Download of the day: 4K YouTube to MP3

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4K YouTube to MP3

As you’ve probably noticed, there are lots and lots of apps offering to download YouTube clips and turn them into audio tracks. Provided you have the copyright holder’s permission (eg free remixes released into the public domain by the artists, not the latest Beyoncé album uploaded by some random) it’s a great way to get good music for free.

One of the simplest tools for managing downloads is 4K YouTube to MP3 – 4K being the name of the developer rather than anything to do with video resolution. But don’t let the name put you off, because it’s a really useful and user-friendly app.

Why you need it

Downloading from YouTube can be a little arcane, fairly frustrating and occasionally quite time consuming. 4K YouTube to MP3 does all the work for you. You can download files using multiple threads, set the quality levels you want to download at, and output to MP3, M4A or OGG. The app works with other sites too including SoundCloud, Vimeo, Flickr and DailyMotion.

It can download entire playlists and channels, although the free edition stops after 25 videos.

4K YouTube to MP3 is simple, straightforward and good looking, and it’s as useful for absolute beginners as it is for more demanding downloaders.

Download here: 4K YouTube to MP3

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Former lion tamer, Girls Aloud backing dancer and habitual liar Gary Marshall (Twitter, Google+) has been writing about tech since 1998, contributing sage advice and odd opinions to .net, MacFormat, Tap! and Official Windows Magazine as well as co-writing stacks of how-to tech books. "My job is to cut through the crap," he says. "And there's a lot of crap."