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Pros & Cons Of Converting Youtube To MP3

YouTube – an online video-sharing platform, has given talented and skilled people a platform to prove themselves as well as earn a livelihood. Founded in 2005, YouTube has amassed 2 billion users worldwide and hence has become the most popular video-sharing platform. On the other hand, the mp3 format has proven to be more liked by users when it comes to music, and hence people try to find various ways to convert the music that they hear on YouTube to mp3.

Pros Of Converting Youtube To Mp3:-

Conversion software and websites provide the feature of extracting audio from YouTube videos to the people who cannot afford to pay the premium.

1) Mp3 extensions (even in the highest quality) are available in relatively smaller storage sizes. Hence, storing a large number of these in a phone or any other device with low storage capacity becomes easier.

2) A YouTube to mp3 compression can discard as much as 90 percent of the data from the original recording without any significant drop in the sound quality.

3) Storing these files for offline/later use is also possible, and thus in this way, it saves data as well.

4) A variable compression ratio gives you the freedom to compress the video on YouTube to mp3 to the desired size. Still, lesser the compression, lower will be the deterioration in the quality of the audio. This is a trade that you will have to make depending upon whether you prefer lesser storage or better sound quality.

5) A properly executed YouTube to mp3 compression results in discarding the unnecessary information from the audio file that is out of the audible range of human hearing. This useless information takes up a lot of storage capacity for the data.

These files can be easily shared through the Internet or any other tangible medium like a USB, Optical Disk, etc.

Cons Of Converting Youtube To Mp3:-

Most of the music videos that we come across on YouTube are copyrighted and there is no website on the Internet or an app in the Store that will let you convert it to an mp3 format.

1) Mp3 doesn’t use a lossless algorithm and thus compromises the quality of the audio as it deletes the lesser audible music content to reduce the file size. Due to this, converting a music video on YouTube to mp3 “” means having a relatively lower quality of audio.

2) Mp3 extensions are more vulnerable to attacks from viruses that can cause some severe damage to the system.

3) The quality of the audio in the mp3 also depends on the compression/conversion software used in the process.

4) Free or cheaper versions of the mp3 file (with the same audio) are available online and thus have given rise to “Music Piracy.”

5) Mp3 conversions have also put a barrier on the incoming cash-flow to the artists whose “music videos” are not copyrighted. The moment these videos are converted to an mp3 extension, the user adheres to listening to the mp3 file rather than going back to watch that video on that artist’s channel. This results in a steep decline in views, which in turn is the primary source of the artist’s income.

As we can see that even the very trending mp3 extension has its drawbacks, but it seems like this is what we will have to make do with until and unless someone makes another breakthrough in this field of technology.