How to Convert YouTube to MP3


This wikiHow teaches you how to convert a YouTube video into an MP3 audio file that you can download onto your computer or smartphone. There are a couple of different free, online converters that you can use to do this; in the event that one of them is down or blocking certain content, you should be able to use the other one. Keep in mind that downloading music from official music videos is prohibited by YouTube, so you won't be able to use most sites to download MP3s from music videos.

Part 1
Using MP3 Converter on Desktop

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Go to in your browser. This will open the YouTube home page. You don't need to be logged into YouTube unless the video that you want to download is age-gated.

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Click the search bar at the top of the YouTube page, type in a video's name, and press ↵ Enter.

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Click a video that you want to download. This will open the video and prompt it to begin playing. If your video is in a playlist, find a version of the video that isn't in a playlist. Otherwise, you won't be able to download the video since playlist addresses aren't compatible with online converters.

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Click the address bar that's at the top of the browser window to highlight the address, then press Ctrl+C (Windows) or ⌘ Command+C (Mac). If the video's address doesn't highlight when you click it, try double-clicking the address or dragging your mouse across the entire address.

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Go to in your browser.

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Click the text field at the top of the MP3 Converter page, then press Ctrl+V (Windows) or ⌘ Command+V (Mac) to paste in the video's address.

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Click the "Choose file type to convert to" drop-down box, then click an .mp3 option.

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It's a green button near the bottom of the page. Doing so will begin converting your video into an MP3 file, which will usually take several minutes.

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This green button will appear on the left side of the page once the file finishes converting. Clicking it will prompt the MP3 file to download onto your computer. The download time will vary depending on the file's size and the strength of your Internet connection.

Part 2
Using Convert2MP3 on Desktop

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Go to in your browser. This will open the YouTube home page. You don't need to be logged into YouTube unless the video that you want to download is age-gated.

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Click the search bar at the top of the YouTube page, type in a video's name, and press ↵ Enter.

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Click a video that you want to download. This will open the video and prompt it to begin playing. If your video is in a playlist, find a version of the video that isn't in a playlist. Otherwise, you won't be able to download the video since playlist addresses aren't compatible with online converters.

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Click the address bar that's at the top of the browser window to highlight the address, then press Ctrl+C (Windows) or ⌘ Command+C (Mac). If the video's address doesn't highlight when you click it, try double-clicking the address or dragging your mouse across the entire address.

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Go to in your browser.

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Click the "Insert video link" text field, then press Ctrl+V (Windows) or ⌘ Command+V (Mac) to paste in the video's address.

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It's an orange button on the right side of the page.

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Doing so will cause the MP3 file to use your indicated information to categorize the song when played in a music player like Groove or iTunes. You can edit the following fields: artist - Enter an artist name. By default, this is the uploader's username or part of the title. name - Enter a song name. By default, this is part of the video's title. You can also download the file without audio tags by clicking Skip this page (no tags)

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It's a green button at the bottom of the information page. Your video will begin converting into an MP3 file. Skip this step if you skipped the last page.

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When you see the green Download button appear, you can click it to download the MP3 file onto your computer. Your YouTube video's MP3 file will download into your computer's default "Downloads" folder.

Part 3
On iPhone

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This app will allow you to download and store files on your iPhone. To download the app, open the App Store app, then do the following: Tap Search in the bottom-right corner. Tap the search bar at the top of the screen. Type in documents by readdle Tap GET to the right of the "Documents by Readdle" heading. Enter your Touch ID or Apple ID password when prompted.

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Tap the Documents app icon. You may have to scroll through a few tutorial screens before you can proceed.

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Tap the Safari icon in the lower-right corner of the screen, then decline if asked to enter your email address.

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Remove any text from the address bar at the top of the screen, then type in genyoutube.net and tap Search.

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Tap the GenYouTube search bar near the top of the page, then enter the name of a YouTube video which you want to download and tap Search. Since GenYouTube uses YouTube as a search engine, you can find any YouTube video on GenYouTube.

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Tap the video that you want to download into an MP3 format.

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You should see at least one MP3 option below the "Download Links" heading; tapping it will prompt GenYouTube to begin downloading the MP3 file onto your iPhone. If GenYouTube gets stuck on the downloading page, tap the "Back" ← icon in the lower-left side of the screen twice, then re-select your video and tap the MP3 download link again.

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In the Documents pop-up window which appears, enter the name that you want to use for your MP3 file in the "Name" text box at the top of the screen.

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It's in the top-right corner of the screen. Your MP3 file will begin downloading into the Documents app.

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Tap the "Downloads" arrow at the bottom of the screen, then tap the MP3 file that you want to listen to once it finishes downloading.

Part 4
On Android

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Tap the YouTube app icon, which resembles a red box with a white triangle on it.

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Tap the "Search" icon in the top-right corner of the screen, then enter the name of a video you want to download.

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Scroll through the video results until you find the video for which you want to download an MP3, then tap the video.

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It's below the video's play window. Doing so prompts a pop-up window.

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This option is in the pop-up window. Your YouTube video's link will be copied to your Android's clipboard.

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Close YouTube, then tap the Chrome app icon, which resembles a red, yellow, green, and blue sphere.

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Tap the address bar at the top of Chrome to highlight its contents, then type in youtubemp3.to and tap the "Enter" or "Search" key.

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Tap the text box in the middle of the page to bring up your Android's on-screen keyboard, then tap the text box again and tap PASTE when it appears as an option. Your YouTube video's URL should appear in the text box.

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It's a red button near the middle of the screen. Your video will begin converting. If your browser is redirected to an add, tap the X in the current tab, then open a new tab, go back to YouTubeMP3.to, and re-enter the address.

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This green button will appear when your video has successfully been downloaded.

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Open your Android's default file manager or Files app (or download the ES File Explorer app), then do the following: Select your Android's file storage location (e.g., SD card). Find and tap the Download or Downloads folder. Find and tap the MP3 file to play it.