Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s and MP4s of your favorite YouTube videos and SoundCloud tracks. Peggo‘s packed with great features like volume normalization, unwanted silence removal, metadata discovery, integrated search, subtrack offsets, and artist and title tags. You can read more about Peggo‘s many great features here.
What makes Peggo great?
Here are a few things that help make Peggo special.
High quality MP3s
By default, MP3s are recorded at the highest quality available. See here for more information on recording quality.
Record videos, too
Record your favorite videos as MP4s, from mobile-friendly 144p to full HD 1080p.
Silence at the beginning and end of videos is automatically removed so you get a beautiful MP3 with just the good stuff. You can read more about Peggo‘s silence removal here.
Every recording’s volume is normalized to the same, comfortable level so you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again. You can read more about Peggo‘s volume normalization here.
Peggo discovers and fills in the correct MP3 metadata, like the album, album art, and release date, if available.
Record just the portion of the video you want, like from 0:10 to 1:45.
Specify the title and artist tags. Undesired words like ‘HD’, ‘1080p’, and ‘lyrics’ are automatically removed.
No obnoxious advertisements
No full-screen, pop-up, or pop-under advertisements. Ever.
No wait — downloads start immediately.
Quickly find videos of interest, right from Peggo.
Load your favorite videos in Peggo with one click, directly from YouTube or SoundCloud. You can read more about Peggo‘s bookmarklet here.
By default, Peggo does what you expect and records audio at the highest quality available. If a video’s audio is available at 256 kbps, Peggo records a 256 kbps MP3. If a video’s audio is only available at 128 kbps, Peggo records a 128 kbps MP3.
You can view the bitrates of YouTube’s various formats on Wikipedia here (click [show] to the right of Comparison of YouTube media encoding options).
Most YouTube videos are recorded as 256 kbps MP3s.
Of course you can choose to record MP3s at a specific bitrate, too, like 128 kbps.
Silence removal and volume normalization
Peggo helps you maintain a consistent, harmonious MP3 library by performing two helpful operations on new recordings: volume normalization and silence removal.
Have you ever had to reach for the volume dial after changing TV channels, radio stations, or songs in your music library? The problem is that different content has different volumes, and online videos are no different — some are quiet and some are loud. So you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again, Peggo normalizes every recording to the same, comfortable volume.
Many videos also have silence at the beginning and/or end as part of intros or outros. The silence may be fitting when accompanied by video, but it’s often jarring and undesired for audio-only listening. So you’re never left with jarring silence between MP3s again, Peggo removes unwanted silence from the beginning and end of videos.