How to Convert YouTube Music to MP3

Users can upload and watch a variety of music videos on YouTube. In the process, you may come across a YouTube music video that you want to put on a portable music player. To do this, you will first need to change the format of the video to MP3. Turning the audio found on YouTube videos into MP3 files is a quick process and one that can be done by using two different methods.

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Vixy Converter

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Download the Vixy Converter installer (see Resources). Then, open the installer to install the converter on your computer.

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Open Vixy Converter.

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Copy the URL for the YouTube video you wish to convert to MP3. Then, paste that link in the “URL” text box at the top of Vixy Converter.

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Click the “Converts to” box. Select “MP3 (audio only).”

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Click “Start.” The YouTube video will then be converted to MP3.

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Click the “Converter to” link at the bottom of the program. The folder holding the MP3 file will open. You can then open and play the MP3.

FLV to MP3 Online Converter

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Copy the URL for the YouTube video you are hoping to convert to a MP3.

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Go to the FLV to MP3 Online Converter website (see Resources).

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Click the “Convert by URL” tab at the top of the Web page.

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Paste the URL from Step 1 in the “Enter the URL” text box. Click the “Accept the Terms of Service” tab in the bottom-left corner of the box. Then, click the “Next” button.

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Choose the settings for the newly converted MP3 file on the next page. Click the “Preset” and “Media Format” drop boxes and select “MP3.” You can then change the audio frequency and audio quality of the file or leave these options set as “Default,” which will keep the same audio quality found in the YouTube video. When you're finished, click “Next.” The video will then be converted.

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Click the “click the direct link” link at the top of the page if a download box does not appear. Once you do, you will be able to save the MP3 to your computer.