Have you ever had a great piece of music playing on YouTube, but wished you could listen to it without having to keep the video open? Or maybe you found a long lecture series on YouTube and want to listen to it while you commute or workout. In both cases, what you need is the audio from the youtube to mp3 format. Here’s how to download YouTube videos as MP3 files on your computer, so you can listen to them whenever you want.
What You’ll Need
To complete this process, you’ll need the following things:
-The URL of the YouTube video you want to download
-A computer with an internet connection
-A web browser ( we recommend Google Chrome)
-An extension or add-on for your web browser called “YouTube By Click”
We’ll walk you through the process of installing this extension in Chrome, but it’s also available for Firefox and Edge.
How to Download a YouTube Video as an MP3 File
- Open your web browser and head to youtubebyclick.com.
- Click “Download” in the top-right corner of the page, then click “Download For Free.” This will take you to the extension’s page on the Chrome Web Store.
- Click “Add to Chrome,” then click “Add extension” when prompted. This will install the YouTube By Click extension in your browser.
- Go to YouTube and find the video you want to download as an MP3 file. Copy its URL from the address bar at the top of your browser window.
- Click the YouTube By Click icon in your browser’s toolbar, then click “Paste URL & Analyze.” This will cause YouTube By Click to analyze the video and prepare it for download.
- When prompted, select MP3 as the download format, choose a quality (we recommend at least 128 kbps), then click “Download.” The software will now save an MP3 file of the audio from the YouTube video to your computer.
Conclusion: Now that you know how to download YouTube videos as MP3 files, you can save any audio from YouTube directly onto your computer without having to keep a video open. This process only takes a few minutes, and once you have the extension installed, it only takes a few clicks to download an MP3 file from any YouTube video. Best of all, this method is completely free! So go out there and start downloading some music!