How to Save YouTube Music to MP3

by Jason Spidle

Save YouTube music videos to your computer as MP3 files using Web-based conversion applications that convert the Flash video files to audio. Once they're converted and saved to your computer, you can play the MP3 files in your music management software or transfer the files for playback on your personal audio device.

Step 1

Navigate to the YouTube video you wish to convert to MP3.

Step 2

Copy the YouTube video URL from the browser address bar.

Step 3

Navigate to a Web-based YouTube to MP3 conversion service such as FLV To, Video2MP3, Listen to YouTube, YouTube MP3 or Make It MP3.

Step 4

Paste the YouTube video URL into the conversion input box, select a quality level and click "Convert." The website will display a progress bar for the conversion process; an average-length song should convert to MP3 within 10 minutes.

Click the resulting download link to save the MP3 file to your computer.


  • Never download copyrighted music from YouTube.

About the Author

Jason Spidle is a technology enthusiast and writer. His writing on computers, smartphones, Web design, Internet applications, sports and music has been published at a variety of websites including Salon, JunkMedia, Killed in Cars and The Columbia Free Times. Spidle maintains a number of blogs featuring poetry, short stories and other fiction.

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