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How to convert YouTube videos to MP3 Files

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You know all about this popular online video channel.  It is YouTube and it along with YouTube TV is revolutionizing the way people view videos and watch television.

You likely have favorite YouTube videos and channels which you want to watch even when you are not able to access YouTube.  If you have ever found yourself asking, “I love to watch Jurassic World, but I would like to watch it at anytime even when I am not on YouTube!” this article is for you  You will learn how to do this by converting YouTube videos to MP3 files.

The Process

If you said, “There must be a process involved in terms of converting YouTube videos to MP3 files.”  You are absolutely right.  Most people love to watch videos on their iPhones, iPads, and other digital devices.  They convert their YouTube videos through the following methods.

You can use two different methods to convert YouTube videos to other media files.  The details are described below:

Convert YouTube videos to MP3

Method # 1:  Use the Online Video Downloader to download a YouTube video to MP3 format.

If you have the latest software on your iPhone (iOS13 or above) this is quick and easy to do.  The first step is to select the YouTube video(s) which you want to download.  Then you access a website with the software needed to download and convert the videos.

A very popular website is Flvto YouTube to MP3 Downloader.  You don’t have to pay a cent to use these websites and they are very intuitive and easy to use.

  • First, you copy the URL link to the YouTube video you want to download
  • Second, you paste the link in the “Enter media link” section of Flvto’s website
  • Third, you choose MP3 to be the output format of your new media file.
  • Fourth, you click on the ‘conversion’ button which begins the conversion process.
  • Fifth, you click on the ‘download’ button and wait for the MP3 file to be downloaded.
    • The only problem is that the downloading process will take a long time
  • Sixth, you need to install a software program that will allow you to transfer the MP3 file to your iPhone or else you won’t be watching media files on your mobile device
    • Some good programs to use are IO Transfer and AirTrans App.
    • Many people love IO Transfer for its drag and drop abilities

Method # 2:  Convert YouTube videos straight from your iPhone

Note that this only works if you have iOS13 software or a later version installed on your iPhone.  Then you can download YouTube videos to your phone directly from the Internet.  The best part about this software is that it is new, constantly updated, and can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store.

You will need an iCloud shortcut to download videos because the shortcut has software that will upload your videos to the limitless cloud where they will be stored.  This will allow you to easily transfer them to your mobile device.  You can find this shortcut on many websites.

You have two options once you have downloaded the files.  You can either save them in the file folder on your iPhone or you can use another application to open them.

Simply go to the iCloud, click on shortcuts, and then access your files if you want to download them directly to your device.  You must follow another set of steps if you want to send these files to an app on your mobile device.

You use the IO Transfer software program if you want to transfer software from different places on your mobile device.  First, launch it and then click on the ‘trust’ button.  You must do this if you want the program to work its magic.

The videos icon will appear at the top of the screen, click on this and then paste your copied YouTube URL.  Click on the ‘download’ button.  You’ll be alerted when the downloading process is finished.  Finally, click on the ‘converter’ option and choose MP3 as the converted format.

From there, it’s just a matter of watching your favorite videos anywhere you want to on your mobile device(s)!

It’s that easy

“Wow, I never knew it was that easy to convert, download, and transfer YouTube videos to another device.  Now that I know, I have to try this!  Thanks a lot!”

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