YouTube to MP3: Convert and Download YouTube Videos Quickly (Update 2021)


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Is it possible to listen to music on YouTube without opening the screen? It is, with the help of YouTube to MP3 Converters. Of course, you can solve many problems by subscribing to YouTube Premium, but not everybody has the money for that. You can read the article below to learn about YouTube to MP3 Converters and their uses.

What is ‘YouTube to MP3’?

YouTube to MP3 is a lightweight extension that helps you convert and download YouTube videos as MP3. YouTube to MP3 is very popular because many users want to download music without background. Web-based tools are more popular because they are simpler and easier to use than installed software.

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These tools usually do not require you to log in or any sort of account registration. Therefore, users can rest assured to use it without worrying about paying hidden costs or infecting the computer with viruses. YouTube to MP3 works well on all operating systems: Android, iOs, and Windows. Downloaded files can be viewed on any device: phones, laptops, PCs, and tablets. Therefore, users will not have any difficulty accessing their favorite videos.

Pros of using YouTube to MP3:

  • Easily convert and download videos from YouTube and many other platforms
  • Convert and download videos quickly
  • Work well on any device
  • Supports multiple formats
  • Simple, easy to use
  • No charge
  • No need to install software, so it doesn’t take up memory
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How about the cons:

  • An account upgrade fee must be paid to use premium services
  • The mp3 file converted from a YouTube video might not be as good as the original
  • The converted files cannot be used for commercial purposes because it is copyright infringement

How to use YouTube to MP3?

How to use YouTube to MP3 is very simple. Whether you are a mobile or PC user, you just need to open a browser available on your device and follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Find the video.

There are two ways to get the video you want. You can paste the video’s URL link into the empty bar. Or, you use direct search in the website. You just need to enter the keyword into the search bar, and the search engine of YouTube to MP3 will do the rest.

Step 2: Cut video (optional)

After searching, you will see that the video you want will appear on the right-hand side. If you want to trim the video, use the Video/Audio Cutter feature at the bottom of the video. You need to enter the start and end times of the output video you want. And that’s it; you have the video with the desired amount of time.

Step 3: Choose format and resolution for output video

Select the video format you want from the options that the tool offers. In addition, you can also choose the resolution you want. You just need to consider the options and click the Download button below the option you want. The higher the video resolution, the longer it will take to convert and download.

Step 4: Wait for a while for the download to complete.

FAQ about YouTube to MP3 conversion

What is the best YouTube to MP3 converter today?

Currently, there are many YouTube to MP3 converters. Each converter will have its strengths and weaknesses. Some of the most popular YouTube to MP3 converters today are:

  1. Ythub
  2. Btclod
  3. FreeDownloadHq
  4. Getvideo

Is there a limit to the number of files I can convert and download?

Many converters today, like Ythub, do not limit the number of files that users can convert and download. That is, users can download all the videos they want with just one visit. In addition, they can also convert the YouTube playlist to MP3. To do this, you just need to convert and download each video in the playlist in turn. This way, users will be able to quickly download and store all their favorite videos on their devices to listen to them again at any time.

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Is YouTube to MP3 legal or not?

Yes and No. Basically, YouTube discourages downloading videos from their platform. YouTube emphasizes in their Terms of Service that all actions “access, reproduce, download, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, alter, modify or otherwise use any part of the Service or any Content except (a) as expressly authorized by the Service; or (b) with prior written permission from YouTube and, if applicable, the respective rights holders” are not permitted. That means you will not be able to download Youtube videos of any kind.

However, it is acceptable if you download the video and only use it for personal purposes. To avoid copyright problems, you should get permission from the creator and give them credit if you use their videos. Whatever you do, you should always consider local and international laws before doing something that might earn you a fine. Ideally, you only download material that is either creative commons, public domain, your own work, or something that you have permission to download.

Is it free?

Most of the YouTube to MP3 converters are free. You will not need to pay anything to use the basic services. However, you will have to upgrade your account if you want to use premium services.

Is it safe for my device?

If you convert and download videos from YouTube or other famous platforms, it’s safe. However, it’s hard to tell if you download videos from unreliable sources. This risk is higher if you use websites that contain a lot of irrelevant pop-up ads. There have been many users downloading software containing viruses just because of clicking on pop-up ads by mistake. Therefore, be cautious when downloading videos and using online converters. Also, it never hurts to have a good anti-virus solution running on your computer or phone.

Do I need to create an account to convert and download YouTube to MP3?

Popular web-based converters like Ythub do not require users to register for an account. Therefore, users can stay utterly anonymous during use. This helps users avoid paying hidden costs or having information stolen when logging in.


I hope the above article helps you have an overview of YouTube to MP3 Converters. In short, they are lightweight tools that allow users to convert and download videos on sites like YouTube and store them on their devices. If you prefer to use software, you can also try out VLC which runs as an installed application or as a portable tool.

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