How Do You Download YouTube Files And Convert To MP3?

Nowadays, smartphones are part of the list of the things that people deem as must-haves. Previously these smart phones and other mobile devices were simply viewed as purely entertainment objects. Now, one can do almost anything with them, including video streaming.

With this notion in mind, developers have come up with third-party apps to download and convert to mp3 whatever video one finds on YouTube. If you’re still new to this idea, then perhaps it’s high time you learn about this.

Legalities of YouTube video downloading

  • There are three types of videos that users can download without legal implications:
  1. Public domain
  • Expired, forfeited, waived or inapplicable copyright
  • No one owns the video
  • Creative commons
  • Artists retained copyrights but gave the public permission to reproduce and distribute them.
  • Copyleft
  • Grants anyone the right to reproduce, distribute, and alter videos as long as same rights apply to the derived content.

Video to MP3 converter apps

  • Users copy and paste YouTube video URL and convert them.
  • How to use:
  1. Add the URL
  2. Click the Download button
  3. File conversion starts
  • Allows users to download and convert another file while one’s ongoing
  • GenYouTube
  • User-friendly video downloader and converter that supports different audio and video formats
  • How to use:
  1. Copy and paste YouTube link on search field
  2. Video starts playing
  3. Choose the audio file format (MP3 or M4A)
  4. Download file; play on PC, copy or sync on mobile device
  • 4K Video Downloader
  • Converter app that can run both on Windows and Mac platforms
  • Basic version is free
  • How to use:
  1. Open YouTube app and copy video URL
  2. Open the downloader app and click the Paste Link button
  3. Choose format and quality of audio file, as well as download location
  4. Extract audio file
  • MP3 Rocket
  • Versatile video to audio file converter
  • How to use:
  1. Copy and paste URL into MP3 Rocket
  2. Click the convert button
  3. Choose the format, bitrate, filename, and file location

Click OK button.