YouTube is an excellent source of video and audio media. Nearly any song you could want to listen to is posted there somewhere, often by the artists themselves. Sometimes, though, a video site is just inconvenient. Wouldn’t it be great if you could convert a YouTube video into an MP3 and listen to it on the go? Well, with one of these five websites, you can!
1) Video 2 MP3
This site is the highest quality of the bunch. What they lack in versatility, they make up for in quality. When you’re trying to convert YouTube to MP3, and you want a high quality audio output, this is the site to go to. As long as the audio in the source video is good enough, they can output you an MP3 with as high as 256 kbps. Not only that, but they have browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.
2) YouTube MP3
One of the first YouTube audio converters available, this particular site is simple and elegant. There’s no signup, no complicated toolbars, and no variable settings. All you do is give them a link, and they convert the video into audio and give you the MP3 to download. Simple and easy.
Another of the robust YouTube to MP3 converters, this one offers a colorful interface and a simple design. Like the first entry on our list, it has a toolbar you can download, and it works on a number of video sites other than YouTube. As the name implies, anything that uses an FLV file can be converted. Sites like that include Vimeo, Veoh, and Metacafe.
A newcomer to the field of web-based video to audio conversion, Listen to YouTube offers the same sort of online conversion as every other site on this list. So what makes them unique? They actually have a bit of support. If for some reason your conversion doesn’t work, their FAQ will help you figure out why and how to fix it.
5) FLV 2 MP3
Finally, there’s FLV to MP3. The most robust and full-featured of all of the sites on this list, it offers both conversion by link and conversion by upload. On top of that you can convert the video file into a number of different file formats. You can even change the audio frequency.
With this list, you should have ample options for converting your YouTube favorites into excellent, high-quality MP3 files for use wherever you want to be. Take your audio with you on the go. Just remember that just because a song is on YouTube doesn’t mean it’s legal for you to download. Make sure to use these tools responsibly!
This article was written by guest writer Nick. Nick enjoys listening to music and is a DJ from the UK music scene. He recommends YouTube to MP3 sites to help spread the exposure of young up and coming muscians and DJ’s.