How to Convert a YouTube Video to an MP3

Use an Online Tool to Extract Audio

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Instead of searching for a specific software program to convert a YouTube video to an MP3, why not use the power of the Internet? Even though there's a sea of media conversion programs that convert between various formats, it's sometimes just simpler to choose a Web-based tool. Not only are they simple to use, but will ultimately save you time on software installations, updates, and troubleshooting problems.

Another advantage is that as long as you have access to the Internet and have an Internet browser, you can convert YouTube videos to MP3s on any computer -- wherever you maybe in the world.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Conversion/download Time - dependant on length of video and speed of your Internet connection.

Here's How

  1. Locating and Copying a YouTube Video Address: The address of your YouTube video link will look something like: and can be found in your browsers' address bar. Alternatively, you can also click the Share This Video icon on the Web page you're on to view the video address. Copy the Web address (URL) of the video you want to convert into your clipboard -- right-click the link and select Copy from the pop-up menu (Windows).

  2. Pasting the Link into the Video2MP3 service: Once you have copied the YouTube video address into your clipboard, open up another tab in your Internet browser and visit In the text box, right-click and select Paste from the pop-up menu (Windows).

  1. Converting and Downloading: Finally, click the Convert Video button to process the link. After a short while you will be able to download the extracted audio as an MP3 file to your hard drive.

What You Need

  • Internet browser / connection
  • Free hard drive space