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    How To Download Music From Youtube For Free In 4 Steps.

    How to download music and videos from Youtube for free is on a lot of people's minds these days.....especially mine.


    Because in this day and age on the internet and file sharing and Youtube.com itself showing all of the music and videos from any artist you can think of under the sun, why would anybody pay for music? (Whether from an online music/radio subscription service, or even from a brick and mortar music store).

    The great thing about Youtube if you're a music fan, is that artists (from all over the world), know that it's one of the best ways to get noticed, and use it for the free exposure. They are all gathered together in one convenient location, so you won't have to search far and wide to find them.

    You also have the added benefits of all the latest, freshest songs to come out, WITH the music videos. (Try getting THAT on a subscription-based radio service online, or just the radio in your home.

    Surely there must be some software that will allow me to get these tunes and videos onto my computer....for free.

    So I did a search, and sure enough, there are ways to accomplish this.

    I found out about a software downloader program called Free Youtube Downloader that fit the bill. Here's the link.....
    Once this has been installed onto your desktop or laptop, (and I'll give you the steps below), it will convert them from video format to mp3 audio formatting, allowing the files to be played on any of your favorite music players.

    Once you've gone to the gvu technologies site and downloaded the software, double click the file to run the installer. (You may get a dialogue box pop up message from the anti-virus software on your machine, but you
    can allow it to be installed). After a successful installation, depending on whether you allowed a shortcut icon to be installed on your desktop or start up tray, you should see it there.

    You can double click on the icon to open the software. The interface reveals the four simple steps involved.....

    1)You will have to grab the url on youtube of the page where the music video is located when open and paste it into the first field in the software. 2)Choose the quality of the music output format that you would like. 3)Then choose where you would like the resulting file to be saved on your computer. 4)And finally, click the red 'Download' button to begin the download and subsequent conversion of the video.

    Alternatively, if you have the Firefox browser installed on your computer, you can do the same thing this way......

    If the Firefox browser is not already installed, you can get it from www.mozilla.com.

    There is an extension for doing this in Firefox that you can add called 'Easy Youtube Downloader'. The way to get it is by clicking on 'Tools' in Firefox, then click 'Add-Ons', then in the 'Search All Add-Ons' field, type
    Easy Youtube Downloader. Version 6.7 or later is what you want when the results come up.

    Once that's been successfully installed, you now want to search Youtube with the Firefox browser to find the music video desired. Below the video you will now see a download button. Click on it, and it will bring up the different file formats you can download from the video to your computer.

    Special Note:- Before downloading any video from Youtube, check out the 'About'link below the actual video. (If there is information in there about a 'Creative Commons' license, you should feel safe in downloading.
    If not, it may be a violation on the music owner's license rights to do. So read carefully).

    Finally, check this out. (Cut and paste the link into your browser if it's not live)......


    Youtube On Tablet Stock Photo By winnond, published on 23 March 2013 Stock Photo - image ID: 100149597
    :- http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/Computers_g62-Youtube_On_Tablet_p149597.html
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