2020 Best 3 Free YouTube MP3 Converters to Extract MP3 Audio from YouTube

[Latest Updated: Jun.19, 2020 by Donna Peng to YouTube Download]

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Find the best free YouTube to MP3 converter for you, and download YouTube video to MP3 audio for offline listening

YouTube MP3 converter is a kind of tool that empowers us to extract MP3 audios from YouTube videos. All over the web there're many sites and programs that can perform this task. But which is the best product for you? Here we've gathered 3 best desktop-based YouTube MP3 converters for you.

Compared with browser-based online YouTube MP3 converters, desktop-based tools are often more stable, more powerful, faster and most importantly safer. A user said on Reddit "For a while I've been using sites such as and to rip the audio from music on YouTube. However, lately when using these sites, I've noticed that they've been bypassing my adblocker and antivirus (my desktop is protected with McAfee, my laptop with IOBit's antivirus software), and forcing ads to open in new tabs or windows...".

But before any further, please be noted that you should only download the content which is in the public domain or when you have the copyright owner's permission.

Top 3 Free YouTube MP3 Converters and How to Use Them

No. 1 Free YouTube MP3 Converter: WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

Judging by its name, you might not think that WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a YouTube MP3 converter. But it is. It allows you to convert online and local YouTube videos to MP3 in the highest available quality, quickly and easily.

Steps to download and convert YouTube video to MP3:

1. Download, install, and launch WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. This tool is compatible with Windows and Mac. Then, open WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe's inbuilt Downloader. This feature is free to use. No registration or purchasement is needed. No limitations.

2. Click YouTube URL button after you open WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, and copy and paste target YouTube URL into the text box. It can recognize the URL of a single YouTube video, a channel, and a playlist.

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3. Hit Analyze and wait for a while. Once analyzing is finished, select an output option.

4. Click OK and Auto convert button. Then, it will pop up Output Profile window where you can choose MP3 under to Music category. Other available outputs include AAC, AC3, M4R, WMA, FLAC, DTS, AIFF, CAF, OGG and more.

5. Hit RUN to begin converting YouTube videos to MP3.

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Once you open WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, you'll find that it is not merely a YouTube MP3 converter. It is a multifunctional program capable of downloading videos and music from 1000+ sites, changing video format, editing video, converting audio, and also recording screen and webcam (supported on Mac only).

No. 2 Free YouTube MP3 Converter: VLC Media Player

If you have cover-all VLC Media Player installed on your computer, you don't need to search for a YouTube MP3 converter. Now let me show you how to convert YouTube video to MP3 with VLC.

1. Download and install VLC Media Player on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. Then, open it. I work on Windows 10 OS, so I will show you how to perform this task on Windows. The appearance and placement of different options might differ on Mac or Linux.

2. Click Media and choose Open Network Stream...option.

3. Paste target YouTube URL in the text box and click Play. Then, VLC will start play the YouTube video immediately.

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4. Go to Tools and select Codec Information. And then, copy the link beside Location.

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5. Open your web browser, paste the link you just copied in the address bar, and then press Enter key.

6. Hit the Save option at the bottom. Then, the YouTube video will be downloaded.

7. Convert the YouTube video to MP3: Media -> Convert / Save -> click Add to load downloaded YouTube video -> click the dropdown arrow of Profile and choose Audio - MP3 -> specify destination file -> hit Start to begin converting YouTube to MP3.

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No. 3 Free YouTube MP3 Converter: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

This is an easy-to-use program from DVDVideoSoft. It is specially designed to download YouTube video to MP3, FLAC, M4A, AAC, OGG, and WAV. So how to use this tool to rip MP3 from YouTube.

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1. First of all you need to download and install it on computer. Take care that it will install an unsolicited program named Free Studio if additional bits and pieces aren't unchecked during installation.

2. Open YouTube website, find target YouTube video, and copy its URL. Note: this free version doesn't permit you to input a playlist URL.

3. Open Free YouTube to MP3 Converter and choose a desired MP3 quality option.

4. Click + Paste. Then, it will start analyzing.

5. Once finished, hit Download to export MP3 files.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe Box

Best YouTube to MP3 Converter

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe allows you to paste YouTube URL and choose MP3 as output. This feature is free and safe to use. It converts YouTube video to MP3 very fast thanks to GPU hardware acceleration, multi-core CPU, and Hyper-threading tech.

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About the Author

Donna Peng    Donna Peng@DonnaPeng

Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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