Wandering on YouTube you have found the videos of some old songs that you could not find anywhere else, would you like to download them to your computer in the form of MP3 but you don’t know how? Let me help you out.
Below you will find explained how to download music from YouTube for free using some very useful programs compatible with Windows and macOS, as well as through special Web services and apps for smartphones and tablets.
Youtube to mp3 (Windows / macOS)
Youtube to mp3 is a free software, available for both Windows and macOS, through which you can download videos on YouTube and convert them into MP3, M4A and OGG audio files, maintaining the highest possible quality (up to 320 kbps). It provides some limitations regarding the playlists (supports the download of a maximum number of 25 clips at a time) and the subscription function to the channels, which can however be circumvented by purchasing the appropriate license (at a cost of 12.14 euros).
To download the program to your computer, connect to its website and press the Download Youtube to mp3 button .
When the download is complete, if you are using Windows , open the .msi file obtained and, in the window that is shown on the desktop, click on the Run and Next buttons . Then check the box next to I accept the terms in the License Agreement and complete the setup by clicking on the Next button again (twice) and on the Install , Yes and Finish buttons . Then start the program, selecting the relevant shortcut that has been added to the Start menu .
If you are using macOS , on the other hand, open the resulting .dmg package and drag the Youtube to mp3 icon into the Applications folder on your computer. Then, right-click on it and select the Open item from the context menu that appears, in order to start the software by going around the limitations desired by Apple towards non-certified developers (operation that must be carried out only at the first start).
At this point, copy the URL of the video on YouTube relating to the song you want to download to the clipboard and, in the program window that has appeared on the screen, click on the Paste link button located at the top left, so as to paste the address of the movie. Then wait for the conversion and download procedure to start and complete.
If, before starting the download, you want to change the format or quality of the output files and the location where the songs are saved (which by default is the Music folder ), click on the Preferences button at the top of the software window and set the values you prefer from the Format , Quality and Folder sections in the additional screen that is shown to you.
YouTube to MP3 Converter (Windows / macOS)
Another program you can rely on to download free YouTube music is MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter . It is a free software for Windows and macOS which, as the name implies, allows you to extrapolate the audio from videos on YouTube by saving it in MP3, but also in other formats, such as OGG or M4A, with a maximum bitrate of 320 kbps. It should be noted that by subscribing to a special subscription (at a cost of $ 9.99 per year), it is possible to activate an extra service, called TurboBoost, which allows you to get the songs from YouTube without first having to download the entire movie.
To download MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter on your PC, connect to its website and click on the logo of the operating system you are using on the left.
Once the download is complete, if you are using Windows , open the .exe file obtained and, in the window that is shown to you, click on the Run and Yes buttons . Then check the I accept the terms of the license agreement box and click on the Next (four times in a row), Install and Finish buttons , in order to complete the setup.
If you are using macOS , on the other hand, open the .dmg package obtained, copy the program icon in the Applications folder of the computer, right-click on it, choose the Open item from the context menu and, in the window that appears on the desktop, press the button Open , in order to start the program going to circumvent the limitations desired by Apple towards non-certified developers (operation that must be carried out only at the first start).
At this point, copy the URL of the video of your interest to the clipboard, then click the Paste link button located at the top of the MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter window that has appeared on the screen in the meantime, in order to paste the address of the video.
Now, click on the gear wheel icon located at the bottom left and select the Preferences item from the menu that opens. In the new window that appears, select the Audio Output tab , choose the output format you prefer from the Convert to drop-down menu and adjust the bitrate using the Bit rate drop-down menu . If you want to change the default folder for downloads (which is Music ), click on the Choose button , located next to the Download folder item , and select it.
Finally, go back to the main program window, click on the arrow located at the top right and wait for the audio extraction and download procedure to start and complete.