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Do you like to enjoy music on YouTube? As a more and more popular music streaming website, YouTube has a huge user base. However, many users always can not get to listen to YouTube music when they are offline because YouTube is an online service. So, maybe you want to find some ways to download and convert YouTube videos to MP3 files. When you ask someone the guide for downloading and converting YouTube videos to MP3 files, he may tell you to use an applications

ListenToYouTube is an online application that helps you download videos from YouTube and convert the videos to MP3 audio. You only need to copy the YouTube URL and paste it to the site. And ListenToYouTube will convert YouTube video to MP3, and enables a link to download the audio file. However, the format support is limited. And many people face the question: "I've tried multiple times to download other songs from youtube to the ListenToYouTube and it either says error failed or it just doesn't work" , "I want an alternative similar to so i can download youtube music for ListenToYouTube is not working sometimes". Now I will introduce you some tips and tricks to fix Listen to YouTube not working.

Part 1. The Best Solution to Fix ListenToYouTube Not Working

The best solution to fix Listen to YouTube not working is to get help from a professional YouTube downloader. Here iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac (or iSkysoft iTube Studio for Windows) is undoubtedly the best video downloader for listening to YouTube. Let's look at some of its key features.

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  • It can 3X faster download from several video sharing sites such as YouTube, DailyMotion, VEVO, Facebook, Vimeo Metacafe and 1000+ others.
  • You can directly convert YouTube to MP3 with the "YouTube MP3" button. And it supports 1 click to download YouTube playlist, channel and category.
  • You can also convert videos into MP3 or other video/audio formats that can be played on your phone, music device, PSP, PC, tablet or laptop and listen YouTube music anywhere.
  • It is fully compatible with the new Mac and Windows, including OS X EL Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

Steps to Download YouTube Videos

In order to use this YouTube downloader, first you will have to download it and install it in your Mac or Windows PC. Then follow the following steps:

Step 1 Open "Listen to YouTube" Downloader

Download and double click .dmg file to start installing iSkysoft iTube Studio to your Mac. It comes with an installation wizard to help you complete the process in minutes.

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Step 2 One Click to Download YouTube MP3 File to Your Mac

After that, a "Download" button will be added to any video on the supported sites. You can simply click the button to start downloading YouTube videos.

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Step 3 Convert FLV Video to MP3 (Optional)

iSkysoft Listen to YouTube downloader lets you convert the downloaded YouTube video to MP3 in a few clicks. You can go to "Downloaded" tab to click "Convert" and choose the output format. If you're using iPod/iPhone/iPad, you can check the option "Export to iTunes" so you actually directly download YouTube to iTunes. When download complete, you're ready to sync MP3 so you can listen to YouTube music fast and easy.

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Or the Mac version provides you with a "Download then Convert" feature so you can directly save YouTube as MP3 file. To do so, activate this special mode first. Just click the "Download then Convert" button at the top right corder. In the resulting windows, choose MP3 from Audio category. After this step, anytime when you click the Download button in your browser, the YouTube video will be saved to MP3 format. To change it, just switch off the "Download then Convert" option.

Even you're in "Download then Convert" mode, you can click the "Paste URL" to add YouTube video to the "listen to Youtube" list.

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Part 2. Top 6 Alternative to ListenToYouTube for Mac (OS X EL Capitan included)

• iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac

iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac is the best alternative to ListentoYouTube. It Works well with YouTube and other 1000+ sites and supports 4K video downloading. This YouTube downloader has the ability to convert videos to the most popular formats and offers presets for various mobile devices. You can save your time by downloading and converting multiple videos at the same time. You can also schedule computer to automatically shut down when the download is finished. Just take a trial.

• XYDownloader for Mac

XYDownloader for Mac is another best Listen to YouTube that lets you to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, Vimeo, Break, Adult video sites and 1000 more other sites. You can conveniently convert the videos to any format or directly to your devices like iPhone, Android, and more. With XYDownloader, you can download batch videos and record videos from the sites that do not allow download. Try it now.

Apowersoft Video to MP3 Converter

Apowersoft Video to MP3 Converter can coverts videos from both the computer and the web to MP3. You can searches for music from the web. It come with multiple audio output settings and has a screen recorder tool. However, the screen recorder can only be used online, this means that for you to be able to use it you have to be connected to the internet.

Kigo Video Downloader for Mac

Kigo Video Downloader for Mac downloads videos from popular video sharing sites and converts videos to MP3, AVI and other formats. It also support presets for some mobile devices. However, it sometimes slows the computer down and does not work well on older operating systems.

YTD Video Downloader for Mac

YTD Video Downloader for Mac has the ability to download videos that have different definitions. You can convert videos to several formats. But it does not have the ability to integrate with the web browsers and the customization capabilities are few.


ClipGrab can download videos from many sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe etc. It works very quickly and easy to install. You can convert downloaded videos to some formats. However, it is limited format choices and does not work on all iOS systems. And the audio takes a bit to load.

Part 3. Top 5 Alternative to ListenToYouTube for Windows 10, 8, 7, XP and Vista

• iSkysoft iTube Studio

iSkysoft iTube Studio works perfectly with thousands of sites. You can download videos with selected resolution, including 4K UHD and download YouTube to MP3 in one click. It supports downloading and converting multiple videos at the same time. And it has the ability to convert videos to the almost any format as well as offering presets for a variety of mobile devices. What is more, it integrated with media player and web browser.

aTube Catcher

aTube Catcher downloads videos from many social web sites and can convert videos to plenty of formats. With it, you can can export videos to your mobile devices and burn videos to DVD. While it has a lot of bugs and always fails to download videos.

MP3 Rocket

MP3 Rocket can download music from various sources. And you can convert videos to MP3. While the basic version is very limited. It will add unwanted toolbar to your browser after installation. Sometimes the audio quality is not satisfied.

YouTube Downloader

YouTube Downloader supports multiple sites and converts videos to some formats. You can select the quality of output files and import existing videos for conversion. But the customization capabilities are few. And it only works with YouTube. And you cannot download and convert videos in batches.

Orbit Downloader

Orbit Downloader can download videos and music from many social sites. It integrated with web browsers. And it is speedy and very easy to use. However, it does not support torrents and sometimes it responds so slow. What makes it inconvenient is that it cannot work with Firefox.

Part 4. Online Websites like ListenToYouTube


FLV2MP3 is a site like ListentoYouTube and can convert videos with simple copy and paste. It provides multiple audio formats for output files. But it may take over your browser starting pop-up.


Zamzar is speedy to download from various sites and effective when it comes to converting video files. It provides lots of media formats. However, some of the converted files do not work. And the conversion has been limited, this is because of the 100MB.


Video2MP3 is easy to use and can downloads videos that are of a high quality. But it needs some enhancements.

Part 5. How to Choose The Best YouTube Downloader

Since there are hundreds of YouTube downloader sites as well as YouTube downloader applications that allows you to listen to YouTube, you might have difficult to choose which one is better. But after comparing the desktop downlaoder and the download sites in this article, thing will become clear.

When working with online YouTube download service, you will get many limitations:

  • The file size can only be small.
  • The downloaded quality is low.
  • The download speed is slow.
  • You can only download 1 video at a time.

For other YouTube downloader software, they will be unqualified once YouTube updates. So iSkysoft iTube Studio will be the best choise for you. It not only allows you to download and convert YouTube to MP3, but also convert YouTube to all popular video and audio formats, and download video from over 1000 sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe or Facebook. Your music library will be virtually unlimited. If you would like to download music from YouTube, iSkysoft iTube Studio is a good ListenToYouTube alternative for both Mac  and Windows users.

Part 6. Some Common Problems When Using

1 Converting Problem

ListenToYouTube is very fast when comes to converting video files. The problem is that the free version does not convert the video. However, there is nothing to worry about because there is a full version that you need to pay for once you have the paid version you can to be able to convert as many videos as you wish to. The solution for the converting problem is to turn to the iSkysoft iTube Studio.

2 Support Format is Limited

Listen to YouTube only supports one major audio format, which is MP3. This is a limitation for a person that wants to use other formats. The solution to this problem is to use the paid version of the application but if your budget is tight and you do not have the money to spend on a video downloader you can use iSkysoft Listen to YouTube, which is actually a very good alternative.

3 Grabbing Error

There are several reasons to this problem, below are some of the causes:

  • YouTube connection might be temporary unloaded or it may be down;
  • The video that you are grabbing might be blocked;
  • There are some YouTube videos that can be accessed from specific countries if you are not in one of the countries you will not be able to grab the video.

The solution to the problems above is only one and this solution is for the first cause of the error. What you can do is wait for a short time because it is a temporary problem. With the other causes of the problem nothing can be done.

4 Unable to Connect

This might be because one of the download servers is down temporarily or the source of the video file that you are downloading is broken. The solution to this problem is to click on the download not working link. Once you do this, the process is going to be cleared and the video that you were downloading is going to be converted again, this will take place in another server.

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