Although we're no longer into downloading songs and videos to our computer to be able to enjoy those multimedia contents offline, especially thanks to online streaming services of the likes of YouTube, Spotify and, to a lesser extent, Netflix, some users still insist on downloading music and music video clips to their PC. For such purpose, it's especially useful to be able to have a program such as MP3 Rocket that accesses Google's video platform to download its content to our hard drive, whether in their original format or converted into MP3.
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But this program hasn't always been an audio and video downloader but has had to reinvent itself over time. It was born in 2005 as a P2P client for the Gnutella network of the likes of LimeWire, FrostWire or BitTorrent, however, since 2011 it has become a true open-source and free youtube downloader. Nevertheless, there's also an MP3 Rocket Pro by means of which you can pay to access higher audio quality, improving from bitrates of 256 Kbps to 320 Kbps.
What does this YouTube downloader include?
Although its two main functions have to do with downloading audio and video to our PC, the features of this program for Windows, also available for macOS, go way beyond downloading. In fact, its version 7.4.1 offers us a series of options that turn it into a very complete piece of software:
- Download songs in MP3 format or play them straight on the built-in music player.
- Download or view videos hosted on YouTube with a built-in search engine.
- Search for copyleft contents or with a Creative Commons license by means of Jamendo.
- Access to a local library containing all your downloaded multimedia files.
- Conversion of the audio and video format to make the files compatible with any device: MP4, AVI, FLV, WAV, etc.
- Possibility to create ringtones based on the MP3 files downloaded.
- Live online TV through its integration with Crackle.
- Thousands of online radio stations organized by music styles and countries.
- Hundreds of classic mini-games that you can play online such as bubble shooter titles or pool.
How to download MP3 Rocket for free?
As we mentioned above, downloading this program for free isn't a problem since it's free by default. You'll only have to access its official website through our download button and get hold of the online installer. Once you start the installation, you'll be able to see that the application is available in plenty of different languages, but even if it weren't in yours, you won't have any trouble using it. However, sometimes its users complain about it not working. That's not fully true, it works OK but the problem may have to do with your antivirus detecting it as malware and removing the installation file.