SoundDownloader

SoundDownloader 3.2

Free
You can download MP3 and other music streams from soundcloud.com
5.0  (2 votes)
3.2 (See all)

Nowadays, a lot of people are aware of the fact that YouTube and Soundcloud are two of the most reliable sources for finding and listening to a specific song, even if that song is not so popular. SoundDownloader takes a step further. It also lets you download songs from these two websites and convert them to common types of audio files, allowing you to listen to them whenever you want, offline, on any device or player you prefer.

To be honest, considering many updates of the YouTube and Soundcloud websites and the past experiences with similar programs, I expected SoundDownloader to fail while correctly downloading songs. To my surprise, I was wrong. This tool downloaded the songs and saved them as MP3 files flawlessly, without any errors or problems. Another big plus would be the fact that it can also save the downloaded tracks to other file formats besides MP3, more exactly to AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA and MP2. The simple, neat and clear interface and the facts that it can batch download and convert multiple songs at once are also worth mentioning as important advantages of this utility.

On the other hand, I was a bit disappointed to see that it lacks any advanced options. You can only choose where to save the downloaded songs. There are no other settings for you to configure, such as an option to download a song from a YouTube video of a specific quality. Though simple and neat, the interface looks a little unpolished. It can’t be resized or customized in any way.

In conclusion, I like SoundDownloader, but the only reason why I would personally choose it instead of online song downloading tools is its batch downloading and converting capabilities. The support for saving the songs to other file formats besides MP3 is the other thing that can make a difference between this tool and the others. Unfortunately, I can’t think of other things except these two.

Rory Shaffer
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Review summary

Pros

  • Can save the downloaded songs to multiple file formats, not only to MP3
  • Supports batch downloading and converting multiple songs at once
  • It's lightweight and resource-friendly

Cons

  • The interface can not be resized
  • The interface can not be customized
  • It lacks advanced options
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