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Most YouTube fans might want to convert YouTube to MP3 for iTunes, iPhone or iPod shuffle. And the common problems we meet are:

  • What is the best YouTube to MP3 converter?
  • Is there a site for me to convert YouTube to MP3?
  • YouTube to MP3 not working, what to do?

To answer the questions, please take a look at the solutions below. 6 parts are included in this article. Click to check out the part you're interested in.

Part 1: Download YouTube Videos to MP3 on Mac/Windows PC

To download YouTube videos to MP3, users can use iSkysoft iMusic. It is a tool that helps you download YouTube videos either to MP3 or MP4. It depends on your needs. Besides, it is very easy to download YouTube music videos and other videos to MP3. You just need to copy and paste the URL of the YouTube video to the box, click Download to let the software do the rest for you! All the downloaded MP3 files will be saved to iTunes Library. You're able to copy and transfer them to your iPhone, iPod, iPad and even Android devices for playback by using the transfer feature in iSkysoft iMusic.

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*Convert YouTube to MP3

Download YouTube to MP3 in high quality. Download YouTube videos directly to MP3 or MP4 format and save to iTunes Library automatically.

*Transfer to Mobile Devices

Select and transfer the downloaded MP3 songs from iTunes Library to iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android phones, and more without erasing the existing data.

*Record Radio Stations

Record music fro radio stations that you can't download, and get the music tags, album, artist, cover and more autimatically.

How to Download YouTube to MP3 with iSkysoft iMusic

1 Install iSkysoft iMusic

Click the download button below to get the installation file of iSkysoft iMusic. Double-click it and follow the wizard to install it on your computer. After then, launch it.

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2 Set up MP3 as the format for downloaded YouTube videos

To make sure you successfully download YouTube to MP3, you need to set up the output file format as MP3. On iSkysoft iMusic for Mac, you need to click iMusic > Preferences > click the second tab "Download". From there, choose MP3 as the default format and the expected file quality. On iSkysoft iMusic for Windows PC, you need to click the settings gear icon to set up the file format.

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3 Download YouTube videos to MP3

on iSkysoft iMusic, click "GET MUSIC" tab. From there, click the option "DOWNLOAD". From there, just copy and paste the URL of the YouTube video to the box, and click "Download". That's it. Of course, you can even click the quick access to YouTube, search for YouTube videos and then click Download.

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Part 2: Directly Record YouTube to MP3 on Mac

If there are some songs on YouTube you can't download to MP3, then don't worry. Try the "Record" Feature on iSkysoft iMusic to record the songs with music identifications. This feature is able to be used to record songs from radio stations you can't download at all as well. Check out the following information for how to use iSkysoft iMusic to record YouTube music to MP3.

Easy Steps to Record YouTube to MP3

Step 1: Launch audio recorder

After installing the YouTube to MP3 audio recorder - iSkysoft iMusic, click the "GET MUSIC" button on the top of the software.

Step 2: Start recording YouTube to MP3

Click the option "RECORD" in the main window of "GET MUSIC". Go to to find the music or video you want to record, play the music or video, this smart audio record will automatically record the audio to MP3 file.

Step 3: Play or transfer recorded music

After recording YouTube videos or music to MP3 format, you can play the recorded files within iSkysoft iMusic. Click "LIBRARY", then click the microphone icon on the left side of the software. All recorded songs are there. You can select one to play it by clicking the play button at the bottom of the software. Or connect your phone with your computer, check needed songs to click the Export button for sharing them on the device.

Part 3: Convert Existing YouTube Files to MP3 on Mac with Video Converter

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If you already have downloaded YouTube videos on 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

Part 4. Top 3 Online Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

1. YouTube mp3 is an easy-to-use online YouTube to MP3 converter. You can convert videos from YouTube to MP3 format on the site without registration. What you need is a YouTube video URL. You simply copy the YouTube video URL and paste it to the site, and then click "Convert Video" to start the conversion. After that, download the converted file to your local hard drive.

2. VidToMP3

VidToMP3 is a new site for converting videos to MP3 format. You can download noncopyright videos to MP3 from sites like YouTube, MySpace, Google video, Vimeo, and many more. You just copy the video URL and paste it to the site, and then click "Download" to start the video conversion. After that, click the provided download link to download the output file. You should note that only noncopyright videos can be downloaded.

3. is a well-known online YouTube downloader. When you copy the YouTube video URL and paste it to the site, server will detect the video and extra the YouTube to MP3 online. After that, you will get a download link for the converted video. However, the download link will take long time for some videos, so you have to keep patient and sometimes will get download failed.

Part 5: How to Upload MP3 to YouTube

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.

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Upload MP3 to YouTube

Want to upload MP3 to YouTube for sharing? YouTube does allow you to upload audio or image files as long as you convert the audio and image files to the format that will work on YouTube. And you must make sure you have the copyright of the content you want to upload.

To upload MP3 to YouTube on Mac, you can use iMovie to help you to convert MP3 and an image to a .mov video file that YouTube supports. (If you are using a Windows PC, you can use Windows Live Movie Maker for help.)

  • Step 1. Launch iMovie and drag an image and the MP3 file to the project area.
  • Step 2. Adjust the duration of the image to fit the duration of the MP3 audio track so that the file can be uploaded properly. To do so, in the green box, click the gear icon > Clip Adjustments. Copy the number under Source Duration for the audio track. Mouse over the image and click the gear icon > Clip Adjustments. Then enter the number you have copied. Click Done.
  • Step 3. Click the Share button and select the option of Export using QuickTime… Give a name to your file and click Save. Then you can upload the converted MP3 to YouTube site.

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Thanks a lot for the step by step procedure to convert the youtube videos to mp3... will try the method soon.
Amazing tutorial and well explained too. Its simple software i've ever seen as it can convert all videos just drag and drop. So highly recommended to all.
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