RIAA Complaint Closes Down YouTube-Ripper MP3Fiber, here are 5 free online YouTube to MP3 converting websites
Thanks to the music industry, YouTube-Ripper MP3Fiber has shut down following threats from the RIAA, reports TorrentFreak. MP3Fiber was used by a million users every month to download audio and convert them to free MP3.
The audio ripping platform allowed users to download MP3 audio from several platforms including YouTube, SoundCloud, and Daily Motion.
For those unaware, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) is an anti-piracy group in the U.S. that represents the music recording industry’s intellectual property rights.
The organization has taken an especially aggressive stance against Internet users who want to be able to freely copy published music.
In September last year, YouTube-MP3, the world’s largest and most popular YouTube audio download website was shut down by RIAA following a settlement with the music labels.
The RIAA carried out an investigation against MP3Fiber. It then asked domain privacy service, DomainsByProxy to provide the personal details of the site’s operator. T
he company provided the requested information to RIAA in absence of court order and also notified MP3Fiber, reports TorrentFreak.
Using the obtained information, the RIAA contacted the site’s operator living in Canada. According to TorrentFreak, the site believed that it was operating legally due to the blank media levy in Canada, which compensates the labels for private copying.
However, the RIAA maintained that this defense wouldn’t apply since the MP3Fiber site was accessible in the U.S.
In order to avoid getting into any legal mess with the RIAA, MP3Fiber’s operator took the decision to shut down the service.
“This site was actually run as a hobby. We spent more on servers then we ever made so did not want to get into any legal battles. We pretty much gave in to their demands without too many other thoughts,” he told TorrentFreak.
Threatening action by the RIAA against YouTube-ripping sites has seen sites like MP3Fiber, MP3.Org,FLVTO.biz, 2conv.com, Pickvideo.net, Video-download.co and EasyLoad.co shut down their service in the recent past.
Check out the top 5 free online YouTube to MP3 converting websites:
ListenToYouTube is the most famous free YouTube to MP3 converter online. No signup is needed. Simply copy and paste the YouTube video URL and it will download the Flash video to its server.
After the downloading, it will extract the MP3 audio files and give you a download link to get the MP3 files. However, sometimes the quality of the MP3 files is not as good as you would expect it to be.
YouTubeToMP3 is a new site that allows you to convert and download the audio from YouTube video is for free! Simply Paste the link of the YouTube video you would like to download in the converter box, then select the output format and click the convert button.
Wait while YouTubeToMP3 converts your file to your desired format and download. It’s that easy!!!
Video2MP3 is another great free online YouTube to MP3 converter that is quite easy to use. It claims to be the most reliable free YouTube video to MP3 converter online over the web.
Most of the popular video services providers like Dailymotion, MyVideo, etc. are well supported. Simply copy the video link to the converter box and you will get the MP3 files in a few minutes. What’s more, this tool allows you to choose the quality to your needs.
VidToMP3 is a new site that gives you an easy way to download videos from YouTube and convert them to MP3 for playing on your MP3 player.
In addition to YouTube, it also well supports other popular video sites like Dailymotion, Metacafe, Veoh, Break, Vimeo and tons of other similar sites. To download YouTube to MP3 online with this service, simply copy the URL of the page with video and paste it into the box, then click Download and wait.
When the conversion completes, a pop-up window will guide you to download the MP3 files.
FLVTO is another amazing tool to convert YouTube to MP3 online easily. Different from other free online YouTube converter to MP3, its web page is quite attractive. Usually, the quality of the MP3 audio files you get is high and the downloading speed is relatively fast.
The same as other utilities, you just need to enter the YouTube video link and click Convert to extract MP3 files from online YouTube videos.