“What is the best way to trim youtube video and convert to mp3 files? Can i trim youtube video and convert to mp3 online for free? I need to make a presentation, which needs a background song that I’ve found on youtube. How can i trim youtube video to mp3 file as background music for my presentation? Please help.”

As one of the largest online video and music sharing platforms, YouTube offers us millions of wonderful songs and videos. We could make use of them in any way we like once we have the right tools. You could download songs from YouTube to set as background music for your video, PPT, ringtone, etc. However, we all know that YouTube offers no official solution for you to download YouTube video and songs. Hence, we need to turn to some 3rd-party YouTube video downloader tools to do this. In this guide, we would like to show you different ways to help you trim YouTube video and convert to MP3 online and offline.

Part 1: How to trim YouTube video and convert to MP3 with Leawo Prof. Media

Leawo Prof. Media is a comprehensive media converter solution combo that enables you to download YouTube videos with its internal YouTube downloader and then trim downloaded YouTube video to MP3 files within its internal video converter. The internal video downloader could download YouTube videos and videos from 500+ other sites like veoh, vevo, facebook, etc., while the internal video converter could trim downloaded YouTube videos, and then convert the downloaded online videos to MP3, MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, FLV, M4V, etc. for various purposes.
Download and install Leawo Prof. Media on your computer and then follow the below steps to learn how to trim YouTube video and convert to MP3 file.

Step 1: Set download directory

Launch Leawo Prof. Media and then click the wheel icon on the top right corner. On the popup sidebar, open the “Download” tab and then set output directory to save the final downloads in the “Save videos to” box.

 Set downloading path

Step 2: Find video on YouTube

Then, open the “Download” module. Browse target video on YouTube via the internal browser. Click to play back target video to make sure it includes the music you want.

Find target Facebook video

Step 3: Choose movie to download

On the right sidebar, you could see diverse options in different resolutions, formats and quality. Choose a proper one to download. Note: some of these options are audio only, while some others might be video only.

Choose video to download

Step 4: Download YouTube video

Click the download icon next to the one you select. This YouTube downloader would start to download YouTube video to your computer immediately. You could view the downloading process on the “Downloading” tab and downloaded YouTube videos on the “Downloaded” tab.

Manage downloaded Facebook videos

Step 5: Add downloaded YouTube videos to Converter

After downloading, open the “Downloaded” tab and then right click the downloaded YouTube videos to choose “Add to Convert” option. You now add downloaded YouTube videos to the “Convert” module for trimming and converting to MP3.

Manage downloaded Facebook videos

Step 6: Trim YouTube video

After loading downloaded YouTube video to Convert module, click the pencil icon in each loaded video title and then you will be on the editing panel. You could see multiple editing options on the left sidebar. Open the “Trim” tab, set the “Start Time” and “End Time” values, or directly drag and limiter on the playbar to trim YouTube video. This will help you get unwanted clip cut, and retain only the video clip you want. After trimming, click the “OK” button.

Edit downloaded YouTube video/audio

Step 7: Set output format

Now, on the “Convert” module, click the button right before the big green “Convert” button and then choose “Change” option to enter the Profile panel, where you could select output format.

Set output directory

Since you need to convert YouTube video to MP3, open “Format > Common Audio” tab to choose MP3 Audio as output format.

Set output directory

You could change the parameters of output MP3 profile like audio codec, sample rate, channel, etc. by clicking the “Edit” option on the drop-down panel after you click the button before the big green “Convert” button.

Step 8: Set output directory

After setting output format, click the big green “Convert” button and then set output directory in the “Save to” box on the popup sidebar.

Set output directory

Step 9: Convert YouTube video to MP3

Finally, click the bottom “Convert” button to start to convert downloaded YouTube video to MP3 audio files.

Set output directory

After the conversion completes, you successfully get MP3 audio files from YouTube videos. Now, you could freely use the MP3 audio files you’ve got in the way you plan.

Part 2: How to download and trim YouTube video and convert to MP3 online

You could also try to trim YouTube video and convert to MP3 online with some online YouTube converter tools. wincreator.com is one of the most practical YouTube video downloader and cutter tools you could get online.

Set output directory

The following steps would show you how to trim YouTube video online and download to MP3 with this online YouTube video converter.

1. Visit this page at https://www.wincreator.com/youtube-to-mp3-converter

2. Copy and paste the URL of the YouTube video you want to download onto the blank bar. Then click “Convert HQ” or “Convert fast – Normal Quality” option.

3. You could then view the converting status on this page.

4. After converting, you will be provided with a download button, by clicking which you could download the converted YouTube files (now in MP3 file format) to your computer.

5. Then, open https://www.wincreator.com/cutter.

6. Click the “Choose File” button to browse and upload MP3 file you just downloaded and converted from YouTube video.

7. After uploading, set the start and end points of the MP3 audio file you want. Then click “I’m Done. Create!” button.

8. This online MP3 cutter would start to trim MP3 audio file immediately.

9. Then, you could click the “Download” button to directly download trimmed MP3 audio file to your computer, or click “Edit again” button to trim MP3 audio file until you have got what you want.
It will be quite easy for you to trim YouTube video to MP3 audio with the help of online YouTube video converter and cutter tools like the above one.

It will be quite easy for you to trim YouTube video to MP3 audio with the help of online YouTube video converter and cutter tools like the above one.

Part 3: A comparison between the above 2 methods

Both Leawo Prof. Media and online YouTube video converter and cutter tools could help you trim YouTube video and convert to MP3 file as you like. What are their differences? Check the below comparison table.


Leawo Prof. Media

Online YouTube converter and cutter

Download YouTube videos



Convert YouTube videos to MP4, AVI, FLV, MOV, MKV, etc.



Convert YouTube video to MP3, AAC, FLAC, etc.



Cut YouTube videos



Play back YouTube videos



Batch conversion



Edit YouTube videos



Add 3D effect to YouTube video



Add subtitles to downloaded YouTube video



Actually, Leawo Prof. Media still has other features, including Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper, DVD Creator, DVD Copy, Blu-ray Copy, Blu-ray Creator, photo slideshow maker, etc. It’s a far more comprehensive media converter tool you could get.

Extension: Trim YouTube video to MP3 directly with Leawo Music Recorder

In fact, you could directly use Leawo Music Recorder to download desired YouTube video clip and then extract audio from this YouTube video clip to save in either MP3 or WAV file format. Being a professional audio recorder tool, Leawo Music Recorder could easily download desired song clip from YouTube videos into local drive in MP3 or WAV format via recording. What’s more, it will automatically download and add song tags to recorded songs from YouTube video. This makes it easier to manage downloaded songs.

Download and install Leawo Music Recorder on your computer. The below content shows you how to trim YouTube video to MP3 with Leawo Music Recorder.

Step 1: Set output directory

Launch Leawo Music Recorder, and then click on the tiny microphone icon on the bottom left corner. Go to the “General” tab to set output directory.

Set output directory

Step 2: Set audio source

Then, choose “Record Computer Audio” option as recording source on the “Audio Source” tab.

Set directory for recordings

Step 3: Set output format

Thirdly, open the “Format” tab to choose MP3 as output format since you need to trim YouTube video to MP3. Adjust audio bit rate and sample rate according to your needs.

Set output format

Step 4: Start to record YouTube songs

Finally, click the red “Start” button on Leawo Music Recorder, and then play back the YouTube video to start recording. Click the red button again to stop/complete recording. To get desired YouTube audio clip, you could firstly play back YouTube video. When it comes to the start point you want to record, click the red button on Leawo Music Recorder to start recording. And click the red button again at the end point.

Start recording Spotify songs

You could view the recording process on the program interface. As mentioned above, Leawo Music Recorder downloads and adds music tags like artist, album, genre, cover, etc. Actually, you could manually edit these music tags by right clicking target recording and then choosing “Edit Music Tags” option.

Start recording Spotify songs

Now you have successfully trimmed YouTube video and converted to MP3 file. With Leawo Music Recorder, you could easily record and download songs for various devices from 1000+ music sites like YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, FM radios, etc., and record local audio and even external sound to save as WAV or MP3 audio files.