A large majority of YouTube viewers aren’t there to watch videos, they’re actually there to listen to music (or both). The top 15 most viewed videos of all time are music videos. A lot of users use the YouTube app as an unofficial music streaming app. You can still find complaints all over the internet of how you can’t really play your video/music in the background. Not to mention how ‘type’ beats and all day streaming services have revolutionized how people listen to music on YouTube. You can stream entire albums from YouTube – for free. The point is, music is a very important part of YouTube’s model.
Music has more return value than any non-music based video does and that’s why music videos have so many views. People will watch or listen to the same songs over and over again. Not all of us are willing to waste that much bandwidth when we can simply download the video or rip the audio and convert YouTube videos into mp3 then listen to it offline. Thanks to how innovative web applications have become, you no longer have to download and run software to achieve this. So we’ve compiled a list to help you find the best YouTube to mp3 converter.
ClipConverter addon comes first on this list because of its simple and slick design. Not only does it allows you to convert Youtube to Mp3, but it also allows you to convert videos into other formats and download them onto your PC or phone. YouTube isn’t the only service it supports.
It also supports Facebook, Vimeo, Daily Motion and many others. It’s free and very easy to use. It is highly recommended, especially if you’re looking for quick and simple conversion.
Video Grabber pro is another extensive online tool for downloading videos and converting videos. It has an aesthetically pleasing interface centered on its large URL bar and download button. You can even download a Desktop Version of the app. Video Grabber allows you to download and convert videos into other formats or into audio. It also comes with a nifty tool that can be used to record your screen. You can also upload videos to convert into MP3.
There’s a section of the site where you can view videos and pick which ones you want to download. This is very convenient. If you’re looking for a more feature heavy alternative to ClipConverter, then you would not be remiss if you chose Video Grabber.
Online Video Converter
Another great free to use online YouTube to mp3 converter is the aptly named Online Video Converter. It doesn’t require any registration to use. Not only does it convert videos into MP3s but it also converts them into different video formats as well. Once again, YouTube isn’t the only video streaming site that it supports. It boasts to support most video sites. For its quick and simple conversion, it has earned the third spot on this list.
Another aptly named application on the list is Vid To MP3. Its function is in its name. It converts videos into MP3. All you need to do is paste your URL in the websites main text field and then hit the GO button. Before getting your video, you have to confirm the site’s terms and conditions. If you’re looking for simple YouTube to MP3 conversion, you won’t go wrong with this site.
YouTube MP3 org
YouTube mp3 org is a YouTube to MP3 converter that’s optimized for mobile phones. So if you’re looking for a solution that will allow you to convert YouTube to mp3 on your phone, it provides a no-nonsense interface to help you achieve this. All you need to do is copy your URL and paste into the website’s text box and then tap or click on the convert video button.
You don’t have to register or accept any terms or conditions. It’s simple and very easy to use on your phone, tablet, PC or Mac.
Converter YouTube (FKA MakeItMp3)
Youtube Converter Tube is a java based free online tool that allows you to convert and download YouTube mp3s. It was once known as MakeItMp3. The interface uses the same familiar YouTube color scheme. It allows you to listen or watch from the website, or download the video or MP3 and listen to it offline. All you have to do is enter the Video URL, click on the ‘convert’ button, select the format and wait for a few seconds.
You don’t even need the instructions; it’s very user-friendly and easy to use. It also gives developers access to its API information. So if you’re looking for great alternative YouTube to Mp3 converter that’s trusted by many sources, give this website a spin.
h2MP3 probably has the prettiest and cleanest user interface on this list. Besides being easy on the eyes, it allows you to rip YouTube audio and convert it into MP3. It also supports SoundCloud. It comes with an MP3 cutter as well. What also makes it handy is it works like a search engine.
You can either search for the song or enter a URL in the text box; after that, you can choose to either listen to it through the website or choose to download it. Another awesome entry in this list.
Like many other entries on this list, YouTube isn’t the only video site that MP3Converter supports. What sets it apart is its very clean and well-organized user interface. You copy a link and paste it into the bar and select whether you want to convert it into video or MP3. The instructions are well highlighted on the website itself. The developers are open to feedback and communication. It also comes in eleven different languages.
If you’re running Mozilla Firefox as your main or secondary web-browser, MP3Converter has a plugin you can use to convert videos without having to go to the website. MP3Converter is definitely worth the visit.
FLV To has a somewhat gaudy user interface design but it’s still very welcoming. It comes in 23 languages and it’s completely free to use. No registration required. Furthermore, it allows you to download a Chrome plugin. Once again, although the instructions are well written and emphasized on its site, you barely have to read through them to understand how it works.
If you don’t like the online web application, it also allows you to download and install an offline application. FLVTo is a definite must-visit if you’re looking for a great website to convert YouTube mp3s from.
And last but far from least on our list, comes Dirpy. Though it probably has the cleanest interface on this list, don’t let that fool you, Dirpy probably has one of the biggest personalities out of all the other entries on this list. It claims to be the internet’s DVR. It allows you to download YouTube videos or convert them into MP3.
Dirpy supports almost every video streaming site and is completely free to use. It also allows you to have access to its API so you can build applications around it. Even though it is positioned as last on our list, Dirpy comes highly recommended.
YouTube isn’t going anywhere any time soon and neither is music. I hope that this list showed you how to convert YouTube to mp3 and which tools you should use to do so. If you have any recommendations or would like to point out any blind spots on our part, please do not hesitate to comment below. If you liked reading through this article, please share it with your friends and family. As always, thank you for your readership and continued support.