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How to Convert YouTube Video to Audio MP3 Free on Windows 10/Mac

Use Best Video to Audio Converter for Windows (10) and Mac to Convert YouTube Video to MP3, AAC, FLAC, etc

Q - "Is there a simple way to convert YouTube videos to audio tracks? I got a YouTube video, and I really love the audio of it. How can I convert video to audio? Free way is preferred. Thanks in advance. Well, the video is .mkv."

Having a YouTube video running on portable devices requires high-speed internet and will consume quite a lot of mobile resources. However, sometimes you just want to listen to the audio from YouTube videos offline, e.g. hot music videos, certain lectures, discussion shows, vlogs, etc and create audio playlists easily. So, you might ask, how to convert video into audio? How can a YouTube video be converted to an MP3 audio file? Is there any video to audio converter software? Every problem has been deftly solved here. And we divide the how-to guide into two parts to help you convert YouTube videos online to audio or extract MP3/AAC/FLAC from local video files separately.

Best Video to Audio Converter for PC/Mac

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe
• Convert any video to audio MP3, AAC, iPhone Ringtone, etc
• Download convert online (YouTube) video to audio at one go
• NO.1 fast speed for hardware acceleration tech

Part 1 - Best video to audio converter for Windows 10/Mac

Extracting audio from videos in different file types, such as online movie/music videos or local saved videos, is no picnic for common video converter software but will be a breeze with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. Being an all-in-one video downloader converter software, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe allows users to download and convert any video (4K UHD, HD, SD) to audio files in MP3, AAC, iPhone Ringtone, AC3, WMA, AIFF, CAF, DTS, OGG, AU, RA, WAV, FLAC, ALAC. Thanks to its latest update adding support for hardware accelerated video encoding decoding technology, converting video to audio can be finished extremely fast as long as your PC or Mac is configured with QSV-allowed CPU or CUDA/NVENC-enabled GPU.

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Convert Video to Audio

Part 2 - How to Convert Video to Audio

Next is an example with steps to convert local videos to audio MP3.

Step 1: Download and install the video to audio converter software.
Download WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe for Windows 10/8/7 and before
Download WinX HD Video Converter for macOS Sierra, Mac El Capitan etc

Step 2: Click the first "+ Video" button to browse to load your source video content.
* Supported input formats: MPEG-4, H.264, H.265, AVCHD, WMV, Blu-ray, MKV, etc
Step 3: In the auto pop-up Output Profile window, choose "to Music", and select MP3, which is recommended for being widely accepted by any devices. Based on your needs, you can also convert video to audio AAC, AC3, WMA, AIFF, DTS, FLAC, etc.
Step 4: Set a destination folder to save the output file.
Step 5: Click button "RUN" to convert video to audio.

Convert YouTube Video to Audio

Part 3 – How to Convert YouTube Video to Audio

Next are steps to download and convert online videos to audio, taking YouTube as an example: convert YouTube Star Wars 2016 soundtrack video to iPhone ringtone.

Step 1: Go to YouTube, search for the video you want to extract audio, and copy its ULR.
Step 2: Open WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe that you just downloaded, click "YouTube URL" button besides "+ Video", paste and analyze the link.
Step 3: Select your preferred output video resolution or codec and don't forget to check the "Auto convert" box, ending with pressing button "OK".
Step 4: Choose iPhone Ringtone M4R format under "to Music" in the Output Profile window, which is similar to the Step 3 in Part 2.
Step 5: Browse to choose a destination folder to store the audio file.
Step 6: Press "RUN" to start converting video to audio iPhone Ringtone.
Note: You can elect "Intel" or "Nivida" to enable hardware acceleration.

Related External Source

Audio file format [wiki] - a file format for storing digital audio data on a computer system. The bit layout of the audio data (excluding metadata) is called the audio coding format and can be uncompressed, or compressed to reduce the file size, often using lossy compression.

Uncompressed audio formats: WAV, AIFF, AU
Formats with lossless compression: FLAC, ALAC, Monkey's Audio, WavPack, TTA, ATRAC, WMA Lossless, Shorten, etc.
Formats with lossy compression: MP3, AAC, WMA, Vorbis, Musepack, ATRAC, Opus

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Extract audio from online videos in MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, etc with an all-in-one YouTube downloader and video converter WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

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