Firefox Add-on of the Week: Youtube to MP3

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TurkuSama

I know this topic is about the add-on. But you're better of just googling "Youtube to mp3" and coming up with a list of sites.

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joepullin

I use Audacity to real time record. Probably still illegal, but really isn't much different than hitting the record button on a tape/radio player. (Anybody remember those?)

First you need to find the best version of a song. Hard becasue when one person posts a crappy version almost everybody then downloads and reposts it.

Next is hoping that some Windows update hasn't screwed up my sound card settings like what happened this weekend.

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franco203

Tried a youtube/vevo video & got this Error: Failed to get video infos from YouTube!

tried a straight you tube video (Rush is awesome) & that worked (after two popups & repeated clicking)

Hey but it didn't cost a thing, so I'll shut up now.  I'll try another youtube/vevo video to see if the pattern repeats. Thanks

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sniggler

Sued off the face of the earth in approx 1 week.

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Biceps

I'm pretty sure that downloading copywrited music in this way would constitute copywrite infringement and therefore should be considered a form of music piracy.

That said, this looks like a great option for downloading a lot of those instructional Youtube videos and webcasts that don't necessarily require video to enjoy, as well as for when I just really need to hear "Hamster on a Piano".

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TheMurph

Well, this is but a tool -- while I do joke in the intro that you could do this to avoid ponying up for a song, my main thoughts drifted to various comedic bits / independent music deals that you can't just go out and buy.

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Biceps

You are correct.  It is merely a tool - and what one does with a tool is their responsibility.  It looks great for many things that would not necessarily impinge on copywrites, as you mention. 

I was just commenting so Mark17 would know what to do with his afternoon in case he was was running out of things to pirate. 

:P

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schmitty6633

Hahaah gosh. That guy is hillarious. Just wait for an article about piracy. He will be there :D

Btw, the audio quality on youtube is pretty poor i believe. (Around 100kbps)

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TheMurph

haha.  ;)

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