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[Free] How to Convert YouTube Video to Audio on Different Devices

Jane Zhou updated on Aug 17, 2021 to Video Converter Tips

When we find a piece of music embedded in a video attractive, we may want to download it and listen to it at any time we want. However, it can not be achieved if the file remains to be a video. Thus, except for separating the audio file from a video, we may choose to convert the video to an audio file. If you want to do so, you need a useful tool. A file converter may be helpful here. In this article, we introduce seven file converters to you. You may choose one based on compatibility and your specific needs.

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Part 1. Convert YouTube Video to Audio on Windows

If you want to convert a video file to audio and your computer is running with the Windows system, EaseUS Video Editor may do you a big favor. This video editing software can help you convert 16 different types of video files (AVI, 3GP, MOV, FLV, WMV, etc.), seven types of image files (BMP, JPG, PNG, HEIC, etc.), seven types of audio files (AAC, AC3, FLAC, MP3, etc.) into MP4. Besides, it can also convert files from a popular media platform to mainstream file formats, for example, convert YouTube audio to MP3.

Except for converting files, this video editor is good at editing videos. With this APPlication, you can do almost all the changes you want to a video. For example, you can extract subtitles from MP4, make a video with pictures and a song, etc. Now, let's look at what you need to do when using EaseUS Video Editor to convert YouTube video to audio.

Step 1. Import Target File

Launch EaseUS Video Editor, select a desired aspect ratio on the main screen: 9:16, 16:9, or 4:3.

Import target file by clicking "Import" or dragging it into EaseUS Video Editor.

Import desired file

Step 2. Add to Project

Right-click on the target file you would like to convert and select "Add to project".

Add file to project

Step 3. Export Target File 

Click "Export" to start converting the target file.

Export to convert file format.

Step 4. Convert to Desired Audio Format

Select the desired audio format such as MP3 or AAC for the target file, rename it, set the output folder. 

Select file format to convert the target file.

By clicking the Output settings icon, you can set the Quality and Audio specifications of the converted file.

Export and convert target file to audio

Last, click "Export" to convert your target file to the desired audio format.

Part 2. How to Convert YouTube Video to Audio on Mac

QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by APPLE Inc., it is capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, and sound. First made in 1991, the latest Mac version, QuickTime X, is currently available on Mac OS X Snow Leopard and newer. If you are using a Mac, you probably have known this effective tool. With this software, you can convert your YouTube video to audio easily. Let's see how you can do it from the tutorial below.

Quick Time

Step 1. Open QuickTime Player and right-click (or control-click) on the "File" icon in the Dock to play the video file.

Step 2. Choose "Record Audio". Click the arrow beside the record button and check that the internal microphone is selected.

Step 3. When the recording is over, click the record button and start playing the audio.

Part 3. YouTube Video to Audio Converter for Android

Dentex YouTube Downloader is an APP that will let you download YouTube videos in an easy, fast, and smooth way. Search YouTube's database, select a video, and then choose an output format and quality, all right from the APP's interface. You can use Dentex YouTube Downloader to search for any video you want to download, choose the format and quality of the video (720p, 480p, MP4, MP3 ...), and display a list of all the videos you've downloaded so far.

When you display the files you've chosen, you can also change the format of any of the videos. In order to do so, you need to install an additional plug-in that you can download from the APP itself. Now that you have learned some information about this application, we give you a guide to help you use it below.

YouTube Downloader

Step 1. Download and open the APP.

Step 2. Use a search to find the video you want to download and tap on it.

Step 3. Select the format you want - MP4 for a video or MP3 for an audio file.

Step 4. Hit "Download" and wait while the APP works, which could take a few minutes.

Part 4. How to Convert YouTube Video to Audio on iPhone

Shotcut supports hundreds of audio and video formats and codecs, thanks to FFmpeg. There is no import required, which means native editing, plus multi-format timelines, resolutions, and frame-rates within a project. And this frame-accurate seeking supported for many video formats. Besides, it supports resolutions up to 4k and captures from SDI, HDMI, webcam, JACK & Pulse audio, IP stream, X11 screen, and Windows DirectShow devices. Shotcut has multiply dockable and undockable panels, including detailed media properties, recent files with search, playlist with thumbnail view, filter panel, history view, encoding panel, jobs queue, and melted server and playlist. It also supports drag-n-drop of assets from the file manager.

Download address: shotcut.org/


Step 1. Launch Shotcut and import your files into Shotcut.

Step 2. Put files to the timeline by dragging and dropping.

Step 3. (Optional) Edit the video file. You can crop videos, add transitions, add captions, and do many other things.

Step 4. Save the edited file as an audio file.

Part 5. Online YouTube Video to Audio Converters

We know that some people do not want to download any application or plug-in to their device. Therefore, we list three online file converters below. You may choose one to convert your YouTube videos.

Tool 1. YouTube to MP3 Converter

YouTube to MP3 Converter can download high-quality videos of your choice from popular media platforms. It is fully compatible with the latest web browsers, supports all the latest browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc. Not like some other online converter, it does not require any sign-up or registration to download or convert videos to MP3.

YouTube to MP3 Converter converts YouTube videos into an audio file in seconds. No limitations on conversions and downloads you can download as much as you want for free. Although you don't have a downloaded video file, there is no need to worry. This online tool supports links from more than 20 video sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Tiktok, Dailymotion, Instagram, Vimeo, and many more. To show you how to use it, we give you a tutorial here.

YouTube to MP3 Converter

Step1. Add the video you want to convert Copy the link to the YouTube video or search for it through our search box by typing in the relevant keywords.

Step 2. Run YouTube to MP3 Converter or switch to it if it is already running then paste the video's link in the download box at the top of this page.

Step 3. Now click on the blue "Download" button.

Step 4. After you've entered the video, adjust the right file format to MP3 and the level of quality. Once you've set everything up, simply click on the "download" button, and your MP3 file will start converting. Wait for the process to finish and enjoy your MP3 collection extracted from YouTube videos!

Tool 2. Clideo Audio Cutter Online

Compatible with All Audio Formats, Clideo gives you a possibility to work with not only MP3 but also with OGG, WMA, WAV, and other popular formats. With this tool, you can also fade in and fade out your music track, and convert it to any format you might need.

There is no need to download and install the MP3 song cutter to your computer, which makes the whole process go much faster. You don't have to worry about someone listening to your audio, because no one has access to your uploaded files, except you yourself.

Clideo Audio Cutter Online

Step 1. Go to YouTube and select the needed video clip. Copy and paste the URL of the YouTube video into the box at the bottom of Clideo. It will automatically begin processing and extracting the audio for you.

Step 2. (Optional) Edit the video. You'll be taken to the tool's editor, where you will be able to select the beginning and ending points. Move the green sliders in the player to make changes to its length.

Step 3. Finally, you'll be given the option to download it back to your device or cloud storage account. Choose an audio file as the output format here.

Tool 3. MediaHuman YouTube to MP3

MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 can help you download and convert YouTube videos to the format you want, Vevo.com, Vimeo, Daily Motion, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Hype Machine, Mix Cloud, Mix Upload, Audio Mack, UOL, and many other sites are also supported.

This online tool can detect audio track from YouTube video clips and downloads it, skipping the video part. As a result, the download speed increases dramatically, especially on HD-quality content. If you don't have much time to waste, this is your perfect choice. Let's see what you need to do in converting YouTube videos to audio files with this online converter.

MediaHuman YouTube to MP3

Step 1. Locate the YouTube video you would like to extract music from. Copy the URL from the address bar of the browser to the clipboard.

Step 2. Run YouTube to MP3 Converter or switch to it if it is already running and paste the URL into the program.

Step 3. Now you can download the video by clicking the download arrow next to the video's info panel.

Step 4. Wait for the process to finish and enjoy your audio collection extracted from YouTube videos.


Although all the file converters mentioned above can help you to convert YouTube videos to audio files, you may need to choose one carefully based on compatibility. If the tool is not compatible with the system your device is equipped with, you can not run it. Besides, if you are using the Windows system, it would be best if you download and install EaseUS Video Editor. That's because it is the most suitable tool for an amateur Windows user.

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