Best YouTube to MP3 converter apps

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YouTube hosts thousands and thousands of videos posted in vlogs, music channels, news channels, etc. And some of those videos contain audio tracks that would be great on their own, without the actual video. One way to get those on your hard drive is to download a video with one app and then run the video file through a YouTube to MP3 converter app. But why use two apps when you can get a YouTube MP3 converter that can do both in a couple of clicks?

When you start googling for a YouTube converter to MP3 format you'll see the results are endless. But how do you know those are legit? We tried to help you out a bit here and rounded up the conversion YouTube MP3 tools that do their job well and are stable and reliable.

Remember though to download content when you have the copyright owner's permission. YouTube's terms of service prohibit unauthorized downloading.

1. Airy Converter

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Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher. 13.74MB free space. Version 2.1.191. (6th Mar, 2017). 4.7 Rank based on 780+ users, Reviews(321)
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You don't need to really know how to convert YouTube videos to MP3 - Airy is so easy to use and does everything you need. To convert YouTube to MP3 paste a YouTube link into Airy, select the quality and format ( MP3 to save just the soundtrack) and click "Download". That's it!

Airy also allows downloading complete YouTube channels and playlists and will integrate with your web browser for faster fetching of your favorite stuff. If you have a list of YouTube links that you want to download, just throw them into Airy and it will download them in a click. The fact that Airy only supports YouTube may be a disadvantage for some, but on the other side it means that it being concentrated on this resource, Airy must be really good at its specialty.

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2. YouTubNow

For very simple YouTube downloading, YouTubNow is an attractive option. Simply paste the URL of the YouTube video into the website and pick the format (MP3, M4A, MP4) and file quality (up to 256k audio or 1080p video) and download without the need for apps or plugins. It won’t work for other websites and won’t let you edit or optimise videos, but it’s still a good solution for basic downloading needs.

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3. ClipGrab Converter

Everything about ClipGrab is nice and simple. One thing you may want to avoid though is its bundling up with Opera browser, so make sure to skip this option when prompted. To convert from YouTube to MP3 with this tool copy a YouTube link and ClipGrab will immediately catch it, offering to download the related video for you. If the program was not running yet, just start it and paste the copied link. Don't forget to indicate it is MP3 file you want. Then click the 'Grab this clip!' button.

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4. Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter name says all you need to know. Beware of the word free though, as this app bundles with adware from ByteFence that will happily jump into action if you are careless enough to just click through the installation prompts without reading and unchecking the unwanted stuff.

Once you have it installed it is really easy to use - just get on with downloading the music you're interested in. This YouTube video to MP3 converter allows selecting the quality and format for your audio file. Basically it is paste and hit Download kind of app.

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

5. KeepVid Converter

KeepVid is a versatile YouTube converter MP3 app that actually supports thousands of other video resources additionally to the mighty YouTube. This app can download videos in their original format as well as convert them to your desired file type for enjoying them on any of your devices offline. Will download entire playlists and channels from YouTube in a single click, actually it can handle up to 5000 tasks at a time. KeepVid Pro supports multi-thread technology making the download speed much faster than you'd regularly get. You can try this app with its demo version and if you feel like you are ready to invest it can be purchased from developer's website.

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6. Fetchy

You don't have to know much to convert video YouTube to MP3 with Fetchy - the design of this web service is brilliantly simple with the instructions right in front of you so you never get lost in the process. Interesting thing about Fetchy is that it allows you to search for YouTube videos from its page. Once you found a favorite of yours, instruct Fetchy to get it and it will automatically fetch the highest quality of audio available.

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7. Freemake MP3 Converter

Just like the previous MP3 YouTube converter, Freemake also downloads in various formats, including MP3. This app claims better accuracy, speed and stability with its newer version. Once you paste a YouTube link in it, the app will automatically pull the video from and convert it into selected offline format. Freemake does include some additional tools for video editing before converting it, like cutting certain scenes out, etc. It is not an advanced editing tool, but can be helpful in some situations.

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Airy for Windows

Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher , 13.74MB size
Version 2.1.191 (6th Mar, 2017) Release notes
Category: Downloaders