2024 | Best 3 Methods to Convert YouTube to M4A

Everyone uses YouTube on a daily basis. It has all sorts of things. But it is not always easy to download and play a video from this site. In this article, you will learn to use.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Mar 21, 2024

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As you may be aware, YouTube is the most popular online video streaming site. You can watch all kinds of videos for music, TV shows, history, documentaries, and more. Even though YouTube is mainly for watching online, you discover some audio files that you want to download. However, YouTube doesn't allow you to download audio files by default.

If you want to play YouTube audio on your computer, you need to convert YouTube to M4A. Thanks to Apple, M4A is widely used on social media in professions and sectors. M4A is an audio file extension encoded with Advanced Audio Encoding (AAC). With it, the file quality is more reliable, and the file size is smaller. Then you need a YouTube to M4A converter.

youtube video to m4a conversion

How to Convert YouTube to M4A on Windows 10

EaseUS Video Converter is a trusted media conversion software on Windows. Many users have witnessed this software's fantastic quality and efficiency. One benefit of EaseUS Video Converter is that it can convert YouTube videos to M4A.

After downloading YouTube videos to your PC and importing them into this software, you can adjust the bitrate, sample rate, audio channel, and other aspects. You can also maintain the original audio quality during the conversion. Besides, there is also a built-in file merger that allows you to combine different media files into one. Likewise, it's possible to extract music from many YouTube videos and merge these audio files.

Key Features:

  • Merge audio and video files into a single file
  • Preview converted files with a built-in player
  • Advanced GPU acceleration for faster conversion
  • Best free audio converter on PC

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How to convert YouTube videos to M4A on Windows 10:

Before conversion, download the YouTube video and save it to your computer.

Step 1. Launch this software on your computer, select the "Audio Extractor" option from the left sidebar, then click "Choose Files" to import your target video files.

Import files

Step 2. Once imported, click the gear icon to select your desired output audio format.

Choose format

Additionally, you are able to click the "Edit" icon to change some parameters for your output music files, including channel, sample rate, bitrate, etc.

Advanced settings

Step 3. (Optional) If you want to change the location for saving the output files, click the down arrow to choose a new folder at the bottom. Besides, you can enable high-speed conversion, and GPU acceleration features here if needed.

change saving path

Step 4. At last, click "Extract All" to start the conversion. Once done, you can find the converted files in the "Finished" tab.

View output file

How to Convert YouTube to M4A on Mac

Permute is a great YouTube to M4A converter for Mac users and is packed with many great features. With this software, you can convert video and audio to plenty of popular formats like MP4, MP3, FLV, MOV, M4A, etc. In addition, it has an excellent converting speed which guarantees a faster conversion compared with other average converters. If you have a lot of videos to convert, you can add and convert multiple files at once. Moreover, it has unique video editing tools.


permute on mac

Steps to convert YouTube videos to M4A with Permute:

Step 1. Download the video from YouTube. Drag the source video into the app.

Step 2. Click on the drop-down menu to select your output format. Select "M4A" here.

Step 3. Hit "Start" to begin video conversions on Mac.

How to Convert YouTube Videos to M4A Online

If you don't fancy using third-party software, try a free online tool. ClipConverter is a free online YouTube to M4A converter that allows downloading YouTube videos and converting them to M4A, AAC, MP3, MP4, MKV, and others. You don't need to create an account or install additional software. Make sure to enter a valid URL because otherwise, the tool will not get the video. You can also download videos in a variety of qualities ranging from HD to UHD resolutions.

Nevertheless, this online tool has some limitations. For instance, you can only do 25 minutes of conversion per day. Also, the maximum number of files to convert should not exceed 1GB.


  • Simple and clear interface for functions
  • Convert YouTube videos to audio like MP3, M4A, AAC, etc. 

youtube to m4a converter

Step to convert YouTube to M4A with ClipConverter:

Step 1. Open this online service. Get the URL of the YouTube video and paste it to the "Video URL to Download" bar.

Step 2. Click the "Continue" button. Then, choose "M4A" as your output format.

Step 3. Hit "Start" to begin the conversion. Then download the converted file to your computer.


It is no exaggeration to say that the M4A file format is a convenient format for YouTube audio. For starters, the M4A file format doesn't take up a lot of space. So, once you download your YouTube video, use a YouTube to M4A converter like EaseUS Video Converter to get the desired M4A file!

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