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What is Snip MP3?

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KeepVid, formerly known as SnipMP3, is a web application that makes it easy for users to directly download content from streaming websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion. The original SnipMP3 service allowed users to convert YouTube videos into downloadable audio files, but has now merged with KeepVid.

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KeepVid supports saving audio and video from a wider variety of streaming websites. KeepVid and services like it are controversial due to concerns over the legality of downloading videos from streaming websites. The major legal issue arises when users download and use copyrighted content without authorization, according to PCAdvisor. Streaming websites, including YouTube, have terms of use that prohibit direct downloads of content.

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