Here are the top 5 Paid and Free YouTube to MP3 Converters Ranked
I am real estate investor but I’m also big on reviews and utilizing modern day technology. It’s 2021, and YouTube is the center of the universe when it comes to finding videos. Especially music videos. No longer are the days when you can just flip it to MTV’s TRL or VH1 and watch music videos. I was scrolling through the channels the other day and couldn’t even find one that was dedicated to music videos. So how do you capture the audio in these YouTube music videos so you can listen to it later? You need to find a good YouTube to MP3 converter.
A quick google search of “YouTube to MP3 converter” will generate dozens of so-called converters. But many of them are filled with malware so you need to be careful. Additionally, YouTube has a copyright policy in place that protects against unlawful downloads. So make sure you pay attention to those rules. Another reason why it’s important to use the right converter.
Here are the Rankings for our Best YouTube to MP3 Converters of 2021 (paid and free).
ClipGrab is our #1 Choice for many reasons. For starters, it consistently shows up on other review sites as being a top option. It’s 100% free. You can’t even pay for it you want to because they don’t offer a paid version. It’s also one of the easiest to use YouTube to MP3 converters. Simply copy and paste the YouTube URL in the download tab. Done.
Like most of our top ranked YouTube to MP3 converters, this one can download from multiple platforms such as YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Facebook and more. It also supports multiple video formats such as MPEG4, WMV, OGG Theora, MP3 and OGG Vorbis. Additionally, you can choose the quality of the videos you want to save.
It is one of the fastest YouTube to MP3 converters that was tested. You will need to download this one but you can download it to Mac, PC and Linux.
Let’s see, what else. Oh, there is a cool search tab that allows you to search YouTube videos while using the app. There’s also this feature that can automatically detect a link to your clipboard called “Growls Alert” and it will download it right away. Sort like of a clipboard monitoring tool.
The only con I can think of is you cannot download to other Apple devices such as an iPad or iPhone.
There is a detailed FAQ page that explains how to download from various platforms. There is also an active user Forum if you need additional support or have any questions.
All in all, this is our top ranked and best YouTube to MP3 converter and really all you need. But we’ll keep going because we promised you at least 5….
2. 4K Video Downloader
4K Video Downloader finds itself ranked at #2 on our list. This is another excellent YouTube to MP3 converter that offers a free and paid version. The free version allows you to download up to 24 videos in a playlist (super convenient when downloading multiple songs from a single artist).
Out of the best YouTube to MP3 converters we tested, 4K Video Downloader offered the most features.
- Can download and convert videos, playlists, channels, sub-titles, and more from multiple sites
- Extract YouTube subtitles and save them in SRT format in over 50 languages
- Download in high resolution such as 720p, 1080p, 4K, and 8K
- Offers batch downloading
- Download from multiple platforms: YouTube, Dailymotion, TikTok, Facebook, Vimeo and more
- Choose file formats such as MP3, MP4, MKV, 3GP, M4A and more
- Activate “Smart Mode” for faster downloads and conversions
- Can save full playlists and channels from YouTube
- Capable of downloading Virtual Reality videos
This tool is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux and does require you to download to your Desktop.
If you are a beginner, not to worry! There are numerous in-depth tutorials that give you step-by-step instructions on how to use the converter.
There is a free version, but it’s somewhat limited. We definitely recommend the paid versions. You can get a personal offer for $15, Pro Offer for $45 (best deal) and Bundle for $65 for up to 3 computers.
Overall, 4K Video Downloader is one of the best YouTube to MP3 Converters we tested and you won’t regret purchasing it.
I know what you are thinking… what if I don’t want to download a converter? Where are my online tools? Patience, my friend, patience. The next two YouTube to MP3 Converters ranked 3 and 4 are 100% free and 100% online.
Coming in hot at #3, Y2Mate is our best option for free and online YouTube to MP3 converters. Here’s why. It’s simple and extremely easy to use. Simply copy and paste the video link in the search bar, select the audio/video quality you want and hit download. Walla! The best part, this converter is compatible on most devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Windows and Linux.
There is no registration required and you can download as many files as you want. That’s right, it’s free and unlimited. It’s also fully compatible with all web browsers, so if you’re a Mozilla Firefox guy or gal, you don’t need to rush off and download Chrome. It will work just fine.
The interface is very easy to use and doesn’t allow any popups which is a good thing! Like many of our recommended converters this one also comes with multi-language capabilities.
The only downside is it can be slow converting longer videos. But hey, you can’t have it all when it’s 100% free and unlimited, right? However, they do offer browser extensions to improve download times.
All in all, this is an excellent choice if you are looking for a free web-based YouTube to MP3 converter.
Another rock solid free (and online) YouTube to MP3 converter. It was a really tough call on ranking this one #3 or #4. Ultimately, it came down to the fact that MP3FY does not allow you to select audio/video quality. Although it does attempt to download the file in the highest bitrate possible up to 320 kbps.
No need to register for this one. Like Y2Mate, this one is extremely easy to use. It is just a 2 click process to quickly download a video and convert it to MP3 or MP4 format. MP3FY also has a handy search feature that allows you to search by video title which will make it easy to use on mobile devices.
It supports any video length or file size which is especially useful when downloading an audio book or long music compilation. This YouTube to MP3 converter can also download from over 1,000 supported websites, including Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter and Instagram, making it a very versatile converter.
Like Y2Mate, this one is also unlimited. So download until your heart’s content.
5. aTube Catcher
aTube Catcher one of the most popular YouTube to MP3 converters. It’s loaded with features, easy to use and compatible with many devices. This one is also 100% free. Notice a trend here? We like FREE!
This is a desktop tool that does require a download, but it’s compatible on many devices including iPad, iPod, cellphone, DVD, VCD, GPS devices and more. You can download the videos from various sources such as YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion, Vimeo, etc. It supports various formats including, MP3, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, XVID, GIF, FLAC, WAV and more.
One of the most notable features of aTube Catcher is it can be used as a screen recorder. This can be useful in business if you want to record a Zoom meeting or webinar. It can also convert video chat sessions from Windows Live Messenger. It can even write/burn DVD/VCD videos without using third-party software.
Like most of our top ranked YouTube to MP3 converters, aTube Catcher is speedy and allows batch conversion of files and download playlists. It also offers a useful drag and drop editor and is compatible with numerous languages.
The only reason this one isn’t ranked higher is because while it works great with YouTube videos, it doesn’t seem to work as well with other video platforms (even though it claims functionality). Also note that the terms and conditions get governed by Mexican Laws and not the US.
There you have it. These are the Best YouTube to MP3 Converters ranked #1-5. We strongly recommend any and all of them.
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