YouTube is a free video sharing website that makes it easy to watch online video, which is now one of the most popular sites on the Web. From YouTube, you can find and watch the latest popular music video and share with your friends & family. But the volume of music video on YouTube is a bit large, which occupies much room of our iPhone or iPod. What is more, iPod shuffle does not support music video. I cannot image that I cannot listen to the music I love on YouTube while jogging with iPod shuffle. There comes to the question how to convert YouTube to MP3. How to convert YouTube to mp3? Is there free YouTube to mp3 converter?

Part 1: Essential Extension - How to Download YouTube Videos

Before turning YouTube into MP3, let me introduce a third party program, Leawo video downloader, which can help us download music video from YouTube easily. Leawo Video Downloader is more than a single online video downloader. Apart from downloading YouTube videos and videos from other online video websites like Facebook, it can also download online flash videos at high speed. Besides, this YouTube downloader includes an online video player, which would play back YouTube videos and other online videos smoothly and fluently.

    Leawo Video Downloader

    - Download video and music from Facebook, YouTube video and 100+ other online video sharing sites.
    - Directly use it as a simple browser to browse target video or music of 100+ video sharing sites.
    - Play Facebook music/video, and other online videos/audios shared via the internal player.
    - Provide target music or video in diverse options of different resolution for downloading.
    - Manage downloaded videos for different occasions.

Download and install this YouTube video downloader app on your computer. Then follow the below steps to learnhow to download YouTube videos to computer with the help of Leawo Video Downloader.

Step 1: Locate YouTube videos

Open "Download" to import YouTube videos, and then move the mouse to the wheel icon on the top-right corner and open it to choose "Downloader" tab, where you could set output directory to save downloaded videos in "Save videos to" box.

YouTube Downloader Browser

Step 2: Load YouTube video to the Queue

Then, copy and paste video URL into the address box and click the "Go" icon on the browser box to open the wait-to-select panel, which lists all options of target video at different resolutions. Select the one with the right resolution you prefer and click the download icon.

YouTube Downloader Download

Step 3: Download YouTube Videos

All downloading videos could be checked under the "Downloading" panel. After downloading, the downloaded videos would be accessible under the "Downloaded" tab.

YouTube Downloader Downloading

Now, you could freely play downloaded YouTube videos with your local media player like Leawo Free Blu-ray Player, the best free media player software combo that could play Blu-ray, DVD, ISO image file, HD video (up to 4K), downloaded online videos, and audio files.

Part 2: Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 with Online Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

To convert YouTube to MP3, there are multiple effective solutions, one of which is to make use of the online video converter. We can search on Google, type the keywords"YouTube to MP3" or "YouTube into MP3", then you will find a lot of YouTube to MP3 converters.
Take FLVTO for example:

1. click one web page ( and enter the website, here we find the following image.

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2. Now we can copy the link of music video on YouTube to MP3 converter.

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3. After entering the link to the media, we can see the following image.

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Click "CONVERT TO" and select the "MP3" format that we want. You could then see the online YouTube to MP3 converting progress rate. The process of YouTube to MP3 converter online has been completed. All that we need to do is to click "download", and we will get YouTube into MP3.

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Part 3: Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 with Format Factory

Format Factory is also a wonderful video converter software app that could help you convert YouTube and extract MP3 audio off YouTube music video for free. It is a free video converter software program. You could also download and install Format Factory to convert YouTube video to MP3 audio. The below steps would show you how to convert YouTube to MP3 with Format Factory.

Step 1, download the music video from YouTube.
Step 2, open the free YouTube to mp3 converter app "Format Factory".
Step 3, Click "MP3" > "Add File" to select the music video download from YouTube to turn YouTube video into MP3

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    1. User can click "Output Setting" to set the MP3 quality, there is high quality, medium quality and low quality optional.
    2. User can also set the parameters of the following items: sample rate, bitrate, audio channel, volume control and VBR.
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Step 4, click "OK" button after setting all the parameters needed to make YouTube into MP3. Then click "Start" button to make the procedure of best YouTube to MP3.

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Part 4: Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 with Leawo Video Converter

Leawo Video Converter, best YouTube to mp3 converter that can convert videos and audios between all popular formats like AVI, MP4, MOV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, etc. Superior to other free video converters. 2D to 3D conversion feature enables you to create 3D movies for vivid video enjoyment. This all-in-one video converter software offers powerful editing features to add special effects, watermarks, etc.

Step 1: Add downloaded YouTube music video

After downloading and installing Leawo Video Converter, launch it. Click "Convert" > "Add Video" to select the music video downloaded from YouTube.


Step 2: Enter Profile panel

Click the clickable drop-down box next to the "Add Photo" button (displayed as "MP4 Video" by default) >"Change" option to enter the Profile panel for setting output.


Step 3: Set MP3 as output format

On the Profile panel, click "Format" > "Common Audio" > "MP3 Audio" to choose MP3 as output format from "Format > Common Audio" group for converting YouTube to MP3.


Step 4: Set output directory

Click on the big green "Convert" button on main interface. It will appear a window for you to set a directory to save the output video/audio files. Then click the bottom "Convert" button on the sidebar to start converting video and/or audio files within this video converter software.


Above all are the effective solutions to extract MP3 audio off YouTube video. You could see that it is extremely easy to convert YouTube to MP3. Take a try of the above methods if you need.