Alright, cheap geeks. Itâ€™s tough to want to put out even $0.99 for the latest single on iTunes (or wherever), and donâ€™t even get me started about the annoyance that occurs when you find some slamminâ€™ new track on Youtube, only to realize that you canâ€™t rock out to it in your car becauseâ€¦ itâ€™sâ€¦ onâ€¦ Youtube.
Get my drift?
Youtube is like the poor manâ€™s free music library â€“ just go scan for any music video and voila! Itâ€™s an instant way to dial up your favorite songs that you can’t otherwise purchase or acquire online (portable Old Spice Guy, anyone?) However, this isnâ€™t really the kind of solution that you can take with you.
For starters, pulling up Youtube video after Youtube video on your phone in a vain attempt to rock out sans cash investment will make you look like the biggest cheapskate alive. Itâ€™ll also drain your battery. And, hereâ€™s the kicker, it wonâ€™t work anywhere thatâ€™s lacking in wireless coverage. Or, to put it another way, thereâ€™s no reason why you should be trying to transform Youtube into your song library.
Or is there?
This weekâ€™s featured Firefox add-on gives you a super-fast method for ripping any Youtube video into a straight-up MP3. And I wish I had more to write about this, but itâ€™s really just that simple. Click on the newly created link that appears next to all Youtube videosâ€”â€śConvert and Download as MP3â€ťâ€”and your browser will do just that. The end. Said video is now an audio file on your computer instead of some nebulous hunk of data bits streamed across a web page.
And now, armed with this information, you can craft up a music library ofâ€¦ videosâ€¦ of your very own!
Download it here!
Maximum PC’s David Murphy has a headache today, so no witty tagline will accompany this article. Thanks for understanding and/or keeping the music down.