YouTube is a famous American video-sharing website which allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report and comment on videos, subscribe to other users. We love it because we can watch the latest music videos, funny cat videos and prank videos by our favorite YouTubers. Millions of people watch videos on YouTube but not everyone knows how to download a video form YouTube. What’s more, files downloaded from YouTube are contained in video formats, and some people might would like to convert videos to audio MP3 especially those music videos. So this article will teach you how to download videos from YouTube, and how to convert YouTube videos to audio MP3.

Part 1. Download YouTube Video with Leawo Video Downloader

Step 1: Download Leawo Video Downloader.


You can see “Video Downloader” at the right corner. It’s a handy, easy-operated multi-functional media adapting tool. Leawo Video Downloader enables you to download videos by a simple click. It has a fast internal browser that will allow you to enjoy fast streaming and playback. Also, it can import related videos automatically and list them in a roll on the right.


Step 2: Click the “Download” tab. The default setting sets YouTube as its home page. Find the target video by imputing the video title or pasting URL of the target video in address bar.


Step 3: Click download button to download any online videos you like. You can choose different resolutions according to your preferences and download several videos at the same time. In addition, you can view the downloading process, feel free to manage files during downloading.


Step 4: After that, check out the downloading video in the Downloading tab next to the address bar, when the video finishes downloading, check it out under Downloaded tab.


Part 2. Convert YouTube video to MP3 with Leawo Video Converter

Step 1: After downloading finishes, right click the downloaded video and choose “Add to Convert” under “Downloaded” tab to add downloaded video to Leawo Video Converter for converting video to audio MP3 file.


Step 2: Set output settings. Click the drop-down box “WAV Audio” next to the “Add Photo” button.

Step 3: Click “Change” button, and then select “MP3” as the output format on the popup Profile windows. You can also choose “WAV” format for better sound quality, only the file size will be rather large.


Step 4: Start to convert the video to audio. Select the video or videos, and you will see a big green “Convert” button on the right corner of the sub-menu bar. Then, set output location on the popup sidebar. After setting the output directory, click the “Convert” button right below. Leawo Video Converter would start to convert YouTube videos to MP3 audios immediately. You can rename the file or cancel converting process at any time.


Step 5: The last step of converting YouTube videos to audio MP3 file. After the converting finishes. You can find your files at the previously set output location. Add it to any players you have on your computer. Then, enjoy your music.

Part 3. Other methods to download YouTube video and convert it to mp3

There are another two ways to convert YouTube videos to MP3 I would like to recommend.

Method 1: Convert YouTube video to MP3 audio by Use of Leawo Music Recorder.

Leawo Music Recorder provides the easiest and safest way to record music/audio from computer audio or online music sources like YouTube, AOL Music,, etc.

It can automatically add album cover and other song tags like artist and file name; automatically split/filter songs upon preset time duration; manage recorded music files and edit recording files freely; apply recorded music or audio files to iTunes in one click.


Step 1: download Leawo Music Recorder.


Step 2: click the “microphone icon” to choose audio source and click “OK” after selecting “Record Computer Audio”.


Step 3: set the output format to MP3 Audio under the column of “Format” by clicking the “microphone icon” and click ok afterwards.


Step 4: click the set “microphone icon” again and choose the outputting location by clicking column “General” at the very left to choose outputting location. Click “OK” to close it.


Step 5: find your target video on YouTube and click pause. Hit the red record button before you click play. Click the button again to end recording, and then you’ll see your recording at the track down below.

Step 6: play it to check recording quality. (The track will be saved after recording finishes)


Method 2: Convert YouTube video to MP3 audio by Use of Clip Converter.

It’s a free online media conversion application, which allows you to record, convert and download nearly any audios or videos to common formats. It currently supports recording YouTube (720p, 1080p, 4K), Vimeo and many more. This free and fast converter allows you to watch your favorite YouTube videos offline on your PC, TV or nearly any other device. If you enter the URL from your media page, this application will try to detect the media file. Afterwards Clip Converter will record the media file to one of its own servers. Then it will be converted to your chosen format and after finishing the conversion you are able to download the file.

The advantages of this recorder are a) it can convert and download the converted file without downloading the original video and b) it is an online converter, you don’t have to download Clip Converter Application, you just have to save it in your browser then you are free to use.


  1. Paste your YouTube URL at 'Video URL' and press Continue.
  2. Select the format (MP3, MP4) and the options for the conversion. The default options are for most videos a good setting.
  3. Press the 'Start' button at the bottom to start the conversion.
  4. This may take several minutes. After the conversion is finished you can download the converted file.

Attention: The above mentioned ways of converting YouTube videos to MP3 files are for the personal use ("fair use"). Please do not use it for commercial purpose.