Don’t you come across a music video on YouTube that you wish you could take it offline in MP3 and listen on any device? Well, after much scrutiny and trials, we finally have a very efficient solution for this.
We may indeed use the online application for the process if it is needed for one or two times. But it a bunch of videos are required to be converted into MP3 audio, it is best to have an efficient tool for it. We may come across a lot of promising tools that claim to do the job, but it’s a minefield to find the best one that does the job without any glitches. Some come bundled with additional software that you don’t want to install, some are packed with obtrusive advertising, some impose annoying time restrictions, and some are just plain slow.
It should be duly noted that one should only download content when they have the copyright owner’s permission. YouTube specifically prohibits unauthorized downloading. With all that said and done, we have a list of best tools you can use to tackle downloading audios from YouTube hassle-free. Let’s get started!
Any Video Converter Free (Windows)
It is a fast and flexible YouTube to MP3 converter, which does the job in straightforward steps. Now you may judge Any Video Converter Free by its name, but it gets the job done very quickly. It has excellent format options with filters and effects, and if the bundled extra software is ignored, it is convenient for not-so-tech- geniuses.
All you need to do is paste in the URL of a YouTube video and wait for the download to complete. You can then select MP3 as the output format and hit the Convert Now button. It’s a shame there’s no one-click option for converting YouTube to MP3, but it’s hardly a significant hardship.
4K YouTube to MP3 (Windows)
With No extra bundled software and Choice of audio formats, 4K YouTube to MP3 is very similar to 4K Video Downloader but is specifically for stripping the audio from videos. It also helps in saving the soundtracks from videos in OGG and M4A formats, and you can take your pick from various bitrates so you can choose a suitable balance of speed and quality. It supports not just YouTube but videos hosted on Vimeo, Flickr, Facebook, SoundCloud, and others. All you need to do is just copy the address from your web browser and click the green ‘Paste URL’ button to get started.
4K Video Downloader (Windows)
With the added ability to download playlists along with no bundled software, it is the brilliant tool available, which is much alike 4K YouTube to MP3. It works similarly, too, but there are a couple of extra steps involved. Copy the URL of a video from your web browser and click ‘Paste URL’. Select ‘Extract audio’ and pick MP3, OGG, or M4A, then click ‘Extract,’ and the audio will be converted and saved to the destination of your Choice. However, long playlists may require a license as the free version only allows downloading of 24 videos maximum.
Free YouTube to MP3 Converter (Windows, macOS)
With a bonus part of merging videos, this converter is perfectly simple to use with a well-designed interface. Unfortunately, like Any Video Converter Free, there is bundled adware from ByteFence to avoid, so it is advised to be watchful during the installation and uncheck any additional bits that you don’t want.
Post that, the process is very smooth and glitch-free. Use a simple drop-down menu to choose the quality and format you would like to save your audio file, paste the URL, and click Download. Files are saved and converted in one fell swoop—very simple, no messing about, and very efficient.
Aside from the bundling of the Opera browser, ClipGrab makes converting from YouTube to MP3 pleasant and straightforward. The process is wonderfully simple, which gives you a pleasing hint of just how easy things are going to be. Copy a YouTube URL to the clipboard, and ClipGrab will spring into action, offering to download the related video for you. Or as an alternative, a quick paste into the relevant field is all it takes. You can then indicate that you are interested in downloading the audio as an MP3 before you click the ‘Grab this clip!’ button to do just that. The MP3 you seek will be yours in next to no time.