How to Download YouTube Videos as Mp3September 13th, 2013
Ever since the launch of YouTube back in 2005, online video viewing has grown tremendously in stature. Boosted by its gigantic user base, and its avid community of faithful followers, YouTube is now a huge phenomenon. Over the years, the website has built up a vast collection of content, on any subject that has ever existed.
So maybe you enjoy that hilarious video of the sleepwalking dog. But what do you do if you feel a nagging urge to watch that video when you’re offline? Maybe you need to show your friend the latest spoof video of Gangnam Style, without having to worry about using up all your cell phone data? Well, you can.
There are a number of software and applications you can use to download YouTube videos for offline viewing. These videos are generally downloaded in a .flv format, i.e., a video file. What if you watch a music video on YouTube, and want to download just the song, bereft of the audio? What if you need to unlink the audio from the YouTube video and download it?
There are a number of ways you can do that. You can download a YouTube converter, or you can opt for a free YouTube to MP3 Converter. The latter option is much more convenient, as it does not involve the extra hassle of downloading a separate software and installing it.
youtube-converter.us is one of the best websites which offer a YouTube Mp3 converter. All standard YouTube files are in the FLV, or Flash Video format. To convert them to MP3, a few simple steps are all you need to follow. Since this is a browser based application, you can get your favourite video in the MP4 format as well right from your browser.
Here is what you do:
- 1) Open the YouTube video you want to download in a converted MP3 format. Copy the URL of the video (the link in the address bar).
- 2) Open www.youtube-converter.us in a separate tab/window.
- 3) Paste the copied URL in the box provided for the Video URL.
- 4) Choose your required format (the format in which you want to download your video) from the various options given – in this case, MP3.
- 5) You get the advanced option of controlling the volume at which you want your video to be downloaded as audio. Set it as per your requirements.
- 6) Hit "Convert", and wait for the conversion process to be completed. It only takes a few seconds!
- 7) After the conversion is complete, click on the "Download your converted file" option, and you are all set!
Yes, it is that easy to convert YouTube videos to MP3. And the best part? It is totally free! Yes, you can download your favourite songs from YouTube as an MP3 file, at super high quality and at no extra cost! The website is fully compatible with all modern browsers, making it the most efficient way of directly converting videos from YouTube into MP3 files. You can now transfer the file on to your phone or iPod, and take it with you on the go!
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