How to Download Music From YouTube Using the URL
By Keith Patrick
A number of third-party sites have emerged in the past few years to help YouTube users download audio from YouTube videos. Some of the most popular include VidtoMP3, Video2MP3, and YouTube-MP3. These sites are free and only require users to enter the URL of the YouTube video to begin extracting the audio file from the video. Most shorter videos can be converted to MP3 files and downloaded within a few minutes.
Download Music Using VidtoMP3
Open a Web browser and navigate to the YouTube video you want to download. Click the URL address bar, and then click "Edit." Choose the "Copy" option.
Visit the VidToMP3 website at KeepVid.com. Click the URL address bar on the webpage. Click "Edit," and then choose "Paste." Click the "Download" button.
Click the "Download MP3" link on the new page that appears. The MP3 begins downloading to your computer's hard-drive.
Download Music Using YouTube-MP3
Visit the YouTube URL for the audio you want to download. Click the URL address bar to highlight all the text within it. Click "Edit," and then select "Copy."
Navigate to the YouTube-MP3 website at YouTube-mp3.org. Paste the YouTube URL into the address bar on the page. Click the "Convert Video" button.
Click the "Download" link on the next page. The MP3 starts downloading immediately.
Download Music Using Video2MP3
Navigate to the YouTube video you want to download in your web browser. Click the URL address bar, and click the "Edit" button. Select the "Copy" option.
Navigate to the Video2MP3 website at video2mp3.net. Paste the YouTube URL into the white address bar on the page. Click the gray "Convert" button.
Click the "Download Audio" link on the next page. It may take a few minutes for the link to appear.
Keith Patrick has been writing online since 2008. His articles appear on Patch.com and various other websites. He is currently studying journalism and e-commerce at DePaul University in Chicago.