YouTube is what comes to mind when thinking about sharing and watching videos online. It is a globally known video resource, no matter what you are looking for. Sometimes you may wonder if there is a way to extract an MP3 sound from a YouTube video. Nowadays there are great solutions allowing you to get MP3 from a YouTube video without any trouble at all. A YouTube to MP3 extension for Mac is probably all you need. And there are extensions available for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer.
YouTube to MP3 All Browser Extension
Airy is a popular YouTube downloader that is a great standalone app that can be also integrated with your web browser as an extension. Airy integrates with all popular web browsers including Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera.
To use Airy extension you'll need to download the app and then install it on your Mac. Free Airy offers two downloads, and if you need unlimited number of downloads - activate its full version.
To integrate Airy extension with your browser:
- Open Airy and click Integrate into Browser in the main menu:
- Drop the link onto your browser’s bookmarks bar:
- After placing the bookmark, click it every time you see something on YouTube that you want to download.
If you’d rather not download with an extension, YouTubNow is an easy choice for saving videos directly through your browser. It works for Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Opera, and you can use this free service to download unlimited videos in mp3, mp4, 3gp and m4a up to 1080p quality. To use YouTubNow:
- Paste the URL into the website.
- Select your download quality and file format.
- Click “Download”.
YouTube to MP3 extension for Chrome
There are some peculiarities with Chrome. The Chrome store is quite restrictive, and usually addons are not available for this browser. However you can try a workaround - FastestTube addon. Integrate FastestTube in Chrome paying attention to details:
- Extract ZIP file to the folder on your Mac.
- Open the "install.bat" file and use the administrative rights.
- Click the wrench icon in the browser toolbar and go to Tools -> Extensions.
- Drag the BAT file onto Extensions page.
- In the window that opens, review the permissions. Click Add to continue.
YouTube to MP3 Firefox addon
For Firefox on your Mac, use Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express. It is a top rated Firefox YouTube video downloader. This simple, neat, and fast addon saves from YouTube in MP3, 3GP, MP4.
How to Use Easy YouTube Video Downloader Express:
- After this addon for Firefox is installed, indicate the destination folder and the quality for saved videos (normal, 720p HD or 1080p full HD).
- Now when you play the video on YouTube you'll see the addon's bar directly below the video. Select the format to save the video in.
YouTube to MP3 Opera extension
Video Downloader PRO supports various websites. It is actually also available for Chrome and Firefox additionally to Opera.
How to use Video Downloader PRO:
- Install the extension from the Opera store.
- Open YouTube website in the browser.
- Start playing the video and the extension starts processing the link.
- Open Video Downloader PRO, select the file and click Download.
Are there any more YouTube to MP3 extensions for Mac that are worth trying? Please share in comments!