How to Download MP3 Files on Mac

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There are so many music websites with great music to listen to. Listening to online content is great, because there is a variety of music styles and artists that you can never get bored at. But there are times you get disconnected from the Internet, which is not bad at all - some Internet detox is much needed at times, but we've never heard of music detox yet.

Here we'll talk about the apps you can use to download MP3 files for a Mac. We'll cover several top MP3 music downloader apps in our article that are somewhat different, but have one thing in common - they do a great job of online music downloading.

VideoDuke for Mac


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Requirements: OS X 10.10+, 23.24MB free space. Version 1.1.208. (28th Jan, 2019). 4.5 Rank based on 9+ users, Reviews(8)

It is always great to have your own offline music library on Mac. And to collect this library you should get the most effective .mp3 downloader app first. VideoDuke is the solution that every Mac user definitely should have.

There is no need to do extra work anymore - first download music video and only then convert it to .mp3. With VideoDuke you can extract audio from video easily without any time-consuming additional steps. Just enter the URL to a music video, wait till Simple mode window is opened, then choose .mp3 in the drop-down menu and start downloading. With VideoDuke you will also get quick access to such popular websites as YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion. Open VideoDuke, click one of the mentioned resources, switch to Audio tab and save your favorite .mp3 on Mac in less than a minute.

Are you one of those real music fans who visit great amount of music websites but sometimes cannot decide what to download first? VideoDuke has one great option for you - bookmark all pages that look interesting and download .mp3 on Mac anytime you want.

Elmedia Player PRO

A versatile application that serves as a free media player and a supreme video and MP3 music downloader app in its PRO version. Elmedia supports pretty much any website hosting music and videos you can think of and it can download content that is embedded via HTML5 or streamed via RTMP.

Whether you are using Elmedia Player PRO to download great videos or to download MP3 files for a Mac, you'll surely be happy to discover all of its advanced characteristics like the built-in web browser that can be used for searching for new media without having to leave the player, or the Open URL option for watching online YouTube videos but without the ads they are so often stuffed with.

Once you are ready to listen to your downloaded music or to watch your downloaded videos, you can do so in various formats, as Elmedia works with virtually any file type including MP4, FLV, AVI, MOV, DAT, MP3, FLAC, MKV, M4V. Elmedia Player offers high-quality uninterrupted HD playback as well.


Airy is a compact and straightforward MP3 downloader for Mac for those times you want music from YouTube. Airy only supports downloading content from YouTube, but does it really well. There are no ads or secret installations forced on you when you are installing Airy and you can integrate it with your browser for faster downloading process. The app downloads MP3, and additionally to it FLV, MP4 and 3GP with a desired resolution. Add as many links to Airy as needed and download multiple MP3 tracks from YouTube at once.

YTD Video Downloader for Mac

YTD Video Downloader for Mac supports YouTube, Facebook and other music websites and you can download your favorite music from their. Both videos and audio files can be downloaded in a batch.

YTD is pretty easy to navigate and offers quick download process. To convert various videos you find on the Internet to have great soundtracks you just need to enter the link into the app and start the download. Unfortunately this app will not always download every video without an obvious reason. YTD also needs some customization before you start using it.

4K Video Downloader

4K Video Downloader is a multi-platform app for downloading video and audio files from popular websites like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and Facebook. Additionally to being able to download MP3 music on Mac it supports MP4, MKV, OGG Theora, M4A. A little drawback is that 4K Video Downloader cannot work in sync with your web browser - you'll need to manually copy and paste the link into the software. As an option, 4K Downloader can automatically add downloaded videos and music to your iTunes library, so you can easily sync your videos and music to your iPhone or iPad.

We hope you can find the best MP3 downloader for Mac thanks to this article and enjoy your favorite tracks even when you decide to go offline for a little while.
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Requirements: OS X 10.10+ , 23.24MB free space
Version 1.1.208 (28th Jan, 2019) Release notes
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