So, you can’t get your head around how to convert YouTube to MP3 or how to go about downloading music from the YouTube easily. While it may be easy for many people to target you as ignorant, trust us we have heard of even the self obsessed YouTube addicts not being aware of this process. There are many different ways that you can convert YouTube to MP3 or any other format successfully, with varying levels of efficiencies. It can be done by making use of browser plug-ins, third-party websites or simple applications.
What makes a large number of users so actively engaged with the YouTube is the manner in which the YouTube videos and can be viewed so easily from even third-party websites. It makes YouTube very likeable and this can be achieved by simply embedding a small piece of HTML (normally tagged along with every YouTube video) onto the third-party website’s page. This is exactly how all of us can so easily embed the YouTube videos to our social networking pages and our blogs. Quite obviously, the video owners have the right to disable any particular feature of the video if they like. However, what can you do at times when you love the audio so much that you just cannot do without downloading it onto your system? Read on to find out more:
1. Use third-party websites to convert YouTube to MP3 and other formats – As we mentioned above, YouTube normally doesn’t allow anyone to download any content from videos, and hence doesn’t provide a ‘download now’ button with every video. However, you can make use of several third-party websites to convert YouTube to MP3 and other formats easily. While many of such websites claim to be free, they are sometimes not and in case they are, the level and quality of conversion is not up to the mark. For conversion of YouTube to MP3 or any other format, such websites normally ask you to copy paste the respective URL from the YouTube website into the blank field provided by the third-party website. This is normally followed by pressing the convert button, which does the rest. Provided that you have decent bandwidth and the size of video is not too long, the conversion process should not take more than a minute. Once through, the converted file will appear in the form of a pop-up, which can then be easily saved onto your system.
2. Applications for converting YouTube to MP3 and other formats: In case you’re not too comfortable with the idea of visiting a third-party website every now and then, you can invest in a standalone desktop application that will run on both your laptop as well as desktop computer and across all popular platforms (Windows XP, Windows 2000, Vista, Windows 7 etc.). It will do a much better job at converting YouTube to MP3 or other formats and will be free from any eventualities such as Web server being down. An excellent example of such YouTube to MP3 application is ‘Video Download Pro’. It is an excellent tool that is compatible with all operating systems including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 etc. What more, you can even convert complete playlists from YouTube to MP3, without any complications. Apart from the MP3 format, you can obtain the output in other formats such as WMV, AVI, MP4, 3GP, MOV and MPEG as well.
3. Plug-ins and toolbars: Internet is overflowing with different kinds of plug-ins and toolbars to convert YouTube to MP3 and other formats. However, just as in the case of third-party websites, these plug-ins and toolbars too are not very reliable. Once installed as an extension, these plug-ins and toolbars can be easily accessed from the menu bar options. Another major problem with them is that they don’t work too well with Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Mozilla Firefox seems to be the favorite browser.
An announcement was made by the YouTube three years ago in year 2009 that they were working along with some partner and were in the process of making all YouTube videos officially and easily downloadable. They were planning to provide a download button for this job and allow the video owners to set an appropriate price and guidelines for the conversion from YouTube to MP3 or any other format of choice, for the users. However, YouTube is yet to provide any update on that development. As it hasn’t materialized in last three years, it is highly unlikely that something like that will be officially available on the YouTube website soon. But this must not stop you from downloading your favorite music from YouTube. So go ahead and make use of the Video Downloader Pro application and easily convert YouTube to MP3 or any other format for as many videos as you may like.