aTube Catcher is a free YouTube video downloader and converter that allow you to download any video you want and immediately convert them as well. This software offers an all in one interface for downloading videos, recording screencasts, converting files to various formats and even burning DVDs. It features a quick tab navigation, which makes all the features of this app readily available to any user whatsoever. Apart from YouTube, it also supports sites like XTube, Mega video, Yahoo, Google, Metacafe, Dailymotion, MTV. Spike, Megarotic, Pornotube, RTVE, Globo and Comedy Central.
Free YouTube to MP3 Converter
Another useful application which allows you to capture the audio from any YouTube video. It rips the audio from YouTube videos and converts them to MP3 or other additional format. Free YouTube to MP3 Converter is very easy to use software, simply pasting the link of your desired video and then clicking on ‘Download’ is enough to get an audio file of your desired YouTube video. In fact, you can even download an entire playlist with the help of this software. The best aspect of this tool is that it converts videos to MP3 at a very rapid rate. Relatively short YouTube videos take only a few seconds to get converted into audio format.
All in all, both of this utility software for those who wish to download and convert YouTube videos. Both the software certainly delivers what they promise. While aTube Catcher takes care of all your downloading and screen capture requirements, Free YouTube to MP3 Converter does its job by providing a YouTube video in an audio format. There are pros and cons to both the software. However, both these tools have nearly the same basic functionality, i.e., to capture YouTube videos and convert them into a basic format. Therefore, a comparison of these tools is more than logical.
The Comparison between the two YouTube video converters
|aTube Catcher||Free YouTube to MP3 Converter|
|Rating||4.5 stars||4.3 stars|
|Supported Operating System||Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS||Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP SP3|
|Speed||Extremely fast. Only a few seconds for YouTube videos shorter than 5 minutes||Comparatively slower. The conversion time depends on the type, format and quality of the video.|
|Supported sites||YouTube (HD), Xtube, Dailymotion, Megavideo, Google, Yahoo, Metacafe, Spike, Megarotic , Pornotube, Yahoo, MTV, Comedy central, Globo, and RTVE||Mainly supports YouTube. Other video sites such as Live leak, Daily motion and Vimeo are also up ported|
|Output formats||WMV, MP4, MPG1, MPG2, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, DIVX, XVID, MP3, MOV, FLV, WAV, WMA, GIF, IPOD, IPOD TOUCH, PSP, FLAC, OGG, MP2, and VOB||MP3, M4A AAC, WAV, FLAC and OGG|
|Video qualities||Supports high quality HD output.||Only supports audio. Allows users to choose quality of the output file.|
|Supported devices||Windows PC||Windows PC|
The comparison table clearly suggests that both applications serve as a great Youtube Video Converter software. If your only requirement is to convert YouTube videos into audio files, then the MP3 converter should be enough. However, if you convert YouTube videos and save them offline, you will need the software from aTube. Both are free applications, so they compare pretty much the same as far as pricing is concerned.
Best Youtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate
While both the above mentioned software does it job pretty well as Youtube Video Converter, they do have drawbacks as well. For instance, the aTube conversion software does not convert videos as fast as you would expect it to. It takes an inconvenient amount of time to produce the output file. Also, the help menu within the application is not that useful. On the other hand, the installation of YouTube to MP3 Converter is full of hassle. Also, sometimes the software doesn’t work as expected despite the presence of a strong network connection.
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate serves as a great alternative to these two applications. It offers everything that either of these tools fails to offer. It is extremely easy to use and reliable software. It is a robust and fast video converter application which allows you to save online videos to nearly any format. Also, it has a lot of features on offer, which many users might find useful. Not only does it convert your videos into multiple formats, it also offers a wide array of customization options and export tools.
As compared to the previously mentioned software, Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate offers nearly 30 times faster video conversion. It even supports 4K UHD videos and 360 degree video and as many as 150 output formats. Available for Windows and Mac, it is paid software although you can try it for free before buying. Additionally, this application also allows you to flawlessly stream media to TV.