5 Methods | How to Convert YouTube to AAC

You may like listening to music videos on YouTube online, but sometimes you can enjoy it offline. If you want to enjoy a better sound experience, you can convert YouTube video to AAC file, which you can save to your PC or mobile device. AAC achieves better audio quality than MP3 at the same bitrate. In this post, we will introduce some tools, helping you to convert your favorite YouTube clips on Windows 10 or macOS machines, as well as using directly online services.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Nov 03, 2023

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YouTube became the most popular online accessible resource of high-quality video. You can watch and listen to live concerts, breaking news, technical seminars, even tips on how to make exquisite dishes. Sometimes you will need to listen to a specific clip offline, crop a short part of a 3-hours video, or just make your compilation. Here you can find options on how to convert YouTube to AAC format on Windows, Mac, and online.

How to Convert YouTube to AAC on Windows

To convert YouTube videos to audio on Windows PC, there are two great apps. EaseUS Video Converter is professional at video converting while EaseUS Video Editor offers you more tools to edit videos.

1. EaseUS Video Converter

EaseUS Video Converter is a powerful video and audio converter that you can never miss. This converter is especially suitable for those who don't want to wait for a very long time as the CPU acceleration makes it work 30 times faster than many of its competitors. Moreover, it supports 1000+ audio and video formats, from popular ones to uncommon ones.  

For people who want to convert YouTube videos to AAC, EaseUS Video Converter is the best choice, as it is capable of converting video to audio and vice versa. If you want to extract the audio file from a video, don't hesitate to try this software.


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Steps to Convert YouTube Videos to AAC with EaseUS Video Converter:

Step 1. Install EaseUS Video Converter on your computer and launch it. Select the specialized "Audio Extractor" option on the right side of the interface. Then, you need to click on the "Choose Files" button to import the source video.

audio extractor

Step 2. After importing the video, click on the "Settings" button. When the "More Options" appears, select AAC as the output format from the list of optional formats. You can also set a suitable quality and bitrate for your AAC audio.

select aac

Step 3. Customize the save path, and click on the "Extract" button to get the AAC from the source video. There is also an "Extract All" button for extracting audio files from many videos. 

extract aac

Step 4. Wait for conversion. You can find the AAC file extracted from the video in the "Finished" tab. This software offers you a built-in media player to preview it.

get aac from video

2. EaseUS Video Editor

EaseUS Video Editor is the best video editing software. It supports free audio and video converters, so you could work seamlessly with different file formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV, etc. Additionally, you could import videos from DVDs.

The video editing software works properly with different media files. You can drop videos, music, text, and endless effects and transitions onto the timeline. You can trim, crop, split, rotate, mix audio, adjust style, zoom, mosaic, remove watermark from video, etc. The final masterpiece video can be exported as audio, video, or animated GIF. Each format can be customized in terms of encoders, bitrate, and others. 

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How to Convert YouTube to AAC on Mac

Flvto is a YouTube to AAC converter for Mac users. If you don't like the limits of the online converters YouTube to AAC or the add-ons are too complicated to use, you can install them on your Mac Flvto. Flvto YouTube Downloader for Mac provides HD function and high quality of tracks. It supports fast conversion to MP3, MP4, AVI, FLV, AAC, MOV, WMV, and WMA. With desktop software, you can convert long videos and movies. The software enables the conversion of entire YouTube playlists and channels.


  • Supports bitrate from 48 kb/s to 320 kb/s
  • Extract an audio from a video
  • Simple user interface


  • The free version shows tons of advertisements, which are irritating 
  • Not all video streaming websites are supported

The conversion operation is very simple:

Step 1. Click the address line of the site with your file and choose "copy". Launch Flvto YouTube Downloader on your Mac. Click the YouTube URL and copy the YouTube video URL.

Copy URL

Step 2. Paste a URL into the input bar.

Paste the URL

Step 3. Choose video or audio format of your file.

Choose output format

Step 4. Download it to your Mac computer and enjoy your favorite songs. 

Download the aac file

How to Convert YouTube to AAC Online

There are many online applications, you can use to convert a YouTube video to an AAC file. These tools are free and simple to use, but these sites rely on multiple ads or lead to a paid application, which performs more complex processing tasks. Most free online YouTube to AAC converters have limits on the numbers and file size. Here are some steps to convert YouTube to AAC, using two popular web services.

1. BestVideoConverter  

BestVideoConverter is an online website that allows you to convert YouTube video to AAC format through its YouTube Converter. It supports multiple video-sharing websites and also provides an option to edit the file online. It provides one of the highest conversion rates, but still, the internet access speed and the duration of the video file can affect the operation. A conversion of a 5-minute YouTube video to AAC can take more than a minute.


  • Free and easy to use online tool
  • No limit to the number of downloads
  • It allows you to edit the file


  • Too many ads displayed on the web page
  • The download is unstable and sometimes doesn't work properly
  • Can't batch process videos

Steps to convert a Youtube video to AAC:

Step 1. Find a video you wish to download on YouTube and get its link from the address line. You will see a lot of ads on .bestvideoconverter.net

Import the YouTube video

Step 2. Place the link at bestvideoconverter.net. Choose the output format – AAC.

Choose output format

Step 3. Click "CONVERT IT" and the conversion process will start. Wait about a minute or two.

Convert YouTube to AAC

Step 4. When the analysis process is over, you can click "Download converted file", save it to your Dropbox, or edit the file further.

Download the AAC file

2. Savethevideo

SaveTheVideo supports many websites, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, Reddit, Tumblr, and SoundCloud platforms. You can check the page with supported sites and search there by name. You can download a whole YouTube playlist. The site works online, supporting all operating systems - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android. You can use this online tool to convert to more than 400 audio formats. Also, you can cut and trim the video. 

Copy and paste the video url


  • Cut media file online
  • Easy to use
  • Multiple download links for one video


  • Pop-ups supported

How to convert a YouTube video to AAC with Savethevideo:

Step 1. Copy the video link. Paste the link in the input field on the page.

Step 2. Select the format and audio quality. In this scenario – AAC format and CBR (High quality – 320 Kbps).

Step 3. Click on the Convert button to continue. You have to wait some minutes so the site will perform the conversion.

Step 4. When the conversion task is finished, you can download the resulting AAC file (8,1 MB). The download link is temporary, so you have to use it quickly.


Converting YouTube to AAC using some kind of YouTube converter sounds useful. In this guide you can see some of the popular tools for Windows and macOS to convert YouTube to AAC files, as well as some online services, doing it for free. Don't forget to check if it's legal to download the specific video (from public domains, as no one "owns" the video, when it was marked as Creative Commons). Of course, you can download your own video clips.

EaseUS Video Converter is the best software that you can use to convert the downloaded video into AAC format. With it, you can extract the audio from video easily. If you have many files to be converted, the batch conversion feature is what you need.

FAQs About YouTube to AAC

1. How do I convert YouTube to AAC?

If you want to listen to YouTube music offline, you can convert YouTube to AAC using online add-ons, or some of the video converter applications, supported by your OS (Windows 10 or macOS).

2. Is AAC better than MP3?

AAC achieves better audio quality than MP3 at the same bitrate. It has higher compression efficiency than MP3 because it uses a modified discrete cosine transform.

3. What audio does YouTube use?

YouTube currently streams in 128 Kbps ACC, when you use Normal quality. Premium subscribers can select the High quality, which streams at 256 kbps AAC. The low-quality is 48 kbps HE-AAC.

4. How do I download a 3-hour song from YouTube?

An easy way is to convert the video into an audio file. EaseUS MobiMover is an application to fast perform this heavy task while downloading and converting the file at the same time.

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