the ability to lighten shadows without affecting highlights. At least 90% of photo editors, including many free ones, can do that. The second was a rarely-seen algorithm for lightening shadows. That had promise, but the implementation was poor. Here's one of Brightness Guide's original demo photos. Here's their result. Notice the artifacts everywhere, misplaced shadows, way over-processed tree, and some washed-out areas. Here's the result of a high-quality tool from The Plugin Site which has a much more sophisticated implementation of the same algorithm. There are endless ways to manipulate photos and their lighting. Here's a virtual flash using Focus Photoeditor, one of many photo editors which can do that. All images are Copyright (c) Brightness Guide. That leads me to the reason for this post. GOTD users don't want to do anything harder than pushing a button, and Focus Photoeditor is available dirt cheap on BitsDuJour today. The stupid obsessive-compulsive vote manipulator is going to go nuts rather than get some therapy. I fully expect them to manipulate votes related to this post, just as they manipulate votes every day.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

I have compared download quality vdownloader vs this one

vdownloader always have a max of 128 bit
the same file with "YouTube to MP3" gives a minimum of 256 bit

ok then I got a better quality ?

the answer is : no !
you can make the same test for yourself : download Spek – Acoustic Spectrum Analyser from http://spek.cc/

files are the same - tested with:
Telecaster blues jam - bad sound quality :

if someone from http://www.youtubetomp3hq.com is wiser than me then get some exsamples - please

conclusion : this app promisses too much and gives you a false truth of the quality you are supposed to get
for someone maybe a keeper, but waste of money to buy

Reply   |   Comment by jens  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

With the price of high quality, high bit-rate mp3 music becoming available from just about every source, why is this software needed?
Apple, Amazon and others have abandoned DRM. About the hardest thing you might have to do is convert from a different format to mp3 if you absolutely had to have mp3.
I'll pass.

Reply   |   Comment by Fingerlakes Dave  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I use this service online:


It is free, it is fast, it works well, it doesn't require an installation, but I have an open mind and am waiting for an argument that would make me think it would be worth to give this giveaway a try.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Slow download.
Vdownloader is much quicker and freeware.

Can actually also import video formats.

Bit rate seams to be higher than it actally is.

Reply   |   Comment by jens  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

It's ok as GAOTD but honestly can't see any reason to pay 30 bucks for a product like this, taking into account that most people out there are interested in watching a Youtube video rather than extract audio or convert it to MP3.

MP3 music files can be found and downloaded in a different FREE smarter way...


And besides that you can also use freeware apps designed to do the same as this GAOTD or even more for FREE...


Then how about quickly optimize your MP3 files to an insane sound quality (320 Kbit/s, 48 kHz, Stereo) or just change their bitrate and size in batch, keeping the same level of audio quality and all ID3 tags intact for FREE?


My 2 cents for today's giveaway....

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni Mr FREE (Nothing is free?? Where?? L  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+144)

Why? Just use Clipconverter.cc It has all the same functions, ad driven (download a file, click an ad, payment done). HQ? You Bet! Convert to MP3? Sure, why not! Cut and just get the pieces you want? Of Course.
[no, this is not my site - but I love it!]

Reply   |   Comment by Spitt  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
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