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YouTube to AAC Converter: Convert YouTube Videos to AAC or MP3 Music

Why and How to Convert YouTube Video to AAC Audio File?

As is known to most of us, the built-in YouTube video formats are MP4, FLV, Webm, 3GP and the like. YouTube, as an online video sharing website, is not born with audio formats. Accordingly, YouTube to MP3 conversion has long been a stupendous demand until the termination of MP3 licensing recently while the successor AAC (and MPEG-H) taking over. So music addicts have to veer round to YouTube to AAC converting.

From a different perspective, Apple takes AAC, a standard audio format for iPhone, iPod, iTunes and iPad, as "baby". Therefore, converting YouTube to AAC (for iPhone/iPad/iPod/iTunes) is especially urged by Apple users.

Like YouTube to MP3, to convert YouTube to AAC means to download and extract music off YouTube, so you need a YouTube to AAC converter.

Convert YouTube Video to AAC Music Format

- WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is the go-to tool for:

Downloading YouTube videos online easily.
Converting YouTube videos to AAC, MP3, AC3 and other music formats.
Completing download and conversion at one go.
Download the YouTube converter and downloader at the same time.

Frequently Asked Questions about YouTube to Music (AAC) Conversion

1. Why people tend to AAC audio format instead of MP3 recently?
MP3 is being discontinued recently. Certain mp3 related patents and software of Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS have been terminated. Bernhard Grill, director of that Fraunhofer division and one of the founder of the MP3 said AAC is "more efficient than MP3 and offers a lot more functionality". Besides, designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates, both as lossy compression though.
>> Learn the differences between AAC and MP3

2. Is it legal to download YouTube to AAC, MP3, MP4 or other file?
You won't commit piracy or violate a copyright by streaming anything at any time - on YouTube. YouTube grants something called "Fair Use", and it is illegal to download, use and share copy-righted YouTube videos without getting permission from copyright owners in some cases under US copyright law. But it is believed that it will become legal to download any video from YouTube in the future.
>> Learn more about whether it is to convert YouTube videos.

3. How to Convert YouTube to AAC on Windows 10/8/7?
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, instead of an online YouTube video converter, is a desktop app that can download videos from YouTube or other online sites, and convert YouTube videos to AAC, MP3, AC3, WMA and other audio formats, or convert YouTube videos to MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, MPEG and any mainstream video formats.

It allows you to extract your favorite YouTube videos as AAC files without registration, plug-in and codec needed. After converting YouTube to AAC, you can playback YouTube as music on your Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad, iTunes, or simply on with a free media player on your PC or Mac.

Here is a simple guide of downloading and converting YouTube video to AAC music using WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe:

Step 1. Download the YouTube to AAC converter.
Download and install this all-in-one video tool on your PC (or download for Mac).

How to Convert YouTube to AAC

Step 2. Input a YouTube URL.
Launch the software upon use, click "YouTube" button on the main interface, and ctrl C the link (URL) of your desired YouTube video, and input it to the URL box. Make sure your network has been connected now.

Step 3. Choose AAC as the output format.
Let the converter "Analyze" your YouTube video, and then check "Auto convert" button on the left bottom. On the "Output Profile" interface, find "to Music" and target the second option, namely, AAC, Advanced Audio Codec in M4A Container, and hit "OK".

Step 4. Make personalized settings.
You can edit video like cropping and trimming, change the destination folder to a more easily found one for saving the output AAC file.
1. For faster conversion: WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe will make use of your Intel or nVIDIA hardware encoder on your computer, if any.
2. For higher image quality: you can select "Use High Quality Engine" or "Deinterlacing".
3. You can merge several videos together before starting.

Step 5. Start YouTube to AAC conversion.
The download and conversion process will be started at one go once you tap the "RUN" button.

Step 6. [Optional] Transfer AAC file from PC to iOS device.
Since AAC is perfectly compatible with Apple devices, you can transfer the music file from PC to iPhone free.

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- Convert any video to audio like AAC, MP3, AC3, WMA, iPhone Ringtone, etc;
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- Fit any video to iPhone, iPad, Android Samsung, HTC, Surface , Xbox, PS4, Apple TV, etc.

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