If you would like to take your YouTube
videos — or at least their audio — on the go with you, you may be looking to convert YouTube videos to MP3 files. There are many ways that you can go about doing this, and this guide will introduce you to some of them.
Why Convert a YouTube Video to MP3?
Converting a YouTube video to MP3 is a great way to be able to listen to the audio content of a video on-the-go, even when you don't necessarily have internet connection. This is because, once converted, you can download the file and sync it to your music playing device to listen to at all times. This is especially interesting when it comes to music videos.
You may also be interested in converting a YouTube video to MP3 if you plan to use the audio to create a ringtone for your phone.
Is Converting YouTube Videos to MP3 Legal?
The actual software and websites that we will suggest are totally legal to use and to operate. However, the conversion of certain copyright protected content is indeed illegal in the U.S. and is punishable by fine or even prison.
Before converting a video, be sure that the content is not protected by intellectual property laws so that you do not run the risk of getting in trouble. Some sites already do this for you and forbid you from converting content that is protected by copyright.
Software for Converting YouTube Videos to MP3
There are many programs that you can download in order to convert a YouTube video. The process of doing so is fairly simple and quite similar across the board: you will need to copy/paste the video's URL into a field in the software's interface, then indicate that you would like to convert it. The software will, then, give you the option of downloading the converted file.
Some of the most popular ones include YouTube to MP3 Converter
, and GetTuube
Online Websites for Converting YouTube Videos to MP3
This guide will introduce you to ConvertToAudio
, an online tool that can be used to extract audio from the videos published to streaming platforms such as YouTube, DailyMotion, Vevo, Vimeo, and Instagram. ConvertToAudio is a free tool that requires no registration or download; you can run it from a web browser installed on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
To use it, connect to YouTube and copy the URL of the desired video. Click YouTube to MP3 Converter
to open the tool, and then paste the copied URL in the Enter a valid URL
Next, click on the Choose file type to convert to
drop down menu and select the desired file type (.mp3
in our case):
You can also increase/decrease the default volume level of audio track to your whim. Click on Show more options
and drag the Volume control
slider to adjust the volume level:
Once everything is set up, click on the green Convert
button. The tool will then convert your video:
Once the file has been converted, a Success!
screen will be displayed. You can choose to download your audio track to your computer, send it to Dropbox
, or OneDrive
, or edit it with ConvertToAudio
features a built-in tool to crop your audio files (remove unwanted parts). Click on the Edit file further
button to open the audio editor and then use the slider controls to highlight the portion of the file you want to save:
Once done, click OK, I’m finished
to return to the download page.
is a great free tool for converting YouTube videos to various different file types of varying quality. You can choose between a music file or a video file when downloading your content.
is a free online converting tool that allows you to convert YouTube videos to MP3 and MP4 files. It automatically converts the file in the best available format so that your final product is as good as the original.
is a free online converting tool that allows you to convert YouTube videos without needing to create an account or enter your personal information. It also allows you to edit a video that you have converted to remove content from the original video that you don't wish to keep in your file.
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