How to convert YouTube to MP3

Updated on May 24, 2023

Want to extract a song from a YouTube clip? Or maybe download the music playing in the background of the video and save it in MP3 format? If so, just follow these simple steps to download music from YouTube in the highest quality, up to 320 kbps! This means that you'll be able to enjoy your favorite songs with crystal-clear sound quality and without any annoying interruptions from ads or buffering.

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  1. Find a video

    Locate the YouTube video you would like to extract music from. Copy the URL from the address bar of the browser to clipboard.

    Copy a link you want to dowload from YouTube
  2. Paste URL

    Run YouTube to MP3 Converter or switch to it if it is already running and paste the URL into the program. Simply click the Paste URL button. Your video immediately appears in the download list, while getting all the details about the video will take a few moments.

    Paste that link in the app and wait it parses all the info
  3. Start downloading

    Now you can download the video by clicking the download arrow next to video's info panel. If the download list contains more than one YouTube clip and you want to extract music from all of them, click the Start all button in the top-right corner of the window. Note that you can also add new videos to the list while others are being downloaded.

    Click on the Download button and wait a moment
  4. Complete

    Wait for the process to finish and enjoy your MP3 collection extracted from YouTube videos! The downloaded files are available directly from the program – simply click the highlighted button. The output format can be easily changed from the Preferences window. YouTube to MP3 Converter supports MP3, AAC and OGG audio formats.

    You are done, click on the Locate button to open the location of the downloaded file
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