How to convert a youtube video into MP3 in just a few seconds

Need a YouTube converter or videos on your PC to MP3, to download your favorite songs to your computer? These audio converters can help you get started.

Do you enjoy watching and listening to music videos, but you could listen to the audio offline? Know that it is possible, just have the right tools. Some websites, software, and browser extensions can separate audio from video, both an MP4 media and a YouTube video, and convert it into an MP3 file that you can save to your computer or smartphone.

Previously, we taught you how to download YouTube content as video files. Here, we’ll see how to convert them into audio files.

Do you enjoy watching and listening to music videos, but you could listen to the audio offline? Know that it is possible, just have the right tools. Some websites, software, and browser extensions can separate audio from video, both an MP4 media and a YouTube video, and convert it into an MP3 file that you can save to your computer or smartphone.

Previously, we taught you how to download YouTube content as video files. Here, we’ll see how to convert them into audio files.

And the copyright?

First of all, let’s clean up a confusing subject. Is this kind of conversion and download legal? That depends on the video. You can certainly convert and download your own personal YouTube videos, as well as public domain and non-copyrighted videos; Just search YouTube for “public domain” and “non-copyrighted” content. But you can not legally convert and download copyrighted videos without the owner’s permission.

According to Google, the  Terms of Service prohibit the downloading or copying of videos on YouTube without the explicit consent of the copyright holder. Once notified of an infringing tool or service that allows you to download a YouTube video without the permission of the content owner, the company may take appropriate action.

With these caveats in mind, let’s check out a few ways to convert a video into MP3.

How to listen to music on Youtube only

Here is an option out of the subject but that can be useful if you just want to listen to YouTube music via streaming and do not need an MP3 file. YouTube offers its own application to listen to your favorite songs. With YouTube Music, available for iOS or Android, you can search and search songs from different artists, albums and genres on YouTube. You can not download music for offline listening in the free version, but you can pay for premium, although you can only listen to them inside the application (and not have an MP3 file).

You can select specific artists you like, and the application generates a playlist of recommended channels. The latest popular videos will be displayed in a list of videos. The app tracks the music and channels you access, so you can easily return to them. And you can create your own library of favorite songs.

The basic version of YouTube Music is free. The YouTube Music Premium is a paid option that removes the ads, lets you play music in the background while you use your device, and allows downloading music and playlists to listen offline in the application. You can try out YouTube Music Premium with a free one-month trial. To continue, you will have to shell out $ 16.90 per month.

How to convert a video into MP3?

Now let’s look at some software and services to convert MP3 videos and also to do the same with YouTube videos.

How to download MP3 from a YouTube video

GenYouTube

An easy-to-use site, GenYouTube converts YouTube videos to MP3s, as well as other audio and video formats. Copy and paste the link into a YouTube video in the search field. GenYouTube starts playing the video. Then select the format of the audio file, such as MP3 or MP4. Download the file and you can play it on your PC or smartphone.

GenYouTube has some tricks. If you’re watching a video on YouTube, and you will be taken to the GenYouTube website to download the video.

You can also access the service by installing browser extensions in  Firefox,  Chrome, and  Safari.

4K Video Downloader

This conversion program should be downloaded and run on your PC (Windows or Mac). The basic version of  4K Video Downloader is free. If you want to remove ads, download entire playlists and YouTube channels, and receive future software updates, you can purchase the premium version.

With 4K Video Downloader, you can convert and download YouTube videos as video or audio files. For audio files, you can choose between MP3, M4A and OGG formats and choose the original quality, high quality, medium quality or low quality.

To use the software, open YouTube and copy the URL of the video you want to convert. Open the 4K Video Downloader and click the Paste Link button.

You choose the format and quality of the audio as well as the download location. Click the Extract button. Double-click the file in the software or File Manager in Windows and the Finder on your Mac to play the audio.

How to convert an MP4 video into MP3 music

Sometimes you want to convert you’re a video from your smartphone or computer and just keep the audio, saving as an MP3. It’s simple to extract music from videos.

VLC Media Player

The VLC Media Player has a conversion feature that comes with the free player allows you to remove the video part and keep only the audio or music. That means you can remove the video and save it as MP3, or any other audio format like WAV, FLAC or OGG. This is a great feature if you just want to keep music from music videos. You would reduce the file size dramatically.

To keep only the audio (music) of video files using VLC Media Player:

  • Click Media> Convert/Save  [CTRL + R].
  • Click Add.
  • Browse and open your video file.
  • Click Convert/Save.
  • Under Settings, under Profile, choose Audio – MP3 .
  • Click Browse and provide a destination file name.
  • Click Start.

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