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How to Download and Convert YouTube to MP3 on Windows/Mac

YouTube is surely an excellent platform for music fans to hear songs and watch music videos online for free. There are cases that you may want to download music videos from YouTube and save the sound track as MP3 format. To achieve that, a fast and easy YouTube to MP3 downloader and converter is needed. That’s where Aimersoft YouTube Downloader steps in. Quick and simple, it can download and convert YouTube videos to MP3 format with fast speed and high quality.

With Aimersoft YouTube Downloader, you can easily extract and save audio tracks from YouTube videos as MP3 format as well as other audio format like WAV, MKA and M4A. Besides, it can download any videos from various video sharing platforms like Hulu, Dailymotion, VEVO, Vimeo, Metacafe and more. Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac can also convert the downloaded videos to any video format like AVI, WMV, MOV, M4V, MP4, MPEG, 3GP and many more. Optimized presets for mobile devices like iPhone, Xbox 360, PSP, iPod, etc. are also provided so you can watch YouTube videos or listen to YouTube music on the go without any hassle.

Aimerosft YouTube Downloader makes the job so fast and easy that you can rip the audio from YouTube instead of just thinking about it. To download and convert YouTube video clips to MP3 format on Mac (Mavericks included), Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac will be a good choice.

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Steps to download and convert YouTube videos to MP3

1Locate the video you like

Download and install Aimersoft YouTube Downloader on your computer. Run it after successfully installing. Then visit youtube.com and choose the video that contains the audio you like. If you are using Windows version, you can also click the Online Video tab to open the built-in browser. And then visit YouTube within the application.

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2 Download YouTube video with a click

When you mouse over the video, there will be a Download button appearing on the right upper side of the video window. You can simply click it to start downloading.

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Another way to download YouTube videos is to copy the video URL and then resume to the program and click the Paste URL button on the top left corner of the interface. Directly dragging and dropping the video URL to the program is also workable for Mac users.

3 Convert the downloaded videos to MP3 format

Switch to the Finished tab and choose the video that contains the audio you want to extract. Then click the Convert button beside it to choose MP3 format from the Audio category. You can also designate where to save the output files. When you finish all settings, click OK to start convert YouTube to MP3.

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Below is a video tutorial on how to convert YouTube videos to MP3:

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