Updated: December 3rd, 2018

Top 30 Best YouTube to MP3 Converters – The Complete List [2018]

We reviewed 30 YouTube to MP3 Converters with 1 simple goal – find out what solutions are the best on the market! All results are published in the post below.

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Welcome to the LARGEST list EVER of YouTube to MP3 converters! 🔥

Let’s face it – YouTube Converters are eveeeerrrryewhereee. They are going like hot cakes on the market. In fact, millions of people search for ‘YouTube Converter’ every single day.

but which YouTube to MP3 Converter is the fastest, easiest – the best one?

In this post, we will take you by the hand & walk you through all YouTube Converters that deserve your attention. Read on!

YouTube to MP3 Desktop Solutions

According to our tests, desktop apps are muuuuuuch faster than online tools. They also have more features & are more convenient if you regularly download videos. On the other hand, you have to be careful, in case you download malware/adware.

But how do you know if the software is 100% safe? Well, we took the blow ourselves and already tested all of the solutions below!

 


 

Softorino YouTube to MP3 Converter

Softorino YouTube to MP3 Converter

Softorino YouTube Converter is suuuper simple Youtube downloader for your Mac or PC! It lets you download any video, music from YouTube in an instant. Just copy the URL – the app does the rest!

Best of all, it easily gets music/video to Mac, Windows and even to iPhone. You can connect it via cable, but SYC 2 also supports Wi-Fi transfers.

Here’s how EASY it is to convert YouTube to MP3 using Softorino YouTube Converter!  

1. Locate your video in the search browser & add it to the queue

2. Click ‘Audio’ > ‘MP3’ 
3. Choose destination path (your iPhone or computer)

4. Play your newly converter MP3!

Apart from YouTube, SYC 2 supports 60 more sources: Facebook, Instagram, VEVO, Dailymotion and many many more. 

The speed is fantastic too. The app is a free download, so there are no strings attached. You can test all its powers during the 1-day trial with no limits. The biggest perk that I love is that Softorino YouTube Converter downloads music to any iPhone, iPad or iPod. Which gives you an easy way to listen to favorite tracks on-the-go.

In the end, here’s a quick rundown of YouTube Converter’s essential features.

  • convert YouTube to MP3 in just 2 clicks
  • supports any iPhone, iPad or iPod
  • suuuuper simple to use!
  • edge to edge beautiful lava design
  • impressive downloading speed


Price: 19.90 & free trial
Direct to iOS Converting: YES
OS: Windows, Mac

 


 

Any Audio Converter

Any Audio Converter can also convert  YouTube to MP3 format

Any audio converter is an all-in-1 music converter for Windows computers. It looks like it hasn’t aged since 2005, but it helps you convert audio files between different formats, rip audio out of videos or CDs, edit videos.

Any Audio Converter supports: AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, MP4, RM, RMVB, ASF, FLV, MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AU, MP2, and AC3.

Besides that, it’s also a popular YouTube to MP3 Converter. With Any Audio Converter you can  download online videos and music. The app supports YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo and many other sources.

As for my liking – the user interface looks confusing and bloated. Clearly, this is the result of many features that Any Audio Converter holds.

There are 3 main tabs – Convert Video, Burn DVD, Play Video. To convert a YouTube video, you need to click ‘Add URL’ in the first tab and paste your video’s link.

In the sidebar, you can choose the output format of your video, destination path, etc. Then click ‘Convert Now!’

…and you’re done!

Price: Free
Direct to iOS Converting: NO
OS: Windows


 Any Video Converter 

Any video to MP3 Converter

Any Video Converter is a free, fast and convenient way to download from YouTube.

The app features 3 tabs: Convert video, Download video & Tasks. In the right sidebar, you can select desired converting settings. It gives you pre-set options to choose from. For example, you can adapt your video for different screen dimension (e.g.iPhone 6, iPad Mini, Nokia Lumia 520etc).

You will notice right away that the list of devices is outdated – srsly, the latest gadget is the iPhone 6S.

The other tab “Convert” lets you easily convert from 1 format to the other. You need to drop your video in the app before it starts processing. Below you can choose the folder where you can save your video in.

If you need to convert YouTube to Mp3 – just copy the URL of the video, go to the ‘Download’ tab in Any video converter, click on ‘Paste URL”. After that head over to the right sidebar. Choose ‘Audio’ in the settings list & select file’s destination path. In the window below you will see a blue “Start download’ button.

I have the feeling that it’s been a long time ago since the app was updated the last time. But this software is free of charge. Furthermore, we didn’t spot any adware either. So if you are OK with the generic interface – this app might be what you’re looking for.

Price: Free
OS: Mac, Windows
Direct to iOS Converting: Nope


 AllMyTube by WonderShare

Allmytube YouTube downloader

Allmytube is a simple YouTube downloader & converter. It does what it says – Allmytube downloads YouTube videos and music to your Mac or Windows computer.

The biggest perk?

It features Chrome & Safari extension. When browsing YouTube, you can click on the button and Allmytube will recognize your video immediately.

It converts YouTube videos to MP3, M4A, AC3, WMA, WAV, OGG, APE, MKA, AU, AIFF, FLAC, MRB.

The app says that you can convert YouTube to iPhone directly – after you download their own player app on the App Store (but it’s actually wasn’t on the iOS App Store when we looked).

The free trial helps you download only 5 videos for free – then you either have to purchase the lifetime license for 29$ or a 1-year license for $19.

Guys at Wondershare also have a very cool option – free YouTube downloader for mac. But this one does not support Music download.

PRICE: 29$ (lifetime)
Direct to iOS Converting: Nah
OS: Windows & Mac


 YTD Video Downloader

You can convert YouTube to mp3 songs if you upgrade to premium version

YTD has been around for years! It is one of the most famous YouTube downloaders up-to-date.

Don’t let the name confuse you – besides videos YTD can quickly fetch MP3. But keep in mind – you can only convert YouTube to Mp3 if you upgrade to the premium version.

This is pretty simple. The app features 3 tabs: Download, Convert & Activity. Go to the first tab to download YouTube video or convert them to MP3. You will need to paste the URL of the video in the required box. Don’t forget to choose ‘MP3’ under ‘Automatically convert to’.

Wondering what ‘Convert’ tab is for? With YTD you can also change video’s file format to MP4, MOV, 3GP, WMV, AVI or MP3. What’s more, you can trim the video if needed.

Activity tab shows you what videos are currently being downloaded or converted. Besides

YouTube, YTD supports Facebook, Vimeo, Vevo, Metacafe, Funnyordie.

The pro version grants you playlist support, multiple downloads simultaneously, ad-free experience.

Pro version: $35.88 / year
OS: Windows & Mac
Direct to iOS converting: NO


4K YouTube to MP3

Just like 4K Video downloader – this app was developed by Open Media LLC. This time it entirely focuses on YouTube music.

It has the same UI as 4K Video Downloader. The working formula stays pretty much alike. First, You need to copy the URL of the video, then click on ‘Paste URL’. 4K YouTube to MP3 Converter pulls the links from the clipboards & immediately downloads them to your HDD.

In Preferences, you choose the desired format: MP3, M4A or OGG. It also has the same old 25-downloads limit, but you can purchase the Premium version. 

The Price: Є 9,95
OS: Windows & Mac
Direct to iOS converting: NO


 


aTube Catcher

Atube Catcher YouTube Downloader

aTube Catcher is a popular YouTube to MP3 converter & screen recorder.

Yes, you get this right – aTube catcher helps not just to download – but also to record screencasts and audio. The interface is a bit outdated, but it stays free.

It supports Vimeo, Facebook, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Spike, Yahoo!, Globo, RTVE. Unlike other converters – it also lets you download videos in a batch for free.

As usual, you will need to paste the URL and define the output setting.

YouTube, YTD supports Facebook, Vimeo, Vevo, Metacafe, Funnyordie.

The pro version grants you playlist support, multiple downloads simultaneously, ad-free experience.

Price: Free
OS: Windows only
Direct to iOS converting: NO


Airy YouTube Downloader 

Airy YouTube to MP3 Converter

Airy is a teeny YouTube to MP3 Converter that will help to download any video to your computer.

It’s working on both Mac and Windows.

Airy features a small window with a short setting preset. All you need to do is to paste the URL in the bar – choose the desired format & quality & hit Download. The video will be downloaded straight to your computer.

You also can add an Airy extension to Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari & download YouTube videos even faster. The app supports playlist downloads & you can also convert YouTube to mp3 for your computer, though there is no direct to iOS transfer.

Price: Single license will cost you $19.90.
Direct to iOS Converting: NO
OS: Windows, Mac


 4K Video downloader

4K Video Downloader also helps to convert YouTube videos to MP3

Using 4K Video Downloader is a no-brainer. The user interface is basically just 1 window. It gives you an overview of all the movies you download.

If you need to convert YouTube to Mp3, just follow these steps:

  1. Copy the URL of the video
  2. Click on ‘Paste Link’
  3. Choose ‘Extract Audio’ & desired format (MP3,M4A or OGG)
  4. Select where you want to save the file.
  5. Hit ‘Extract’

The Free Trial includes a number of limitations – there’s no playlist & subtitles support, and you can only download up to 25 videos.

There’s also a smart mode – where you can choose video settings that will be applied to all the videos you download. While using the premium version – you can also manage your YouTube subscriptions. Moreover, whenever a new video comes out, 4K video downloader will download it on your computer automatically.

The Price: Є12
Direct to iOS converting: NO
OS: Windows & Mac


Media Human YouTube to MP3

Media Human YouTube to MP3

Turbocharge your music with Media Human YouTube to MP3 Converter! This is a nifty little app for your Mac or PC. 

The working formula is simple. All you need to do is to copy URL of the video you wish to convert. This MP3 downloader will automatically recognize it and add it to the downloading list. Choose the output settings, click ‘Download’ and you’re good to go! 

It has tons of cool features. For instance: 

  • Clipboard tracking – Copy URL in your browser and Media Human will automatically add it on your device
  • Support of Vevo.com, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, HypeMachine, MixCloud support
  • Tag editor – Easily change metadata tags or even artwork!
  • Download music directly into your iTunes library
  •  Multilingual support: English, German, Arabic, Chinese (Taiwan), French, etc. 

Price: FREE
OS: macOS & Windows
Direct to iOS converting: NO


Freemake YouTube Downloader

Windows users, this YouTube to MP3 Converter is here for you!

Just as its name suggests – it’s a free solution. It helps you download YouTube videos in different formats, e.g., MP4, MP3, AVI, 3GP, FLV, etc. Besides YouTube, it supports Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Twitch, LiveLeak, Veoh.

The UI is a simple white window – which is not new in the YouTube Converter arena.

After you copied the URL of the video, click on the + sign and choose the quality rate. Press ‘Download and Convert’ to save the file.

Afterward, the file will be downloaded to your HDD. With Freemake MP3 converter you can also save the song to your iTunes library by check marking ‘Export to iTunes library’ option.

But can you avoid iTunes? 

Yessssir! You can save videos or music in your cloud service folder (e.g., Dropbox). State this as your destination path for your file. Click ‘Download.’ Then just wait till the file is synced with your iPhone. Then you can just open the cloud service app on your iPhone & view the file.

Price: Free
Direct to iOS Converting: NO
OS: Windows


Free Studio from DVDVideoSoft

Free Studio

Free Studio is the all-in-1 kit for YouTube lovers from DVDVideoSoft. It includes Free YouTube Downloader, Free YouTube to MP3 converter, Free YouTube to DVD Converter, Free YouTube Uploader.

It has clear navigation – you can quickly find the needed tool. Each of the tools does 1 simple thing – these apps are not integrated into one application.

Free Studio is available for Windows only, but it has everything you need in terms of YouTube. There’s a free version – but you should be very attentive while installing it. It comes with adware.

Price: Free (although there’s a Premium Membership for 29$ a year)
OS: Windows
Direct to iOS converting: Nope.


 ClipGrab

Clipgrab YouTube to MP3 Converter

ClipGrab is a simple, convenient, and best of all – free MP3 downloader.

ClipGrab features 4 tabs: Search, Downloads, Settings, About. In “Search’ you can type in any query to browse YouTube. Alternatively, paste the URL in The Downloads section. Below choose ‘MP3” from the list of supported formats.

Finally, click ‘Grab this clip” and you’re all set! ClipGrab supports MP4, MP3, OGG, and WMV.

In Settings tab you can configure the target destination, remove notifications or turn on metadata usage.

BTW, it’s also compatible with a bunch of websites like Facebook, Dailymotion, and Vimeo.

This YouTube to MP3 Converter is available in English, French, German, Italian, Greek, Japanese, Polish, Romanian and Russian.

Price: FREE
OS: Mac & Windows
Direct to iOS Converting: NO


AceThinker Video Keeper

Acethinker Video Keeper

Hey, wanna go back in time?

Here’s your perfect time machine! AceThinker Video Keeper is looking exactly as if it’s 2005 outside.

It’s a video converter & downloader, but its UI is very confusing. It had tons of reminders if you’re using a trial mode.

For some reason, it even has a Detector tab, which is scarcely needed. It shows you the list of most popular video websites (as if it’s Wikipedia).

During the free trial, you can download only 2 videos at the same time. BTW, the output video will be limited to 30%.

PRICE: Lifetime license will cost you $49.95
OS: Windows & Mac
Direct to iOS Converting: NO


5KP Player

5KP Player

5KP player is music & video player. But wait! Here’s more – it also can download from YouTube.

After the download, it will ask you to enter your email. You will receive a free key. However, after entering the key, I still failed to register. But you can continue with installation by clicking “Continue without Registration’.

Despite stating that the app converts YouTube to mp3 – 5KP Player only downloads video from YouTube.

At first, you need to click on the YouTube tab. Afterward, copy the URL and paste it into the bar. By clicking on settings wheel, you can choose the desired video dimensions.

Although we haven’t tested this – but 5KP player can mirror your HD video to Apple TV or other devices with AirPLay too.

What I really dislike is that 5KP player installed an icon in the mac menu bar without any permission. More than that – it becomes your default player without your consent. Its icon is ugly and outdated – you will have trouble deleting it too.

My take – don’t download it at all. But the choice is yours, Neo.

Price:  Free
OS: Mac and Windows
Direct to iOS converting: No


MovieSherlock YouTube Converter

MovieSherlock YouTube Converter

MovieSherlock is a simple YouTube to MP3 Converter with an eye-catching name.

The app has rather usual UI. If you need to download videos – you will have to copy the URL and paste it into the app.

However, MovieSherlock won’t let you download videos or convert them to MP3 unless you install a browser extension.

After I copied and added URL – it keeps giving you errors, which is..well not the best experience.

The application works on both – Mac and Windows. There’s a free trial, but you will need to upgrade when it’s expired.

Price: 39.90 $
OS: Mac and Windows
Direct to iOS converting: No


 YouTube to Mp3 Converter by DVDVideoSoft

YouTube to MP3 Converter by DVD video soft

what so cool about Youtube to Mp3 Converter?

Pretty much nothing.

The UI looks like it was developed in 2007.

Technically the app is free. But you can only convert YouTube to mp3 at no cost if it’s less than 3 minutes. You can upgrade to the Premium version at 19$ per year. The Premium Subscription unlocks faster speed, better quality, playlist support, ad-free experience. It also ensures that there will be no watermarks on your video.

When you downloaded the app, you need to copy the URL of the video you need to convert. Next, click on the + sign. The app pulls the URL from the clipboard – and that’s basically it. Click ‘Download’ – and the video will be downloaded to your HDD. Unlike SYC 2 it does not support direct-to-iOS converting.

Price: Free
Direct to iOS Converting: No
OS: Mac and Windows

Web Tools

Ok, The most spread YouTube converters are web solutions. They might lack functionality, but they are suuuuper simple to use. So If you need to quickly convert YouTube video to mp3 – this is your call.

But are they better than software solutions?

Let’s see!

Online Video Converter

Online YouTube to music converter

Online video converter is a simple webpage that converts videos to various formats like .mp3, .aac, .ogg, .wma, .m4a, .flac, etc. At first, you will have to select ‘Convert a video link/URL’. It has a bar where you need to paste the URL. Then choose the desired format and hit ‘Start’.

After converting is done, simply click on ‘Download file’. Your song will be saved to your HDD immediately.

that’s all there is to it!


YTmp3

YT to MP3

YTmp3 is a classic example of the web-based Youtube to MP3 converter –  it features a bar where you’re supposed to paste the URL. It gives you an option to convert YouTube only to  MP3 or MP4.

What’s more, you can save the file to your HDD or to the Dropbox folder.  Then hit ‘Download’ – and you’re all set. 


FLVTO

FLVTO web downloader

FLVTO helps to listen to YouTube music offline. 

It’s a simple webpage, all you need to do is to paste your video’s URL in the search bar. Then choose the proper output format. You can go with MP3, MP4, MP4 HD, AVI, AVI HD. Afterward, click ’Convert’. 

FYI, there’s also FLVTO YouTube Downloader app for Mac and Windows. But be careful – during installation it asks you to download a Mac cleaner software. If you decline, you will not be able to install the software.


Convert2MP3

Convert2MP3 allows you to convert YouTube, Dailymotion and Clipfish videos to mp3 with ease.

Convert2MP3 also features a search bar that helps you find songs on YouTube without leaving the website. Unfortunately, an error occurs every time when you try to use it. So there’s no choice, you need to go the usual way and just paste the link.

While downloading the video, you also can edit its name & meta tags.


YouTubeMp3

Youtube to Mp3 web service

YouTubeMp3 features a single bar where you can paste your URL and chose the desired file format. Its coolest perk is that you can trim audio files after converting them. Which is well…pretty cool for a web service.

But you better arm yourself with an AdBlocker – the website is redirecting you on another choke full with ads.


FVDtube.com

FVDtube downloader

Just like tens of online converters, FVDtube has a bar where you need to paste the link.

After you did so, select ‘MP3′, and then you need to choose the desired quality rate.

You can even choose 320 kbps – which is an excellent bitrate for MP3. Click on the red ‘Download Now” button – and you’re done!


Clip Converter

CLip Converter downloader & converter

Clip Converter is one of the most popular online converters out there. Currently, it’s used by thousands of people on a daily basis.

But.

It turns out that – it does not download videos containing music anymore due to the copyright battle.

Rest assured, it works perfectly if you download or convert any other video than the music one.

However, just like all other web services – it redirects you to the website that’s full with ads. Make sure to install an adblocker first.


Y2Mate

Y2mate

Y2Mate looks like your regular YouTube to MP3 Converter.

and it is.

You can quickly look up Y2Mate in Google. As a web service, it helps to download YouTube videos to your HDD.

The formula stays the same – paste the link and then choose output settings. There are 4 options: MP4, MP3, Audio (again?), WebM, ‘other’ (which is also WebM).

The problem is – it only gives you the option to download mp3 in 128kbps (meh). This is really not the best bitrate you can squeeze out of the MP3 format.


Converto

Converto YouTube Music Downloader

OK, out of all YouTube Converters (and there are so so many of them) – Converto is really nothing too special.

a usual 1-page website with a bar to enter a URL.

It’s beaming with ads if you don’t have an AdBlocker. But at the end of the day – it gets the job done.

All you need to do is to insert the URL, select MP3 or MP4 and hit Download. Voila!


Mp3Converter.net

Online MP3 Converter

there are no ads at MP3Converter.net.

It says that it helps you convert YouTube to MP3, MP4, WEBM, F4V, and 3GP formats. It also supports Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, VK, Instagram, Metacafe & Soundcloud. 

Basically, all you need to do is to paste your video’s URL in the search bar and hit ‘Start’. BUT. Instead of a converted song – it downloads an installer file (.dmg or .exe) that’s called ‘Your File is Ready to Download’. 

This definitely looks suspicious – (well, what am I installing??). But if you are brave enough – you can try your luck (better don’t).

YouTube Converters on iOS

Imagine downloading this new catchy Drake’s song on your iPhone. Don’t tell anyone –but this a no-brainer! You can try Softorino Youtube Converter 2 (mentioned above) or go ahead and use any of iOS apps reviewed here. 

Ready, set, go!


Video Converter to MP3

Video Converter to MP3

What’s Video Converter to MP3? It’s a lightweight, simple, free downloader app. More than that, it also helps to extract sound out of any Camera roll video. 

First thing first, install this YouTube to MP3 Converter (it’s available on the App Store). Then open it and simply tap on the violet ‘Download’ button. Immediately, the app will redirect you to YouTube window. 

Search for your perfect track, click on ‘Convert to MP3’ and you’re all set! 

Video Converter to MP3 has its shortcomings too. For instance, you can’t download all of the songs. Most of the times you will get the message that the song is protected by copyright….and you can only listen to it online. 

Okay, NEXT!

Option 2. – Documents app + Convert2MP3


You can download YouTube music using Documents app by Readdle

 this is a cool lifehack that works for all YouTube videos (and more). 

First things first, you will need to download Documents app by Readdle from the iOS App Store. It’s a stellar file manager & productivity app – but it also can help you convert YouTube to MP3. Best of all – it’s free of charge. 

Step 1. Go to your YouTube app & copy the URL of the video you want to convert. 

Step 2. Open Documents app and head to the browser in the right bottom corner

Step 3. Type in ‘convert2mp3’ in the search bar (we reviewed this YouTube to MP3 Converter up the list)

Step 4. Paste the YouTube link that you copied before & click Download

….and you’re finished!

Tip for a pro user:   If you have a Telegram account – you can use a telegram bot  @utubebot instead of convert2mp3.

Now, we’re talking! Your music file is now safe and sound in the Documents app! Readdle’s app doesn’t provide you with the same experience as your default Music.app. But Documents music player has a minimalistic interface & easy to use. 

In any case – this a free way to convert absolutely any YouTube song on your iOS device in 1 minute. Try it & tell us how it works for you. 

To be honest, Apple is cutting short on most YouTube to MP3 Converters on iOS. Therefore, many users have no choice but to jailbreak their devices. But jailbreaking your device is not the only solution – because there are so many other ways to try! 

Conclusion

In the world of BuzzFeed and PewDiePie – YouTube to MP3 Converters are popular than ever before.

In fact, there are so many options that you can get easily overwhelmed. There are desktop YouTube Converters, online rippers, iOS apps, paid and free solutions.

Hopefully, this list helped you choose YouTube to MP3 Converter that meets all your requirements. In the end, go ahead and share it with your friends who are still in hot fever & don’t know what app to go with.

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