Free Video to Mp3 Converter 5.0.78.328

With this freeware, you can convert video files to MP3

  • Category:

    Converters

  • Version:

    5.0.78.328

  • Works under:

    Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.8 (135)
Free Video to Mp3 Converter 5.0.78.328
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Rip MP3 files from video files with the handy Free Video to MP3 Converter.

Free Video to MP3 Converter is a very handy Windows tool that does exactly what its name suggest: it extracts music files from video files, and you can use it as much and as often as you’d like at no charge. The process is very simple, and so even users who don’t have a lot of understanding of MP3, MP4 and other formats can use it with ease. The program is also usually fast—depending on the source file size—and most users will be extracting from music videos and other relatively short videos.

Free Video to MP3 Converter will auto-detect the source details and auto-set output characteristics, which is what makes the program so hands-off. If you prefer to be hands-on, a simple click of a checkbox gives you access to a wide range of options. You can set the format—there are nine output format options altogether—as well as sample rate, bitrate, channels and so forth.

The program will set the name and other MP3 tag details for you by default. You’re also able to tweak the auto-naming conventions so that the program sets labels and other details based on your preferences. You can, of course, set all of these items one at a time on a per-file basis.

Free Video to MP3 Converter also handles batches, so you can add practically any number of video files to the queue to be processed. This is particularly convenient if you have many files to extract and/or you have files that are quite sizable. The program even has an auto-shutdown mode, so you can set it to run, and when it completes the batch, it’ll turn your computer off. This is a great option for those who want to run the program overnight or while they’re out rather than while they use their PC.

Considering that Free Video to MP3 Converter is freeware, there’s not a lot to dislike about it. Where the developers seek to profit is by installing additional software during the core installation. There are several or more attempts, and while you can opt out of all of them, users who aren’t paying attention or are perhaps too casual to recognize the risk can inadvertently install substantial bloatware on their PCs.

Pros

  • Extract MP3s from videos
  • Wide range of MP3 options

Cons

  • Bloatware you can opt out of

Free Video to MP3 Converter converts video files to audio files in a wide range of formats. The title of the application explains exactly what the software does. It's made by DVDVideoSoft, the maker of other video-converting software such as Free YouTube to MP3 Converter and Free DVD Converter. You can download Free Video to MP3 Converter by itself or as part of the Free Studio suite of applications.

Interface

Free Video to MP3 Converter's interface is simple and easy to understand without looking at a manual. You simply choose your input file, output quality and destination folder and click "Convert." You have the option to add multiple files at the same time to perform batch conversions for an entire folder.

If you get tired to selecting the same settings every time you convert a file, just click "Options" to set your preferences for the application. After setting these persistent options, every time you open the application, you can easily convert a file by clicking "Convert."

Input File Format

Most file formats can be converted, including MKV, Video TS, 3GP, MP4 and M4V. In addition to MP3 output format, Free Video to MP3 Converter supports WAV, Ogg and WMA, which can sometimes result in a higher-quality audio file. The software includes the Lame encoding libraries for creating MP3 files, so no additional downloads are necessary.

Cost

While Free Video to MP3 Converter is free to the end user, you end up paying for the cost of development and distribution by viewing ads. In other words, the program is ad-supported, and you may also have to install a browser toolbar. Any bundled software can be uninstalled from the Windows Control Panel, but you should know what you're getting before you install the converter.

Features

One nice feature of Free Video to MP3 Converter is that it exports a snapshot of your video to use as an image thumbnail for the MP3 you create. You can use this image as the video portion of a YouTube video if you decide to upload the track to your account. The thumbnail can also be seen in applications such as WinAmp, iTunes and Windows File Explorer.

Drawbacks

The main drawback to Free Video to MP3 Converter is that it doesn't let you extract a small portion of a video. You have to convert the entire video to an audio file, so if you just want a sound clip from a DVD or full-length movie, you'll end up with a huge audio file the entire length of the video.

Pros

  • Supports wide range of video and audio formats
  • Creates an image thumbnail
  • Free (ad-supported)

Cons

  • Doesn't extract small clips from large files
  • Prompts you to install bundled software

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