MP3 Rocket

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MP3 Rocket
MP3Rocket 6.2 Screen Shot.png
MP3 Rocket 6.3 PRO on Windows 8.1
Developer(s) MP3 Rocket Inc.
Initial release December 2005
Stable release 6.4.4 (January 5, 2014; 3 months ago (2014-01-05)) [±]
Preview release Unknown [±]
Development status Active
Written in Java
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Platform Java platform
Size 12.6 MB
Available in English
Type Download Manager
License GNU General Public License

MP3 Rocket is a YouTube downloader and MP3 converter that allows users to download videos and music from YouTube. Released under the GNU General Public License, MP3 Rocket is free software. It also encourages the user to pay a fee, which will then give the user access to MP3 Rocket PRO.


The MP3 Rocket software project was started in November 2005 by MP3 Rocket Inc. MP3 Rocket was first released in December 2005 as a gnutella network application.

In January 2011 MP3 Rocket closed its P2P service and converted its software into a YouTube downloader.[1]

The MP3 Rocket "time-shifting" technology will allow users to record Internet broadcasts the same way a TiVo records live TV for personal non-commercial uses. The time-shifting technology allows users to view user created content at a more convenient time, and therefore protecting users by the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Sony Corp. v. Universal City Studios, 464 U.S. 417 (1984) No. 81-1687, better known as the "Betamax case."[2]


Written in the Java programming language, MP3 Rocket is able to run on any computer with Java Virtual Machine installed. Installers are provided for Microsoft Windows and is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.


  • MP3 Rocket offers the sharing of its library through Digital Audio Access Protocol. As such, when MP3 Rocket is running and configured to allow it, any files shared will be detectable on the local network by DAAP-enabled devices (e.g. iTunes).
  • You can download music and videos and preview files while downloading. Users can submit and share TV channels, radio stations and online games. There are currently over 3000 channels.


  1. ^ PRWeb. "MP3 Rocket Plans to Close P2P Service and Return a YouTube Downloader," PRWeb Press Releases accessed December 12, 2010, .
  2. ^ Sony Betamax Case Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc , accessed January 26, 2011.

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