The easiest free way to convert YouTube to MP3

The easiest free way to convert YouTube to MP3
This very quick guide will teach you the easiest way to convert those YouTube videos into MP3s that can be played in your favorite media players like iTunes, Winamp and Windows Media Player.

All you will need for this guide is an active Internet connection.

Getting the Video



Open Video2MP3 and keep it open in a second tab or window.

Head over to YouTube, and find the video you wish to have converted. For this example I've taken the top music video on YouTube as of writing, the unfortunate "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen.



Scroll down towards the middle of the page and hit "share" and then copy the URL of the video, which happens to be http://youtu.be/fWNaR-rxAic for this video.



Using Video2MP3



Get back to the Video2MP3 tab and paste the URL into the space that reads (boldly) "Enter the URL of the video you want to convert to MP3." Make sure to tick off "High Quality" to get a better quality version of the track. When done, hit "Convert."



The conversion will take about 10 seconds but you may have to sit through an ad afterwards. Hit on "Click here to download your converted file" to be taken to the actual download page.



Finally, hit "Download MP3" or wait 20 seconds and it will do so automatically. Depending on your Internet speed the download shouldn't take longer than 2-5 seconds.



You now have a solid quality 256kbps MP3 of your favorite tracks, free of any restrictions and ready to be added to your library. This may not satisfy audiophiles will is certainly better than most copies that users may "find online."

Here is the properties that show up when added to my Winamp music library:



Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 10 Jun 2012 16:38
Tags
YouTube AfterDawn Guide itune wmp video2mp3
Advertisement - News comments available below the ad
  • 8 comments
  • JST1946

    I use FLV2MP3.com It is almost identical to this program.

    10.6.2012 21:48 #1

  • MrBarlow

    i just paste the YT url into jdownloader and it downs the full video and mp3...

    11.6.2012 11:10 #2

  • dali

    The easiest way is via offliberty.com ;)

    "You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

    11.6.2012 11:38 #3

  • oneguy

    I use audacity once I get the yt video on my hard drive.

    13.6.2012 02:47 #4

  • JeanJean1

    I prefer Kastor Youtube To Mp3 (kastorsoft.com) ! Easy to use, very fast and you can search directly from the software !

    13.6.2012 07:44 #5

  • goofybilly

    After reading the guide and particularly the section about waiting and sitting through an ad, I will not change the way I am already doing this with VSO Downloader which is free too.

    14.6.2012 11:17 #6

  • DVDBack23

    Originally posted by MrBarlow: i just paste the YT url into jdownloader and it downs the full video and mp3... In 64kb quality...

    15.6.2012 22:55 #7

  • PierreLeo

    Originally posted by oneguy: I use audacity once I get the yt video on my hard drive. How do you get Audacity to convert a YouTube video?

    27.7.2012 19:22 #8

© 2018 AfterDawn Oy