As the biggest video sharing sites in the world, YouTube has lots of music videos from which you can achieve MP3 files to enjoy almost anywhere. No matter whether you've downloaded YouTube videos to your Mac or not, you can convert them to MP3 for your player like iPod shuffle as long as you have YouTube downloader and converter. iSkysoft YouTube Downloader for Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks) is such an application to convert YouTube to MP3 in a few clicks. This guide will show you how to convert FLV files to MP3 format on Mac (Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, supported).
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How to Download and Convert YouTube to MP3 with YouTube Converter for Mac
Smart iTube Studio for Mac can automatically detect YouTube videos and download them. You can convert the downloaded YouTube videos to MP3 when download is finished. (For Windows PC users, please download the iTube Studio for Windows.)
Download YouTube Videos to Mac
If you have got YouTube video files, skip this step. Otherwise, install iTube Studio and launch Safari and go to YouTube.com. The Download button will show up at the top left corner of the video when it is detected on the webpage. Click the button and let the YouTube download wizard to do the thing for you.
Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 on Mac
Click the Downloaded tab on the left side of the iTube Studio window to see the downloaded videos on the right. To convert existing YouTube video files, first import them into this list. To do so, go to File > Import after switched to the Downloaded tab, or just right click on any item to choose Import. After import YouTube video files, click the Convert button on the right of any video item and a format choosing window will show up.
Choose MP3 from output format list.
After selected Audio > MP3 from the popup window, hit OK and let this smart app to do the rest for you. Bingo! You did it! Get iTube Studio for Mac for fun! Now you can easily save songs from music videos to MP3 for your iPod.
How to Convert YouTube Files to MP3 on Mac with Video Converter
If you already have downloaded YouTube videos to your local hard drive, you can alternatively use this professional yet easy-to-use YouTube to MP3 Video Converter for Mac to achieve the task. Below are the easy steps:
- Drag and drop to add downloaded YouTube video to iSkysoft Video Converter
- Click the Format icon Choose "MP3" as output format
- Click the Convert button to start YouTube to MP3 Conversion
Whether you choose iSkysoft iTube Studio or Video Converter for Mac, you can easily convert YouTube to MP3 to enjoy with high quality.
What is MP3 Format?
MP3 is also known as the MPEG-1 Audio Layer. Created by the Moving Pictures Expert Group, this format uses the lossy algorithm to store and play audio clips, thereby effectively reducing the storage space needed to compile the file without affecting the quality of sound too much.
The popularity of this file format was and still is phenomenal over the internet. It is currently the format of choice as far as music files are concerned. It is also the type of file most shared over a peer-to-peer network. When the ripping of CD’s to create MP3 files became possible, many record companies claim that such an act is a copyright infringement.
An MP3 file is predominantly characterized by its bit rate. The higher the bit rate, the closer the output will be to the original sound. However, an MP3 file with a higher bit rate would also mean a bigger data file.