Sometimes, when you are watching YouTube videos, you are probably attracted by the original audios and want to rip them from YouTube videos so that you can listen to the soundtracks on your MP3 player while you're jogging, on a trip, etc. But how can you listen to YouTube videos on a MP3 player? Just rely on a YouTube to audio converter!
Actually, there are thousands of applications that let extract audio files from YouTube videos, for example, ListenToYouTube.com, a web-based program that can help you download audio from YouTube videos and then convert the audio files to MP3. Among these Listen-to-YouTube downloaders and converters, Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac is recommended as the first choice. With one click, you can download your favorite YouTube videos as many as you like. And the program can help you change the downloaded files to MP3 format or other audio formats in a short time while doing no harm to the quality of the audio files.
Get the right version and follow the steps below to put YouTube files to your MP3 player and listen to them on the go.
Get Listen to YouTube Downloader:
After downloading, install and run the program (when you install the program, don't forget to install the built-in extension). Here the screenshots are taken from Mac version. The related interface and guide in Windows version are almost the same.
First, open your web browser and visit YouTube.com to find the videos you want to download on this site.
Windows users can also click "Online Video" menu on the top of the program’s main interface to open the embedded browser.
The software offers you 3 ways to grab YouTube videos:
1> Click the "Download" button that appears on the top right corner of the video as the picture below shows. You are free to select a resolution according to your preference.
2> Copy the video URL from in the web browser's address bar and click the "+Paste URL" button on the left of the software interface to start downloading.
3> Drag and drop the video URL directly from the web browser to the interface to capture the video.
When the videos have been downloaded successfully, now you are ready to start the conversion process. Hit the "Downloaded" tab on the left of the interface and then click the "Convert" button next to each video clip to choose MP3 as the output audio format. In addition to MP3, this program also supports many other audio formats like M4A, WAV, MKA, etc.
When the conversion finishes, get the audio files and transfer them to your MP3 player. After that, you can listen to YouTube without any troubles.
Tips: If you are a registered user, this smart program also provides you a "Download then Convert" feature, which will automatically convert your files as soon as they are downloaded. Click the "Download then Convert" button on the top left corner of the interface to turn this feature on. Then choose MP3 as the output file format. The program will finish the YouTube to MP3 conversion at one go.
ListenToYouTube.com is one of the most convenient online apps for downloading and converting YouTube videos to MP3. You just need to enter the YouTube video URL and then it will automatically grab the audio and convert the audio files to MP3. After that, you get a link to download the YouTube MP3 audio file. Currently, this service is free with no sign-up needed. However, sometimes it doesn't work, especially on a Mac.
ListenToYouTube VS Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac:
Why should you choose the YouTube converter from Aimersoft? Well, compared with listentoyoutube.com service, Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac helps you squeeze more out of YouTube videos: 1> It can convert YouTube videos to MOV, AVI, FLV, MP4, WMV, iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Xbox 360, Android and more so you can virtually play your videos anywhere you like. 2> It well supports 100+ YouTube-like video sharing sites, including Hulu, Facebook, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion, VEVO, Veoh, BlipTV, BBC, ESPN and an array of other similar sites. 3> This program will always be upgraded to well support YouTube and the latest operating system.