SnipMP3 is a free Web service that converts YouTube videos to mp3 audio files. With a user-provided link to a YouTube video, the service converts the file and stores it in a folder on a computer designated by the user.
There is widespread controversy on the legality of downloading YouTube videos to mp3s using SnipMP3 and related services. The major argument is over copyright infringement, but many suggest that downloading the audio from these videos does not apply. The Audio Home Recording Act makes it legal to record songs from the radio, and many supporters of YouTube audio ripping claim that video-to-audio converters achieve the same goal using current technology.