MP3 Rocket

MP3 Rocket is a desktop application that can download video from YouTube (and similar video-streaming websites). It was originally developed in 2005 as a P2P application using the Gnutella protocol, similar to Limewire and BearShare, but this was later discontinued in light of the recent crackdown on peer to peer (P2P) applications and services. In 2011, MP3 Rocket reinvented itself as a YouTube video downloader instead with a time-shifting recording technology similar to TiVo (which records live Internet broadcasts so it can be viewed at a later time), thus bypassing the clauses and conditions of the US Supreme Court ruling on the legality of such applications and digital services. MP3 Rocket is licensed under the GNU General Public License and is thus totally free; there is a paid version, which the user can optionally purchase. This is called MP3 Rocket PRO and generally has some features that are absent in the mainstream, freeware version.

The MP3 Rocket application is written using the Java programming language, which allows for greater scalability, and is available (and can run on) on any computer with a Java virtual machine (VM) installed. However, installers are provided for Windows computers starting from Windows 2000 and up.


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