The Easiest Way to Convert YouTube to MP3 for Free

So, you want to download MP3 music from YouTube?

No problem.

Want help downloading an entire playlist? We can help you with that too!

‘YouTube to MP3’ is our middle name.

VDownloader allows you to convert YouTube videos into MP3 format…for free!

As per YouTube’s Terms & Conditions, just make sure you have the copyright owner’s permission...unless the video is marked with Creative Commons or another copyright-free license.

This post will tell you everything you need to know about downloading YouTube to MP3 and other popular audio formats, such as WAV, M4A, and OGG.

Scroll down to follow our step-by-step guide!


VDownloader: Desktop Video and Audio Downloader

Available for Windows and Mac users, our desktop downloader is a complete solution for those who want to watch and/or listen to content offline whenever and wherever they choose.

VDownloader enables users to download videos in any video or audio format, up to 8K or 320kbps, respectively.

The software is compatible with all video and audio sharing platforms, including YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, LiveLeak, Facebook, and DailyMotion.

So, how can you use it to download YouTube to MP3?

First (if you haven’t already)…

‘But there are tons of browser-based MP3 downloaders. Why would I want to download software?’

Let us tell you:

The Problem with Online YouTube to MP3 Converters

There are gazillions of free YouTube to MP3 converters out there!

However, many of them are really slow to use, confusing, full of annoying ads, and some even download harmful malware to your device.

Moreover, online YouTube converters limit your MP3 downloads to a single audio track at a time.

The Benefits of a Desktop MP3 Downloader

There are plenty of reasons why using a desktop application is the best way to download music for free.

Here are 5 of our favorite reasons:

  1. It’s always there, ready to use whenever you need it! VDownloader even synchronizes with your clipboard, so every time you copy a YouTube URL, a pop-up will appear and ask if you want to download it.
  2. VDownloader is completely secure. No more risk of harmful malware every time you want to download music!
  3. Desktop applications support multiple MP3 downloads at once and allow you to view their progress.
  4. VDownloader syncs your downloads to your favorite cloud storage so that you can listen to your music on any device.
  5. Download speeds are much quicker on a desktop application, and users have more choice when it comes to the download format and quality.

Step-by-Step Guide to Downloading MP3 for Free

Ok, we’ll let you get on with it...follow the steps below to download YouTube to MP3.

Step 1. Copy and paste the URL or click on the YouTube icon

Click on the YouTube icon or use VDownloader’s in-built browser to search for your favorite YouTube music video or podcast.

Alternatively, copy and paste the URL into the search bar. Press ‘Enter’ and skip to Step 4.

Step 3: Locate your YouTube playlist/channel

By using the YouTube search bar within VDownloader’s in-built browser, you can locate your video.

Otherwise, scroll down and choose from your ‘Recommended’/’Favorites’ list or access videos from your subscribed channels.

Step 4: Choose the file type and download quality.

Click on the drop-down list in the top-right corner and choose from a range of file types and download qualities.

Want to download the entire video and not just the audio? No problem, simply change the format to MP4 or any format of choice.

Step 5: Click ‘Download’

Click the big blue ‘Download’ button…

Change the title and choose where you would like to store the MP3 file.

You can even slide the controls to trim your audio file, so you cut out any empty space.

Step 6: View your download progress.

Click ‘Download’ on the left-side menu to view the progress of your download(s).

Don’t want to download your music while you are using your device?

Use our unique scheduling feature to program your downloads whenever you prefer!

How to Convert Existing Files to MP3

Already downloaded a video as an MP4 but want to convert it to an audio file?

Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Access your existing files

Click on ‘Drive’ on the left-side menu to access your existing files.

Step 2. Choose your download format and quality

Convert your existing files to MP3 or any other file type and quality using the drop-down list.

Step 3. Convert

Click ‘Convert,’ and a pop-up will appear.

Change the title, folder destination, and trim to your desired length.

How to Download MP3 From YouTube to iPhone

VDownloader allows you to synchronize your audio and video files across all of your devices.

Simply save the download or conversion to your favorite cloud storage folder directly from the app.

Then open your Cloud storage on your iPhone and download your files!