How Do I Convert YouTube Audio to iTunes?

By Andrew Schrader

Downloading and converting audio from YouTube videos to an iTunes-compatible format, like MP3 or AAC, requires either downloading software from the Internet that converts YouTube videos, or using an online service. One software option is Free YouTube to MP3 Converter provided by DVDVideoSoft.com, which allows Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users to download and convert single YouTube videos or entire playlists to your hard drive for free. There are also many free Web sites like GetAudioFromVideo.com and ConvertVideoToAudio.com which download and convert YouTube audio to an iTunes format on their own servers, providing users with a download link when the conversion is complete. No software is required for these online video converters.

Things You'll Need

  • YouTube Video Converter

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

Step 1

Visit Free YouTube to MP3 Converter's download page at DVDVideoSoft.com and click the "Download Now" button. Double-click the program file when the download has finished to run through its setup process. Choose a location on your computer to install the Free YouTube to MP3 Converter, then agree to the terms of use and launch the program.

Step 2

Open another tab in your Web browser, and visit the YouTube page with the desired video. Highlight the video's URL at the top of your screen, right-click it, and select "Copy."

Step 3

Click the "Paste" button in Free YouTube to MP3 Converter's main interface to load the video's contents.

Step 4

Click the "Browse" button under the "Output Folder" icon, then choose a folder to save your audio to. You may want to save your files to the same location as your iTunes Music. Click "OK" to return to the main program screen.

Step 5

Choose an MP3 preset from the "Preset" drop-down box at the bottom of the screen, and click "Download." Wait for the download and conversion to complete. This may take several minutes depending on the size of the YouTube video.

GetAudioFromVideo.com

Step 1

Open your Internet browser, then visit the YouTube page with the video you want converted. Highlight its Web address, right-click and choose "Copy."

Step 2

Open a new tab or window in your browser, then visit GetAudioFromVideo.com. Right-click the "YouTube" field, and select "Paste."

Step 3

Click the "Search" button to the right of the "YouTube" field, and wait for GetAudioFromVideo.com to locate your video's information.

Step 4

Select an output audio option like MP3 or MP4 (AAC) and click the "Download" button. Wait for GetAudioFromVideo.com to download and convert the video, which may take several minutes, and click the "Download" button when conversion is finished to save the file to your computer.

ConvertVideoToAudio.com

Step 1

Open your Web browser, then visit the YouTube page containing the desired video. Copy the URL Web address at the top of the screen by highlighting the entire field, right-clicking your mouse and choosing "Copy."

Step 2

Visit ConvertVideoToAudio.com, and right-click the "URL" field in the middle of the screen. Select "Paste" to input the video's Web address into the "URL" field.

Step 3

Click the "Output" drop-down menu to the right of the "URL" field, and choose an iTunes-compatible format (e.g. MP3, AAC, MP4 or WAV).

Step 4

Press the "Download" button to agree to the site's terms of use and begin the download and conversion process. Wait until you are re-directed to a new screen containing a download link for your converted audio. This may take several minutes. Right-click the download link, then select "Save As" or "Save Link As" to download the audio to your computer.

Tips & Warnings

  • By default, your iTunes Music is located in the "Music" or "My Music" folder under your username in Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.