How to Import Audio from YouTube Videos in MP3 Mode

by Chappy Sinclair

YouTube is an online video streaming website that, at the time of publishing, does not allow you to download audio from video separately. Many YouTube downloader websites allow you to download video or in some cases download only the audio from the video in MP3 format. If you are not given the option to download only the audio, you can use a free conversion program to convert the video into MP3 format.

Step 1

Open a Web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. Open the YouTube video that has the audio you want to save. Right-click the address bar and click "Copy."

Step 2

Go to a YouTube downloader website, such as or Right-click the download bar and click "Paste." Select the "Download" or similarly titled button. If the option to download the video in MP3 format is available, click the "MP3" or similarly titled button. If the option is not available, save the file as an FLV file to the desktop.

Download and install a video conversion program, such as Any Video Converter or WM Converter. Drag-and-drop the FLV file into the center window of the program. In the Profile or Conversion Format window, click "MP3." Click "Convert" to begin converting the FLV to MP3 format. Select the "Output Folder" button to access the MP3 file.


  • Warning, this tutorial is only for educational purposes.


About the Author

Chappy Sinclair has been writing professionally since 2006. He has been able to share his gaming and computer-related impressions and opinions on a national scale with published submissions in "PC Gamer Magazine" and "Maximum PC." Sinclair is currently studying for an aeronautical degree in navigation and avionics at the American Academy of Aeronautics.

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