How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3

Learn how to easily convert YouTube videos to MP3 files using free online tools without any unnecessary software.

How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3

If you often find yourself listening to music on YouTube, you may want to learn how to convert YouTube videos to MP3. Doing this process allows you to listen to the music offline, which is a good idea if you’re ever somewhere without internet. Videos are also sometimes removed from YouTube, so a backup on your computer will allow you to listen to them anytime, even long after the video is gone.

To do the video to MP3 conversion, you’ll want to use an online video converter to make your life easier. It’s a simple process, and there are a few options out there to get the job done. We outlined the process using a few of the top solutions below, so pick one that works for you and follow along.

How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3

Online Video Converter

The easiest way to convert a YouTube video to an MP3 file is to use Online Video Converter, or “OVC,” for short. It’s a free-to-use website that does everything you need quickly without downloading any unnecessary programs. 

To use Online Video Converter, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the URL of the YouTube video you want to convert. Navigate to a YouTube page, click on the address bar, highlight the URL, right-click it, and choose Copy.
    How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 - Step 1
  2. Visit the Online Video Converter website.
    How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 - Step 2
  3. Paste the link to the YouTube video you just copied inside the box that says, “Paste link here.” Right-click in the box and choose Paste to insert the YouTube link you copied.
    How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 - Step 3
  4. Make sure the .mp3 format is selected from the dropdown.
    How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 - MP3 Format
  5. Press the orange Start button, and then click on Download.
    How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 - Step 4
  6. Wait for the file to finish downloading.

After clicking download, you may get a pop-up advertisement. These are designed to trick users into clicking more buttons, so close these out and ignore them. The MP3 file should download to your Downloads folder or another location you specified.

GetMP3

Another popular free online video converter is called GetMP3. The tool allows quick and easy conversion of YouTube videos to MP3 files and does not require any unnecessary downloads or tools. Grab a YouTube video link, and paste it into the website to get started.

To use GetMP3, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the URL of the YouTube video you want to convert. Navigate to a YouTube page, click on the address bar, highlight the URL, right-click it, and choose Copy.
How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 - Step 1
  1. Go to the GetMP3 website.
  1. Paste the YouTube link you just copied into the box that says, “Enter YouTube url or search phrase.”
  1. Press the Download button, and then press Download MP3.
  1. Press the Download MP3 button.
  1. Wait for the file to finish downloading.

Beware of any popups in new tabs after clicking the download button. The file should download automatically and go to your Downloads folder. Close any popups or new tabs that open.

YtMp3

One popular service to convert YouTube videos to MP3 files is called “YtMp3.” It’s a free online tool that does not require any downloads or third-party software. Find a YouTube video you want to convert, copy the link, and toss it in the free converter tool to get the MP3 file.

To use YtMp3, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the URL of the YouTube video you want to convert. Navigate to a YouTube page, click on the address bar, highlight the URL, right-click it, and choose Copy.
How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 - Step 1
  1. Go to the YtMp3 website.
  1. Paste the YouTube link you just copied into the box at the top of the page to the left of the Convert button.
  1. Press the Convert button, and then press “Download mp3.”
  1. Wait for the file to finish downloading.

Beware of any popups in new tabs after clicking the download button. The file should download automatically and go to your Downloads folder. Be sure to close any popups or new tabs that open up.

Those are three websites you can use to convert YouTube videos to MP3. Once you download your file, you can listen to them on your computer or your phone at any time without an internet connection!

YouTube to MP3 FAQ

Are you allowed to convert YouTube videos to MP3?

You can freely download and convert videos if you own the copyright or if the video is in the public domain. You cannot download copyrighted videos without the copyright holder’s permission.

Can you download YouTube videos directly from YouTube?

It is impossible to download videos directly from YouTube without using a piece of software, extension, or online tool. YouTube videos are divided into multiple streams or blobs and pieced together using YouTube’s proprietary code. 

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