Converting YouTube to MP3

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by Brisel, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    How can you do this? Is it legal? I've seen a few encoders advertised but am a bit sceptical. I'd like to download a few music files, audio only.
  2. Mur Huwcun

    Mur Huwcun Member

    North West Wales
    Just google mp3 converter and use any of the links to convert them, haven’t done some for a while now though.
  3. joec

    joec New Member

    I use

    Not sure of legalities but i'd imagine there would be some copyright issues.
  4. axelr

    axelr New Member

    googling 'youtube mp3' gives a few dozen results. Simplest is

    Legality depends obviously on the copyright status of whatever you are downloading.
  5. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

    Not sure if I am still correct but I think the penalty for copyright infringement is propoertional to the creator's loss. So home use is pretty safe. If you chose to use my little ditty in your big screen Hollywood block buster, my media lawyer might be after you with a big stick. Copyright isn't what it used to be. And I still have to prove I created it.
  6. axelr

    axelr New Member

    That's complicated, and "material loss" to owner or "material gain" to user are factors of "fair dealing" but there are others.

    Practically, even though "downloading youtube clips for personal use" doesn't necessarily qualify as "fair dealing", chances of any consequences are nil.
  7. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

    Well, not exactly nil.

    Someone used some pictures of mine on a web site. I asked him politely to remove them as he had been a pain in the ass on another matter. He refused point blank and told me to go forth and multiply.

    It wasn't very difficult to find out that his web presence was provided by a German company. So I phoned them up in Germany. I got answered by a secretary who spoke excellent English but could not promise they'd remove the photo. I mentioned the name of the CEO and asked if he'd know how to do it. "Oh, don't call him!" -- so obviously some one important. So of course, I did call him. He promised to remove the photos if I could prove they were mine. That was done and I had gratificating experience of seeing a very large hole appear in the web site!:LOL:
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  8. No sure is strictly legit.

    Anything on the web these days basically becomes a free for all if we are being honest about it.
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  9. Worst you can expect is a cease and desist and a slap on wrist. For home use, crack on!
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