How Do You Download a Song to iTunes From YouTube?

By Andrew Schrader

Downloading and converting YouTube videos is an easy and legal process, and there are hundreds of programs and websites that can do the job. For example, you can convert YouTube audio to an iTunes format, such as MP3, AAC or WAV, and download it to your computer using free online conversion sites that require no downloaded software. Among these sites are Gazzump.com, ConvertYouTubeVideo.org and ClipConverter.cc, which use their own servers to perform all downloads and conversions, providing a download link when the process is completed.

Gazzump.com

Step 1

Open your Internet browser and navigate to the YouTube page with the desired video. Highlight the URL, right-click and choose "Copy."

Step 2

Open a new tab or window and visit Gazzump.com. Right-click the "Enter a URL..." field and select "Paste."

Step 3

Click the "Download" button to the right of the "URL" field and wait for Gazzump to fully load the video. Select an output audio format like MP3 or WAV, and wait for Gazzump to download and convert the video to the proper format. This may take several minutes.

Step 4

Follow the link provided by Gazzump when the conversion is finished. Right-click the download link on the next page and select "Save As..." to download the file to your computer.

Step 5

Open iTunes. Drag and drop your newly downloaded file's icon directly into the iTunes Library panel on the left side of the screen.

ConvertYouTubeVideo.org

Step 1

Locate the page with the YouTube video you want converted. Highlight its Web address in the "URL" field at the top of the screen, right-click and select "Copy" to copy the address.

Step 2

Navigate to ConvertYouTubeVideo.org. Right-click the "Put Your Video URL Here" field and choose "Paste." Click the "GO" button to unfold your conversion options.

Step 3

Choose "MP3" from the drop-down menu and click the "GO" button again and wait for the site to verify the link, download the video to their server and convert to MP3. This may take several minutes.

Step 4

Click the "Download" button to download the song directly to your computer.

Step 5

Open iTunes. Drag your newly downloaded audio file's icon directly into iTunes, or click "Edit" and "Open File" to locate and open your audio in iTunes.

ClipConverter.cc

Step 1

Launch your Web browser and visit the YouTube page with the video you want downloaded and converted. Highlight its URL at the top of the screen, right-click with your mouse and choose "Copy."

Step 2

Open a new Internet tab and visit ClipConverter.cc. Right-click the "Media URL" field near the top of the page and select "Paste."

Step 3

Choose a "Conversion Format" from the options below the "Media URL" field. ITunes-supported options include MP3, AAC (iTunes audio), WMA and M4A audio. Change the audio's bitrate, channels -- mono or stereo -- or volume, if needed.

Step 4

Press the "Continue" button to unfold the rest of your conversion options. Choose between "YouTube Standard" or "High Quality," and click "Start!" to begin verifying the link, downloading the media and converting it to the desired format. This takes several minutes.

Step 5

Click the "Download" button when re-directed to the "Conversion Successfully Completed" screen to download the audio file to your computer. Navigate to your downloaded file. Open iTunes and drag and drop the file's icon into your iTunes library.

Tips & Warnings

  • Locate your downloads by checking your browser's "Preferences" or clicking the "Downloads" tab in your "View" or "Window" tab in your browser.
  • A bitrate is the amount of information decoded per second of playback time. For general use, it is best to leave these settings as they are.
  • ConvertYouTubeVideo.org only supports conversions to MP3 format.