How to convert YouTube videos to mp3
We all watch and listen to YouTube for its music and millions of music videos. There is the ability to download your favorites to watch on your phone or tablet, but the size of the download restricts the number which we can download. Thanks to MP3, which compresses those files, you can download and watch all your favorite videos on the go. We have listed 4 simple steps in converting YouTube videos to MP3:
Notes: The steps described below on converting YouTube videos to MP3 are specific to the convert2mp3 tool, although most online video converter tools are very similar.
Step One: Choose the video you would like to convert. Copy the URL of the YouTube video which you would like to convert. Or you can just “right-click” on the video and select “copy video URL”
Step Two: Use convert2mp3 or another YouTube to mp3 online converter tool
After the URL is copied, access the online converter tool, then “paste” (cltr +v) the URL to the designated text box, and then click “convert”. You can search for your favorite videos without having to access YouTube through the tool on the convert2mp3. All you need to do is add the title you are searching for and click “search”. There is another great option which allows you to select your preferred format other than MP3 such as MP4, AVI, WMV and others.
Step Three: Add Tags (this is optional) If you’d like to add tags to the videos (title, artist, etc.) this can easily be done on the next page. Adding the name of the album can be done under the advanced tags option in which you can set the video thumbnail as an MP3 cover.
You can bypass this optional step by either clicking “continue” or “skip this page (no tags)”.
Step Four: Download your MP3 File. Now all you need to do is click the “download” button to download your MP3 file to your computer. If you would like to save your video to Dropbox, just click the “Dropbox” button. To convert another video, simply click the “convert next video” button. You can also share the video on social media sites such as Facebook and Google+.
The legality of these downloads is clearly stated by YouTube in their Terms of Service, which states:
“copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licensors of the Content.”
MP3 converters of YouTube videos have been threatened with legal action, as they are violating the Terms of Service, although their threats have remained just threats. It is also that doubtful YouTube would pursue any legal action on individual downloaders.